Oregon Attorney General's Office
Salem, Oregon

Posted Date

May 23, 2022

Contact Information

Gennifer Brown

The Oregon Department of Justice is seeking applicants for an attorney position in the Civil Recovery Section of the Civil Enforcement Division.  This position is Salem-based, with opportunities for some remote work and to work in our Portland office.  The Civil Recovery Section represents all state agencies, boards and commissions in state and federal litigation, as well as contested case hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings.   This position offers a diverse and stimulating plaintiff’s litigation practice.  The section also has an active bankruptcy and collections practice.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to represent agencies in a wide variety of matters, including:


  • Wildfire investigations and cost recovery.
  • Contract disputes.
  • Torts.
  • Injunctive relief.
  • Subpoena enforcement.
  • Overpayment recovery.
  • Foreclosures.
  • Real property disputes.
  • Probate (including estates and guardianships).
  • Bankruptcy and Collections work.


Questions regarding this position may be directed to Michael Grant, Attorney-in-Charge, Civil Recovery Section, at 503-934-4400.




  • Active membership and in good standing with the Oregon State Bar by the time of appointment.
  • At least five (5) years of civil litigation experience, including first chair trial experience.
  • Possess superior analytical, advocacy, research, verbal communication, and writing skills.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Client counseling skills.
  • Collaborative work history with lawyers and non-lawyers.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and contributing to an inclusive working environment where diverse individual experiences and perspectives are valued and supported.


Desired Experience


  • Candidates with litigation experience in more than one practice area are preferred.
  • Bankruptcy and collections experience would be useful.  However, applicants are not required to have such experience.


Applicants most closely matching the requirements and needs of the position will be invited to interview.  This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.


Apply here Senior Assistant Attorney General (Civil Recovery Section) (

Closes June 13, 2022 at 11:58 p.m.