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LAST UPDATED - February 26, 2015

February 12, 2015

Disability Rights Oregon is hiring for a full-time Attorney
The successful candidate will provide advocacy for individuals with legal issues related to their disability. We are seeking a candidate to maintain an active caseload of litigation in state and federal courts and with administrative agencies. The full position announcement can be found at:

February 3, 2015

Real Estate Attorney
McEwen Gisvold LLP, a mid-size downtown Portland, Oregon law firm, seeks a lateral attorney (4-12 years of experience) to work in its dynamic and busy transactional business and real estate department. We are a highly-regarded,  long-existing law firm serving institutional clients in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. We have a sophisticated real estate and business practice led by some of the most experienced and influential attorneys in Oregon. We are searching for an attorney to work in the areas of commercial real estate finance, sales, leasing and work-outs for our institutional lender clients. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, possess excellent communication, writing and research skills, have a strong employment history, and have the ability to exercise sound independent judgment.

Salary will be dependent upon experience and includes a bonus compensation arrangement.

All responses will be treated confidentially. No calls, please.

Please email resume and cover letter to no later than March 20, 2015 at 12 p.m. After receipt of resumes, interviews will be scheduled.

Resume/cover letter must include:

  • Work experience with dates of employment and compensation.
  • Reason for leaving or wanting to leave past and current employment.
  • Salary expectations.
Please note we are only accepting applications from candidates with relevant experience described above.

January 23, 2015

Associate Attorney
No true Scotsman would let this opportunity pass. Associate Attorney. Schulte Anderson. Resumes to

January 20, 2015

General Counsel to the University
The University of Oregon (UO) President's Office seeks applications for General Counsel to the University. The General Counsel (GC) is the chief legal officer for the University of Oregon. The GC is responsible for managing the university's legal affairs and overseeing the office's provision of legal services to the university and the UO Board of Trustees. The General Counsel works closely with other executive officers, university units, and student government, and is authorized to accept legal process on behalf of the university. The General Counsel supervises the office budget and staff, including five other attorneys.

The General Counsel is one of four officers of the university as outlined in the UO's bylaws. Thus, the position has a dual reporting requirement to the university president and the Board of Trustees, and serves as a member of the president's executive leadership team. The GC participates in all meetings of the Board of Trustees or its committees, and works closely with the University Secretary on issues relating to public meetings, Board actions and resolutions, and UO policies. EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

This position will be serving an increasingly culturally diverse community. Candidates who share our commitment to diversity, and who have the ability to build understanding and resolve conflict across cultural and other differences are particularly encouraged to apply. The finalist for this position is required to complete a criminal background check. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 6, 2015; this position will remain open until filled. For complete information on qualifications and application procedures, please see posting #15003 on the UO Human Resources webpage

Insurance Defense Attorney
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C., a regional law firm, is looking for an experienced trial attorney to join its active insurance defense practice with emphasis on legal and medical malpractice defense in its Portland office. Responsibilities will include all aspects of trial work, including directing strategy, drafting and arguing motions, taking depositions, attending hearings and settlement conferences, reporting and drafting opinion letters, communicating regularly with clients, and preparing and trying cases. Successful candidates will have at least five years of experience in insurance defense with an emphasis on legal and medical malpractice defense preferred. Additional experience in front of professional licensing boards desired. Candidates must also have the desire to nurture and build client relationships, excellent communication skills, discipline in documenting their work, and the ability to handle multiple files and work well in a team environment. This position has the opportunity to assume responsibility for a thriving and successful practice. Candidate must be licensed in Oregon, with additional license in Washington preferred. Inquiries will be held in strict confidence. Please send resume and cover letter to Chris Hardy, Hiring Assistant, by email at or by mail at 1001 SW 5th Ave. 16th Floor, Portland OR 97204. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Retiring from Well-Established Solo Practice
Extensive clientele in various areas of practice. Located in Southwest Portland Metropolitan area. Willing to work in transition with lawyer purchasing and taking over practice. Some experience preferred. Please provide notice of interest and resume by email to, with Blind Box 2015-1 in the subject line.

An AV Rated, Medium Size Law Firm
With a growing regional practice, is seeking an Oregon licensed partner-track litigation associate with a minimum of 5-7 years' experience in commercial business and real estate litigation. The ideal candidate will have superior writing and analytical skills, the ability to attract and retain new clients, and be a self-starter who can work independently as the primary attorney handling litigation matters. The successful candidate will have deposition and courtroom experience; prior trial or arbitration work a plus, but not required. This position offers the opportunity to grow one's practice in a collaborative working environment while gaining invaluable experience managing active cases to completion. To achieve a better work-life balance, we employ a less demanding billable requirement. We also em[ploy a bonus structure that incentivizes and rewards hard work and client generation. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Inquiries will be kep confidential upon request.

Employment Litigation Associate
The Portland office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national labor and employment law firm representing management, seeks an associate with two+ years of employment litigation experience. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong research, writing, and analytical skills. Must be admitted in Oregon. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Meredith Bell, Associate Recruiting & Professional Development Coordinator, Fisher & Phillips LLP, via email to Equal Opportunity Employer.

Patent Associate
Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP is currently seeking well qualified Associates to join our firm, located in Portland, Oregon. Applicants having at least two years of patent prosecution experience, registered to practice before the USPTO, and holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering ot Computer Science, are encouraged to submit a resume and writing sample to Christine Pavlyk at

January 7, 2015

Construction Associate
Downtown firm is seeking a construction law associate with a minimum of three years' construction-related experience. The ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of construction documents on complex industrial and commercial projects, and a corresponding understanding of industry contracts, design professional agreements, insurance and suretyship law. Quality analytic and writing skills are paramount; litigation and arbitration experience is a plus. Oregon State Bar membership is required, and Washington State Bar membership is a plus. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should forward their cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript to: Daniel Gragg, Seifer, Yeats, Zwierzynski & Gragg LLP, 121 SW Morrison Ste. 1025, Portland OR 97204, or email: with "Associate Position" in the subject line. All applications will be treated as confidential.

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