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Litigation Associate – Mid-Level to Senior


The Portland office of Bullivant Houser is seeking an associate attorney with four or more years of relevant experience in handling cases in the areas of complex civil litigation defense, including personal and catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability, construction defect, contract, and employment trial work. This position involves all phases of litigation with increasing responsibility for file management, including legal research, drafting pleadings, reviewing and propounding discovery, managing files, and appearing and presenting arguments at hearings, depositions, arbitrations, and trials.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with a group of accomplished lawyers and become part of our nationally-recognized litigation team.

Bullivant cares about our people and we are dedicated to the long-term professional development of our attorneys. Working with us means that you will enjoy a respectful environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strongly believe our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion strengthens our ability to serve our clients, enhances our culture, and supports the communities in which we live and work.

We offer a hybrid work schedule and you will be able to connect with colleagues quickly and easily whether working in the office or from home with the firm’s technology and support.  Your onboarding experience will include regular contact with your team and ongoing mentorship.


We are looking for forward-thinking professionals who are committed to helping us meet our clients’ challenging legal issues. Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A strong academic record, along with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • At least two years of private law firm practice
  • Excellent legal research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop creative legal strategies
  • Demonstrated trial experience and/or trial preparation experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the proven ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Values diversity and teamwork
  • An optimistic outlook that thrives in a dynamic work setting
  • Eager to assume responsibility
  • Must be admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington experience a plus


Interviews may be conducted remotely or in person. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and 5-7 page writing sample to Tammy Armentrout at moc.tnavillub@tuortnemra.ymmat.

Bullivant Houser Bailey is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Careers Contact
Tammy Armentrout

Attorney Recruiting and
Professional Development Manager

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