Associate Lawyers

Saalfeld Griggs Business Lawyers has immediate openings for associate attorneys in our Business & Tax Law practice group and our Litigation group.



We are looking for graduating or experienced attorneys for our expanding practice groups. Successful candidates will have 0 – 5 years of experience in the practice of law. We offer a competitive salary (DOE), benefits, and the potential for additional bonus compensation.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Candidates in the top one-third of class preferred. Law Review and/or trial competition experience a plus.

Our specific practice groups have the following requirements:

  • Litigation:
    • Experience or demonstrated interest in bankruptcy and creditor’s rights is required. Previous experience in bankruptcy law, serving as a clerk or intern for a bankruptcy court or taking bankruptcy courses during law school will fulfill this requirement.
  • Business & Tax
    • An LLM in tax or experience in tax practice or accounting is required.

Practicing Law at Saalfeld Griggs

At Saalfeld Griggs, our attorneys work in close partnership with business owners, entrepreneurs, and some of the Northwest’s most successful companies to help them achieve their goals. We don’t do every kind of law — we focus on legal challenges faced by businesses and their owners. In our specialized practice areas, we bring a depth of expertise typically matched only by large, regional firms, but with close client relationships and a collegial atmosphere that only smaller firms can provide. We work in a team-oriented environment and our associates have significant client contact from the very beginning.

Our Litigation group represents clients in state and federal court and in arbitration and administrative proceedings. We handle a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, including bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, employment, real property, contract, condemnation, and other matters. Our Business & Tax group represents clients in simple to complex business transactions, including formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales, contract review, and negotiation. We also act as general counsel to businesses in a variety of industries and non-profit organizations.

Salem is Our Home Base

Salem is a great place to live, to get connected to a vibrant community, to raise a family, and to explore the great outdoors. We offer an affordable cost of living, minimal traffic hassles, plentiful outdoor space, and lots of local events and recreation venues. Drive one hour in any direction, and you’ll find even more adventure — the rustic Oregon coast, the Cascade mountains, nightlife in downtown Portland, and PAC-12 collegiate and professional sports. Applicants already living in or interested in moving to the Salem area are preferred.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, transcripts, writing samples, and references to the attention of Miranda Hugie by emailing In your cover letter, please identify which practice group or groups you are interested in applying for. See for more information about our firm.