Associate Attorney

Saalfeld Griggs Business Lawyers has immediate openings for associate attorneys in our Estate Planning, Litigation, and Real Estate & Land Use practice groups, with positions available in our Salem office. Well qualified 2024 J.D. candidates are also encouraged to apply.



We are looking for both graduating or experienced attorneys for our growing 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.


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 practice 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.

  • Estate Planning & Probate—specializes in preparing trusts and estate plans for individuals and families, and advising trustees and personal representatives on trust administration and probate issues; expertise in charitable planning, preparation of state and federal estate and gift tax returns and counsel on related tax matters, and specialized irrevocable trust planning.
  • Litigation— represents clients in state and federal court and in arbitration and administrative proceedings; handles a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, including bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, employment, real property, contract, condemnation, and other matters.
  • Real Estate & Land Use—serves clients with drafting and negotiating commercial and real estate transactional documents, resolving real estate disputes, obtaining land use entitlements, and handling appeals before local and state administrative and adjudicative bodies.


To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, transcripts, writing samples, and references to the attention of Laura Pike 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.