Associate – Creditors’ Rights & Business Litigation

Saalfeld Griggs Business Lawyers has an opening in our Creditors’ Rights & Business Litigation Group for an Associate Attorney.


Working at Saalfeld Griggs

At Saalfeld Griggs, our attorneys work in close partnership with business owners, entrepreneurs, and some of the Pacific 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.


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.


Practicing Law at Saalfeld Griggs

Our Litigation group represents clients in state and federal courts including bankruptcy 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.



We are looking for graduating or experienced attorneys to join our expanding Litigation Practice Group and to join our Financial Services industry team. Successful candidates will have 0 – 3 years of experience in the practice of law. Experience or demonstrated interest in creditors rights and bankruptcy law and familiarity with the financial industry is preferred. 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

Preference given to candidates in the top one-third of their class. Participation in law review and/or experience with moot court including the Duberstein competition or trial competition is a plus.

Immediate opening, with start date determined based on candidate availability. Law clerk opportunities may be available for 3L candidates.


To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, transcripts, writing samples and references in confidence to John Griffin, P.O. Box 470, Salem, OR 97308-0470, or fax to 503-371-2927, or email at See for more information about our firm.