Estate Planning Associate

Saalfeld Griggs Business Lawyers has immediate openings for associate attorneys in our Estate Planning practice group. Well qualified 2021 J.D. candidates are also encouraged to apply. 


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.



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.

The Estate Planning & Probate Group specializes in preparing trusts and estate plans for individuals and families and advising trustees and personal representatives on trust administration and probate issues. Our expertise also includes business succession and charitable planning, preparation of state and federal estate and gift tax returns and counsel on related tax matters, and specialized irrevocable trust planning.

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 Ashlee Idema by emailing