West Virginia Attorney General is seeking qualified individuals to help ensure that the State of West Virginia, State agencies, and other entities receive top-flight legal advice and representation. As the State's law firm, the Office of the Attorney General has a duty to the people of West Virginia to meet the highest professional standards, maintain a commitment to excellence, and zealously serve the public.
Significantly, the success of our Office depends primarily on the dedication and talents of every person who works here. As such, the Attorney General is committed to finding, developing, and retaining the best people. If you are looking for interesting and challenging work and seek to make West Virginia better, join us so that we can build the best law firm in the State.
To apply for any of the positions listed below, please submit a brief cover letter, your resume, salary requirements, a list of references, and any other information you believe would allow our Office to evaluate your application to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All employees of the Office of the Attorney General have access to great benefits, including health insurance and retirement benefits. Unless otherwise specified, all listed positions are in Charleston, West Virginia, and are open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.
Assistant Attorney General / Criminal Appeals:
The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General currently is seeking attorneys for its Appellate Division. Responsibilities will include briefing and arguing appeals before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and other courts in a variety of matters including, but not limited to, direct criminal appeals. Experience with a judicial clerkship and/or two years of appellate practice are preferred. Candidates must also have an active WV license or be eligible for admission.
To apply, please submit a brief cover letter, your resumé, a list of references, writing sample, and any other information you believe would allow our Office to evaluate your application to the following email address: email@example.com with Appellate Attorney in the subject line.
DHHR - Assistant Attorney General:
The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks a full-time attorney to represent a division within the Department of Health and Human Resources. The successful applicant will have at least five (5) years litigation experience in addition to experience with state, federal and administrative proceedings. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and verbal/written communication skills are a must for this position. The position is in Charleston, West Virginia. Candidates must also have an active WV license or be eligible for admission.
Please send your resume and preferred salary range to firstname.lastname@example.org with “DHHR Assistant Attorney General” in the subject line.
Attorneys – Solicitor General Division:
The West Virginia Attorney General's Office is accepting applications for positions in the Solicitor General’s group, including a junior/mid-level attorney and a mid- to senior-level attorney to be considered for the position of Deputy Solicitor General. Excellent writing skills required; clerkship and appellate/administrative law litigation experience preferred. Must be eligible to waive into the WV Bar or willing to pursue state bar membership. Positions are based out of Charleston, WV, with some geographic flexibility within the State.
All attorneys in the SG group gain significant appellate, administrative, and general litigation experience. The group practices at all levels in state and federal courts, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys in the group can expect oral argument experience in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, as well as opportunities to present argument or second chair in federal appellate courts. The group is a small team, with all attorneys taking primary responsibility for their matters and contributing at highly substantive levels. Responsibilities include primary drafting for major appellate briefs and administrative comments (as well as editing other team members' drafts for the Deputy position); coordinating multi-state efforts for amicus briefs and multi-state litigation; researching and drafting Attorney General opinions, and researching and providing strategic advice on high-profile matters to the Attorney General and other constitutional officers.
Applicants should submit their resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter to email@example.com
Summer Law Clerk:
The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General is hiring law clerks for the summer of 2020. Summer law clerks will have the opportunity to work in at least three divisions within the Office, gaining exposure to many practice areas. Divisions include: Criminal Appellate; Solicitor General; Consumer Protection and Antitrust; Civil Rights; Department of Health and Human Resources; Education, Arts, and State Agencies & Boards; Employee Programs and Workers’ Compensation Defense; and Tax & Revenue, Court of Claims and Transportation. Once accepted, clerks will have an opportunity to express their preference concerning which divisions they will rotate through; all clerks will have the opportunity to do a rotation in the Criminal Appellate division, where they will have the opportunity to fully prepare and draft an appellate brief under the supervision of a licensed attorney, and many clerks will have an opportunity to work with the Solicitor General’s team, which handles high-level litigation matters in federal courts. Past clerks have had the opportunity to work on a variety of cutting-edge issues, including matters in the Supreme Court of the United States. All clerks will live and work in Charleston, West Virginia. The clerkship is compensated and will run for approximately 12 weeks; starting and ending dates are flexible. Both 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to apply.
If you are interested, please submit a resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and undergraduate transcript (for 1Ls only) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Summer Law Clerk” in the subject line.
Consumer Protection Attorney:
The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks an attorney for the Consumer Protection Division. Ideal candidates will have consumer protection experience. Successful candidates will have a minimum of eight (8) years of aggressive litigation experience as well as mediation experience. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Candidates will be expected to communicate complex legal matters in a clear manner. Candidates must have an active WV license or be eligible for admission.
Please send your resume, a writing sample and preferred salary range to email@example.com with “Consumer Protection Attorney” in the subject line.
The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office seeks an experienced Senior Litigation Attorney to manage litigation. Candidates must have at least ten (10) years of litigation and management experience which reflects a strong work ethic, integrity and professionalism. Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal, organizational and verbal/written communication skills. Experience with complex and multi-state litigation is preferred. Candidates must also have an active WV license or be eligible for admission.
Please send your resume, a writing sample and preferred salary range to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Senior Attorney” in the subject line.