Current Openings

To apply for any of the below open positions, please complete an Employment Application and send your resume and cover letter to

Why join us?
If you want to be part of a well-established and growing law firm, and be a member of a close-knit group, then this is the place for you! We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented, and fun work environment with competitive compensation, and generous benefits, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid time off, and more.

Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants and strive to provide a workplace in which all employees feel included, respected, and valued. If you have questions or require assistance, please call 503-323-9000 and ask to speak with the human resources director or Job is open until filled. All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

Associate Attorney – Civil Litigation

Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP has an open position for an associate attorney to join our civil litigation practice.  Work assignments may include personal injury, general liability, business, and construction litigation. A minimum of two years of civil litigation experience is required.  Strong academic record, demonstrated analytical and writing skills, and Oregon State Bar membership are required.

This is a good opportunity to join a well-established firm with strong roots in the Northwest. With more than 25 attorneys, the firm is known for its exceptional client responsiveness and highly effective advocacy. Cosgrave’s clients range from individuals and small business owners to national and international corporations. We offer a unique opportunity to develop professionally in a collegial working environment among many of the best trial, appellate, and business lawyers in Oregon.

Cosgrave is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants and strive to provide a workplace in which all employees feel included, respected, and valued.

Qualified applicants should submit the following documents to

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (5-7 pages)
  • Law school transcript

Applications must include all documents for consideration. All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

Legal Assistant - Civil Litigation

Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP has an immediate opening for an experienced, organized, and self-starting legal assistant supporting our busy civil litigation practice. Primary responsibilities include docketing, as well as drafting and finalizing of legal documents, pleadings, and correspondence. The position supports a variety of practice areas that may include federal and state financial and consumer protection law, construction, personal injury, product liability, and other types of civil litigation. Use your versatile skills and experience to handle a wide variety of assignments in a professional, team-oriented work environment.

Cosgrave is located in the heart of downtown Portland, one block from MAX and bus routes with close access to Pioneer Square Mall and the waterfront.


  • Be a highly organized, self-starter who is able to keep track of details, deadlines, calendaring, and prioritize workflow accordingly.
  • At least three successive years of civil litigation support experience.
  • Work with your attorneys to support and assist long-standing client relationships.
  • Proven ability to prioritize, manage time, and multitask effectively.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems as they arise and provide excellent client service.
  • Familiar with local, state, and federal court rules.
  • Experience with e-filing in Oregon and Washington for both state and federal courts.
  • Be highly proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of ProLaw and NetDocs desirable.

Schedule is 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with additional hours required at times.