Senior Attorney - Civil Litigation
Full-Time Senior Attorney - Civil Litigation at City of Saint Paul
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $102,668.80 - $162,884.80
Education Level: Doctorate
E-Verify: Yes

Positions in this class perform a wide variety of very complex professional legal work at the full performance level in the City of Saint Paul City Attorney's Office to include representing the City and City employees in civil litigation, and providing general legal services to various City departments, divisions, offices, authorities, boards, commissions and committees; and performs related duties as required.

Information Specific to this Position: There are currently two vacancies in the Civil Litigation division. These positions will involve litigation of a wide range of civil actions including civil rights, land use, contracts, employment and various tort claims.

The successful candidates must:

-Conduct legal analysis of standard and complex civil actions initiated against the City of Saint Paul, city employees and elected officials. -Develop sustainable litigation strategies for a variety of pending and threatened civil actions. -Represent the City of Saint Paul, city employees and elected officials through all phases of civil litigation in state and federal district and appellate courts. -The City of Saint Paul offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement contributions and paid time off.

Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Senior Attorney Job Description.

The City of Saint Paul’s mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.


Candidates for this position will have at least a Juris Doctorate Degree and a license to practice law from the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota and at least five years of experience practicing law as an Attorney at the intermediate to senior level with the City of Saint Paul or equivalent. Preferred candidates will be admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Continued employment as a Senior Attorney is contingent upon maintaining a license to practice law from the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota.

Ideal candidates will have five years of civil litigation experience. Qualified candidates must have strong writing and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to maintain consistent professionalism, and a license to practice law in Minnesota.

City of Saint Paul

Contact: Cecilia Fisher
Phone 651-266-6500
25 W 4th St
200 City Hall Annex
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota 55102
Transit: No Transit