City of Huntington Beach

The City is seeking a dedicated Senior Trial Counsel to lead the City's trial and litigation efforts in all civil lawsuits, either for prosecution of or in the defense, on behalf of the City of Huntington Beach; and work with other attorneys who are litigating cases on behalf of the City. 

Here in Huntington Beach, we believe passionately that the key to becoming the best beach City in the world starts and ends with finding the right people to join our team.  At this time, we have an outstanding career opportunity available, as we're looking for the "right person" to serve as Senior Trial Counsel with the City Attorney's Office.  

First and foremost, the City is seeking an individual who has an unwavering commitment to team-based environment, and recognizes that leaders must be focused always on serving their people.  For us in Huntington Beach, successful candidates must be genuinely committed to living our organization’s behavioral values, which include:

Humility… be willing to place the team before self.
Exceptionality… be really (REALLY) good at what you do.
Social Awareness… say and do those things that bring people together.
Passion… recognize the awesome responsibility we have to serve the people of HB.
Integrity… live our values authentically.
Outside of these behavioral characteristics, we’re also looking for candidates who are ready to grow and develop and who can envision new ways to improve and enhance services.    

$143,000-$191,630 annually plus excellent benefits

Education: Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Experience: Minimum of five (5) years increasingly responsible experience in the litigation and trying of cases in the State of California with a minimum of taking lead role in five (5) jury and three (3) bench trials to verdict in Superior Court.  Admission to practice in the State and Federal jurisdictional courts.
License/Certification: Active membership in the State Bar of California.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver license with an acceptable driving record by time of appointment and throughout period of employment required.

  • Submit an online application here.
  • Application Review - Please attach an updated resume AND a writing sample to your online application.  
  • Examination(s) - An oral exam (weighted 100%) is tentatively scheduled for February 10, 2022. 
  • Selection Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Appointment  

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