Attorney Employment Opportunities

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Within the Department of Justice, Attorneys are referred to as "Assistant Attorneys General" . These positions perform a variety of legal services, through counsel and representation, to the Legislature, Governor, state agencies, corporation counsel and district attorneys; provide enforcement of statutes under the Attorney General's jurisdiction; conduct legal research; draft legal documents; develop formal and informal opinions; and present/argue cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Attorneys are assigned to one of the following units that specialize in different substantive areas of law:


  • Civil Litigation Unit
  • Criminal Appeals Unit
  • Criminal Litigation Unit, Antitrust Unit, Consumer Protection Unit, and Public Integrity Unit
  • Environmental Protection Unit
  • Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse Unit
  • Special Litigation & Appeals Unit
  • Consumer Protection and Antitrust Unit


Depending on the needs of the Department, recruitment may be focused either at an "experienced, journey level" or at a more basic "entry level". Candidates for any Attorney position must possess a law degree from an accredited law school and be eligible to practice law in the State of Wisconsin.


Starting salary is between $49,255 and $119,000 dependent on the candidate's background, training and experience.


To view current vacancies at the Wisconsin Department of Justice please visit  For more information regarding DOJ's fringe benefits, view the Employee Trust Funds Website