Be a part of
a top-notch team.

Gleaves Swearingen is always looking for bright, energetic, talented and creative people to join our firm. We have a sophisticated practice that serves the legal needs of prominent businesses, individuals and institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest. The people in our firm enjoy a satisfying balance between time spent working for our clients and time spent with our friends and families taking advantage of the many social, cultural and recreational opportunities available to us in the Willamette Valley and throughout the State of Oregon.

Attorney Recruiting

Our firm is always interested in receiving applications from third-year law students and practicing lawyers who are interested in becoming part of our team. We look for people with a demonstrated record of academic excellence, strong research and writing skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and a genuine commitment to client service. If you believe you fit that profile and are interested in discussing the possibility of a position with our firm, please contact us.

Gleaves night at the ballpark cheering on the Eugene Emeralds

Gleaves Sosumis softball team

Current Opportunities

Business Transaction and Litigation Attorney Positions

Gleaves Swearingen LLP is seeking attorneys to join our Business Transactions Team and our Litigation Team. Gleaves Swearingen is a trusted full-service business law firm in Eugene and has served the legal needs of prominent businesses, individuals, and institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest for almost 100 years. Our firm takes great pride in providing clients with high quality legal guidance and our people with a rewarding work/life balance. Candidates must have strong academic credentials and meaningful professional experience is preferred. Please send your cover letter and resume to Josh Smith at All inquiries will remain confidential.

Summer Clerk Opportunities

Gleaves Swearingen maintains an active summer clerkship program for law students between their second and third years of law school. We accept applications for our summer clerkship program beginning in August, and typically hire our summer clerks by October.

Our summer clerkship program is designed to provide law students an opportunity to learn about practicing law and about our firm, and to refine their practice interests. Our summer clerkship program is also our primary method of recruiting associate attorneys.

We make every effort to provide our summer clerks with realistic experiences in the many areas of law in which we practice. When possible, we arrange for our law clerks to be admitted to practice under Oregon’s limited practice rule, and, with client permission, provide them with opportunities to appear in court or in arbitrations on behalf of clients.

Our goal is to provide each summer clerk with a positive and enjoyable experience with our firm. For each clerk, we appoint an associate mentor who is responsible for supervising the clerk’s legal work and ensuring that the clerk becomes acquainted with all of the attorneys in the firm.

We strive to involve our summer clerks in the social fabric of our firm and provide them with opportunities to enjoy the many benefits of living and working in Oregon while they are with us. In addition to informal social activities, we have a firm softball team, the Sosumis, and invite our clerks to attend our holiday party and join our firm teams as we participate in the Pole Pedal Paddle in Bend, Oregon each year.

If you are interested in applying for a summer clerkship, please contact us here.

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