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Deputy Corporation Counsel

Position Type: Full-time, Salaried

Department: Corporation Counsel

Compensation Range: $103,000 - $130,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2018 @ 5:59pm CST

Office of Corporation Counsel (OCC) is seeking a Deputy Corporation Counsel with robust civil litigation experience who can lead and manage the civil litigation team, but who also can produce sophisticated advisory work in a challenging and dynamic environment, and, as needed, address contractual matters.  The OCC encourages talented individuals to apply that may not have all three skills sets, but have the experience, analytical flexibility, macro-thinking, and desire to grow into those other functions. 


Job Summary:  In a dynamic and evolving legal office at the heart of many critical decisions and all litigation related to Milwaukee County, the Office of Corporation Counsel seeks a senior attorney with management experience to oversee the OCC’s entire civil litigation team, including internal and outside counsel, coordinate staffing of litigation matters, occasionally litigate on behalf of Milwaukee County before federal and state courts, advise various County administrative bodies and elected officials on a wide swath of transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters, work cooperatively to find forward-looking, operationally-responsive solutions to complex challenges identified by client departments.  The ideal candidate will have significant governmental or inside counsel experience, and understand the interactions between multiple business units and among various decision makers within a large organization, and the required diplomacy and analytical flexibility required to efficiently and effectively assist clients in fulfilling their operational objectives in that context.  We are looking for an attorney with a desire to serve the public, with boundless good humor, intelligence, and patience, but most of all, a strong desire to take on important challenges that have a real and meaningful impact on Milwaukee County residents.

If you are looking for a chance to serve the public by taking a leadership role in OCC, to continue an established tradition of high-quality delivery of legal services in Milwaukee County, while being encouraged to bring forward opportunities for continued improvement, alongside a cordial and respectful group of colleagues, then this position is for you!   

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate (JD) with ten (10) or more years of experience in a legal setting with eight (8) years of civil litigation or appropriate equivalent experience.  Experience in a municipal or government setting preferred.  Previous experience prosecuting and defending civil litigation and administrative actions, especially in a municipal setting, is preferred.


License/Certification:  Admission to the Wisconsin State Bar.


 In accordance with Rule III, Section 12 of the Civil Service Rules, a noncompetitive examination will be held for this position.  The noncompetitive examination will consist of criteria deemed appropriate by the Director of Human Resources to rank applicants on the eligible list for this position.  Applicants must possess the minimum qualifications at time of filing application.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.