Dunn Carney is dedicated to client service through teamwork and strong relationships with our clients and each other. Our Firm culture supports balanced individual lifestyles and a diverse workforce. If there are open positions, select the link below for an application.

Attorney Openings

Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue LLP is seeking an intellectual property attorney with at least 5 years of experience.  The successful candidate will have extensive experience with technology agreements, licensing, and other IP issues, as well as experience handling corporate and transactional matters.  A portable book of business is preferred and admission to the Oregon State Bar is required.

We welcome qualified applicants to submit a cover letter and resume to

STAFF Openings

Dunn Carney is seeking an IT Manager with at least 7-10 years of experience.  The successful candidate will communicate with all the levels of the Firm and have a hands-on approach and team leader responsibility for IT functionality.  Must have extensive knowledge of business applications, networking, systems security, software & hardware environments and the ability to provide user support.

Manage firm-wide information security program in compliance with applicable security policies and standards.  Experience monitoring, detecting and addressing system security issues is required.

Responsible for budgeting, long range technology planning, and day to day technology operations, including IT staff management.  Experience managing technology vendor agreements and licensing is preferred.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is preferred.

Dunn Carney is a Portland-based law firm that has maintained a strong presence in the Northwest since the 1930s, and remains one of the state’s largest firms focusing on real estate, litigation and business.  We welcome qualified applicants to submit a cover letter and resume to, and to visit our website at


“This collaborative environment has been energizing. You’re empowered to set your own course.”

           – Ben Eckstein, 2016 Summer Associate

As one of Portland’s Top 10 law firms, Dunn Carney has the talent and resources to manage the most complex legal problems, yet a collegial, team-driven culture that emphasizes accessibility, responsiveness and relationships. For Summer Associates, this translates into the opportunity to work closely with a range of attorneys in varied practice areas, seek out projects of interest and learn the importance of the client’s perspective.

Hallmarks of our Summer Associate Program include:

  • Hands-on, varied work experience
  • Opportunities for direct client interaction
  • Strong mentor-mentee relationships
  •  Participation in firm networking events and activities
  •  A collegial environment and attorneys with open-door policies
  •  Great downtown Portland location, next to Pioneer Square

For decades, Dunn Carney has invited law students to complement their legal education with legal experience.  Managing Partner Jon Bennett first came to the firm as a summer associate, as did partners Erik Kekel, Tim Hering, Sam Smith and Elizabeth Knight, and first-year associate Lauren Russell.


Paralegals at Dunn Carney are key participants in our business and litigation practice. From trial preparation to entity formation to probate administration, paralegals play an important role in providing high-quality and cost-effective services to our clients.

Support Staff

Dunn Carney employs a variety of support staff, including legal assistants, file clerks, accounting, receptionists, service center staff and information technology professionals. The support staff at Dunn Carney play an important role in maintaining the systems that are critical to efficiently providing high-quality legal services.

Applying for an Open Position

Dunn Carney welcomes inquiries on available positions at any time. However, we do not accept, consider, or retain unsolicited resumés that do not correspond directly to an open position. To apply for an open position, please:

  • Submit a cover letter, resumé and completed Application. We request that you submit your materials in a .doc or .pdf file format to
  • Please fill out all of the education and employment history sections of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Your resumé is not a replacement for entering this history.

Thank you for your interest in Dunn Carney.

Dunn Carney supports workforce diversity and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.