Assistant Attorney General | Real Property and Transportation Division – Jackson Office

This position offers a promising opportunity for an attorney to build and practice expertise in jury trial litigation, eminent domain law, and resolution of real property disputes.  Working from the Attorney General’s Jackson office, our attorneys serve as frontline courtroom counsel for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in its eminent domain matters throughout all counties in West Tennessee, including Shelby County.


  • Representing the State of Tennessee in a variety of real property litigation matters.
  • Primary concentration on all phases of eminent domain litigation on behalf of TDOT.
  • Collaborating with this Office’s attorneys and staff in other regional locations (Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis) as assigned.
  • Travel is required, primarily day trips within the West Tennessee region.
  • Self-directed research and analysis commensurate with a zealous and effective advocacy of the State’s property rights vis-à-vis private landowners’ constitutional rights.


  • Juris Doctorate and Tennessee bar admission, or ability to apply for admission without examination.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Affirmed successful negotiation skills or training for same.
  • Real estate law experience and jury trial experience are a plus.


Application materials can be submitted via our online applicant portal or by email using Attorneys should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, contact information for at least 3 references, and a legal writing sample. The writing sample should be no more than 10 pages but an excerpt of a larger document can be submitted if the attorney applicant was the primary author.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws. Offers for this position will be contingent upon a satisfactory criminal history check.