Pacific Legal Foundation is only as good as the talent we employ. Knowing this, our hiring philosophy is simple: we seek to hire the best talent available.

We’re constantly and aggressively on the lookout for employees who live and breathe our core values:

  • Positive and Optimistic: We seek positive change, confident that the principles of individualism and liberty will prevail over time.  We work in a spirit of goodwill.
  • Strategic: We create opportunities and plan each new case and initiative with our objectives in mind.
  • Collaborative: We work together within the organization and seek cooperation with others who share our goals.
  • Principled: We act consistently with our belief that individual liberty is the key to the pursuit of happiness and a thriving society.
  • Determined: We forge ahead knowing that energy and persistence are necessary to succeed.
  • Committed to Excellence: We strive to produce the highest caliber work in all we do.
  • Just: We treat everyone with respect and fairness.

If you’re passionate about one or more of our job opportunities, and you’re enthusiastic about working alongside colleagues who share these values, then we encourage you to apply to be a part of the PLF team.

Constitutional Litigators

Pacific Legal Foundation—the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty—is seeking talented attorneys of all levels of experience to join our legal team.

If you share a passion to use your legal skills to vindicate the principles of freedom and individual liberty, you should be a part of PLF, no matter where you live. Our successful team of tenacious litigators is located across the United States, as well as in offices in Sacramento, California; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Bellevue, Washington; and Arlington, Virginia. The right candidates will have the ability to work in these existing locations or elsewhere—virtually or from a physical office.

Our attorneys identify and litigate important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion. Our attorneys have won 10 cases out of 12 heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, with 2 more cases pending before the High Court—a record unmatched by anyone in the liberty movement.

Applicants must submit a résumé and cover letter. The résumé should have the usual:  your experience in the liberty movement, your legal experience, as well as your academic credentials.  The cover letter should explain why PLF is the place for you,  why you want to fight for liberty, your interest in PLF’s issues and cases, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants.


Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF:

  • Résumé.
  • Cover letter detailing your sincere interest in this position.
  • Please include “[Job Title]–[Your Name]” in the subject line of your email.
  • Materials should be emailed or faxed to 916-440-0338.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.