Job Listings

  • 08/01/2019 6:47 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    At the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, we aspire to be the best public law office in the nation. We are committed to providing excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and to protecting the rights of its people. It is essential to our mission to create and maintain an office that is diverse, respectful, inclusive and composed of the best legal talent available. If you share our vision and have a desire to do important work that makes a difference for our community, then we invite you to consider applying for the following attorney opportunities.

    Click on the link below to access full position descriptions and qualifications for each of these ATTORNEY opportunities. You can also visit the state's centralized recruitment site at For information about the AGO, visit

    Civil Litigation with the Counsel for Environmental Protection - The Counsel for Environmental Protection unit seeks an attorney to initiate and lead complex civil litigation on environmental matters brought under the AG's independent authority, including cases challenging impermissible administrative action by the federal government. (DL: 8/4/19)

    Seattle Social and Health Services (Part-Time) - The Office's Seattle Social and Health Services (SHS) Division has a part-time attorney opening available. The position is 80% and includes benefits. (DL: 8/4/19)

    Labor and Industries - The Labor and Industries Division has openings for 2 attorneys to represent the Department of Labor and Industries in workers' compensation (industrial insurance) matters in primarily in Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason and southwest Washington counties. (DL: 8/8/19)

    Labor and Personnel - Are you interested in practicing employment and labor law in an environment that emphasizes teamwork and collaboration? The Labor and Personnel Division in Tumwater is seeking to fill two positions that involve a mix of client advice and litigation. (DL: 8/8/19)

    Licensing & Administrative Law - The Licensing and Administrative Law (LAL) Division seeks two attorneys (one in Seattle, and one in Olympia) to perform a range of litigation and advice, including assisting the Employment Security Department to implement the new paid family medical leave law. These are temporary positions with funding through June 2021; we are requesting to make them permanent. (DL: 8/8/19)

    Torts - The Office's Torts Division in Tumwater/Olympia has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced attorney to join the Division as the Team Leader of its Team 6/Employment trial litigation team. (DL: 8/14/19)

    2019 Honors Program for Qualified Third-Year Law Students & Qualified Judicial Clerks - The Washington State Attorney General's Office is pleased to invite you to apply to our 2019 Honors Program. The 2019 Honors Program will culminate in offers of an Assistant Attorney General position to a small (5) number of applicants. (DL: Varies)

    Finally, we invite you to join us for the 7th Annual Open House on August 6, 2019 from 11:00 to 1:00 at our Tumwater office located at 7141 Cleanwater Lane SW. At this Open House, you will can meet with AGO representatives and learn more about the Office, its work and recruitment programs. Information about the open house can be found HERE.

    Please consider joining our e-mail subscription service to be informed of our attorney postings.

    Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO.

    The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or


  • 07/28/2019 7:28 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Seattle, Washington, office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking a full-time attorney with at least seven years of experience in complex commercial and business litigation.  Real estate litigation experience is preferred and practical experience with eminent domain law is a plus.  This position requires strong drafting skills including initial pleadings, discovery, motions, and trial-related pleadings.  The successful candidate will also have strong communication skills, sound judgment, the ability to work in a team environment, and good matter management for a busy eminent domain practice.

    Current membership in the Washington State Bar Association or qualification for reciprocity is necessary. 

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and writing sample by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, at  For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g., WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).

    MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

  • 07/28/2019 7:27 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an associate with two to four years of legal experience to join its Product Liability practice group. Excellent academic credentials are required and experience in a federal clerkship is preferred. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript.


  • 07/28/2019 7:25 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)


    The Department currently plans to hire up to eleven attorneys to begin the Honors Program in the Fall of 2020. The program is recruiting attorneys to work in the SOL National Office and the Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas Regional Offices.

    Applicants must graduate from law school in Spring/Summer 2020 or be finishing a judicial clerkship or fellowship in time to start the Honors Program in September 2020. Selection is highly competitive, and candidates will be considered based on academic achievement, writing skills, law review experience, moot court experience, clinic participation, and extracurricular activities, as well as demonstrated interest in government service, public interest law, or employment law.

    Applications will be accepted through USAJOBS from July 8, 2019 – September 23, 2019. Please click on the following link to access the job announcement and application

  • 07/22/2019 9:07 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Public Defenders

    King County Department of Public Defense

    The King County Department of Public Defense (DPD) seeks talented, committed, and hard-working advocates with excellent trial, research, and writing skills to join our department. DPD practices in several areas, including felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile defense, family defense (dependency cases), involuntary commitment (mental illness), sex offender commitment, and contempt of court. The department also works to address racial disproportionality in the criminal legal system, the collateral consequences of system involvement, and other structural and/or systemic issues that undermine the rights of our clients and their communities. DPD employs not only attorneys, but also skilled investigators, mitigation specialists, paralegals, and other support staff. Expert services are regularly funded, in keeping with state court rules. Successful applicants will have a passion for public defense, a demonstrated commitment to representing indigent persons, strong analytical, writing, and oral advocacy skills, and an ability to manage a caseload in a fast-paced environment.

    DPD is currently seeking eight to 10 attorneys – both career service and term-limited temporary. Those hired will be assigned to work in one of DPD’s offices in Seattle or Kent.

    Closing date: Aug. 12, 2019

    Salary range: $66,069 - $129,640 DOE

    Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

    The successful candidates for this position should possess the following qualifications:

    ·       J.D. from an accredited law school and a minimum of five years of experience providing high level project management and/or program coordination in a legal setting OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

    ·       Demonstrated commitment to advocacy for disadvantaged individuals and/or to issues of economic, social, and racial justice.

    ·       Excellent demonstrated analytical, research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.

    ·       Ability to manage a caseload in a fast-paced environment.

    ·       Admission to Washington State Bar Association or licensing in other states qualifying for a license under Rule 8.

    ·       A valid Washington State driver's license or the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner.

    About the Department of Public Defense

    The Department of Public Defense (DPD) provides legal representation to adults and juveniles who have been charged with a crime and cannot afford an attorney, as well as people facing civil commitment, parents who could lose their children in a dependency petition, and people seeking to vacate a past felony or misdemeanor conviction. DPD works to address racial disproportionality in the criminal legal system, the collateral consequences of justice involvement, and other structural and systemic issues that undermine the rights of the criminally accused. It employs not only attorneys, but also skilled investigators, mitigation specialists, paralegals, and other support staff. 
    Expert services are regularly funded, in keeping with state court rules. King County public defense has also been a leader in the development of diversion alternatives to support clients who have entered or are at risk of entering the legal justice system due to drug involvement, mental illness, or other issues.


  • 07/22/2019 9:04 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a social services coordinator to join an interdisciplinary legal team. As the social services coordinator, you will work closely with NWIRP’s legal staff across the organization, primarily in the coordination of social services available to NWIRP clients. The position will be located in Seattle, Washington. Beginning annual salary is $45,833 with no experience and is higher for relevant experience. For example, if you have 10 years of relevant experience your annual salary would be $58,811; 20 years = $71,277. NWIRP is proud to be a unionized employer and this full time position is covered by NWIRP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. NWIRP offers a generous benefits package, including 100% of premiums for excellent health, vision and dental plans; 3% employer retirement contributions; disability/life/AD&D coverage; annual leave of 16 paid vacation days, 13 paid holidays, 12 paid health-related days; subsidized transit pass; 12 weeks of paid parenthood leave after 6 months of employment; partially paid sabbatical after 6 years of employment.

    Visit here for all the details.

  • 07/16/2019 2:45 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    McKinley Irvin is looking for an exceptional family law attorney to join us and experience the forefront of family law working in the downtown Portland office of our highly rated firm. Whether you’re just starting out or are a veteran of the profession, excellence is attainable at McKinley Irvin.

    We’re a law firm that does things differently.

    At McKinley Irvin, you practice law; we run the business. If you’re a solo practitioner or part of a small firm, this is an opportunity for you to be part of a highly respected team while receiving all the support you need, so you can focus on your practice and providing outstanding service to your clients.

    Be the attorney you want to be.

    Our attorneys thrive in an energized environment of talented, open, and resourceful colleagues who help each other grow and benefit from each other’s experience. We offer a supportive environment which allows you the flexibility to practice family law and live a well-rounded life. This is a great opportunity for an attorney with a minimum of two years of experience practicing family law who is a member of the Oregon State Bar.


    Read more about what you can expect from us on our website:

    If you would like to hear more, please send an email or call us to continue the exploration. You can also send a cover letter and resume to Laura Sell, our Law Practice Managing Partner, at, or reach her at (503) 953-1032. All inquiries will be treated confidentially. McKinley Irvin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 07/16/2019 2:43 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking an attorney with significant experience in commercial loan workouts and restructurings and commercial bankruptcy to join its Seattle or Portland office.  Experience with bankruptcy, receivership, and related insolvency proceedings is required, as well as strong academic credentials and analytical ability.  Candidates with portable business are strongly encouraged to apply.


    To apply, please upload as one PDF:  A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion (for Seattle applicants) or Sharae Gross, Director of Professional Development & Portland Metro Legal Talent Manager (for Portland applicants),  For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, OSB ad, firm website, etc.).


    MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


  • 07/10/2019 8:50 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Mid-Level Electric Associate - Seattle 

    Van Ness Feldman has an immediate need in the Electric practice group for a mid-level (4th -5th year) associate with demonstrated substantive experience in the regulation of the electric power industry.  The firm’s electric practice provides counsel to all types of participants in the electric industry including investor owned utilities, municipal utilities, and independent power producers.  The ideal candidate enjoys regulatory work and is looking for a professional growth opportunity. Candidates must be capable of working independently, as well as collaborating effectively with other professionals. This position will be based in the Seattle, Washington office.

    Desired skills and qualifications:

    • Solid, well-rounded foundational knowledge of the regulation of the electric power industry
    • Working knowledge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Open Access Transmission Tariff
    •  Experience with the preparation of filings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under Sections 203, 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act
    • Understanding of electric ratemaking, electric power markets and Standards of Conduct
    • Strong analytical research and writing skills
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills

    To apply for this position please click here.  For more information please contact DiNoua Avery, Recruiting and Diversity Coordinator. 


  • 07/10/2019 8:49 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office seeks an experienced real property attorney to join the Transportation and Real Property Section of its Civil Division.  If you seek challenging, meaningful work and a chance to “give back” to your community while working in a collegial office and maintaining a healthy work-life balance, this opportunity may be for you.  Our work literally shapes the physical, natural, and social environment in which we reside.  As the in-house law firm for County government, the Civil Division collaborates with client agencies to develop, fund, deliver, manage, and defend public projects, legislation, and initiatives that affect every aspect of civil society 


    How will this impact my career and how fast can I grow?  The attorney selected for this position can expect to interact with decision-makers at the highest levels of County, city, and regional government.  In this practice, a motivated individual may quickly assume primary responsibility for client advising and transactional work on a wide range of complex and meaningful high-value projects.


    What does a day in the life of a Transportation & Real Property Section attorney look like?  On any given day, this attorney may draft agreements for a broad range of dynamic real estate projects on behalf of the County agencies that operate critical elements of the region’s transportation infrastructure, including Metro Transit, County roads, the King County International Airport, and the West Seattle water taxi and Vashon foot ferry.  This attorney may advise other agencies on projects or proposals for: Transit-oriented affordable housing; new public health facilities; acquisition or development of open space, park facilities, or regional trails; or online sales of tax-title property.  In addition, this attorney can expect to advise on a wide range of other municipal, environmental, and constitutional law issues.  On occasion, this attorney can expect to handle or team on litigation relating to the County’s transportation agencies or County real estate matters.


    Work Location:  4th floor, King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle close to Pioneer Square, the International District, as well as Centurylink Field and T-Mobile Park.


    Qualifications:  We are looking for a friendly, self-directed human with a law degree who is calm under pressure and can balance a variety of competing priorities.  Applicants should have a track record of using strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills to help clients address complex legal issues.  Applicants should be able to maintain a sense of humor and a broad perspective while working with clients, colleagues, and opposing counsel to find practical legal solutions to difficult business and policy challenges.  Applicants must have a commitment to equity and social justice work, including ongoing cultural competence development. 


    Applicants’ legal experience should include five or more years of work in complex real estate transactions. Significant experience with redevelopment of contaminated properties is a plus. An applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, must be Washington State Bar qualified at the time of application, and must submit to a criminal history check.


    Salary Range - $ 103,593 - $ 133,162 DOE


    Benefits Package:  The County offers an excellent benefits package including employee and dependent coverage for Medical, Dental and Vision at no cost to the employee.  Employees also receive life insurance, long term disability and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.  Employees are members of the Washington State Retirement System.  Employees accrue vacation days and actually use them.  Other benefits are available, including deferred compensation and flexible spending accounts, for interested employees.  The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office pays Bar dues and the cost of CLE credits. 


    Application Materials:  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample no later than the close of business on Monday July 22, 2019, to Members of the Hiring Committee c/o Stephanie Sato, Human Resources, W400 King County Courthouse, 516 - 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA  98104.  EOE.  If an applicant advances through the hiring process, they will also be asked to provide references.