Job Listings

  • 09/24/2017 5:52 PM | Anonymous

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior to mid-level litigation associate to assist its Environment, Energy & Resources group as well as its Environmental Litigation group. The position will focus on CERCLA, MTCA, citizen suit, enforcement and other environmental litigation matters, as well counseling clients on compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements, approvals and permits.  Experience in the following areas is preferred: environmental litigation; regulatory compliance; and various environmental laws.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and references, as well as two to four years of relevant experience. To be considered, please provide your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample.

  • 09/24/2017 5:51 PM | Anonymous

    The Bellevue office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate attorney to join our Personal Planning Group.  Candidates must have strong academic credentials and excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Candidates must have up to two years of relevant experience in trust and estate planning and/or an L.L.M. in tax.  To be considered, please provide your cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcripts, and three professional references.


  • 09/24/2017 5:50 PM | Anonymous

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is searching for an experienced real estate attorney to join our thriving real estate practice in Seattle.  The successful candidate will be a partner-level attorney with 10+ years of focused experience in complex real estate transactions, such as commercial purchase and sale transactions, commercial leasing and subleasing, and/or real estate lending.  Applicants 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 Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at  For record-keeping, 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.

  • 09/24/2017 5:49 PM | Anonymous

    Pierce County Prosecutor's Office
    Civil Division
    $78,301.87 - $105,693.41 
    Full-time 35 hours per week with benefits


    The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, located in downtown Tacoma, is the largest law firm in the county, employing approximately 217 staff including a large number of deputy prosecutors.  Pierce County, which includes Tacoma, has a population of 813,600 and growing.  The office has three divisions:  the Criminal Division, which is responsible for prosecuting all felonies, misdemeanors and juvenile cases; the Civil Division, which is responsible for providing legal advice to County officials and representing the County's interest in court; and the Family Support Division, which is an integral part of the State child support system. Position Summary


    This position performs highly complex professional level work in the legal field as a Deputy Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney in the Civil Division acting as a legal representative of Pierce County, handling all phases of litigation including practice in state and federal trial and appellate courts.  Duties are performed with professional discretion and within office guidelines, professional ethics and standards, and legal requirements.  An attorney in this classification exercises independent judgment, initiative and resourcefulness in adapting policies and precedents to complex situations or to provide legal advice regarding a course of action.  This is an exempt, represented position.  



    • Independently handles litigation and legal matters on behalf of Pierce County in Superior Court, United States District Court, Appellate Courts, and quasi-judicial bodies.  The attorney represents the County through pre-litigation claims processes, discovery, motion hearings, trials and any appeals.
    •  Drafts and prepares legal briefs, memoranda, and discovery using word processing skills.
    •  Advocates verbally and in writing in court and litigation related proceedings.
    •  Handles other projects as assigned.
    •  Just as important as the ability to perform the essential functions of the position are the following core competencies and characteristics:
    •  The desire and ability to uphold the mission and core values of the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office as outlined below.
    •  The ability to interact in a positive and engaging manner with internal and external customers treating every contact as a valued individual contributing to inclusiveness in the work environment and embracing and promoting diversity.
    •  Exceptional interpersonal ability and strong written and verbal communication skills.
    •  The ability to build partnerships and promote teamwork.
    •  A professional image and positive, approachable demeanor.
    •  A commitment to teamwork and helping others achieve goals.
    •  The ability to multi-task and handle numerous responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
    •  Creativity and open-mindedness.
    •  Strong learning acumen.
    •  Ability to type on a personal computer at an acceptable level of proficiency for independent production of work product and operate standard office machines.

     Mission Statement:

    Pursuing Justice.  Representing the People.  Serving Our Community.


    Core Values:

    Justice:           We vigorously protect the rights of the people of Pierce County and hold offenders accountable.  We support crime victims and their families.
    Excellence:    We maintain the highest standards of personal and professional performance in service to the community.
    Teamwork:    We work respectfully with each other, all members of the justice system, and the community to promote the public good.
    Accountability: We believe in open government and accept responsibility for the decisions we make.  We are fiscally sound, innovative and operationally efficient.
    Integrity:   We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in carrying out our responsibilities.
    Respect:    We treat our co-workers and all members of the community professionally, fair and with dignity.



    U.S. Citizen (RCW 36.27.010, RCW 36.27.040, and RCW 29) and admitted as an attorney in the State of Washington (RCW 36.27.010) plus at least three to five years of civil litigation practice, including tort defense experience.
    Ability to successfully complete and pass a thorough background investigation and interview is required.  A valid Washington State driver's license is required. Supplemental Information


    To be considered for this opportunity, please complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting "APPLY" above or go to:

    If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.

    Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format you may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.

    This is a competitive selection process.  Your materials will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed.  Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration.  Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date.  Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews. 
    Pierce County will provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities during the selection process, if requested.  Please notify the Human Resources Department at (253) 798-7480 of the accommodation needed, preferably at the time of application, but at least two days prior to the date needed.
    It is the policy of Pierce County that no person shall be subjected to employment discrimination because of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.

    AgencyPierce County

    AddressPierce County Human Resources
    950 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 200 
    Tacoma, Washington, 98402.

    Phone(253) 798-7480 
    For Sheriff's Department positions: 253-798-6250


  • 09/24/2017 5:48 PM | Anonymous

    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 Assistant Attorney General opportunities. 




    The Washington State Attorney General's Office has an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced attorney interested in handling complex, high-profile cases in the Complex Litigation Division.  The position will be located in Seattle or Olympia.  Details about this opportunity can be found by clicking this link.  The deadline to apply is 10/2/17.


    The Washington State Attorney General's Office's Antitrust Division is seeking to hire an Assistant Attorney General to serve as Chief Litigation Counsel in the Seattle office.  Details about this opportunity can be found by clicking this link.  The deadline to apply to this position is 10/8/17


    The Consumer Protection (CP) Division of the Washington State Attorney General's Office is seeking to hire an attorney to develop, file, and litigate consumer protection cases.  Details about this opportunity can be found by clicking this link.  The deadline to apply is 10/16/17.


    The Washington State Attorney General's Office's Licensing and Administrative Law (LAL) Division seeks an attorney for theSection Chief position of its Seattle section.  Details about this opportunity can be found by clicking this link.  The deadline to apply is 10/1/17.



    For information about any of these opportunity or to receive links to the postings directly via e-mail, please contact Linda Nakamura at


    Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace. 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 diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability 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 any information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777

  • 09/19/2017 4:58 PM | Anonymous

    Litigation Associate Attorney - Construction - Job # A20170904 - Seattle, WA

    The Seattle office is seeking a junior or midlevel associate to support its nationally recognized construction law practice. The groups core practice areas include counseling, dispute resolution, and contract drafting and negotiation. To be considered, candidates must have at least one year of construction law or equivalent experience. Successful candidates will have experience litigating construction disputes, including delay and disruption claims, and will have drafted and negotiated significant construction-related agreements. Excellent academic credentials, strong references and superb written and oral communication skills are required. Prior AmLaw 100 and/or judicial clerkship experience preferred but not required; WA Bar membership is required. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.

  • 09/19/2017 4:54 PM | Anonymous

    Seattle Municipal Court is seeking letters of interest from those attorneys who would like to serve the Court as a Judge Pro Tempore. Interested attorneys are invited to send an email of interest and resume to Holly Simmelink To be considered, an attorney must be an active member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association, have a minimum of five years of criminal trial experience, be a resident of the City of Seattle, and be subject to a criminal and infraction history check.

  • 09/19/2017 4:51 PM | Anonymous

    Have you always wanted to realize your dream of using the law to improve the world? That opportunity has arrived. Legal Voice seeks an experienced attorney to join its team of skilled, creative social justice advocates.

    Legal Voice is the Northwest’s premier women’s and LGBTQ legal rights organization, improving the law and women’s lives since 1978. Recognizing that the law is a powerful tool to advance equality and achieve justice, Legal Voice protects and defends women's and LGBTQ rights through public impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal rights education. From our base in Seattle, Legal Voice works in the state and federal courts of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Alaska, and advocates for legislative change at the local and state level in Washington State. As a progressive feminist organization, Legal Voice prioritizes a commitment to racial justice in our work and among our staff.

    We seek a lawyer with seven or more years of litigation experience to join our dedicated staff. The position is located in Seattle, in our collegial and fun office above Seattle’s historic Paramount Theater. This position reports to Legal Voice’s Advocacy Director, and will most likely manage Legal Voice’s work on economic justice, health care, and gender discrimination in employment, education, and athletics, although those subject areas may change depending on the applicant’s expertise. Primary responsibilities include:

    • Managing, in collaboration with other Attorneys and pro bono Cooperating Counsel, Legal Voice’s public impact litigation in assigned subject areas
    • Managing, in collaboration with other Attorneys, Legal Voice’s legislative work in assigned subject areas, including working closely with our contract lobbyists
    • Providing technical assistance to community members and allied organizations
    • Working to advance feminist legal theories through creative analyses of feminist legal issues and by providing community presentations and training on areas within expertise
    • Supervising law student interns and attorney volunteers
    • Supporting Legal Voice’s outreach, communication, and development efforts

    The preferred applicant will be a member of the bar in one or more of the five Northwest states (or willing to obtain bar membership within a reasonable time) who has a demonstrated commitment to women’s and LGBTQ legal rights, with experience in one of the following areas:  gender equity in employment, education, or athletics; economic justice; or health care law and policy. For more details about job responsibilities and qualifications please review the job description at

    Salary & Benefits: This full-time position has a salary range of $65,000-80,000, depending on experience. Benefits include: health insurance (including dental) with full payment of premiums for the employee; three weeks of vacation to start in a culture that supports and encourages people to take vacations; ten paid holidays per year; 401K with a possible employer contribution; paid sick and safe leave; flexible and generous family leave; payment of bar dues; and professional development opportunities.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by October 6, 2017, to

    Legal Voice follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

  • 09/19/2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Patent Agent (or Associate) in Seattle


    The Intellectual Property group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a Patent Agent (preferably) or Patent Associate Attorney with more than two years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution for its Seattle office. The position will require development of a broad IP practice and, while the position will focus on preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the software and electrical arts, it will also include supporting clients on a wide variety of IP issues. Experience with cloud computing, cybersecurity, cryptography, and related areas is desirable.

    Strong academic credentials, writing skills and references required. We can only consider applicants with an educational degree in CS, CE and/or EE programs, or equivalent industry or law firm experience (e.g., experience as a software developer); and, who are actively admitted to practice before the USPTO. JD also required for Associate Attorney applicants.

    To apply, please upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager; your resume; brief writing sample (office action preferred); and a copy of your school transcript(s).

  • 09/13/2017 9:50 AM | Anonymous

    Seeking Pro Bono attorney to assist senior litigator undergoing surgery

    Senior attorney with small caseload of civil litigation in need of an attorney to mind the store while he has the surgery and recovers.  Part-time work; time frame estimated at 2-3 months.  Good opportunity for an attorney relocating to Seattle area or re-entering legal career.  Must be admitted to WSBA.  Office has commanding view of Puget Sound, prime downtown location.  Justice Faith Ireland (ret.) is helping in this search.  Contact her to discuss further or call 206-383-2478