Job Listings

  • 04/19/2017 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    The Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an attorney with at least 3 years’ experience in the areas of employment law for its Portland office. The candidate will have employment litigation experience with a broad based employment background understanding federal and state employment laws and regulations.  This is a great opportunity for a confident, self-motivated person with a desire to build an employment law practice and work in a collegial and jovial environment. Come join one of Oregon's Best Places to Work and Most Admired Companies

    Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, writing skills, and references. We prefer candidates with law firm experience, immediately transferable skills, and excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills. Active, in good standing, members of the Oregon State Bar preferred; will consider members of other state bars depending on circumstances. All replies confidential.​

    To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Attorney Recruitment Manager; resume; copy of law school transcript; and a brief writing sample.


  • 04/19/2017 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    Costco Wholesale is seeking an attorney to handle a broad range of commercial matters, with primary emphasis on technology procurement and administration, intellectual property (including trademark portfolio management), and international privacy and security compliance.  Negotiating and drafting a variety of merchandise and services agreements and attention to various compliance matters will also be involved.  At least ten years relevant legal experience required, with some as in-house counsel.  Please email cover letter and resume to

  • 04/19/2017 11:34 AM | 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. 



    Assistant Attorney General – Torts Division in Olympia/Tumwater  (DL:  5/7/17)

    Assistant Attorney General – Correction Division’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in Olympia OR Seattle  (DL:  5/7/17)

    Assistant Attorney General (Section Chief) – Spokane Division’s Tort Section (DL:  4/18/17)

    Assistant Attorney General – Spokane Division’s Tort Section (DL:  4/20/17)

    Assistant Attorney General - Agriculture and Health Division in Olympia  (DL:  4/18/17)

    Sr. Assistant Attorney General (Division Chief) - Labor and Industries Division in Olympia OR Seattle  (DL:  4/23/17)



    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 or


  • 04/19/2017 11:33 AM | Anonymous

    The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) has several exciting opportunities available for those seeking meaningful work serving low income communities in Washington.    Job announcements are attached, or you may use the following links:


    Staff Attorney - CLEAR Crime Victims (CV)


    Staff Attorney - Labor Trafficking


    Outreach Worker - Labor Trafficking

  • 04/14/2017 3:37 PM | Anonymous

    Technology Transactions Associate Attorney – Senior-Level

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an attorney in its Seattle office with a minimum of five years' experience in the areas of technology transactions, intellectual property, and related commercial contracts to join its Technology practice, focusing in the areas of software and related high technology. Our practice includes working with established companies and emerging company clients in many industries, including advertising, games, enterprise, cloud, software services, fintech, health, digital media, and emerging technologies.

    Experience in licensing and general commercial transactions for technology companies is required. Qualified candidates must have outstanding academic credentials; very strong drafting and writing skills; excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills; and references. Law firm experience preferred, as well as immediate transferable skills. All replies confidential.

    To apply, please upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager; resume; copy of your law school transcript; and a deal sheet.

  • 04/14/2017 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    Commercial Litigation Associate - Mid-Level


    The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a mid-level commercial litigation associate attorney with at least 3 years’ experience; law-firm experience is required, and clerkship experience is strongly preferred. Experience in commercial litigation, including responsibility for pleadings, motions and discovery, is required, and experience in court is preferred. 

    Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required, as well as strong academic credentials. An active member, in good standing, of the Washington Bar is preferred, but we will consider members of other state bars in appropriate cases.

    To apply, please complete your profile and upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, copy of law school transcript, and a brief writing sample


  • 04/05/2017 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Staff Attorney

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an experienced attorney to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court to protect and preserve civil liberties for all Washingtonians. 
    The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. 
    Whether it’s ending mass incarceration and police brutality, achieving full equality for LGBT people, protecting privacy in the digital age, preserving the right to vote, or ensuring reproductive freedom, the ACLU is willing to take on tough civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. And we’re successful. In the past couple of years in Washington state, we’ve won a lawsuit for a gay couple who was denied service by their local florist, a major victory for Latino voting rights in Yakima, and a ruling that stops the horrific practice of warehousing mentally ill persons in jails without mental health treatment, and much more. The ACLU stands for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin. 
    The ACLU-WA’s staff of 30+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 50,000 members, activists, and donors.
    The staff attorney will be responsible for investigating, filing, and litigating civil liberties and civil rights cases in both federal and state courts.  This includes legal research, investigative work, identifying and signing up named plaintiffs, complaint drafting, discovery and motion practice, and handling trials and appeals.
    The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining an active docket of their own cases, typically with assistance from outside cooperating attorneys, as well as helping to supervise and mentor more junior attorneys in the department.
    The staff attorney will also engage in advocacy short of litigation, coordinate with the various policy-focused attorneys and other staff in the office, provide legal analysis to advance other ACLU policy work, conduct community outreach as needed, and supervise law students and volunteer attorneys.  Along with other professional staff members, the staff attorney will represent the ACLU publicly, speaking to the media and others, as assigned.
    The staff attorney may also be asked to assist the Legal Director in the supervision and management of cases brought by other attorneys inside and outside the office, the drafting and review of internal and external department reports, and other non-litigation tasks essential for the smooth running of the Legal Department as needed.
    Travel, as well as occasional work on nights and weekends, will be necessary.  Along with all
    employees, the staff attorney is expected to help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees and volunteers.
    At least eight years of significant litigation experience, with at least some demonstrated ability to develop and/or litigate class actions.  Applicants with far more than eight years of experience are strongly encouraged to apply.  Plaintiffs’ side work and/or previous experience in constitutional law litigation is a plus, as is experience supervising other attorneys.
    Must have ability to file and litigate cases independently and collaboratively; excellent problem-solving skills; ability to juggle multiple on-going projects and exercise good judgment under stressful situations; and ability to affirmatively prosecute civil rights violations.
    Must also have superior writing, research and verbal skills in presenting both to lawyers and to the non-lawyer public; leadership and organizational skills in order to encourage volunteer lawyers and work cooperatively in coalitions on complicated cases; the ability to take initiative, think strategically, and share responsibility and credit. 
    Must have a commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
    Must be a member of the Washington State Bar (or willing to take the next bar
    This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Salary is based on experience, qualifications and the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.  Benefits include three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card.

    To apply, email a letter of application and resume to and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Staff Attorney.  In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at
    The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
    The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington.”

  • 04/05/2017 3:03 PM | Anonymous

    “Thurston County Public Defense (TCPD) gives legal representation to people who can’t afford a lawyer in criminal and dependency cases within the Thurston County District Court and Superior Court.  Do you have a passion for defending people who need this type of assistance when they are unable to afford one on their own?  Thurston County is looking for a Public Defense Director, located in Olympia, Washington.  Please find more information at

  • 03/29/2017 6:57 AM | Anonymous

    TAX ASSOCIATE – Garvey Schubert Barer, a law firm with offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington DC, New York City, Anchorage and Beijing, is seeking a mid-level tax associate to join its tax practice in the Portland office.  Candidates must have 3-5 years of law firm experience, an LL.M. in Taxation, exceptional academic credentials, excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, a focus on income tax (corporate, partnership and individual), particularly with regard to business transactions, planning, entity formation and federal, state and local controversy, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.  Oregon Bar admission is required. Although based in Portland, the successful candidate will be involved in projects originating in our other offices as well. GSB values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, and a writing sample to


    ESTATE PLANNING ASSOCIATE – Garvey Schubert Barer, a law firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Washington DC, New York, Anchorage and Beijing, is seeking a mid to senior level associate to join its estate planning practice in the Portland office.  Successful candidate will have at least 5 years of estate planning and trust administration experience, an LL.M. in Taxation and/or extensive experience in estate and income tax, exceptional academic credentials, excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Oregon Bar admission is required. Washington license is a plus. GSB values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, and a writing sample to


  • 03/29/2017 6:52 AM | Anonymous

    Patent Agent or Associate Attorney Position (Seattle)

    The Intellectual Property group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a Patent Agent (preferred) or 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 providing support 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. Only applicants with a CS or BSEE degree, or equivalent industry or law firm experience, and admitted to practice before the USPTO will be considered.

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