About Us

Committed to exceptional client service and professional excellence, the lawyers of Carney Badley Spellman strive to provide the best possible legal counsel to our clients. The diverse backgrounds of our attorneys provide our clients with a team of experienced legal counselors, skilled at developing effective and efficient solutions for a wide variety of legal issues in a multitude of industries and settings. With a focus on the Pacific Northwest, we serve individuals and businesses of all types and sizes from closely-held companies to Fortune 500 corporations.

Peers and industry press recognize Carney Badley Spellman lawyers as among the "Best Lawyers in America," "Super Lawyers" and "Top Attorneys" in a variety of lists and publications. Carney Badley Spellman is also recognized as one of "Puget Sound's Best Places to Work."

We welcome the opportunity to share more with you about our firm and encourage you to find out what our long-standing clients have to say about Carney Badley Spellman.


John C. Dippold, President, Managing Shareholder
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Todd Summerfelt, Chief Operating Officer
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Deborah Dillard, Director of Business Development; Director of HR
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J. Nelson, Director of Technology
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Puthy Pan, Accounting Manager
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Our law firm is noted for being one of the best in Seattle for employees and clients. Our employees come from diverse backgrounds and educations. We value a culture of respect, exceptional work ethic and strong commitment to delivering quality legal services to our clients. We understand our employees are our greatest assets and essential to achieving the goals of our firm. Effective client service is dependent upon all of our employees, not just a few. We are committed to hiring quality candidates, those who follow through with promptness, are pro-active thinkers, excellent communicators, committed to technology and can work well within a team atmosphere.

Office Clerk

CARNEY BADLEY SPELLMAN is seeking applicants interested in a full-time position as an Office Clerk, M-F, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Carney Badley Spellman is a medium-sized, full-service Seattle law firm.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative office support to secretaries, paralegals and attorneys
  • Scanning and filing client documents and files
  • Handle routine projects such as copy projects, preparing witness notebooks, trial exhibits
  • Messenger runs (courthouse, client offices, and more)
  • Relief receptionist
  • Opening or closing procedures (includes stocking supplies, cleaning conference rooms, setup and cleanup for special functions, light housekeeping duties.)


  • High School Graduate; some college or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Strong communications (both written and oral)
  • Excellent organizational skills with an outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to work will under pressure and multi-task effectively and independently
  • Flexibility

Salary and Benefits:

  • $15.00/hr. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, retirement plan, transportation subsidy

Please email cover letter and resume to receptionist@carneylaw.com.

State Capital Group

Carney Badley Spellman is the Washington state member firm of the State Capital Group, an association of more than 140 independent law firms. The Group's members are located in all 50 U.S. state capitals and in business markets and financial centers around the world, including North America, Europe, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific Rim, and Africa and the Middle East.

Member firm attorneys based in U. S. state capitals offer a unique knowledge of state legislatures and regulatory agencies. Those based outside the United States offer similar perspectives and abilities in their jurisdictions.

The Group allows Carney quick access to lawyers across the world with legal and business expertise. Carney attorneys actively participate in continuing legal education and networking opportunities with other Group members and, through these activities, gain additional resources and relationships that benefit Carney attorneys and clients alike.

Member firms of the State Capital Group practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.