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.

Business Associate Attorney

Carney Badley Spellman, P.S. seeks a business associate attorney with a minimum of 4 years of corporate, securities, and commercial agreements experience. The ideal candidate will play a key role in expanding our busy startup practice group.

Requirements: Candidate should have a strong academic and legal background, demonstrated ability to work well within a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Experience should include debt and equity private placements, M&A, commercial agreements, equity incentive plans, formation, corporate governance, and providing general legal and business advice to clients.

Email your cover letter and resume to Todd Summerfelt, summerfelt@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.