Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Carney Badley Spellman.

We are a leading law firm in Seattle Washington, listed in the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Washington state.  Our clients include individuals, startups, closely-held businesses, and Fortune 500 companies with offices in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States.

Carney Badley Spellman is continuously searching for highly skilled attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and administrative staff to provide the highest level of service to our clients, are effective contributors and mentors to others within our firm and to our local communities.

We value and foster an environment that encompasses a culture of diversity, collegiality, respect, and professional growth.  Our employees come from diverse backgrounds and educations. We understand our employees are our greatest assets and essential to achieving the goals of our firm.

We believe providing benefits to our employees that include dependents and families is essential for everyone’s overall health and vitality.

  • Medical & Health Care Savings Account
  • Dental
  • Life & Disability
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Long Term Care
  • Retirement:  401k, Safe Harbor, Profit Sharing
  • Transportation subsidy
  • Employee Assistance Program

Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington (“LEAD-WA”) 

Carney Badley Spellman, P.S. has been proud to be a part of this program for over 20 years. In 2020, Carney chose two summer interns from LEAD.  They worked with our litigation and business teams to gain legal professional skills, including commercial and construction litigation, insurance law, corporate law, startups, estate planning, and state and federal tax. In the past, they have assisted and taken part in depositions, mediations, arbitration, and trials, performed legal research, worked with clients to file corporate documents, and participated in due diligence with M&A transactions.  We are proud to announce we hired another Fellow from the program in 2020 as a first-year associate attorney.

More about LEAD:

Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington (“LEAD-WA”) is a Washington non-profit organization created to increase diverse lawyers practicing in the Washington legal community. LEAD-WA, through its participating employers.

It provides summer associate opportunities to diverse law students from Washington’s three law schools: Gonzaga University School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, and the University of Washington School of Law. This program was previously known as the Puget Sound Minority Clerkship Program (“PSMCP”).

LEAD-WA was established by the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program (“PSAMFP”) Board to continue providing opportunities for traditionally underrepresented diverse law students to work in the various law firm and corporate law environments otherwise foster diversity in the profession.

Students chosen to participate as Fellows in this highly competitive program are selected as summer associates with one of LEAD-WA’s participating employers. If you are interested in a career opportunity with us, please read the following information on this page’s last paragraph.

Positions Available

Construction Attorney


We are seeking candidates for a construction attorney with a minimum of three years construction and real estate litigation experience.  In particular, experience should include prosecuting and defending multi-million dollar construction claims.  Experience should also include drafting and negotiating construction contracts, solid analytical, research and writing skills, knowledge of civil procedure, including discovery, e-discovery, depositions and motion practice.  Other credentials include top academic education, demonstration of quality communication skills and a passion for client service.

Please email your cover letter, resume and writing sample to

Privacy/IP/Commercial Business Attorney

We are seeking applicants with a minimum of five years experience, partial book of business preferred but not necessary.


  • Privacy policies – drafting and review.
    • Variety of jurisdictions ideal (such as California, Washington, Brazil and Europe (GDPR)).
    • Ability to walk clients through their business model and the types of customer/client information they collect and how they use it, before drafting their privacy policy.
    • Data breach prevention and response strategy.
  • Terms of Service for websites
  • Joint Development/IP ownership agreements – drafting and review
  • License Agreements – drafting and review
  • Intellectual property due diligence in M&A transactions
  • Intellectual property transfer/assignment documents in corporate reorganizations and deals – drafting and review
  • Commercial contracts – drafting and review
    • Master Service agreements.
    • Creating or modifying standards for companies.
    • Reviewing contracts received by our clients, determining acceptance or modifications.  (focusing mainly on ownership of the intellectual property developed under the contract and indemnification.)

E-Discovery Paralegal


We are seeking applicants for a full-time e-discovery paralegal with a minimum of 10 years of experience. The paralegal will work for multiple attorneys in our commercial and construction law practice groups.

  • all aspects of e-discovery, retrieving documents from clients, uploading, reviewing, tagging, and processing productions
  • organizing and indexing documents produced, maintaining privilege logs
  • preparing declarations, notices, and discovery requests
  • serving deposition notices and subpoenas
  • reviewing and assembling documents to be used at depositions
  • answering interrogatories, preparing witness lists
  • reviewing briefs and organizing appropriate exhibits
  • preparing for mediations, arbitrations and trial

Candidate should have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, excellent organizational and proofreading skills; experience working with multiple e-discovery software programs.

Litigation Assistant

We are seeking applicants for a full-time Litigation Assistant, full time, minimum 3-4 years of experience. The assistant will work with multiple lead litigation assistants and their attorneys (appellate, construction & commercial).


  • Organize legal documents for attorney review
  • Draft and proofread legal correspondence and pleadings
  • Research local, state and federal rules for filings and service of process
  • Efile pleadings in district, state, federal and appellate courts
  • Communicate with clients, experts, and witnesses to schedule conference calls, meetings, depositions, etc.
  • Court calendaring
  • Confirm motions
  • Review, process and file mail and emails
  • Organize and maintain files using Prolaw software (document management system.)


  • Stable work history
  • Proven outstanding verbal and written communications skills with professional demeanor
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Additional technology experience including OneDrive, ProLaw software experience a plus
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to handle large caseloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and within a team; supervise assistants when needed

State and Local Tax Attorney

We are seeking a tax attorney with a focus on Washington state and local taxes.  The candidate should have a transferable book of business and preferable a minimum of 5 years of experience. A combination of federal and state/local tax practices a plus.  Seeking attorney who can advise individuals, startups, mid-size businesses, and national and international companies on tax planning, audit and compliance issues, tax appeals, and matters involving M&A deals to prevent or reduce potential tax assessments, including excise and property taxes.  The ideal candidate will have experience in handling state and local tax appeals before administrative agencies, boards, and all levels of Washington courts, as well as experience with tax legislation and agency rule-making. LL.M in tax or CPA desired but not required.

How to submit your resume:

If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for a career opportunity, please send a .doc or PDF file as an attachment to  Please include the position you would like to apply for in the subject line.

Carney Badley Spellman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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