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
  • 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

Litigation Paralegal


We are seeking applicants for a full-time e-discovery paralegal with 7+ 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.

Office Services Clerk


  • Cleaning conference rooms, setup and cleanup for special functions, light housekeeping duties, stocking supplies;
  • Sorting and processing mail;
  • Scanning, copying, filing client documents and files;
  • Provide administrative office support to secretaries, paralegals and attorneys;
  • Messenger runs (courthouse, client offices, and more);
  • Relief receptionist.
  • Handle routine projects such as preparing exhibit notebooks, downloading and naming court documents; copy projects, scanning projects, preparing trial exhibits; and
  • Ordering supplies.


  • 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;
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite, other software programs;
  • Ability to work will under pressure and multi-task effectively and independently; and
  • Flexibility.

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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