Basic Information

Job Category: Legal

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Date published: 07-Jun-2022

Job type: Full Time

Description and Requirements

About the role

Associate Attorney 

Patterson, Buchanan, Fobes & Leitch Inc., P.S. is currently seeking an Associate Attorney to join their team in Seattle, WA 98104 

Who we are:

At Patterson Buchanan Fobes & Leitch Inc., P.S. your goals are our priority. Our attorneys are committed to serving your needs and achieving your objectives. Though we are aggressive advocates for our clients, compassion and humility guide our practice every step of the way. Our diverse team relies on experience and pragmatism to develop creative legal solutions tailored to your unique needs. Based in the Pacific Northwest, we serve clients in our region and throughout the country.
About the role:
The role of the Associate Attorney is to assist Principals or other Associate Attorneys with a broad range of substantive legal tasks.  The Associate Attorney works in a team environment that may include one or more other attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants.  Responsibilities will vary depending on the case and the attorney(s), but generally include the essential duties, responsibilities and functions outlined below.  Job performance success is measured primarily by the following metrics:  the consistent production of billable hours, the consistent production of accurate and timely documents with minimal supervision; promptness of turnaround time; knowledge of court rules and the law; and success at applying that knowledge in the routine delivery of work product; and a work ethic that demonstrates commitment to the Firm. We offer a competitive salary while providing the opportunity to expand your practice in a collegial environment. The position is based out of our Seattle office, but hybrid work options may be available. 

What you'll do:

Researching and analyzing the law on complex issues and writing briefs for submission to a supervising lawyer
Synthesizing legal research and analysis into a coherent written memorandum or brief for submission to a client, court, or arbitrator
Appearing in a court of law, arbitration, or other judicial tribunal on behalf of the firm's client, as well as presenting well-reasoned arguments to the judicial body
Analyzing and summarizing complicated legal documents, including contracts, and suggesting alterations to those documents
Performing discovery of various electronically stored data and hard copies of information in preparation for litigation
Negotiating with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferences
Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the law firm or for a client — and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
Performing due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts, agreements, and mergers and acquisitions


Our Ideal candidate:

Education and experience

Juris Doctor is required.
License to practice in the State of Washington 

Skills and abilities:

Strong knowledge of state and federal court rules including procedures for filing
Proficiency with case and document management, especially the discovery process
Proven ability to gather, organize and manage large amounts of data. Strong written communication skills including command of grammar
Self-starter with excellent organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.   
Proficiency with MS Office & document management software, preferably ProLaw, Summation and Trial Director.

What We Offer:

Competitive pay; commensurate with experience     
Comprehensive benefits package available including dental, medical, vision, ORCA card, & paid vacations, and 401(k) participation. 

To Apply:
Please submit your resume via the "APPLY NOW" button