Job Description

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid to senior level litigation attorney for engagement through the firm’s flexible and alternative-track attorney program, DWTSurge. This position is a hybrid role. Some of the work may be performed remotely, but the position may also require some onsite work at one of Davis Wright Tremaine’s California offices and appearing in California state court or arbitration as needed. This position will support the Firm’s litigation practice group and will be dedicated to supporting complaints and collection cases for a valued DWT client under the supervision of partners. California bar admission and prior experience litigating in CA state court is required.


Attorneys with prior experience from medium/large litigation firms, who are seeking hours that are more flexible, are encouraged to apply. In addition to flexibility, candidates can expect to work closely with DWT partners as part of a collaborative team, providing high-value and interesting legal services on an ongoing basis to one or more clients. 


This contract position will be full-time. We anticipate up to but no more than 40 hours/week during peak times. While the engagement is for an initial 6-month contract term, there is potential to renew the contract position on an ongoing basis for successful candidates.   


The ideal candidate will have: 

    • 7-12 years of commercial litigation experience in a large law firm setting 
    • Experience handling unfair competition claims under California’s BPC 17200 statute
    • Bar admission and physical presence in CA, with the ability to work on-site in the Firm’s offices as needed
    •  Availability to work an average of 35 hours per week, with flexibility to work no more than 40 hours per week or accommodate other fluctuations in workflow
    • Experience with Zoom and other business conference platforms
    • Experience handling a high volume of cases, including drafting, court appearances, some depositions, and witness preparation
    •  Ability to quickly grasp and retain the relevant facts of multiple cases 
    • Strong discovery and negotiation skills
    • Excellent writing skills, detail oriented, and the ability to produce high-quality work with minimal supervision and direction
    • Confidence in managing timelines and communicating effectively with clients and other stakeholders while on deadlines.
    •  Comfort in learning or working within client accounting systems as needed to substantiate claims
    •  Demonstrated success working efficiently on the day-to-day requirements of high-volume legal matters with similar fact patterns, as well as managing a high-volume of cases with a strategic and tactical perspective. 

Please note that this is a temporary contract position managed by DWT’s flexible attorney program, DWTSurge. Compensation will be paid on an hourly basis, commensurate with experience and skill level (see below). Due to the structure of the DWTSurge program, DWTSurge employees are not eligible for the firm’s pro bono, DEI, and other activities or opportunities outside of the above stated scope of work. We are interested in candidates electing to pursue a more flexible way of providing continuous, high-value legal services to the firm and our clients. If you are interested in a more traditional law firm position, please check the DWT careers page for lateral opportunities. 


Salary Range 

The hourly range for this position is $120 to $140 per hour. Actual pay will be adjusted based on the candidate’s education, training, experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. Attorneys may be eligible for Medical benefits, 401(k) contributions, and paid sick leave. 


Additional benefits include: 

    • First Stop Health Telemedicine: Speak with a licensed physician or mental health counselor 24/7, covered by the firm
    • TELUS Health Employee Assistance Program: Receive support with mental, financial, physical, and emotional wellbeing
    • Voluntary Pet Insurance
    •  Milk Stork: Virtual lactation consulting, breast milk shipping and nutritional testing covered by the firm

Wellness Benefits: 

    • Peloton App 
    • Headspace App 


To apply, send your resume and cover letter to DWTSurge Recruiting Manager, Mariah Watson, at We are currently not accepting third party submissions for this opportunity. 


We are an AmLaw 100 law firm with eleven offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them. 


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of the fabric of Davis Wright Tremaine - central to who we are and what we do. Our vision is to foster a culture where all talented individuals - including those who are from traditionally underrepresented communities in the legal profession - can have, and can see, a path to success. We embed DEI throughout our law firm with our four-pillar framework: Community, Growth, Education, and Engagement. We invite you to learn more about our commitment to DEI at 


In order to support our effort to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive law firm, we request that you voluntarily provide demographic data. All self-reported demographic information is stored securely in a manner that is compliant with DWT’s privacy and security policies and is only accessible by authorized members of the Talent Acquisition and HR Departments; it is not shared with any of the hiring decision-makers. 


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As an equal opportunity employer, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP values the diversity of our work force and the knowledge of our personnel. Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) for specialty occupation petitions are displayed electronically in accordance with notice requirements pursuant to U.S. Department of Labor regulations, and public access files are available pursuant to regulation. See 20 CFR § 655.734, 655.760. 


Davis Wright Tremaine provides reasonable accommodations for those who need them to complete the application or recruiting process and for employees who need reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their positions due to a disability or for religious reasons. If you need to request accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please email 

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