Job Description

The Employment Services Practice Group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a Staff Attorney with a minimum of three years' legal experience to join one of our West Coast offices.  The position will focus on workplace safety and health projects, primarily in the context of client interactions with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") and similar state agencies.  The ideal candidate will have experience with dealing with government agencies, including legal compliance and inspection counseling, resolving citations, responding for requests for documents, and representing employers in legal disputes arising out of enforcement actions.  Prior law firm or in-house experience, and prior experience in safety or compliance, is strongly preferred.  This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual with a demonstrated ability to handle matters independently.  Applicants should be comfortable working in a team environment as well as have the ability to handle significant individual responsibilities.  The group is collegial and fast paced, and this position provides excellent opportunities for professional development though it is not at present a partnership track position.

Candidates must have an active, in good standing state bar license, excellent writing skills, high level of attention to detail and responsiveness, and positive professional references. 

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eleven offices nationwide. We are committed to the highest level of 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.

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Gelila Adisu (, Recruiting Assistant, Lawyer Talent Acquisition; resume, writing sample and law school transcript, all in PDF format. Please specify how you heard about this position. All replies confidential.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP embraces diversity, equity and inclusion.  It brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities.
We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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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