Job Description

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has an exciting opportunity for an environmental attorney to join its Environmental Practice with the job classification depending on qualifications and relevant experience.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven years’ environmental experience involving some combination of counseling, litigation, regulatory, compliance and/or permitting. The primary focus of this position will be environmental due diligence, identification and analysis of environmental liabilities, negotiation of indemnity agreements and other contractual provisions, issues involving environmental insurance, and guidance on environmental risks to businesses.  Experience with regulatory compliance is required; experience in water issues, cleanup, and/or air pollution work will be valued though not required. Experience providing environmental support for real estate transactions involving M&A, and a science, technical or governmental background would also be an advantage.  Candidates must have a J.D. and local bar membership is preferred.  Excellent writing and oral communication skills and outstanding client service skills are required.  Preferred office location is Portland but Seattle, Bellevue or Anchorage are also options.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eight 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.

To apply, please upload a cover letter, indicating which office you are applying to, addressed to Deverie Hart, Senior Manager, Lawyer Talent Acquisition; resume, and law school transcript. Please specify how you heard about this position.

We are accepting submissions from third-party recruiters.

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.

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