Job Description

The San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a junior level commercial litigation associate attorney with at least 1-2 years of experience. Clerkship experience is recommended, however, we will consider other applicants with large law firm or high-quality litigation boutique experience. Attorney must be interested and equipped to handle pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, discovery, and depositions. Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required. 

The candidate should have interest in a variety of cases (including class actions, technology, telecommunications, financial services, intellectual property, healthcare, environmental, and other complex litigation), be a self-starter, have an entrepreneurial nature, and desire to learn from experienced litigation partners.

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Valerie Hawley, Recruiting Coordinator, 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. 

We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion 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

The annualized salary range for this position in California is $200,000 to $350,000.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on the candidate’s education, training, experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.  Full time employees may be eligible for a bonus and health insurance with an optional HSA, short term disability, long term disability, dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k), vacation, sick time, 10 paid holidays each year and an employee assistance program.  For full-time employees, the initial sick leave benefit is 80 hours of sick leave per year.  Attorneys generally take approximately three weeks of vacation from work each year, and it may vary depending on the needs of the clients and the firm.  Additional voluntary benefits programs include:  voluntary accident insurance, voluntary life, voluntary disability, voluntary long term care, and pet insurance.  Commuter and Transit programs are also available. 

Application Instructions

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