Job Description

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a full-time contract attorney with trademark prosecution and enforcement experience for engagement through the firm’s flexible and alternative-track attorney program, DWTSurge. This position will be located on-site in the Seattle office. This individual will work with the firm’s Trademark Practice to support prosecution and enforcement matters for DWT clients.

This contract position will be full-time, with an anticipated average of 40 hours of work per week. While the engagement is for an initial 6-month contract term, we anticipate the work to remain relatively steady and there is a possibility of renewal for additional terms for successful candidates.  There is also the potential for conversion to a salaried staff attorney role for candidates who have successfully completed contract terms and meet performance requirements.  We are looking for attorneys interested in an alternative track career, and who seek to establish a long-term arrangement working with DWT on an exclusive basis.

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bar admission in Washington State and the ability to work on-site at DWT’s Seattle office
  • A minimum of four years of experience in trademark prosecution and enforcement proceedings before the TTAB
  • Extensive experience drafting opinion letters, managing application filings, responding to office actions, drafting consent agreements and assignments
  • Experience conducting trademark clearance searches and preparing reports
  • Prior law firm experience is preferred
  • Outstanding written and oral advocacy skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational abilities, and exceptional time management skills
  • Ability to work with DWT on an exclusive basis
  • Flexibility to potentially increase hours, as needed

Please note that this is a temporary contract position managed by DWT’s flexible contract attorney program, DWTSurge. Compensation will be paid on an hourly basis, commensurate with experience and skill level (see below). Medical benefits will be provided. We are interested in candidates who are 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.


The hourly range for this position is $90 - $130 per hour. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.

All applications should be submitted via LinkedIn or by sending a resume and cover letter directly to DWTSurge Senior Recruiter, Mariah Watson, at The DWTSurge Recruiting team will be in touch as we review your application materials.

For this opportunity, we are not currently accepting third party submissions.

We are an AmLaw 100 law firm with ten 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.

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.

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 traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession - can have, and can see, a path to success. In order to support this vision, 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.

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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