Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Carney Badley Spellman.

We are a leading law firm in Seattle Washington, listed in the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Washington state.  Our clients include individuals, startups, closely-held businesses, and Fortune 500 companies with offices in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States.

Carney Badley Spellman is continuously searching for highly skilled attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and administrative staff to provide the highest level of service to our clients, are effective contributors and mentors to others within our firm and to our local communities.

We value and foster an environment that encompasses a culture of diversity, collegiality, respect, and professional growth.  Our employees come from diverse backgrounds and educations. We understand our employees are our greatest assets and essential to achieving the goals of our firm.

Carney Badley Spellman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We believe providing benefits to our employees that include dependents and families is essential for everyone’s overall health and vitality.

  • Medical & Health Care Savings Account
  • Dental
  • Life & Disability
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Retirement:  401k, Safe Harbor, Profit Sharing
  • Transportation subsidy
  • Employee Assistance Program

Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington (“LEAD-WA”) 

Carney Badley Spellman, P.S. has been proud to be a part of this program for over 20 years. In 2020, Carney chose two summer interns from LEAD.  They worked with our litigation and business teams to gain legal professional skills, including commercial and construction litigation, insurance law, corporate law, startups, estate planning, and state and federal tax. In the past, they have assisted and taken part in depositions, mediations, arbitration, and trials, performed legal research, worked with clients to file corporate documents, and participated in due diligence with M&A transactions.  We are proud to announce we hired another Fellow from the program in 2020 as a first-year associate attorney.

More about LEAD:

Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington (“LEAD-WA”) is a Washington non-profit organization created to increase diverse lawyers practicing in the Washington legal community. LEAD-WA, through its participating employers.

It provides summer associate opportunities to diverse law students from Washington’s three law schools: Gonzaga University School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, and the University of Washington School of Law. This program was previously known as the Puget Sound Minority Clerkship Program (“PSMCP”).

LEAD-WA was established by the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program (“PSAMFP”) Board to continue providing opportunities for traditionally underrepresented diverse law students to work in the various law firm and corporate law environments otherwise foster diversity in the profession.

Students chosen to participate as Fellows in this highly competitive program are selected as summer associates with one of LEAD-WA’s participating employers. If you are interested in a career opportunity with us, please read the following information on this page’s last paragraph.

Positions Available

Business Associate Attorney 


Carney Badley Spellman, PS is seeking a mid-level associate with 3-5 years’ experience to join our Mergers & Acquisitions and corporate law practice in Seattle.  Candidates must have a strong interest in M&A and general business work with middle-market private companies, and a desire to work with a friendly and collegial team of experienced lawyers who will provide mentoring guidance and opportunities to assume increasing levels of responsibility.

We are seeking candidates with experience drafting disclosure schedules, purchase agreements and other M&A agreements, and corporate and LLC formation documents.  Candidates must be self-motivated individuals who want to provide the highest quality service and welcome the opportunity to interact directly with clients.  We are looking for an attorney who has excellent communication skills and wants to be part of a cohesive and collaborative practice group.  Our associates work both independently and as part of a team.

About the Firm and Business Group

Carney Badley Spellman, PS is a full-service Seattle law firm with approximately 50 lawyers.  We are committed to providing the highest quality service to clients located in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.  Our firm is part of a global network of firms through the State Capital Law Group, which allows us to find solutions for legal issues that may arise as clients expand their businesses across the country and around the world.

Our business group works primarily with middle market private businesses and we often serve as their outside general counsel.  We are the trusted advisors that our clients turn to for any legal issues that arise during the life cycle of their business.  Our rapidly growing business practice group includes attorneys who focus on startups and work with new or repeat entrepreneurs, complex corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, real estate, trusts and estates, and several of our attorneys have advanced degrees in tax law.  We guide our clients on legal issues from formation through planning exit strategies, negotiating and executing transactions.

Corporate Transactional Legal Assistant (can be remote)


Carney Badley Spellman is a mid-size law firm located in downtown Seattle. The firm focuses on mid-size, closely-held companies for its corporate and transactional legal services.

Our corporate-transactional business assistants and paralegals work closely with our clients and team of attorneys to form and maintain corporate entities, partnerships and LLCs. They also assist our attorneys and clients with mergers and acquisitions, financing, licensing and general corporate agreements.

Responsibilities include:

• Formation of Corporate Entities, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies.
• Draft notices of organizational meetings and resolutions to be adopted.
• Draft minutes of organizational meeting of incorporator(s), stockholders or board of directors, or written consents in lieu of meeting.
• Prepare stock certificates.
• File documents to obtain business licenses.
• Draft UCC financing statements
• Process Form D filings.
• Create and maintain due diligence checklists for M&A transactions and financings.
• Prepare closing files/notebooks.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 15 years complex corporate law and transactional experience, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, proven exceptional work ethics and a strong commitment to delivering quality legal services. We also look for candidates who follow through with promptness, are pro-active thinkers, excellent communicators (verbal and written), committed to technology and can work well within a team atmosphere. Being organized is absolute as you will be working in a very fast-paced Teams environment.

Senior Litigation Paralegal (75-80 % can be done from home)


We are seeking applicants for a full-time e-discovery paralegal with 15 years of experience. The paralegal will work for multiple attorneys in our commercial and construction law practice groups.

  • all aspects of e-discovery, retrieving documents from clients, uploading, reviewing, tagging, and processing productions
  • organizing and indexing documents produced, maintaining privilege logs
  • preparing declarations, notices, and discovery requests
  • serving deposition notices and subpoenas
  • reviewing and assembling documents to be used at depositions
  • answering interrogatories, preparing witness lists
  • reviewing briefs and organizing appropriate exhibits
  • preparing for mediations, arbitrations and trial

Candidate should have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, excellent organizational and proofreading skills; experience working with multiple e-discovery software programs.

How to submit your resume:

If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for a career opportunity, please send a .doc or PDF file as an attachment to  Please include the position you would like to apply for in the subject line.

Carney Badley Spellman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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