Careers

Thank you for your interest in Karr Tuttle Campbell, one of the oldest and most-respected law firms in the Pacific Northwest. Karr Tuttle Campbell is a full-service, medium-sized firm — large enough to offer a variety of legal expertise, yet small enough to offer personalized service.  We serve individuals, businesses, Northwest institutions, and government agencies. Ours is a supportive, friendly atmosphere that allows for easy exchanges regarding work product and expectations.  We promote teamwork because it helps us most effectively meet our clients’ needs and makes work more satisfying and rewarding.

Karr Tuttle Campbell respects quality of work and quality of life for attorneys and staff.  One example: We have put our values into practice by reducing the number of an associate’s required billable hours in order to emphasize quality over quantity and to promote a healthy balance between work and private life.  We are committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting minority and women employees with the goal that our attorneys and staff reflect the great diversity of the community we serve. Firm leadership encourages innovation and makes every effort to take advantage of advancements in technology that help us work most effectively and better serve our clients.

We are progressive and flexible in meeting the needs of our employees whenever possible. Where appropriate, Karr Tuttle Campbell attorneys and staff telecommute, job share or work flexible schedules.  The  firm sponsors social activities designed to encourage and cultivate healthy and constructive  working relationships and provides services such as a lunch room canteen intended to make employees’ daily work experience comfortable and productive.

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits to employees at all levels.  Our benefits package includes the following:

  • Full medical and dental coverage
  • Long term disability and life insurance
  • A flexible spending account
  • Generous vacation and sick leave allowances
  • A 401(k) retirement plan
  • Profit sharing for eligible employees
  • Transit subsidy
  • Professional dues and support for professional activities
  • Tuition assistance opportunities
  • Annual performance evaluations
Karr Tuttle Campbell recognizes the importance of involvement in community life.  The firm encourages all employees to serve our neighbors by participating in activities and organizations of their own choosing.  Many of our professionals serve as trustees and board members in arts and charitable organizations, including Food Lifeline, Childhaven, and the Seattle Chamber Music Society, to name but a few. Karr Tuttle Campbell volunteers also provide legal advice to residents at the Seattle Emergency Housing Services and Downtown Seattle Bankruptcy Clinic.  Caring about and participating in the community is integral to our philosophy.

Summer Associate Program / Associates

Summer Associate Program

Our Summer Associate Program is designed to provide law students a realistic view of the practice and culture of our firm.  Our comprehensive program provides law students with exposure to a wide range of practice areas through challenging and diverse work assignments, opportunities to observe trials, hearings, depositions, negotiations, and client conferences.   Each summer associate is assigned an associate-level mentor that carefully monitors their work assignments and experiences over the course of the summer.  For each assignment, the summer associate will also receive guidance and constructive feedback from a supervising attorney on the quality of their work.  In addition, the firm hosts a number of social events giving summer associates the opportunity to interact with all of our attorneys in an informal setting.

We have historically hired on average two 2L summer associates each year, although the details vary from year to year. Our Summer Associate Program is the primary means through which we grow the firm and we do not hire more summer associates than we will be able to accommodate as associates.  We typically require summer associates to make a ten-week commitment.  Our salary is commensurate with similarly-sized firms in Seattle.

Karr Tuttle Campbell usually participates in on-campus interviews (OCIs) each August at the University of Washington Law School and Seattle University Law School.   We also do our best to engage with students at other schools who are interested in returning to Seattle.  If you are a rising 2L attending a law school where we do not conduct OCIs and you wish to apply for a position in our 2023 Summer Associate Program, please send your resume, a cover letter, and a copy of your recent transcript to Heather Hattrup at moc.elttutrraknull@purttahh.

Karr Tuttle Campbell is deeply committed to advancing diversity in the legal profession by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse law students.  As part of this commitment, we also hire diverse 1L law students through the Legal Employers Advancing Diversity (LEAD) program in Washington state.

Associates

Karr Tuttle Campbell hires its associates with the hope that they will ultimately be invited to become shareholders. Thus, the firm does not employ a large number of associates with the expectation of forced attrition. Typically, we assign new associates to one of our practice departments.  At the same time we encourage associates to devote a portion of their time to other practice areas.  We believe this encourages development of well-rounded skills and facilitates the pursuit of new directions in the law as attorneys’ interests change and are refined over time. A shareholder works with each new associate as he or she makes the transition from law school to private practice.

Even though associates at Karr Tuttle Campbell work with experienced shareholders, they also handle matters on their own. Case responsibility and client contact are important aspects of the associate experience. An open-door policy on the part of senior attorneys and managers  provides opportunities for valuable, informal training and development.

To help our associates develop as professionals and to foster their progress toward shareholder status, we devote considerable time and effort to assessing their work and progress individually.  We conduct formal associate evaluations annually, soliciting input from all shareholders in the firm.  An Associate Evaluation Committee interviews each associate, identifies areas in which he or she can improve in effectiveness, and encourages feedback and commentary from the associate.  Karr Tuttle Campbell compensates associates at a level that is competitive with firms of comparable size in the Pacific Northwest. The firm recognizes superior associate performance by rewarding bonuses.

Lateral Attorneys

Karr Tuttle Campbell is often interested in talking to a practicing attorney who is considering a move of his or her practice to a different firm.  Typically, attorney applicants who fit in well here are those who have demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishment and writing skills, get along well with a diverse group of people, take pride in personal achievements, value involvement in the community and are entrepreneurial.  Growth for growth’s sake is not our agenda.  However a candidate who is a comfortable cultural fit and can add strength to our firm in the form of transportable business or a unique or highly marketable skill set, will find a favorable environment here to support a flourishing career.  We invite your confidential inquiry.

Marguerite Sandico
Director of Human Resources
Karr Tuttle Campbell
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98104

Non-Attorney Professional

In a mobile society, where change is the norm and movement is often seen as progress, Karr Tuttle Campbell has an extraordinarily stable professional staff.  Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits do their part to attract applicants and an atmosphere that respects and encourages professionalism, offers reasons to stay.  Employee longevity here is not unusual; it is the rule.  We like to think that is largely because the firm allows our people room to grow.

From office support workers to department managers, non-attorneys make up half of Karr Tuttle Campbell’s work force and include a large number who have been on the job for decades.  Our professionals include receptionists, legal secretaries, paralegals, specialists in information technology and litigation support, as well as library, accounting, finance and human resources personnel.  A firm culture that cultivates teamwork, allows cross-training and provides exposure to multiple disciplines means opportunities for employees to find their own best fit.

Openings

Real Estate and Land Use Associate

Real Estate and Land Use Associate:  Karr Tuttle Campbell, a northwest law firm founded in 1904, seeks an experienced attorney to support and help grow our Real Estate and Land Use practice group.  An ideal candidate will have 5+ years of real estate transactional, land use and/or construction law.  The position can be hybrid remote and in person or fully in person.

Experience in one or more of the following areas is particularly desirable:

  • Handling land use administrative hearings
  • Working with municipalities on entitlements
  • Affordable housing
  • Fannie/Freddie/HUD borrowing
  • Equity joint ventures
  • Real estate investment funds
  • Tax exempt bonds
  • Condominium formation
  • Construction contracts (particularly AIA and AGC)

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in real estate transactional work, land use, or construction law.  Ideal candidate would be able to run real estate transactions and/or land use development entitlement processes with minimal oversight.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with clients, the public and individuals at all levels of the organization in a positive and collaborative manner.
  • Exceptional organization skills, strong self-motivator with high attention to detail and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere. Salary DOE.  The firm offers comprehensive benefits.  Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF Format only outlining their qualifications to Marguerite Sandico, Director of Human Resources, Karr Tuttle Campbell, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA 98104 or to moc.elttutrraknull@rh.  All inquiries confidential. For additional information about our firm, please visit our website at:  www.karrtuttle.com.

Karr Tuttle Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.


Legal Secretary/Legal Document Specialist - Business and Corporate

Position
Legal Secretary/Legal Document Specialist – Business and Corporate

Location:  Seattle, WA

Permanent/Full Time

Basic Function
Performs full secretarial and administrative duties for business attorneys and a variety of word processing functions to produce documents for attorneys according to established policies and procedures.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of legal secretary experience.  Candidate must have a great attitude, will be a team player, have a proactive work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills, will be proficient in proof-reading and data entry, detail oriented and have the ability to work well under pressure.  Candidate should be familiar with a broad range of transactional practices.  This is a remote/in-person hybrid position.

Essential Duties will Include

  • Perform secretarial functions associated with firm administrative tasks, including processing new client/matter requests, conflict checks, client bills.
  • Word processing of drafts, revisions and final documents for client-related matters, including correspondence, memoranda, bills, timesheets and project work, as needed. This includes proofreading and redlining work for accuracy – copy, format, etc.
  • Copies, distributes, sends (electronically and/or via mail, courier or express service), files and otherwise handles completed work preferred.
  • Maintains physical and electronic files, contacts, and maintains dockets of cases for attorneys.
  • Coordinates meetings and appointments.  Handles incoming and outgoing mail and filing.  Registers attorneys for CLE and maintains applicable attorney records.
  • Performs a high volume of word processing tasks using software that includes, but is not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Kofax Power PDF, CompareDocs, CompuLaw Vision, ContactEase, and iManage Work (document management system); work may arrive in hard copy, electronic, or digital dictation formats.
  • Scan text documents and format using styles; use Innova templates and numbering styles to clean up electronically transmitted files and documents.
  • Create, edit and format Word documents following existing firm standards; use of automatic feature applications (table of contents, table of authorities, cross-referencing, automatic numbering and headings via styles, etc.).
  • Create, edit and format Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Assist legal assistants with docketing legal deadlines using CompuLaw Vision.
  • Software maintenance tasks as assigned working closely with Applications Analyst/Trainer.
  • Uphold firm professional document standards and consistency throughout document production.
  • Assist IT Department with testing and user input regarding new software or software adjustments/enhancements.
  • Help staff and attorneys with troubleshooting and solving document issues in person and over Zoom.

Knowledge/Experience
Should possess working knowledge of general office procedures. Prior experience supporting multiple attorneys is required.

Skills
Advanced word processing/computer skills utilizing a variety of software programs including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Kofax PowerPDF or Adobe Acrobat, and iManage or other document management system. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation. Strong phone etiquette, attention to detail and follow-through skills are required. Must be knowledgeable regarding legal filing and record-keeping practices, as relevant to the specific practice. Must be highly organized and able to successfully multi-task and meet set deadlines. Strong customer service, ability to be flexible and work effectively as part of a team is required.

Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere. Salary DOE/excellent benefits.  Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY outlining their qualifications to Marguerite Sandico, Director of Human Resources, Karr Tuttle Campbell, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA  98104 or to moc.elttutrraknull@rh.  All inquiries are confidential.

Karr Tuttle Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.


Legal Secretary - Business and Corporate

Position
Legal Secretary – Business and Corporate

Location:  Seattle, WA

Permanent / Full Time:

Basic Function
Performs full secretarial and administrative duties for business attorneys. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of legal secretary experience.  Candidate must have a great attitude, will be a team player, have a proactive work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills, will be proficient in proof-reading and data entry, detail oriented and have the ability to work well under pressure.  Candidate should be familiar with a broad range of transactional practices.  This is a remote/in-person hybrid position.

Essential Duties will Include

  • Perform secretarial functions associated with firm administrative tasks, including processing new client/matter requests, conflict checks, client bills.
  • Word processing of drafts, revisions and final documents for client-related matters, including correspondence, memoranda, bills, timesheets and project work, as needed. This includes proofreading and redlining work for accuracy – copy, format, etc.
  • Copies, distributes, sends (electronically and/or via mail, courier or express service), files and otherwise handles completed work preferred.
  • Coordinates and registers attorneys for CLE and maintains applicable attorney records.
  • Maintains physical and electronic files, contacts, and maintains dockets of cases for attorneys.
  • Coordinates meetings and appointments.
  • Handles incoming and outgoing mail and filing.
  • Other assigned tasks.

Knowledge/Experience
Should possess working knowledge of general office procedures.  Ideally, the candidate would have familiarity with legal terminology. Prior experience supporting multiple attorneys is required.

Skills
Computer skills utilizing a variety of software programs including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation. Strong phone etiquette, attention to detail and follow-through skills are required. Must be knowledgeable regarding legal filing and record-keeping practices, as relevant to the specific practice. Must be highly organized and able to successfully multi-task and meet set deadlines. Strong customer service, ability to be flexible and work effectively as part of a team is required.

Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere. Salary DOE/excellent benefits.  Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY outlining their qualifications to Marguerite Sandico, Director of Human Resources, Karr Tuttle Campbell, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA  98104 or to moc.elttutrraknull@rh.  All inquiries are confidential.

Karr Tuttle Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.


Litigation / Bankruptcy Hybrid Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Position
Litigation/Bankruptcy Hybrid Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Location:  Seattle, WA

Full Time

Basic Function
Performs full paralegal duties and must be capable of managing and prioritizing a heavy caseload.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience.  Candidate must have a great attitude, will be a team player, have a proactive work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills, will be proficient in proof-reading and data entry, detail oriented and have the ability to work well under pressure.  Candidate should be familiar with a broad range of litigation/bankruptcy practices including general and local rules.  Receivership experience is a plus.

Essential Duties will Include

  • Provide support to a team of attorneys by updating calendars, scheduling appointments and docketing case events/deadlines
  • Draft, proofread, finalize and file pleadings and other Court filings
  • Prepare documents and exhibits for mediations and court hearings/trials
  • Assist with all stages of discovery including preparation of written discovery requests and responses, document collection, reviewing and summarizing documents, managing document databases, preparing privilege logs, and coordinating with vendors
  • Conduct legal and factual research. Analyze, summarize and compile timelines and reports regarding findings
  • Perform daily case management tasks, such as maintaining general contact with clients, verifying case deadlines and organizing key case materials
  • Prepare chronologies of medical records, Prioritize, review, organize and summarize a high volume of medical records
  • Communicate directly with clients, attorneys, court personnel, experts and other legal professionals
  • Prepare authorizations and stipulations for record retrieval
  • Manage deadlines to ensure efficient case development
  • Conduct medical, jury verdict and expert witness research
  • Provide case status updates to the team on a regular basis
  • Assist with trial preparation and deposition prep as needed
  • Electronic filing of documents with bankruptcy court
  • Prepare template bankruptcy and adversary proceeding pleadings, including notices of appearance, requests for special notice, proofs of claim, declarations, orders, and certificates of service.
  • Timekeeping and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Experience Strong knowledge of the court procedures, discovery process, Ability to work collaboratively and/or independently, while being proactive in prioritizing multiple projects to meet deadlines. Must be knowledgeable regarding legal filing and record-keeping practices, as relevant to the specific practice. Experience with trial preparation and with electronically filing court documents. Knowledge of local and state rules.

Skills Advanced word processing/computer skills utilizing a variety of software programs including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Adobe, Fileshare and electronic database document management systems. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation. attention to detail and follow-through skills, should also be highly organized and able to successfully multi-task and meet set deadlines. Strong customer service, ability to be flexible and work effectively as part of a team is required.

Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere. Salary DOE/excellent benefits.  Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY outlining their qualifications to Marguerite Sandico, Director of Human Resources, Karr Tuttle Campbell, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA  98104 or to moc.elttutrraknull@rh.  All inquiries are confidential.

Karr Tuttle Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.


2023 Summer Associate

We have met our needs for our 2022 Summer Associate Program. If you are interested in our 2023 program, we will be accepting applications as early as May 2022. We will consider law students who will have completed two years of law school by the summer of 2022; and applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishment and writing skills, have the ability to get along with a diverse group of attorneys, pride themselves in their own personal achievements, and have been and wish to be involved in the community. If you are interested in a summer associate position, please submit your letter of interest, resume, transcript, and a short writing sample to the address below. PDF FORMAT ONLY.

Heather Hattrup
Summer Associate Coordinator
Karr Tuttle Campbell
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98104
moc.elttutrraknull@purttahh

Karr Tuttle Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

 

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