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Working at Carney Badley Spellman

Carney Badley Spellman is a leading law firm in Seattle Washington, listed in the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Washington state.  We continuously search 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. 

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We pay 100% of the premium for our employees and 50% for dependents. Our employees have two health plans to choose from, each associated with a Health Care Savings Account. Preventative care is paid at 100%.

Paid Family Leave

Paid Family Leave is a benefit that allows our employees to receive compensation when taking care of themselves or a family member for a serious illness, welcomed newborn, adoption, and much more.


We pay 100% of the premium for our employees and 50% for dependents. Preventative care is paid at 100% and does not apply toward maximum benefits.


We pay 100% of the premium for our employees. The package also includes Travel Assistance Resources and an Employee Assistance Program.

Continuing Education

Carney is dedicated to providing a learning environment for its employees. We offer continual in-house, online and outside trainings (technical and professional education) so each may advance their growth and career.

Employee Assistance Program

We offer a confidential program with resources to assist employees addressing a wide range of work and personal matters important to them. Finding solutions promote the health, safety and well-being of our employees.


Carney understands financial security in retirement years is important and it takes planning and commitment to build your nest egg. Our retirement savings plan is an essential part. Carney offers a profit sharing plan contributing to your future. In addition, there is a 401k that allows you to contribute the maximum amount allowed. Together you can grow your future savings.


Carney offers a monthly subsidy to all employees to be used for their choice of transportation – metro system, ferry, train, taxi, Uber, auto parking, bike parking, etc.

Referral Programs

Our employees are the face of Carney and often know through their networking who would be great quality additions to the Carney family. We offer a bonus program to encourage our employees to refer these candidates.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Deborah Dillard, Director of Human Resources,

Carney Badley Spellman seeks a construction associate attorney with 2-3 years of experience with an emphasis on construction disputes involving lien and bond claims, as well as claims associated with schedule delay and scope changes.  Experience should include legal research, writing, and analysis; motion practice; drafting written discovery and general experience with the e-discovery process; and review and analysis of construction contracts.  Additional experience preferred by not required includes taking and defending depositions, as well as arbitration and/or trial. Other credentials include top academic record, demonstration of quality communication skills, ability to work on a team while being self-motivated, and a passion for excellent client service. Salary range $135,000-$145,000.  

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