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Business Associate

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.

Construction Associate Attorney

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.


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.


Carney Badley Spellman is a mid-size, full-service law firm in downtown Seattle.  Our clients are professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, closely-held or family businesses, Fortune 500 companies and global industry leaders. We are committed to exceptional client service and professional excellence and believe everyone on the team plays an integral part in client satisfaction.

Carney Badley Spellman values and fosters an environment that encompasses a culture of 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 has received awards for being one of the “Best Places to Work in Washington State.”

We are seeking applicants for a full-time litigation paralegal with a minimum of 10 years of experience. The paralegal will work for multiple attorneys.  Responsibilities include:

  • computer litigation support including, all aspects of e-discovery (determine which software meets case needs, develop case-specific databases, work with outside vendors, conduct auto searches, maintain information retrieval systems)
  • creating, maintaining and updating databases with witness information and document productions
  • reviewing, organizing and indexing documents produced, maintaining privilege logs
  • preparing declarations, notices, and discovery requests
  • reviewing and assembling documents to be used at depositions
  • answering interrogatories, preparing witness lists
  • reviewing briefs and organizing appropriate exhibits
  • preparing for and assisting with mediations, arbitrations and trials

Candidate should have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, excellent organizational and proofreading skills as well as a good understanding and experience working with e-discovery software such as Relativity, Concordance and Trial Director.


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Careers With Carney Badley Spellman

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.

Thank you


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  (100% paid for employees; 50% contribution for dependents)
  • Dental (100% paid for employees; 50% contribution for dependents)
  • Life & Disability (100% paid for employees)
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Retirement:  401k, Safe Harbor, Profit Sharing
  • Transportation and cell phone subsidies
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Assistance Program

Philanthropic work that supports our local community is important to the firm.  So any time that we can mix fun with philanthropy, the firm goes “all in.”  As you can see here, I went all in multiple times and ultimately captured all of the chips for the night at Jay Terry’s Annual Charity Poker Tournament.

Rory Cosgrove

“Working at Carney means family. You’re never left out and always cared for. ”

Shawn Bei

Cooking Classes at Tom Douglas’ Hot Stove Society

“We have such a large range of practice areas; it never gets boring around here. There is always something interesting going on either with the appellate team, supporting cool new startups in the business department or learning about policy down in Olympia. It feels great to work for a company that continues to invest in its employees. Plus, we have a lot of fun in between, like taking cooking classes!”

Kim Caufman

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 2022, 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.


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.


To learn more and sign up for LEAD visit their website HERE.

Carney Badley Spellman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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