At Skellenger Bender, we embrace and celebrate differences and are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to teammates at all levels without regard to: race; color; nationality; ethnic origin; creed; caste; citizenship or immigration status; age; genetic information; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; marital or family status (including pregnancy); physical, mental, or sensory disabilities; use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability; religion; political ideology; veteran or military status; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.

If there is no position posted on this page we are not currently hiring.  However, you can still send your letter of interest and resume if you are interested in joining our team and we will keep it on file for consideration if an appropriate position becomes available:

Available Roles

  • Skellenger Bender invites candidates with at least 2 years of recent Washington family law litigation experience to join our esteemed team.  We are an established, socially minded, mid-size law firm offering clients clear strategies and effective advocacy in a variety of practice areas including family law, appeals, civil rights, government investigations and criminal defense, and alternative dispute resolution. We offer employees a respectful work environment, good work-life balance, and ample opportunities for career growth and advancement.

    Ideal candidates possess a passion for advocacy, superb legal writing and litigation skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work both independently and as a contributing team member. Significant experience working with contested parenting matters, complex marital and non-marital estates, and high-net-worth clients is preferred. A J.D. from an accredited law school, an active Washington state Bar license, at least 2 years of recent Washington family law litigation experience, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat are required.

    This is a full-time exempt position with an annual base salary of $115,000 to $160,000 D.O.E., plus annual discretionary and metric based bonus opportunities. Our generous benefits package includes paid time off; holiday pay; payment of CLE and Bar dues; cell phone stipend; fully subsidized transit via ORCA card or paid parking; 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, AD&D, long term disability and life insurance for employees; optional subsidized long-term care insurance; and 401k plan participation once eligibility requirements are satisfied.

    This is an in-person or up to 50% hybrid (after the first 60 days) position in our busy, collegial downtown Seattle law firm.

    Apply for this exciting opportunity by submitting a cover letter, resume, references to Office Manager Johnna Hall at