Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

3 Star Rating     1 review

Main Office:
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400 | Seattle | WA | 98101-3034
Phone: 206-464-4224  | Fax: 206-583-0359 

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Year of establishment 1897 Number of partners 46
Number of offices 1 Partner to associate ratio 3.70
Biggest office Seattle Percentage of women attorneys 18.60
Number of attorneys 41
Number of associates 7
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Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC Reviews

- Reviewed on August 04, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The firm should adapt to changing times and give greater consideration to different lifestyle options chosen by its staff. The firm should also improve diversity ratings.

Pros: The firm has plenty of work and plenty of clients to keep it busy. There is always enough work to sustain employment.

Cons: The management is not a great fit for everyone. Some think the management's approach harsher than it should be.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Weve been around for over 118 years and have learned a few things. Like the importance of people—the people we work with and the people we work for. At Ryan Swanson, we value the relationships we’ve built and believe they are the cornerstone of everything we do. We work hard to maintain these relationships by listening and providing responsive and efficient legal services that help clients achieve their goals, large and small.

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Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC Awards and Recognitions

Ryan Swanson Named Top Ranked Law Firm

Ryan Swanson Wins AWB's Better Workplace Award for Innovative Compensation & Benefits

Ryan Swanson Wins AWB's Community Service Award for Helping People in Need

Ryan Swanson's Immigration Group Ranked Among Top Firms in Washington State by Chambers & Partners

Ryan Swanson Named One of Washington's Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal

Ryan Swanson Receives PSALA Community Service Achievement Award


The people at Ryan Swanson come from diverse cultural, social, ethnic, religious and racial backgrounds. It's important we reflect the diversity of the community around us.

Our Professional Recruiting Committee hires, develops, retains and promotes diverse talent. Over the past five years, 44 percent of our summer associates were women and 13 percent were minorities.

Summer associate program

Our summer associate program gives students an idea of what it is like to be an associate and, eventually, a member of the firm. We know life at Ryan Swanson is unique. Excerpts from our firm credo share how we practice law:

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