Foster Pepper PLLC

Foster Pepper PLLC

4 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

1111 3rd Ave #3400 | Seattle | WA | 98101

Phone: 206-447-4400 |

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Year of establishment 1904 Number of partners 72
Number of offices 2 Partner to associate ratio 2.40
Biggest office Seattle Percentage of women attorneys 21.10
Number of attorneys 110 Percentage of minority attorneys 12.50
Number of associates 30 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.70
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Foster Pepper PLLC Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Great for the person that wants to get away from large New York type law and move to a more hip and smaller city. Also great for anyone into tech companies and issues.

Pros: They have a large practice but it is really focused around business and commercial clients. It is a great place to break into the tech market since many of the local companies in the area are tech ones. They are really focused on that and you will meet many of those types of clients. Also with the location there is a lot of port and maritime law.

Cons: It is a very large firm and it is very Seattle centric, which can be a good thing but also can be very limiting. It is not a place to be if you desire to work in New York or Washington D.C. It also can be hard to move up.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


For more than a century, Foster Pepper has been an integral part of the growth of the Pacific Northwest community. With more than 130 attorneys located in Seattle and Spokane, Washington, we have the deep industry knowledge, commitment to client service and a collaborative environment that allow us to provide the best legal and business solutions for our clients. Our clients include closely held businesses, publicly traded companies, municipalities, government agencies, entrepreneurs, philanthropic organizations and individuals throughout the region, as well as nationally and internationally.

Practice Areas

Foster Pepper PLLC practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Airports
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Constitutional Law & Statutory Rights
  • Construction
  • Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Emergency Injunction Team
  • Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Employment & Labor
  • Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Financial Institutions
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International
  • Investment Management
  • Land Use Planning & Zoning
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Media Entertainment & Games
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Municipal Government
  • Native American
  • Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Patent Office Litigation
  • Ports
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Right Of Way
  • School Districts
  • Senior & Affordable Housing
  • Sports Law
  • Tax
  • Transportation
  • Water Quality
  • Water Rights
  • White Collar Defense & Government Investigations
  • Wine Beer & Spirits
  • Yachts Ships & Submersibles

Hiring Criteria

Foster Pepper PLLC follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We seek applicants who demonstrate consistent, high academic achievement. We also value demonstrated excellence in other pursuits, good judgment, character, energy, and a sense of humor.

Pro bono

The firm has adopted the Washington State Bar Association's definition of pro bono service, which is found in RPC 6.1, and reads in part: Providing legal services without fee or expectation of fee to persons of limited means, or to charitable, religious, civil, community, governmental and educational organizations in matters which are designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited means For purposes of the firm's policy, community service is distinguished from pro bono legal services where


In an effort to further Foster Pepper's commitment to diversity, we have established the 1L Diversity Fellowship, which provides the summer associate recipient(s) with paid positions in our Seattle office, plus a $7,500 academic scholarship to be applied to law school tuition.

Summer associate program

In 2010, Foster Pepper PLLC had a class of 4 summer associates. The firm did not report how much it pays summer associates.

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