Lane Powell PC

Lane Powell PC

4 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4200 | Seattle | WA | 98101

Phone: 206-223-7000 | Fax: 206-223-7107

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Year of establishment 1889 Number of partners 106
Number of offices 10 Partner to associate ratio 2.50
Biggest office Seattle Percentage of women attorneys 33.90
Number of attorneys 165 Percentage of minority attorneys 11.50
Number of associates 42 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 4.80
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Lane Powell PC Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: If this firm were to beef up the salary and add a few perks this might suddenly become the best firm in the region.

Pros: The people and work environment at this firm are both very good. Everyone is pretty laid back and easy to get along with, and the support staff is incredibly good at what they do.

Cons: The salary and benefits are rather low compared to what other firms in this area are offering. The work environment helps to make up for this pitfall, however.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


A multi-specialty law firm, Lane Powell has helped emerging and established businesses navigate the Pacific Northwest and beyond for more than 140 years. Respected clients — from individuals to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies — turn to us for trusted legal counsel. In fact, Fortune 500 companies including Home Depot, Nike, Tesoro, Eli Lilly, Wells Fargo, Aetna and Nordstrom have named Lane Powell as one of the prestigious "Go-To Law Firms of Top U.S. Companies®" by Corporate Counsel magazine. The Firm has also been named “Washington Firm of the Year” and "Oregon Firm of the Year" by Benchmark Litigation, a litigation-focused legal guide that evaluates leading law firms and attorneys. In addition, Lane Powell has been described as “an excellent, full-service firm with bright people and lots of depth” by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Furthermore, Lane Powell was recently named one of "Washington's Best Workplaces” by Puget Sound Business Journal and one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon” by Oregon Business magazine.

Practice Areas

Lane Powell PC practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Business
  • Litigation

Hiring Criteria

Lane Powell PC follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We seek well rounded individuals with high academic credentials and a strong commitment to the Pacific Northwest and its communities. We look for confidence, integrity and an entrepreneurial instinct.

Pro bono

Lane Powell believes the integrity of the legal system depends on equal access to justice. In 2014, we donated nearly $5 million worth of pro bono hours to disadvantaged individuals and organizations that cannot afford legal counsel.

Lane Powell fully endorses the pro bono policies of the American Bar Association, Oregon State Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association and the Multnomah Bar Association. The Firm encourages its attorneys to devote time to pro bono activities and provides billable hour credit for up to 100 hours of pro bono work.

Attorneys provide the same level of skill and attention to pro bono matters that they would to any other client. In a July 2007 letter, Bas Vanderzalm, President of Medical Teams International, wrote a letter thanking Lane Powell for its pro bono service.

Notable cases

  • Fenner & Smith, Inc., supra, 337 F. Supp. 107 (ND Ala. 1971). 2. Notable Cases. Unity House, Inc. v. North Pacific Investment, Inc., 918 F. Supp. 1384 (D. Haw.

Lane Powell PC Awards and Recognitions

Benchmark Litigation: Lane Powell has been named


At Lane Powell, we know diversity matters. We strive to reflect our commitment to diversity in our hiring and promotion of individuals with diverse characteristics

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