Karr Tuttle Campbell
Karr Tuttle Campbell

Karr Tuttle Campbell

5 Star Rating     2 reviews

Main Office:
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300 | Seattle | WA | 98101
Phone: 206-223-1313  | Fax: 206-682-7100 

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Year of establishment 1904 Number of partners 35
Number of offices 1 Partner to associate ratio 2.50
Biggest office Seattle Percentage of women attorneys 16.70
Number of attorneys 59 Percentage of minority attorneys 10.20
Number of associates 14 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 5.10
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Karr Tuttle Campbell Reviews

- Reviewed on September 25, 2018

Advice to law firm management: Keep a closer eye on new associates to make sure they understand how to thrive. Keep thinking of new ways for associates to bond (love the firm hosted monthly outings!).

Pros: Karr Tuttle is full of really bright, hardworking lawyers. There is a human side to this firm, as well. Associates have a target of only 1,400 hours. If they reach 1,500 or more, they receive quantitative bonuses that raise their salaries significantly. If you have the time and the drive to work the same hours as your peers at bigger firms, you can bring home the big paycheck. However, if you have young kids, become ill, or for whatever reason you can't make 1,800 hours, the firm will not punish you. They care about their associates and recognize that not everyone is in a position to crank out huge hours year after year. They also have a generous maternity/paternity leave policy, great benefits and don't have the "up or out" policies that larger firms with too many associates have.

Cons: The firm can tighten up their mentoring a bit to ensure that the younger associates know how to stay busy and the older associates understand the road to partnership.

Partners to Avoid and Why: None, all of the partners are great. Some are busy and can be intimidating, but if you get to know them, you will like them.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Great culture. Really bright, accomplished lawyers who are genuinely nice people too. Great benefits. Interesting and challenging work.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I think that the firm would benefit from a reworking of their recruiting tactics. It's sad to see how many associates wash out their first year due to not having been screened correctly.

Pros: Associates are held to a high standard, and those that rise to the occasion are amply rewarded. I mean this in a concrete, monetary sense, but also in the more philosophical sense derived from the satisfaction that comes from knowing you've performed a job well.

Cons: The high expectations can work both ways. Associates who can't meet the brutal deadlines or handle the high workload are quickly shunted to the wayside.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


In 1904, when the name “Starbuck” conjured up Moby-Dick, not coffee, and William Boeing was still years from launching his first airplane, attorneys Day Karr and George Gregory formed a law partnership. As Seattle grew, so did the firm the two founded. Although much has changed since then, the firm’s mission remains the same: to provide a full range of legal services of the highest quality and integrity, at a fair price, and to put our clients’ needs first. n a collegial, collaborative atmosphere Karr Tuttle Campbell attorneys and staff serve individuals, small and large businesses including Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and nonprofit organizations. Our firm focuses on all aspects of business and finance; employment law; tax, trusts, and estate planning; and litigation. Our clients are engaged in almost every conceivable type of endeavor, and our attorneys, who are deeply experienced in a wide range of practice areas, ably serve their needs. We have a loyal client base, many of whom we have been serving for decades. For both client and attorney, it’s the relationship that matters. That means an easy flow of information in both directions. It means having an attorney who works hard to understand a client’s needs and business and who is attentive and responsive. It means having great confidence in the attorney’s ability and commitment. Knowing that one’s attorney doesn’t work alone but is part of a team who can bring depth and breadth of expertise to a client’s matter adds to that confidence. All of this describes the attorney-client relationship at Karr Tuttle Campbell.

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Before it was common practice, Karr Tuttle Campbell was devoted to diversity. Muriel Mawer, who in 1936 graduated second in her class from the University of Washington Law School, was a member of the firm for decades and is remembered as one of the first female senior partners at a major Seattle law firm.

Karr Tuttle Campbell's dedication to diversity in the legal workplace continues in such endeavors as the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program, which provides summer internship opportunities to deserving minority law students. The firm's lawyers and staff, from service center clerks to senior attorneys serving as firm officers and department and practice group chairs, reflect the cultural and ethnic spectrum of the surrounding community.

Summer associate program

In 2010, Karr Tuttle Campbell had a class of 2 summer associates. All of them were considered for offers of employment. One offer was made.

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