Williams Kastner

Williams Kastner

3 Star Rating     1 review

Main Office:

601 Union Street, Suite 4100 | Seattle | WA | 98101-2380

Phone: 206-628-6600 | Fax: 206-628-6611

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Year of establishment 1929 Number of partners 40
Number of offices 5 Partner to associate ratio 2.20
Biggest office Seattle Percentage of women attorneys 26.40
Number of attorneys 66 Percentage of minority attorneys 15.20
Number of associates 18 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.50
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Williams Kastner Reviews

- Reviewed on September 09, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Management needs to keep their promises and offer employees the wages they truly deserve. It's important to have good wages starting out, but raising them will give employees an incentive to work harder.

Pros: I did not mind this firm when I first began working here. The pay offers were pretty good and management assured me they offered promotions and raises after a certain point.

Cons: Unfortunately, the firm did not mention when the raises and promotions would be given out. After working at the firm for a few weeks it was evident that promotions were a rarity. Employees who had worked there for several years were still being paid the same and the place was a revolving door.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee


Williams Kastner has been serving clients in the Pacific Northwest since our Seattle office opened in 1929. With more than 60 attorneys in offices in Washington, Oregon and Alaska and affiliated offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kunming and Shenzhen we offer global capabilities and vision with a local sensibility. We are attorneys, paralegals, litigation assistants and support staff dedicated to advancing the business and personal objectives of our clients. We are focused on building bridges—combining wisdom and creativity—both in and out of the courtroom and boardroom. Our clients are a mix of local, regional, U.S. and international entities. They include industrial and commercial companies, financial institutions, private funds, government entities, educational institutions, charitable and cultural organizations, individuals, estates and trusts. We have served as national counsel for multinational Fortune 500 companies and through our strategic alliance with Duan & Duan in China, we provide seamless legal counsel throughout the world.

Practice Areas

Williams Kastner practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Litigation And Dispute Resolution
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Asbestos
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Collections
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation Management
  • Condemnation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Construction Defect
  • Crisis Management & Media Relations
  • E Discovery
  • E Document Management
  • General Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Labor & Employment
  • Liquor Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • School Law
  • Seafood Industry
  • Title Insurance
  • White Collar Defense
  • Investigations
  • Business And Real Estate Transactions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate & Legacy Planning
  • General Corporate Practice
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Land Use
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Practice
  • Regulatory And Policy
  • Environmental Law
  • Hospitality Law
  • Insurance law
  • Legislative & Government Affairs
  • Senior Living & Long Term Care
  • Transportation
  • Industries And Services
  • Alaska
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • China
  • Construction Litigation & Surety
  • Emergency Response
  • Homeowners' Associations
  • Immigration
  • Indian Law & Gaming
  • International
  • Pharmaceuticals And Medical Devices
  • Regulated Industries

Hiring Criteria

Williams Kastner follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Pro bono

Williams Kastner does not report any information regarding its pro bono activities.

Williams Kastner Awards and Recognitions

36 Williams Kastner attorneys have been named as a Rising Star or Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Williams Kastner was selected as a Go-To Law Firm for the nation's top 500 companies in the 2011 edition of American Lawyer Media

Williams Kastner was recognized with the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (PSALA)'s Achievements in Diversity Award for 2009

Williams Kastner was named the recipient of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project's 2008 Amicus Award for its commitment to pro bono representation of low-income individuals seeking political asylum


Williams Kastner has a long-standing passionate commitment to diversity. As a firm, we embrace diversity through our statement of values, our firm's policy statement, our people, our work and our support for, and participation in, community programs and projects which foster diversity.

Summer associate program

Thank you for your interest in Williams Kastner's Summer Associate program. We have completed hiring for 2016, but our program details are available below. Williams Kastner participates in on-campus interview programs at the University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law. We also interview candidates from other law schools who contact us directly and actively consider their candidacies. Williams Kastner also participates in the Northwest Minority Job Fair. We seek applicants with academic excellence, demonstrated drive and excellent work ethics.

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