Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

4 Star Rating     3 reviews

Main Office:

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200 | Seattle | WA | 98101

Phone: 206-622-3150 | Fax: 206-757-7700

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Year of establishment 1945 Number of partners 276
Number of offices 8 Partner to associate ratio 1.40
Biggest office Seattle Percentage of women attorneys 38.20
Number of attorneys 521 Percentage of minority attorneys 16.70
Number of associates 194 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 4.20
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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on June 05, 2019

Advice to law firm management: Let more staff members work remotely on occasion. Continue innovative approach.

Pros: Innovative firm that focuses on diversity & inclusion. Good opportunities for advancement and professional development. Brilliant people who are also very down to earth. Although I'm on the staff side of things, I feel like a valued part of the team and that my voice is heard.

Cons: Sometimes departments don't communicate with other departments, not a big issue but just an area of improvement.

Partners to Avoid and Why: I haven't had any issues with partners here. N/A

Favorite Things About this Firm: Innovation, flexibility, the people, and work/life balance. Also, the Seattle office has an awesome rooftop.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Managers should make sure that some important long term goals are kept to keep things from falling apart too much.

Pros: Everyone here tries to help people make more money each quarter and takes each day one at a time to keep themselves from getting stressed.

Cons: The short sighted thinking does tend to cause problems sometimes for short term gains that could have easily be fixed otherwise.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee


The answer will be different for every client and every matter and will change with your business circumstances. You may need a merger completed under extraordinary time constraints. You may want an employment issue resolved before it generates publicity. You may want to pursue an IP infringement claim as aggressively as possible or achieve a restructuring that creatively maximizes tax advantages. Our lawyers work with you to determine the goals that best support your strategic business objectives. Then we deploy the leanest, most effective team possible to achieve that outcome.

Practice Areas

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Advertising
  • Marketing & Promotions
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Business Transactions
  • China
  • Communications Regulatory
  • Communications
  • Media
  • Ip & Technology
  • Employment
  • Labor & Benefits
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Financial Services
  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Restaurants & Hotels
  • Government Relations & Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Media & First Amendment
  • Payment Systems
  • Privacy & Security
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Technology
  • Trusts & Estates

Hiring Criteria

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

An applicant's academic, work-related and personal achievements, as well as excellent character are of the utmost importance.

Pro bono

All citizens deserve a voice and representation. And all lawyers have an obligation to assist people and organizations that otherwise would have no access to the justice system.

We have embraced the American Bar Association's challenge to law firms to commit three percent of their total firmwide billable hours to pro bono work, and we encourage our attorneys to contribute a significant percentage of their hours to pro bono work each year. In 2013 our attorneys and paralegals devoted over 20,000 hours on such projects.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Awards and Recognitions

"A Conversation With Jeff Glasser, Winner of DWT's 2013 Heart of Justice Award," Davis Wright Tremaine Pro Bono Report

"A Conversation With Kathleen Cullinan: Winner of DWT's 2014 Heart of Justice Award," Davis Wright Tremaine Pro Bono Report

U.S. News and Best Lawyers Award Davis Wright Tremaine LLP a National First-Tier Ranking in 13 Practice Areas

George Mardikes of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From The Association for Governmental Leasing and Finance.


Partner Laura Handman received the 2007 International PEN First Amendment award from PEN USA.

Media Practice Group at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Honored With 2013 'Award For Excellence' From Chambers USA


At Davis Wright Tremaine we seek to build and sustain a culture of inclusion and respect. This is not only the right thing to do; it is also good for business. By paying attention to our firm's core values of collegiality, mutual respect, teamwork and commitment to service, we strengthen our commitment to ourselves and each other. This allows us to continue to attract and retain the best and the brightest talent across a spectrum of diverse backgrounds and interests. It makes this firm a better place to work and help us better serve our clients.

Summer associate program

Our Summer Associate Program is an integral part of our hiring process and the primary source for identifying qualified candidates for First Year Associate positions.

Summer Associates gain an accurate picture of what it means to be a lawyer at Davis Wright Tremaine and have substantive legal opportunities, such as:

Participating in client conferences, trials, depositions and hearings

Preparing pleadings, contracts, memoranda and other legal documents

Owning in-house projects, such as articles and updates on the law

Conducting legal research

Working directly with partners

Helping with pro bono work


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