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Legal Professionals

Legal professionals play a critical role in making Schwabe a top-rated Pacific Northwest law firm and a ‎great place to work. We seek highly motivated team players who are committed to providing superior ‎client service. From paralegals to legal assistants and project managers to office assistants and file ‎clerks, your talent and knowledge will be respected and rewarded at Schwabe. ‎

Current Openings


Staff Positions


Real Estate & Land Use Legal Secretary/Assistant - Portland

The Firm is seeking a full-time Legal Secretary/Assistant for our Portland office in the Real Estate & ‎Land Use Practice Group.

The successful candidate will have an ownership mentality of their work product and partnership with ‎timekeepers, high client service acumen, and enjoy working in a team environment. Strong computer ‎research skills, a high level of organization and accuracy, an attention to detail, and some litigation ‎experience preferred.

Additional skills include:
‎- Ability to meet deadlines and turn work around quickly

‎- Strong professional oral and written communication

‎- Experience with scheduling meetings, tracking calendars and arranging travel for 3+ timekeepers

‎- General administrative responsibilities including, expense reports, time entry and typing ‎correspondence

Preferred Computer Skills:
‎- Microsoft office suite, including Work, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
‎- Interaction
‎- Elite
‎- FileSite
‎- Intapp
‎- Metastorm

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including medical, ‎dental, life, LTD, 401(k)/profit sharing retirement, profit sharing bonus, tuition reimbursement, EAP, ‎and transit subsidy.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Melissa ‎Tofell, Legal Support Services Manager at ‎staffhiring@schwabe.com.   ‎‎ 


Probate and Trust Administration Paralegal - Portland

The firm has an opening in its Portland office for a Probate and Trust Administration ‎Paralegal. Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate required. An appropriate combination of ‎work experience and education will be considered. The successful candidate will have strong ‎organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. The successful ‎candidate will work well under pressure in a team-oriented environment, with an emphasis on ‎client service.

The qualified applicant will have a minimum of 5 years of experience with Oregon ‎probates, estate tax returns, guardianships, conservatorships and trust administration. Familiarity ‎with Washington probate law, gift and inheritance tax returns and estate planning is a plus. ‎

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary ‎requirements to Melissa Tofell, Legal Support Services Manager at staffhiring@schwabe.com.   ‎‎ 


Experienced Intellectual Property Paralegal - Portland

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is seeking a full-time experienced Paralegal in the Intellectual Property practice group in ‎the Portland ‎Office. Required skills include 3+ years of current IP paralegal experience, ‎excellent ‎organizational abilities, communication skills and attention to detail. Experience with ‎US patent ‎prosecution required. Foreign patent prosecution preferred and Trademark experience ‎a plus.

College ‎degree or Paralegal Certificate required. Any satisfactory combination of ‎experience and education will ‎be considered. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

‎Interested and qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the Legal Support Services ‎Manager at: ‎staffhiring@schwabe.com ‎ 


Litigation Legal Secretary/Assistant - Seattle

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is seeking a full-time Litigation Legal Secretary/Assistant for its Seattle office. 

The successful candidate will have an ownership mentality of their work product and ‎partnership ‎with timekeepers, high client service acumen, and enjoy working in a team ‎environment. ‎‎Strong computer research skills, a high level of organization and accuracy, and an ‎attention to detail are ‎also essential. ‎

Additional skills include:‎

‎*‎ Ability to meet deadlines and turn work around quickly ‎
‎*‎ Strong professional oral and written communication ‎
‎*‎ Experience with scheduling meetings, tracking calendars and arranging travel for ‎3+
   timekeepers‎
‎*‎ General administrative responsibilities including, expense reports, time entry and ‎typing
   correspondence

Preferred Computer Skills:‎

‎*‎ Microsoft office suite, including Work, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
‎*‎ Interaction
‎*‎ Filesite
‎*‎ Metastorm
*‎ Elite
*‎ Carpe Diem

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits ‎including medical, dental, ‎life, LTD, 401(k)/profit sharing retirement, profit sharing bonus, ‎tuition reimbursement, EAP, and transit ‎subsidy.‎


Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: ‎staffhiring@schwabe.com ‎ 


Contact Us


Katje Chiller
Chief Talent Officer
kchiller@schwabe.com
Direct: 503-796-2467‎