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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


Estate and Trust Administration Paralegal – Seattle

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is seeking an experienced Paralegal in its Seattle office.

The position requires a minimum of five years of estate and trust administration legal experience in Washington, excellent organizational abilities, communication skills, attention to detail, and a desire and ability to take ownership over work assignments and work product in a fast-paced and busy work environment.

Desired skills:

  • Knowledge of all aspects of estate and trust administration, including preparing and filing all probate court/estate administration documents.
  • Ability to manage a matter from start to finish, independently and as part of the team.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under deadlines.
  • Experience working with clients substantially as well as communicating with other professionals and court staff.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, maintain and monitor estate and trust assets, income, and expenses.
  • Ability to facilitate asset transfers and distributions.
  • Familiarity with preparing annual and final accountings along with all supporting documents.
  • Knowledge of compiling tax information and preparing estate tax returns and gift tax returns.
  • Experience in drafting simple wills and other estate planning documents is a plus.
  • Experience working with family business entities, including filing annual reports and maintaining Minute Books is a plus.

Preferred Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook
  • EstateWorks
  • Tax preparation software

A Bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal certificate is preferred.  Any satisfactory combination of experience and education will be considered.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume ‎to Heather Kelly Stephen, Seattle Office Manager, at Recruiting@schwabe.com.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment, offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits including medical, dental, ‎life, LTD, 401(k)/profit sharing retirement, tuition reimbursement, EAP, transit ‎subsidy, and paid time off.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ‎ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status protected ‎by law.


Contact Us


Erika Hayes
HR Manager
ehayes@schwabe.com
Direct: 503-796-2995‎