Be in your happy place

Schwabe is one of the top law firms serving the needs of businesses in the Pacific Northwest, providing a broad range of transactional and litigation services to leading companies.

The Schwabe Way

Our values help us attract clients and talented colleagues today, yet they are also why
our firm has been together for 130 years. We’re stewards of these values. We live by
them. We own them. We carry them forward. Our values are generosity, taking great
care of people, giving back to our communities, working and playing hard, empathy,
and rewarding performance.

The shared values we prize take shape in action. Values are the Schwabe version of the timeless golden rule—treating people how we wish to be treated.

The actions we live and stand by are:

  • being collaborative
  • finding joy in what we do and how we do it
  • welcoming diversity in thought, action, and perspectives
  • kicking a** consistently
  • holding high standards

One of the things we all value is becoming better and better; here’s how we accomplish that:

  • be bold
  • be strategic
  • be healthy
  • be industrious

Representing Schwabe means we wear these shared values on our sleeves with pride, honor, heartfelt action, and the kind of hustle that got us here in the first place. This is the Schwabe way.

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. 

Important Note to Legal Search Consultants & Third-Party Job Posting Boards: While we sometimes receive submissions of candidates from third-party legal search firms, our posting of open positions on our website does not authorize search firms or other third parties to directly solicit candidates on the firm’s behalf. Candidates shall be referred only with prior authorization from the firm’s Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration for attorney positions. If you have any questions concerning our placement policies or wish to discuss a potential working relationship with the firm, please contact

What our attorneys say

“Schwabe is a special place — I cannot even begin to tell you how much my practice and satisfaction with my work improved when I joined the firm. I’ve formed wonderful relationships in just over a year that took years to form elsewhere. The talent team was amazing, supportive, and encouraging throughout my recruiting and onboarding process. The overall support I’ve received at Schwabe has been truly exceptional.”

Tim Nicholson, Joined Schwabe as a Shareholder in 2022

Schwabe comprises over 400 people from diverse backgrounds, giving back to their communities and doing great legal work for amazing clients.

Improving access to justice and providing legal services to underserved and disadvantaged is woven into our firm’s ongoing plans and operations.