Public Defense Attorney

HAWKINS & CRAWFORD, a small public defense law firm located in Federal Wy WA is looking for a dedicated public defender. Pay is $75/k per year.


We are looking for an attorney that is passionate about public defense, is eager for trial and comfortable with regular (often daily) courtroom appearances. Most court appearances are via Zoom except for trials. Must be good with client communication, be proficient in understanding and dealing with indigent clients. Must be able to properly manage and maintain a reasonable yet substantial caseload, abide by timelines and be competent with legal issue spotting, research and writing relevant to criminal law. Must have valid driver license and be licensed and in good standing with the Washington State Bar. Two (2) year of public defense or criminal defense experience preferred. Due to COVID-19 we are doing most court appearances (except trials) and client appointments via Zoom at this time, so experience with Zoom is preferred.


Please email us a letter of interest, resume, reference list and writing sample so that we may schedule a telephone or Zoom interview. Our Federal Way Office is across the street from the Federal Way Municipal Courthouse.


Hawkins & Crawford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not engage in, condone or tolerate discrimination of any kind. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter, resume, reference list via email to:

Karama H. Hawkins

Managing Partner - Hawkins & Crawford


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 per year