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Assistant City Attorney | Constitutional and Complex Litigation | Civil Division

Seattle City Attorney's Office

With more than 200 attorneys and professional staff, the Seattle City Attorney’s Office is one of the largest law offices in Seattle and is the third largest public law office in the state. Our office is committed to making Seattle a safe, healthy, empowered and thriving community for everyone. We strive to address historical injustices within the court system with self-examination and to pursue justice in Seattle with integrity, creativity, and fairness. We believe working transparently, innovatively, and in collaboration with our partners in the community is necessary to achieve outcomes that promote equity, accountability, and healing.


The Constitutional and Complex Litigation Group of the Seattle City Attorney's Office is seeking attorneys to join in representing the City on some of its most challenging and high-profile matters.


As a Constitutional and Complex Litigation Attorney, you will defend lawsuits against the City of Seattle and bring affirmative litigation in practice areas including constitutional, charter, regulatory, ethics, public records, and municipal and local government powers. Additionally, you will be involved in litigation involving the Seattle Police Department defending § 1983 cases alleging violations of constitutional rights and representing the City in inquest trial proceedings.


Constitutional and Complex Litigation Group matters often garner significant attention from elected officials and media representatives. Attorneys often handle a varied caseload with practice extensively in both state and federal court with ample opportunity for trial and courtroom experience in matters of significant public interest.


Besides the opportunity to join a team dedicated to public service, the City Attorney's Office offers a generous benefit program which includes paid parental and family leave, low-cost health benefits, and the opportunity to participate in a defined retirement program.

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