Seeking an Entry-Level Associate Attorney

Ziontz Chestnut is a 6-attorney law firm in Seattle with over fifty years of experience practicing Indian law for tribal clients nationwide. Our firm’s expertise in Indian law includes: defending treaty fishing, hunting and whaling rights in domestic and international venues; protecting tribal water rights and other culturally and economically important natural resources; conceiving and negotiating complex economic development transactions on behalf of tribes; litigating multi-million dollar Indian claims cases; proposing and lobbying for federal legislation; and defending tribal jurisdiction and reservation boundaries. We are proud of our longstanding history of successfully advancing tribal rights before the U.S. Supreme Court. For more than two decades the firm has developed a significant environmental law practice representing conservation organizations, and its Indian law practice often involves the intersection of federal environmental laws and tribal rights and interests in natural resources.

Ziontz Chestnut seeks an entry-level associate with a strong academic background, excellent research, writing and communication skills, and 0-3 years of experience (including judicial clerkships) to join its practice beginning in fall 2019 (and possibly earlier depending on availability). Our associates must have the skills, judgment and character to make an immediate contribution to the firm’s work in litigation, transactional and other matters. Our collegial, team-based approach to legal work provides associates with immediate experience in a wide variety of challenging legal issues. Associates practice alongside dedicated attorneys and interact regularly with our diverse clientele. Some travel may be required. Salary depends on qualifications. Please send your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and one writing sample as a single PDF file by September 30, 2018, to Hiring Attorney at or 2101 Fourth Avenue, #1230, Seattle, WA, 98121. For more information, please visit our website at