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Associate Attorney - Environmental (Junior/Mid-level)

Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
Seattle, Washington, United States
$165,000 - $195,000 USD yearly

Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. (HCMP) is a Seattle-based law firm comprised of nearly 50 attorneys whose core practices focus on representing and advising Pacific Northwest companies. We have earned a reputation as a leading law firm, with consistent recognition for our work by distinguished industry lists and awards, and annual ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers as a β€œBest Law Firm.” With the recent addition of the boutique environmental firm Joyce Ziker Partners, PLLC (JZP), HCMP has expanded its team to provide a full range of environmental legal services with a best-in-class firm. 

The addition of JZP has created a unique opportunity to work with some of the most respected and experienced environmental attorneys in the Pacific Northwest. 

We are seeking an environmental attorney with 3-6 years of experience to join and help grow our thriving and expanding environmental practice. 


The anticipated work covers a broad range of upland and aquatic cleanups, redevelopment and construction projects, purchase and sale of contaminated and brownfield properties, natural resource damage claims, and complex cost allocation. Clients include large national corporations and small local companies, public entities, as well as individuals. 

The ideal candidate must have a depth of experience working on sophisticated transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters involving contaminated properties and the application of the Washington Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Experience with, or demonstrable interest in, real estate transactions and development involving contaminated property, environmental insurance claims, cost recovery litigation, and allocation of environmental liabilities, along with a willingness to take on a diverse range of fast-paced environmental matters, are necessary components of this role.

Compensation, Hybrid Work & Other Benefits

The estimated salary range for this role is $165,000-$195,000 with bonus-earning potential, and is based on the desired experience range at the time of this posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon various factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications. 

This position is eligible for hybrid work. Our current policy strongly encourages employees to work in the office a minimum of one day per week. 

We also offer several market-leading benefits and perks, including fully subsidized medical and dental premiums, a generous 401(k) profit sharing program, commuter expense assistance, a sabbatical program, and paid parental leave, among others. Please visit our associate careers page for more information.

Application Process

Please click the Apply button above or below. Please upload a resume and a cover letter with your application. 

Our firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, military service obligations, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Reasonable Accommodation Requests

Applicants with disabilities may contact HCMP Human Resources by telephone, fax, e-mail, mail or other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Human Resources at 206-623-1745 (main), 206-623-7789 (fax), or hr@hcmp.com. 

Salary Description
$165,000-$195,000 per year