Talent Mandatory. Suit Optional.
Interested In Legal Mastery, Autonomy and Purpose?
See Where You Can Shine
You Have The Talent
we will help you develop the skills.
You’re smart, hardworking and creative. Within our halls are some of the best trial lawyers in the Pacific Northwest. We will show you how to become a master of the courtroom and the boardroom. At Smith Freed Eberhard you will not have to wait 8 to 10 years to do interesting work. Your out front and learning the art of the litigation on day 1.

YOU WILL MEET CLIENTS TO GIVE THEM ADVICE

not to sit and listen

YOU WILL GO TO COURT TO ARGUE

not to carry someone’s bags

YOU WILL ATTEND DEPOSITIONS TO EXAMINE WITNESSES

not to take notes

YOU WILL COMPETE WITH YOUR ADVERSARIES

not other lawyers at the firm

Deep Relationships
and Friendships
Bring your whole self to work. Partners and Associates build friendships outside the traditional boundaries of work. We believe that we better serve our purpose and principles by creating engaging opportunities for our attorneys to grow as attorneys and individuals. We are known for firm events, such as the our annual associate retreat, fun February, SFE growth academy and attorney happy hour’s, just to name a few. These events help break down the conventional barriers and hierarchies that characterize many law firms.

Trial Lawyers

Not bag carriers.

We Will Train You

Really…

We Celebrate Our Wins

And learn from our losses

We Respect

Each other. All the time. No exceptions.

Hard Work Beats Talent
When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard
THE ART OF TRIAL WORK

Our emphasis is on quality, not quantity. We do not believe in overworking a matter in order to bill hours – we focus on resolution . This means many of our associates get to handle depositions, client meetings, alternative dispute resolution and trial work and our clients receive the benefit of a deeply knowledgeable team and efficient defense.

INTERESTING AND CHALLENGING WORK

Companies hire us to do their most important and challenging cases. As a result, we do some of the most interesting work around.

WE VALUE TALENT NOT SENIORITY

We are a meritocracy. You are not judged by anything other than the quality of your work and content of your character.

THERE IS NO 1st YEAR ASSOCIATE WORK — THERE IS ONLY WORK

If you demonstrate you are capable of doing the work that a fifth year lawyer would do at another firm your first year, you will do it.Our goal is to provide every associate the opportunity to master the skills needed to excel in the courtroom and the board room. Some of the best trial lawyers in the country will show you how to become a master of the courtroom.

Black Belt
Trial Advocacy Training
The firm offers a unique and exciting trial advocacy training program taught by the best trial advocacy instructors in the Pacific Northwest—our own partners. Many firm partners are the leading trial lawyers in the Pacific Northwest. Others are recognized as National Institute of Trial Advocacy (“NITA”) lawyers, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. You will be taught how to create a winning theme, a compelling opening statement, the insight on how to win at voire dire and how to conclude your legal mastery with a closing statement that brings it all together.
Interested?
We’re hiring.

We’re always searching for amazing people to join our team. Take a look at our current openings.

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