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Corporate Attorney Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$160,466 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Corporate Attorney is $160,466 a year and $77 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Corporate Attorney is between $110,680 and $200,139. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Corporate Attorney. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • Advises, consults, litigates and performs trial work, and carries out the legal processes necessary to effect the rights, privileges, and obligations of the organization.
  • Studies Constitution, statues, decisions, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Gathers evidence and information for management decision making.
  • Prepares and reviews various legal instruments and documents, such as contracts, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, etc.
  • Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  • Examines material, such as advertisements, publications, etc., for legal implications, advising officials of proposed legislation that might affect the organization.
  • Applies for copyrights or registration of the organization's products, processes, devices, and trademarks, advising whether to initiate or defend law suits.
  • Conducts pretrial preparations and defends the organization in lawsuits.
  • Advises officials on tax matters, government regulations, and/or legal rights.
  • Represents the company before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of the government.
  • Requires completion of law school with an LLB degree or JD degree and admission to the bar.
Corporate Attorney Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Lawyers

Job family population: 628,370

Estimated population of Corporate Attorney jobs: 44,947

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Corporate Attorney Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney
May 23
Seattle, WA, USA
KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND) PRO BONO COORDINATING ATTORNEY, MICROSOFT FELLOW SEATTLE, WA May ... corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country. KIND's social ...
Corporate and Securities Associate Attorney
Jun 7
Seattle, WA, USA
Emerald Search Partners is seeking a Corporate and Securities Associate to join a cutting edge Seattle law firm. (#1952) This top tier Emerging Companies practice group focuses exclusively on next ...
Staff Attorney
May 9
Seattle, WA, USA
KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND) STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION Seattle, Washington May 2019 About KIND Kids ... corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country. KIND's social ...
More ATTORNEYS Needed for Document Review, Possible $500 Bonus
Jun 11
Seattle, WA, USA
Bridgeline Solutions
Major International Corp seeks many more attorneys for a 3 to 4 month ONSITE document review project in SEATTLE. New team will start asap, as early as tomorrow. Rate is $31 per hour and POSSIBLE $500 ...
ATTORNEYS Sought for Document Review Project, No Exp, 3-4 Mos
Jun 3
Seattle, WA, USA
Bridgeline Solutions
Major Int'l Corp seeks many attorneys for an on-site project starting this Mon, 6/10/19, and expected to last between 3 and 4 months. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY but must be licensed in ANY State.
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