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CH& Careers

Employment Opportunities at CH&

Cairncross & Hempelmann (“CH&”) is a full-service law firm in Seattle that advises our diverse client base in business, land use, real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.  Our hallmark culture hinges upon respect, collegiality, and genuine care which extends to all CH& employees, as well as to our clients and their teams.

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Work with a diverse legal team in a beautiful workplace right in the heart of downtown Seattle

Over the years, CH& has made a conscious effort to hire interesting and diverse people and create an atmosphere where each individual’s unique contributions are sought and valued.

The respect with which we treat each other encourages creativity and collaboration, which lead to amazing results, both for our employees and our clients. We offer a beautiful, technologically savvy and healthy environment, knowing that we spend a lot of time here; and we do our best to maintain and enhance that environment at every opportunity.

Why join the team at Cairncross & Hempelmann?

Well, for starters, the people here are genuine. We’re here because we want to be part of an environment that allows us to have fun while we produce top-notch legal work. We strive to balance professionalism with a fun, family-style atmosphere. If you visit our offices, you’ll notice that we don’t put names on office doors, and we don’t do that for a reason – we’d rather take a moment to discover the person behind each desk.

At CH&, each individual has a voice. Ideas about procedures and practices are regularly solicited from employees and frequently acted upon. All employees have opportunities to be heard and acknowledged at meetings, retreats, and on a day-to-day basis.

CH& people approach career and outside activities with energy and enthusiasm. Our varied interests revolve around family, outdoor activities, community service and the arts. We serve on non-profit boards in support of ideals that mean something to us, including programs like Consumer Education and Training Services, the Cross Cultural Health Care Program, the Pike Place Market and the Ballard Food Bank. In addition, the firm offers many of us the opportunity to support those that matter to us by hosting quarterly charitable donation drives for organizations like YouthCare, Homeward Pet, and the Hear See Hope Foundation. Of course, there are a few of us that are best described as preferring spectator sports, while others actively participate in physical activities like cycling, mountaineering, backpacking, fly fishing, gourmet cooking, snow and water skiing, sailing, music, kayaking, paragliding, and youth programs. We are a diverse group with wide-ranging interests and welcome any opportunity to embrace new adventures!

Attorneys and staff of different backgrounds add to the richness of our firm environment and better enable us to serve our many (and diverse) clients. We believe that through our differences we enhance the richness of our environment. As a result, we continuously seek diversity through our hiring efforts at all employee levels.

An Award-Winning Work Environment

Cairncross & Hempelmann has been a proud finalist in the PSBJ “Best Workplaces” competition many times in the past. We consider that a great accomplishment and are pleased that CH& employees put forth the effort to sing the praises of our firm. Awards are great, but we do believe the day-to-day experience of working here is even better.