As an experienced attorney, you will handle a higher caseload of criminal cases from inception to trial, sentencing or both, as well as handling appeals. The caseload is varied, but you’ll be assigned cases involving firearms, drugs,
immigration, fraud, sex offenses and supervised release. And since both our offices are surrounded by Native American lands, you may be assigned cases coming from those lands, including assaults, murders, and robberies.

You are a trusted, reliable, skilled and efficient attorney who is eager to collaborate with other members from our team in an effort to provide effective, holistic representation. You are organized, capable of multi-tasking, and harness creativity, dedication, and persistence to overcome the myriad challenges our clients (and you) will
face. You are a team player and want to help those around you.

This full-time position has a starting annual salary range for an AD29 $111,974 up to $170,761, depending on your years of relevant professional experience. You will be eligible for benefits, including the following: 1) health; 2) vision; 3) dental; 4) life insurance/AD&D & long-term disability; 5) flexible savings account; 6)
403(b) Retirement Plan; 7) eleven paid federal holidays; 8) thirteen days of paid annual sick leave; and 9) thirteen days of paid annual vacation (the rate of paid vacation leave increases based on years of service). Salary is paid semi-monthly (mid-month and end-of month) via direct deposit.

Requirements
Qualifications:
  • be a graduate of an accredited law school;
  • be admitted to practice before the highest court in a state;
  • be eligible for admission to the courts where we practice (i.e., the Eastern District of Washington; the District of Idaho; and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals);
  • have at least nine (9) years of professional experience as an attorney and tried at least five (5) felony jury trials;
  • be tech-savvy, as we are a paper-light office.
Please submit via email to WAE_employment@fd.org with Subject Line - Trial Attorney-Spokane:
  • Cover letter;
  • Resume or CV;
  • Writing sample (limited to 10 pages); and
  • Contact information for 3 professional references.
Job Contact
Zana Johnston
509-624-7606 Zana_Johnston@fd.org