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Our attorney teams bring deep legal knowledge, practical and innovative problem-solving, and a profound understanding of our clients’ industries to each project we take on. We continuously strive to add further depth and range to our teams through the addition of experienced practitioners who possess a mastery of their practice area, strong understanding of our clients’ industries, an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit, a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession and our local communities, and a passion for providing superior client service.

Each attorney who joins our firm is a key contributor to the firm’s and our clients' future success. From the first day an attorney joins our team, we provide individualized tools, resources, support, internal contacts, and external connections that allow their practice to thrive and expand to meet their goals and our clients’ needs.

To review our current job postings, please visit our current opportunities page.

If you are an experienced practitioner with a portable book of business seeking an established, supportive, and innovative home for your practice, please contact our Chief Talent Officer, Sharae Gross (sharae.gross@millernash.com) to discuss potential opportunities.

Note to Legal Search Consultants & Third-Party Job Posting Boards: Posting of open positions on our website does not authorize search firms or other third parties to directly solicit candidates on the firm's behalf. Candidates with whom you have an existing relationship should be referred only with prior authorization from Sharae Gross, Miller Nash’s Chief Talent Officer. If you have any questions concerning our placement policies or wish to discuss a potential working relationship with the firm, please contact MNRecruiting@millernash.com.

Professional Development

Miller Nash’s commitment to continuous learning, skill development, and identifying legal trends ensures that our attorneys provide comprehensive and forward-thinking legal services tailored to our clients’ needs. We offer an individualized approach to the professional development of each of our attorneys, including:

  • Weekly in-house “Miller Nash Master Class” sessions covering a wide-range of topics, including cutting-edge legal updates, the business of law, practice management techniques, and specialty CLE topics.
  • Rainmaker University, a concentrated client development program featuring outside consultants who assist attorneys seeking directed coaching on growing their practice and developing client relationships. This six-month program is offered once a year and all attorneys at the firm are eligible to participate.
  • Internal and external coaching on strategic practice growth and client development.
  • Highly skilled in-house business development and events team to assist with client development efforts. 
  • Practice-specific in-house education sessions.
  • Firm-sponsored attendance at industry and legal conferences and educational programs.
  • Subscriptions to a wide variety of legal and industry publications.
  • A formalized mentoring program for our associates.
  • A subscription to WestLegalEdcenter's™ full range of online educational sessions.
  • Dedicated professional development staff to assist attorneys with career advancement and continuing legal education.

Associate Compensation and Benefits

Salary, Bonuses, and Hours:

  • Starting salaries
    • Portland/Vancouver: $120,000
    • Seattle: $130,000
  • No minimum billable hour requirement for discretionary bonus consideration
  • Meeting 1,800 billable hours credit goal leads to automatic bonus of at least $15,000, plus discretionary bonus consideration
  • 150 hours of pro bono/diversity initiative work may be counted towards billable hours goal
  • 50 training hours may be counted towards billable hours goal for associates in their first year of practice

Partnership Consideration:

  • Consideration for non-equity partnership after seven years, and/or consideration for equity partnership between eight and nine years. It is not necessary to pass through non-equity status before being considered for equity status.

Professional Development:

  • Dedicated professional development staff to assist attorneys with career advancement and continuing legal education.
  • Weekly in-house “Miller Nash Master Class” sessions covering a wide range of topics, including cutting-edge legal updates, the business of law, practice management techniques, and specialty CLE topics.
  • Rainmaker University, a concentrated client development program featuring outside consultants who assist attorneys seeking directed coaching on growing their practice and developing business. This six-month program is offered once a year and all attorneys at the firm are eligible to participate.
  • Internal and external coaching on strategic practice growth and client development.
  • Practice-specific in-house education sessions.
  • Firm-sponsored attendance at industry and legal conferences and educational programs.
  • Subscriptions to a wide variety of legal and industry publications.
  • A formalized mentoring program for our associates.
  • A subscription to WestLegalEdcenter's™ full range of online educational sessions.

Health Care and Insurance:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, and contributory coverage for dependents, including domestic partner
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Short-term disability salary continuation
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Critical illness, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care reimbursement
  • Health savings accounts
  • Employee Assistance Plan

Paid Leave:

  • Attorneys who have completed one year of service are eligible for up to 24 consecutive weeks (six months) of parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child. Pay received during leave varies by years of service and individual circumstance.
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Up to 10.5 paid holidays—including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, half a day on Christmas Eve (when Christmas Eve falls on a weekday), Christmas Day, and a floating paid day to engage in activities related to racial justice
  • Sabbatical program (for partners)

Retirement:

  • 401(k) option (employee contribution)

Paid Dues and Fees:

  • Bar association fees
  • Bar exam expenses and BAR/BRI fees; living expenses stipend for new associates
  • CLE fees
  • Professional membership dues
  • Professional Liability Fund premiums
  • Reimbursement allowance for client entertainment and business development

Other Benefits:

  • $150 match for non-profit contributions
  • Pre-tax commute spending account
  • Parking subsidy in Long Beach and Seattle
  • Transit subsidy
  • Firm-provided cell phones
  • Wellness program