Land Use Attorney Job in Seattle, WA Near Me - 327041 |

Land Use Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location Washington - Seattle

Job ID 5VF3327041

Experience Level Senior Associate

Job Experience Min. 7 Years

Ranking 3 : Mostly Business $$$

Estimated Salary Lower than Highest Salary Band in Market (Varies by Firm)

Practice Areas Land Use & ZoningEnvironmental and Land Use - General

2024-05-29 01:13:21

Job Title: Land Use Attorney

Job Overview: A law firm in Seattle, WA, seeks a highly experienced Land Use Attorney to join their team. The ideal candidate will have extensive expertise in handling various land use applications, negotiations with regulatory bodies, drafting legal documents, and representing clients in land use appeals.


  • Manage all types of land use applications, including comprehensive plan amendments, rezones, conditional use permits, site plan review applications, subdivisions, short plats, shoreline permits, temporary use permits, and critical area permits.
  • Communicate and negotiate with planning staff and other regulatory personnel to facilitate project approvals.
  • Represent clients in land use appeals before local decision-makers, state boards, and courts.
  • Draft development agreements, covenants, easements, and boundary-line adjustments for public and private projects.


  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience practicing law, focusing on land use.
  • Strong understanding of land use regulations and processes.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with various stakeholders, including clients, government officials, and community members.
  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association or eligible for reciprocity.
  • Oregon State Bar and/or California State Bar license is a plus.


  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.


  • Admission to the Washington State Bar Association.


  • Legal research and writing.
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and legal research databases.


This firm has been a power player in the Pacific Northwest for a long time. While this firm practices in numerous areas, its strongest areas are in the corporate context where it does truly exceptional work. Their clients are a diverse group of domestic and international corporations, government entities, and non-profit organizations. This firm is a lifestyle type of firm in many respects and wants its associates to have lives outside of the law. An additional aspect of this firm is that it is consistently able to attract and retain candidates who are the cream of the crop. The firm takes its recruiting very seriously and truly makes a major effort to make the associates who join the firm feel welcome as members of the firm. The firm's training is also very solid. Attorneys are encouraged to get involved in numerous outside activities and appear to do so on a regular and ongoing basis.

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