Ziontz Chestnut is an 8-attorney law firm in Seattle with over fifty years of experience practicing Indian law for tribal clients nationwide. Our firm’s expertise in Indian law includes: defending treaty fishing, hunting and whaling rights in domestic and international venues; protecting tribal water rights and other culturally and economically important natural resources; conceiving and negotiating complex economic development transactions on behalf of tribes; litigating multi-million dollar Indian claims cases; proposing and lobbying for federal legislation; advancing and achieving tribal interests in multistakeholder regulatory and settlement processes; and defending tribal jurisdiction and reservation boundaries. Our Indian law practice often involves the intersection of federal environmental laws and tribal rights and interests in natural and cultural resources. We are proud of our longstanding history of successfully advancing tribal rights before the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, the firm has developed a significant environmental law practice representing conservation organizations.
Ziontz Chestnut seeks an entry-level associate with a strong academic background, excellent research, writing and communication skills, and 0-3 years of experience (including judicial clerkships) to join our practice beginning in fall 2023. Our associates must have the skills, judgment and character to make an immediate contribution to the firm’s work in litigation, transactions and other matters. Candidates who can contribute to advancing the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply. Our collegial, team-based approach to legal work provides associates with immediate experience with a wide variety of challenging legal issues. Associates practice alongside experienced attorneys and interact regularly with our diverse clientele. Travel may be required for this Seattle-based position. Salary depends on qualifications. Please send your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and one writing sample representing your own written work as a single PDF file by September 30, 2022, to Hiring Attorney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2101 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1230, Seattle, WA, 98121. For more information, please visit our website at www.ziontzchestnut.com.