An Attorney, Legislative Counsel, Public Affairs earns an average salary of $72,729 per year.

$68,784 - $93,350
MEDIAN: $72,728

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Job Description for Attorney, Legislative Counsel, Public Affairs

  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.

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What is it like working as an Attorney, Legislative Counsel, Public Affairs?

Attorney, Legislative Counsel, Public Affairs in Washington:
"Rewarding and challenging."
Pros: I am able to work independently for clients I enjoy working with. I work mostly from my home office.
Cons: Billing and administration.

Years in Fields/Career:
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


29 %
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 22%