Average Senior Attorney Salary in Seattle, Washington

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The average salary for a Senior Attorney in Seattle, Washington is $152,532.
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$115k - $208k
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$123k - $329k

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Job Description for Senior Attorney

Senior Attorney Tasks
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, 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.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Senior Attorney

Skills in Contract Negotiation, Legal Compliance and Intellectual Property (IP) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Attorney

An experienced Senior Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $172,894 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $132,500.
Employees with Senior Attorney in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 14.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (33.9% less), Los Angeles, California (23.6% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (20.3% less).

Years of Experience

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