Assistant City Attorney
Salary: $89,900 to $123,806 annually; depending on experience.
The Seattle City Attorney’s Office has an open Assistant City Attorney position in the Torts Section on the Police Action Team. Attorneys on the Police Action Team handle litigation primarily involving the Seattle Police Department, typically defending § 1983 cases alleging violations of constitutional rights. These claims span the spectrum from relatively minor matters to intensely litigated cases involving severe injuries, death and/or matters of significant public importance. Attorneys on the Police Action Team also provide advice to the Seattle Police Department and officers on a variety of topics related to police work. Attorneys on the Team generally have a varied practice, with a mixture of legal research and writing, client contact, discovery and motions practice and occasional trials. Employees in the Torts Section, including those on the Police Action Team, collaborate with one another on a regular basis.