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DRW Seeks Impact Litigation Attorney
September 10, 2021 | Alison Pagan

Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks to fill an attorney position in our Community Inclusion and Services program. DRW is also looking to fill an investigator position to uncover and stop possible financial exploitation and other forms of abuse. If you would like to apply to that position instead or apply to both positions, you can find more information about the investigator position here.

People with disabilities, African American, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and those from other oppressed groups and all protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply. Disability Rights Washington looks forward to reviewing all applicants.

Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks an Attorney to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.

An expectation of all employees is participation in DRW’s race equity work.

This position will be based in either our Olympia, Seattle, or Spokane office.  There may be some opportunity to work remotely part of each week.

Reasonable accommodation availability

DRW is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants or employees. Applicants for DRW employment seeking reasonable accommodations for the application process should contact the HR & IT Manager by calling (800) 562-2702 or (206) 324-1521 or by emailing

Job overview

DRW’s Community Inclusion and Services program seeks a litigation attorney with a demonstrated interest in conducting impact litigation and other systemic advocacy to enforce the legal rights of individuals suffering from abuse, neglect, or other human and civil rights violations. This position will require a licensed attorney with the ability to conduct systemic investigations, develop complex advocacy strategies, and represent both classes and individuals.

The ideal candidate would have lived and/or professional experience relating to DRW’s practice areas, which include, but are not limited to: addressing discrimination, accessing public benefits or long term care services, community re-entry from institutionalization or incarceration, resolving housing instability, and/or ending abuse and neglect. The attorney for this position must have a commitment and capacity to produce high quality legal analyses and to provide effective advocacy through complex civil litigation as well as informal and alternative dispute resolution. All DRW attorneys must demonstrate dedication to DRW’s values of inclusion, diversity, and equity as well as the values of individual autonomy, community integration, universal accessibility, freedom from restraint, and respectful language. DRW seeks applicants who enjoy working in a team environment and are seeking to join in our mission to “advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities.”

For more information, including how to apply, click here.