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Port Townsend Public Defenders Seek Attorney
October 6, 2023 | Erin Stewart

Join a lively team of dedicated and experienced public defenders in beautiful Port Townsend, WA.  

We are looking for someone who has a keen sense of social justice and is not afraid to fight hard for our mainly rural clients. 

New attorneys are encouraged to apply, but this position will fit any level of experience. Working here you’ll get plenty of courtroom and trial experience while developing a varied criminal defense practice, including felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, and treatment court representation. Qualified candidates must be licensed to practice in Washington or scheduled to take the next bar exam. 

Our firm, Jefferson Associated Counsel, is an independent nonprofit that has represented indigent clients in Jefferson County courts since 2005. The firm is located in uptown Port Townsend, a few blocks away from the courthouse, and is staffed by four attorneys, two support staff, and an investigator. Learn more about our team by visiting 

Salary depends on experience level, ranging from 70-110k/yr plus medical, vision and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and flexible vacation time. We recognize the difficulty of finding housing in our area and can help place you in a local rental. 

Tell us about yourself! Send a cover letter and resume to This position will be open until filled.