Davis Wright Tremaine is a Pacific Northwest powerhouse known for its prowess in media and entertainment law. The firm boasts early career development, demonstrated by the fact that about half of the firm’s practice chairs are in their 30s and 40s. The firm is collaborative in nature, utilizing mentorship to create multidisciplinary, industry-focused teams. Davis Wright Tremaine operates bicoastal to tackle some of the most interesting transactional, regulatory, and litigation work.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)

500 - 750


No. of Partners Named (2021)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2020)



No. of Summer Associates (2021)

24 total (13 2Ls; 11 1Ls)


Base Salary

Portland, OR

About the Firm

Founded in 1908, Davis Wright Tremaine has worked with small clients as well as those of Fortune 500 stature, with a focus on litigation, entertainment, environmental, intellectual property, and employment law. Today, the firm has more than 580 attorneys across eight domestic offices.

Winning the West Coast

More than eight decades after it kick-started to life in Seattle, Davis Wright Tremaine merged with another reputable Seattle firm and began its expansion in and beyond the Pacific Northwest. Through its Anchorage, Alaska office, Davis Wright Tremaine made headlines when it served as lead counsel in a 30,000-plaintiff lawsuit filed by seafood and fishing industry interests against Exxon Valdez for the massive oil spill off the coast of Alaska. Gradually, the firm forged a string of ...

Diversity at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

"Davis Wright Tremaine is committed to increasing the long-term success of diverse attorneys within our firm and the legal profession as a whole. Diversity and Inclusion have become the fabric of our firm. We have three overarching and long-term goals with respect to diversity and inclusion (D&I): 1. Continue to increase the diversity of our attorney ranks, particularly with respect to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and veteran status (recruiting); 2. Reduce attrition rates of minority, women, and LGBT..."

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