Founded in Seattle in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has grown to more than 1,200 lawyers in offices across the United States and Asia. The firm represents innovative companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth—from startups to Fortune 500 corporations.

Firm and Practice Accolades

#52 among the highest-grossing U.S. firms (The American Lawyer 2021).

141 attorneys recognized, with 41 attorneys ranked Band 1, by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020.

285 attorneys have been listed as leaders in their field by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2020.

Nationally ranked in 56 practice areas and regionally ranked in 244 practice areas; named “Law Firm of the Year” Mining and Natural Resources Law (U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2022, 2021).

11th largest law firm in the United States by attorney head count (Law360 2020).

“100 Best Companies to Work For” for 19 consecutive years (Fortune magazine 2003 – 2021).

Seven partners and four practices ranked by Chambers and Partners, publishers of the 2022 Chambers Global Guide, for exceptional work in the United States and China.

Ranked one of America’s “Top Corporate Law Firms” by Forbes 2019.

Named as the “Law Firm of the Year” in Patent Law for the fourth time by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2019.

Our Summer Program

Perkins Coie's summer associate program provides varied work opportunities and social events that are designed to promote interaction among summer associates, attorneys, and staff. Our summer associate program is our primary source of new associate hires. We principally recruit second-year law students and occasionally hire pre-clerkship third-year law students for our domestic offices. We also offer a variety of 1L fellowships that provide students with a $15,000 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position, immediately following the completion of their first year of law school.

Hear what it’s like to be a Perkins Coie summer associate from our own summers by watching this brief video linked here.