About Riddell Williams P.S.

Riddell Williams is a Seattle law firm with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest reaching back to 1906. While the firm's Pacific Northwestern roots give it a strong handle on legal matters in the area, nationwide corporations like Allstate, AT&T, Emerson, Microsoft, and United Airlines regularly seek Riddell Williams' legal counsel as well. 

From Seattle Roots to National Reach

The firm's 50+ lawyers cover an impressive breadth of practices. Both public and private companies look to the Corporate Transactions group for everything from M&A to corporate governance. The firm's Litigation practice represents giants like Microsoft, Allstate, T-Mobile and nearly every major title insurance company, but also small businesses and individuals. Within the litigation group is Riddell Williams' consumer class action defense group, which works with regional and national clients in a variety of industries ranging from telecommunications to real estate. Fierce litigators can also be found in the firm's Labor & Employment group, which boasts expertise in areas like wage and hour law, trade secret litigation, and workplace safety regulations, as well as equal employment opportunity litigation and management/human resources advice. The Environmental and Natural Resources Group has experience in several niche areas including air quality, natural resource and public lands law, facilities siting projects, and Superfund cleanup. 

Riddell Williams has made a name for itself during its long history. The firm placed in Washington Law & Politics'lists of "Washington's Top 50 Law Firms," its Bankruptcy, Environmental, Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment practices have been ranked by Chambers,and its attorneys were named Best Lawyers in America in 2012 and 2013.

Diversity in the Northwest

Riddell Williams elected its first female managing partner, Lyn Tangen, in 1981, and the firm continues its commitment to diversity today. In 2009, the Washington Minority Bar Association's Law Firm Diversity Report found that among firms in the state, Riddell Williams had one of the highest percentages combined of minority, female, LGBT and individuals with disabilities in its summer associate class. The firm's Diversity Fellowship awards an amount of $7,500 during the academic year as well as a summer associate position to a 2L in order to promote firm-wide diversity.

In 2012, Riddell Williams made Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers list of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women in recognition of its family-friendly policies and initiatives to retain and develop female lawyers. The firm was honored by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (PSALA) as one of two 2012 recipients of the Achievements in Diversity award, which is presented every other year to a law firm that has demonstrated exceptional achievements in diversity.

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Riddell Williams P.S.

1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza
Suite 4500
Seattle, WA 98154-1065
Phone: (206) 624-3600
Fax: (206) 389-1708


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Principal: W. Ward Morrison, Jr.
  • Hiring Attorney: Timothy J. Hogan
  • Total No. Attorneys 2013: 59

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $110,000
    Summer associate: $2,115/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    (2013): 3 out of 3

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
    Construction and Real Estate Litigation
    Corporate Transactions and Finance
    Environmental and Natural Resources
    Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
    Health Care
    Insurance Coverage and Risk Management
    Intellectual Property
    Labor and Employment
    Product Liability
    Real Estate and Land Use
    Trusts, Estates and Personal Planning 

Major Office Locations

  • Seattle, WA (HQ)