About Carney

Carney Badley Spellman is a mid-size, downtown Seattle law firm.  We offer a wide-range of legal services including, corporate such as forming companies, buying, merging and selling (M&A) companies, trademark, IP, privacy, succession planning and tax planning.  We also provide employment, real estate, construction and litigation services when needed.  We work with a wide range of clients including, individuals, professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, closely-held or family businesses, franchises, as well as insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies and global industry leaders.  They are in the private sector, public sector and governments.

We team with our clients to be forward thinkers, creative, collaborative and deliver high-quality products and business services to their markets.  Their markets extend into almost every industry including, food and beverage, retail, professional services, arts, health care, education, manufacturing, technology, construction, real estate and more.

Carney’s Community Outreach Programs

Carney Badley Spellman has a history of being committed to supporting our Pacific Northwest community. We provide leadership on many boards, hands-on involvement in resolving challenging issues, and financial support in many community needs. We believe everyone can make a difference, inspire growth in good foundations and values for our future generations. Being connected – that’s what promotes a better place to live and work. Community outreach is an important factor for our company.

Our Charitable Contribution Committee members are shareholders, associates, and professional staff of our law firm. They oversee our financial contributions that assist many local organizations.

List of community programs Carney is involved in. 

All Carney Blogs:

Appellate Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

WA Estate Planning Trust Probate Law Blog

I-502 Law Blog

Shhh . . . A Privacy Law Blog

The Startup Law Blog

Carney Career Opportunities

Carney Badley Spellman is continuously searching for highly skilled attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and administrative staff to provide the highest level of service to our clients, are effective contributors and mentors to others within our firm and to our local communities.

We value and foster an environment that encompasses a culture of diversity, collegiality, respect, and professional growth.  Our employees come from diverse backgrounds and educations. We understand our employees are our greatest assets and essential to achieving the goals of our firm.  We believe providing benefits to our employees that include dependents and families is essential for everyone’s overall health and vitality.

List of positions available.

Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington (“LEAD-WA”)

Carney Badley Spellman, P.S. has been proud to be a part of this program for over 20 years. In 2020, Carney chose two summer interns from LEAD.  They worked with our litigation and business teams to gain legal professional skills, including commercial and construction litigation, insurance law, corporate law, startups, estate planning, and state and federal tax. In the past, they have assisted and taken part in depositions, mediations, arbitration, and trials, performed legal research, worked with clients to file corporate documents, and participated in due diligence with M&A transactions.  We are proud to announce we hired another Fellow from the program in 2020 as a first-year associate attorney.

More about LEAD:

Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington (“LEAD-WA”) is a Washington non-profit organization created to increase diverse lawyers practicing in the Washington legal community. LEAD-WA, through its participating employers.

It provides summer associate opportunities to diverse law students from Washington’s three law schools: Gonzaga University School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, and the University of Washington School of Law. This program was previously known as the Puget Sound Minority Clerkship Program (“PSMCP”).

LEAD-WA was established by the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program (“PSAMFP”) Board to continue providing opportunities for traditionally underrepresented diverse law students to work in the various law firm and corporate law environments otherwise foster diversity in the profession.

Students chosen to participate as Fellows in this highly competitive program are selected as summer associates with one of LEAD-WA’s participating employers.