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Partner Attorney | Washington D.C.

Washington, DC


Marten Law is leading the charge as a national leader in environmental, natural resource and energy law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized authorities in alternative energy, climate change, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, water resources and water quality, fisheries, environmental review and permitting, and a host of other issues that our business and public clients confront every day. Unlike general practice firms, we focus on one practice area, so that we can be the best at it in the country. This has allowed our firm to represent clients in some of the most important energy and environmental matters nationally. Founded in 2002, Marten Law has increased the firm’s size by more than 50%, growing to more 20 attorneys. We are looking to continue on this trajectory by building a culture where the best environmental attorneys and legal staff can thrive. 

Marten Law LLP seeks a partner-level attorney to work in our Washington D.C. office. The successful candidate must have at least ten (10) years of experience within environmental law, ideally within complex litigation, including managing litigation teams of attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants.


  • Litigation Skills - This position requires eight (8) or more years of experience with the following:
  • Federal and state court litigation, administrative hearings, and other legal proceedings, including:
  • First-chair bench trial experience on matters with at least $1 million at issue
  • Setting and executing case strategy
  • Preparing pleadings
  • Motions practice, briefing, and oral argument
  • Document discovery, review, management, and production, including large-scale electronic discovery
  • Taking and defending fact, expert, and document depositions
  • Hiring and directing expert witnesses in diverse fields
  • Evaluating and applying technical research and data to legal arguments
  • Negotiating settlements and participating in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes

Legal Skills

  • Team Leadership. Must effectively lead, motivate, mentor, and manage other attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants, as week as consulting and testifying experts, and interact directly with the firm’s clients.
  • Interpersonal Skills. Must be both decisive and collaborative, demonstrate strong verbal communication skills, and exhibit well-developed emotional intelligence.
  • Writing. Must produce superior written product. Experience as the primary author of client memoranda, arbitration and mediation briefs, motions, and/or appellate briefing is required.
  • Speaking, Depositions, and Oral Argument. Must be experienced, skilled and confident in verbal presentation skills in a variety of contexts, including before federal and state courts and national audiences of your peers.
  • Research. Must be efficient, creative, and effective in performing legal research. Experience researching substantive environmental law, civil procedure, administrative law, and regulatory requirements at the federal and state level is required.
  • Judgment. Must have the experience and aptitude to consistently exercise superior judgment and maintain high ethical standards.

Preferred but Discretionary Experience

  • A portable book of business is highly preferred, but not required for particularly talented candidates.

Other Essential Job Duties

Marten Law attorneys must be able to regularly travel nationally to accomplish legal work (client meetings, court appearances, depositions, discovery, expert witness meetings, and site visits) for our clients.

Our billable hour expectation is 1850 billable hours a year. This will require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of this position. The expectation is that this person will devote, on average, 37+ hours a week on billable job functions (more during trial) and another 7+ hours a week on non-billable activities (firm administration, marketing, professional development, newsletter articles, supervising others).


At Marten Law, your base compensation is only a portion of your overall compensation package. We pride ourselves on the support we offer our lawyers as they build their practice at Marten Law, both personally and professionally. We offer a wide range of benefits, perks and resources that empower attorneys to integrate their lives

  • Annual starting salary minimum is $250,000, with annual bonus tied to performance. Actual pay will be adjusted based on the candidate’s education, training, experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.
  • Potential to join equity partnership.
  • Health insurance benefits options, including medical, prescription, vision, dental, basic group life, and short-term disability.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health flex and dependent care expenses.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with annual company profit sharing match.
  • Employee assistance program providing confidential professional counseling, financial and legal assistance at no charge to team members and immediate family members.
  • Internet reimbursement.
  • Hybrid Working Environment, 4 days in the office with Wednesdays WFH.
  • Work from home set up with everything you need to be successful at home. We provide laptop, cell phone and internet reimbursement.
  • Monthly wellness stipend.
  • A collaborative workplace, which will challenge you and celebrate your work.
  • A chance to learn with and from interesting and enthusiastic colleagues.

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