We are always looking for passionate people to join our team. If you are interested in joining our team and supporting our mission of defending individual rights and liberties, we would love to hear from you. Currently open positions, if any, are listed below. Even if you do not see a currently open role that is right for you, we welcome interested candidates to contact us at any time, by sending an expression of interest and resume to us at dennyk@mhb.com.

Consonant with its mission of expanding freedom, justice, equality, and opportunity for all, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless is committed to fostering a workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. MacDonald Hoague & Bayless seeks candidates who bring a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to their role here. Persons from historically marginalized or disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Immigration Attorney

MacDonald Hoague and Bayless is seeking an experienced immigration attorney to join our busy practice.

Responsibilities include:

• Handling employment-based (H, L, E, O, P, TN, PERM, EB-1 multinational manager/executive, outstanding researcher, extraordinary ability), family-based, and naturalization cases.

• Preparing complex documentation in support of employment-based matters including RFE responses.

• Researching, analyzing, and applying regulations and procedure in immigration matters.


• Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills.

• Two or more years of immigration attorney experience handling employment-based matters strongly preferred. Experience in removal and in analysis of immigration consequences of crime are a plus.

• Ability to build strong working relationships with clients and staff.

• Experience in managing a varied caseload in a high paced environment.

• Ability to identify legal issues, analyze facts, and determine appropriate case strategies.

At MacDonald Hoague and Bayless, we handle immigration cases for individuals, families, and businesses of all sizes. We seek to advance justice, freedom, and equality, and are willing to undertake risks in pursuing liberal causes and humanitarian principles. We work in a congenial and supportive environment of mutual respect that allows individuals to pursue diverse interests while providing a reasonable and reliable livelihood.

Please send your resume and a cover letter to Denny Krantz, Legal Administrator, at Dennyk@mhb.com.

2022 MHB Alec Bayless Civil Rights Litigation Fellowship 

Entering its eighth decade defending people’s rights, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless is accepting applications for its third a two-year civil rights litigation Fellowship for lawyers at the beginning of their careers.  Named in honor of MHB founder Alec Bayless, this Fellowship will begin in September 2022 and will provide an opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of MHB’s Seattle-based civil rights practice—representing victims of police and prosecutorial misconduct; workplace injustice; race, gender or disability discrimination; inhumane prison conditions; housing discrimination; and others harmed by government or corporate wrongdoing.

This position is intended for new law school graduates or recent graduates finishing a judicial clerkship.  Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and have taken a state bar exam by September 2022.  Applicants should have excellent research, writing and advocacy skills, and experience in, or a demonstrated passion for, civil rights or employment law.  Within those criteria, the firm encourages applications from persons of all races, colors, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities.  

Pay:  $70,000 per year, plus benefits, and possible relocation assistance.  

Start date:  Fall 2022.

Applicants should send a letter explaining their interest, a resume, writing sample, and an official or unofficial law school transcript, to fellowship@mhb.com. Please include “Applicant for MHB Alec Bayless Civil Rights Litigation Fellowship” in the subject line.

Deadline:  Applications must be submitted by September 18, 2021.  Interviews will be conducted in October 2021 with the goal of extending any offer by early November 2021.

Immigration Paralegal

MacDonald Hoague & Bayless seeks a Paralegal for our growing immigration practice.  Responsibilities include: independently managing a caseload in a high-volume environment,  preparing labor certification applications, preparing employment and family-based AOS applications, preparing nonimmigrant visa petitions, preparing immigrant visa petitions, maintaining status reports, communicating with clients, working collaboratively with attorneys, other paralegals, and legal assistants, and contributing to process improvement projects.  Must have excellent analytical, management, and writing skills and strong attention to detail.  Minimum of two years immigration paralegal experience.  College Degree/Paralegal Certificate preferred.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to Denny Krantz at DennyK@mhb.com.