I could see that PFR has a collaborative and supportive work environment. It is truly an open-door office; I feel comfortable going to any partner, associate, or staff member and asking for assistance. The partners are generous with their time, and they value creating relationships with clients and ensuring the associates have opportunities to create relationships with clients. – Kimberly Shely

In law school, I struggled to choose between practicing in the public and private sectors. I appreciated the benefits of practicing with a private firm, but at the same time, I had a desire to give back. With PFR, I don’t have to choose. I get to spend my days representing public school districts and advising school administrators. My practice makes me feel both intellectually and emotionally fulfilled. – Josh Halladay

As a new attorney, I was searching for a place where I could solve problems, work collaboratively with dedicated and thoughtful professionals, and assist clients that inspire me. PFR has fit the bill. I continually have the opportunity to dive into fascinating legal topics and develop practical, effective, and creative solutions. My colleagues consistently impress me with their talent and team-first approach. And representing clients dedicated to public education in Washington is uniquely rewarding. I value the contributions I can make toward clients’ work in developing our next generations. – Olivia Hagel

PFR has valued advancing the role of women in the law. The balance of women in leadership in the firm underscores that the firm’s goal isn’t just an aspirationit’s real commitment. – Rachel Miller

When I joined in 2003, what drew me to the firm was my desire to have a career in public service. I had assumed I would work directly for a city, county, or non-profit, but was intrigued by a job posting by a private law firm focusing on public service. Over 20 years later, I feel fortunate that I found PFR as it allowed me to discover a very enriching and challenging practice working for public schools, while also enjoying the atmosphere of a small, private boutique law firm. I love being surrounded by talented, smart lawyers who are all focused on working for public school districts. – Lance Andree

Even as we have steadily grown over the years, we are still of a size where every lawyer and every staff member has a significant opportunity to shape the character of our law firm. PFR is a great fit for me because of the values and commitments that define that character: excellent, responsive, bold, practical, and personal service to public educators. These values and commitments are not just a business strategy, they are a statement about who we are as people. – Buzz Porter

Scroll to Top