Incubator Overview

This program provides training, guidance, and resources to help alumni launch and maintain a solo or small firm practice focused on serving moderate-income clients.

Selected alumni have the opportunity to "incubate" a law practice with the goal of creating a sustainable, successful Incubator law practice.


Applicants must have graduated from Seattle U Law with a JD degree within the last five years.


For one year, each attorney will receive:

  • Office space to receive mail and service of process, as well access to conference rooms to meet with clients and conduct depositions
  • Mentorship from experienced practicing attorneys, plus support, guidance, and encouragement from Program Director Stan Perkins ’85
  • Peer support through monthly meetings with cohort and director
  • Bi-monthly CLEs to build practical skills needed to launch and sustain a successful Incubator practice. These include: Launching a Successful Practice, Marketing, Depositions, Fee Agreements, Discovery, and 10 Common Mistakes of New Attorneys
  • All alumni privileges of the law library plus a free borrowing membership
  • A one-year subscription to the case management software CLIO and Westlaw
  • Numerous networking opportunities


Applications for our 2021 cohort are now available! The cohort will meet virtually until it is safe to meet in person but and will offer all the above benefits but for office space until it is safe to do so. Applications are due Monday, November 30, at 5:00 p.m. Questions? Please reach out to co-directors Stan Perkins or Abby Goldy.

Incubator Application Form (PDF)

Learn about the 2020 Incubator Participants

The 2020 incubator participants are Brady Blake ’19, Kerry Clayman ’11, Chris Paul Hendry ’19, Brett Kobes ’18, Eric Landeen ’17, Sarterus Rowe ’09, and Olga Zozulia ’19.

News story: Be your own boss: Incubator program welcomes seven new attorneys

It's the type of thing I always wished I had when I got out of school. I saw a little gap between the law school education to passing the bar to jumping into the tank of entrepreneurship.

– Program Director Stan Perkins '85

Contact us

Access to Justice Institute
901 12th Avenue
Sullivan Hall Suite 313
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206-398-4173
Fax: 206-398-4077

Meet the ATJI Team