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We handle cases in the following areas:

  • Age Discrimination/Harassment
  • Disability Discrimination/Harassment
  • Religion Discrimination/Harassment
  • Gender Discrimination/Harassment
  • Race Discrimination/Harassment
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination/Harassment
  • Marital Status Discrimination/Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Consultation and Representation Regarding Severance Packages
  • Consultation and Representation in Unemployment Compensation Hearings
  • Automobile Collisions
  • Commercial Vehicle Collisions
  • Brain Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Construction Site Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • School Playground Injuries
  • School Bus Injuries
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Serious Dog Bite Injuries
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Adult Home Neglect
  • Adult Home Abuse

Employment Law

Awards and Recognition

Injury Claims

Proven Results

• Million Dollar Advocate

• "Top Attorneys in Washington" Seattle Met Magazine

"One of the Top 10 Lawyers in Seattle" Seattle Met Magazine

Selected as a "Super Lawyer" Lawyer Magazine

"Top Female Attorneys in Washington"recognition in Seattle Met Magazine

"Professionalism Award"

• AVVO Super rating, 10 out of 10

• "Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers" award

• Invited to participate in the Gerry Spence Trial College in Jackson Holy, Wyoming

Legal Treatises Published 

•Employment Handbook, Contributing Author, Washington State Association for Justice
•Motor Vehicle Desk Book, Contributing Author, Washington State Bar Association
•Tragedy of Poor Highway Maintenance, Co-Author, Trial Magazine

Employment Law Update: Barnett v. Sequim Valley Ranch, LLC, Clapp, et al.

•Employment Law Update: RCW 49.60 Provides for Religious Accommodations for Employees

•Employment Law Update: President Obama signs Expanded Violence Against Women Act

•Employment Law Update: Help for the Unemployed: Negative and Positive Trends

•Employment Law Update: Pierce County Employers May Be Subject to the New City of Seattle Ordinance Mandating Employee Sick and Safe Leave Time

•Employment Law Update: EEOC Rules That Job Protections Apply to Transgender Individuals Under Title VII

•Employment Law Update: Facebook Updates Its Privacy Policy to Protect Its Users From Prospective Employers Eyes

•Employment Law Update: The National Labor Relations Board: Employers Violate Federal Law by Requiring Employees to Sign Arbitration Agreements Preventing Them From Joining Together To Pursue Employment Related Claims

•Employment Law Update: The EEOC Reports Discrimination Charges Hit Record High in its Fiscal Year, 2011

•Employment Law Update: The Washington Supreme Court: Cudney v. ALSCO, Inc., Wn. 2d 524 (2011)

•Employment Law Update: Cole V. Harveyland, LLC - Discrimination Judgment of $532,551.42

•Employment Law Update: Washington's Medical Use of Marijuana Act (MUMA) Does Not Provide a Private Cause of Action Against an Employer That Discharges an Employee for Authorized Use of Medical Marijuana

•Employment Law Update: The United States Supreme Court: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, et. al.

•Employment Law Update: An Employee's Reinstatement After Taking FMLA Leave - the Ninth Circuit Finds Employer Has Burden of Proof When Denying Reinstatement

•Employment Law Update: Division I Reverses Trial Court's Summary Judgment Based Upon the Legislature's Amended Definition of Disability Under RCW 49.60.040 (7)

•Employment Law Update: The Washington Supreme Court Will Decide Whether the Medical Use of Marijuana Act (MUMA) Prohibits and Employer From Firing or Refusing to Hire Individuals

•Employment Law Update: The United States Supreme Court in Thompson v. American Stainless Holds Harming a Complainant's Close Colleague can Constitute Unlawful Retaliation in Violation of Title VII

Appellate Arguments and Decisions 

•Riehl v. Foodmaker, Inc., 152 Wn.2d 138, 94 P.3d 930 (2004) (co-authored brief on behalf of the Washington State Association for Justice Foundation, amicus curiae)
•Green v. A.P.C., 136 Wn.2d 87, 960 P.2d 912 (1998) 
•American State Insurance v. Grice, 121 Wn.2d 869, 854 P.2d 622 (1993)

Professional Affiliations - Past & Present 

•Washington State Bar Association
•Washington State Association for Justice
•Washington Employment Lawyers Association
•National Employment Lawyers Association
•Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association 

• American Association for Justice

Professional Positions Held

•Board of Directors, Washington State Association for Justice
•Board of Governors, Washington State Association for Justice
•Trustee, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
•Chairperson, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Continuing Education Committee