North Bend, Washington Employment Lawyers

Trish K. Murphy
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Washington Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Attorney and Investigator Trish Murphy is the founder of Northwest Workplace Law PLLC, based in Seattle, Washington. Since graduating from law school in 1996, Trish’s practice has focused exclusively on impartial... Read More »
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Issaquah, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(917) 359-9232 8411 299th Pl SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
Employment, Business, Legal Malpractice and Maritime
UCLA School of Law
Issaquah, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(425) 654-1034 29700 SE High Point Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
Employment and Business
Jason Epstein
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Bellevue, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(888) 852-0068 1408 140th Pl NE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Employment and Personal Injury
Pepperdine University School of Law
Jason Epstein has been dedicated to representing injured people since his first law firm position in 1999. A Seattle native, Jason received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Southern California in 1995, and his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University, School of Law in 2001. After graduating from Pepperdine, Jason moved back to the Seattle area and opened his own law firm focusing on protecting the rights of the injured. Jason next took a position as an associate attorney with the Law Office of Robert B. Kornfeld. While with Mr. Kornfeld, Jason represented seriously injured people and...
Timothy Emery
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(206) 442-9106 600 Stewart Street Ste 1100
Seattle, WA 98101
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Seattle University School of Law
I am a managing partner of Emery Reddy, PLLC. From injury to resolution, we help workers. Emery Reddy focuses its practice on Workers' comp, L&I, injury law, and employment law. We have litigated thousands of cases to successful resolution. Our award-winning attorneys and record of wins for our clients have earned us a sterling reputation. We have amassed top honors from Martindale-Hubbel, AVVO, AI magazine and many more publications and ratings experts. We love helping workers win their cases, and our results speak for themselves.
Valarie S. Zeeck
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Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment
University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law
Valarie Zeeck joined GTH in 1997. Her primary area of practice is employment law and litigation. She advises and provides training to owners, managers, and employees in employment law in order to help them reduce litigation expense and risk. She also defends employers in employment-related litigation, focusing on extracting clients from litigation at the earliest possible stage.

Valarie has written and co-authored several papers for legal publications and periodicals and has been a frequent speaker on legal matters at educational and business seminars. She is a member of the Pierce County chapter of Washington Women Lawyers.
Shelly M. Andrew
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Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Appeals, Business and Construction
University of Washington School of Law, University of Alabama School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Shelly focuses her practice on employment law and litigation, commercial litigation, products liability, construction law, insurance defense and coverage, and appellate advocacy. She represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of commercial and employment disputes and especially enjoys working with clients to help them understand the legal process. Shelly prides herself on being a tough advocate for her clients and finding strategic and creative solutions in tough cases.

Shelly joined GTH in 2011. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, she began her legal career in Alaska, first serving as a judicial law clerk for...
Anita L. Redline
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Edmonds, WA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(425) 879-4628 144 Railroad Ave., Suite 308
Edmonds, WA 98020
Employment, Business, Elder and Health Care
Seattle University School of Law
I have helped over 600 Adult Family Home providers throughout WA state - in all manner of issues. Whether it is a weekend, evening, or holiday, I am available for any emergency call. I help providers with severe troubles that threaten their license. I quickly respond to calls and emails to help providers feel at ease. I give providers their options with potential outcomes. Issues involving: investigations, employment, lease and negotiations, Medicaid conversion, discharge or transfers, preventing potential complaints, caregiver problems, dealing with difficult POAs, removing citations, appealing revocations and summary suspensions, writing quality admission agreements. Informal...
Elizabeth Van Moppes
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Edmonds, WA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Employment
Seattle University School of Law
Since 1997, Beth’s practice has focused on workplace law advice and litigation, including the defense of sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination lawsuits. Beth trains managers and employees on issues related to diversity and professionalism, guides clients in every day workplace issues, and conducts workplace investigations.Her practice focus is on the preventative measures employer-clients of all sizes can take to ensure the productivity and culture of their business. Always, Beth’s emphasis is on providing clients with the best possible guidance under their circumstances. In every scenario, she highlights the practical implications and the impact on client’s time and budget as...
Trish K. Murphy
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(206) 812-4840 1904 Third Avenue Suite 1030
Seattle, WA 98101
Employment
University of Washington School of Law
Attorney and Investigator Trish Murphy is the founder of Northwest Workplace Law PLLC, based in Seattle, Washington. Since graduating from law school in 1996, Trish’s practice has focused exclusively on impartial investigations and labor and employment law.

Trish conducts workplace investigations on topics ranging from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation to general misconduct, ethics violations, and bullying. Organizations rely on her to ensure a thorough and impartial process with clear, carefully reasoned findings that help them make well-informed decisions. Trish takes care to treat all involved with dignity, respect, and sensitivity. Her investigative experience spans more than 200 cases, a broad...
Rebecca Elise Ary
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Everett, WA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(425) 252-4570 3616 Colby Ave. #425
Everett, WA 98201
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Washington School of Law
I provide hands-on, strategic, no-nonsense legal representation for individuals and businesses in employment disputes. Whether you're an employee with a concern over illegal employment practices such as discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, unpaid wages or other violations of wage and hour law; or a business who has been accused of violating employment laws, I can help. I offer understanding, skill and the power of the law so that justice can be achieved.
Vanessa Micol Vanderbrug
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Washington Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

Gonzaga University School of LawWashington and Western District Washington
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Samuel K. Darling
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Everett, WA Employment Law Lawyer
(425) 212-1789 3802 Colby Ave Ste 2
Everett, WA 98201
Employment, Collections, Divorce and Real Estate
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Samuel K. Darling is a general civil litigator whose practice emphasizes divorce, employment, and real estate law. Mr. Darling's legal experience also includes landlord tenant disputes, land use issues, personal injury, construction defect matters, creditor law, and business law. Mr. Darling received his bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 2002. In 2007 he earned his law degree cum laude from the University of Minnesota, where he graduated on the Dean's List with an "A" Average and was a Royal Stone Scholarship Recipient, a member of several student organizations, and a moot court Best Brief Nominee. Mr. Darling began his legal career with...
Kristiana Farris O'Brien
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(206) 682-7090 5500 Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-7096
Employment, Business, Health Care and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
Kristi O'Brien's practice is primarily in the area of business transactions and real estate transactions. Kristi represents business clients and medical practices in real estate, commercial, corporate planning, partnership, asset and stock purchase and sale, employment, and health law.
Gregory Colburn
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Issaquah, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(206) 919-3215 22500 SE 64th Place #200
Issaquah, WA 98027
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Greg Colburn is a personal injury and wrongful death attorney. His mission is to achieve the best possible outcome for every client. Although Greg's plan was to become a physician, he decided to change his career path as a result of injuries that he suffered on the job. While Greg Colburn finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington, he worked as a carpenter. On October 10, 2002, a roofing subcontractor's negligence caused Greg to fall approximately 20 feet, leaving him wheelchair bound for two years. Greg Colburn contacted approximately eighty...
Patrick Joseph Manley
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(800) 494-8082 14900 Interurban Avenue South, #271
P.O. Box 16324
Seattle, WA 98116
Free ConsultationEmployment, IP, Insurance Claims and Products Liability
Seattle University School of Law
Experienced Personal Injury, Bankruptcy and Employment Law Attorney. Tried cases before Superior Courts in King, Pierce and Snohomish County, and U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of Washington, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. 19 years as a Practicing Attorney in WA, Graduated from University of Washington, BA - Psychology, in 1990. Graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 1994.
Eric D. Gilman
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(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of Washington-Seattle and Seattle University School of Law
Eric represents victims of wrongful termination, unfair wage and hour practices, workplace harassment, and discrimination; whistleblowers who suffer retaliation after standing up for themselves or others; and entrepreneurs crossed by former business partners. As a civil litigator and class action attorney, he routinely assists individuals and entities in employment litigation, consumer protection actions, and complex business and contract lawsuits. Eric has prevailed in numerous appellate cases supporting worker rights, including before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court.

Mindful that most people seldom interact with the legal system, Eric uses his knowledge and experience to guide his...
Lewis L. (Lynn) Ellsworth
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Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
University of Santa Clara Law School
Stephanie L. Bloomfield
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Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
Since joining the firm in 1994, Stephanie has worked on a wide variety of cases representing clients in employment, business and injury litigation, as well as estate litigation and business disputes. She also represents clients in matters involving misappropriation of trade secrets, noncompetition contracts, Consumer Protection Act claims, unfair competition issues, contract disputes and consults on matters of legal ethics.

In her commercial litigation practice, Stephanie focuses on complex business disputes, disputes between members of closely held companies and trust and estate litigation. She represents corporations, closely held businesses, fiduciaries as well as individual parties involved in these types of...
Patrick Joon Kang
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Bellevue, WA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(888) 852-0068 1408 140th Pl NE, Ste A
Bellevue, WA 98007
Employment and Personal Injury
Patrick J. Kang is a trial attorney whose practice focuses on representing individuals that are seeking justice and compensation for the wrongful conduct of others. Patrick entire legal career has focused on representing people in personal injury cases and employment cases, including discrimination (age, disability, pregnancy...), sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and wage claims.
Amanda M. O'Halloran
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Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(253) 620-6423 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
A Seattle native, Amanda O’Halloran joined the firm in 1995, after graduating from Seattle University School of Law. She focuses her practice primarily on providing employment law advice to a diverse group of businesses, ranging from car dealerships and other retail establishments to healthcare providers, financial services companies, non-profits, and private membership associations. She is frequently called upon to provide advice on difficult employment terminations, conducting internal harassment and discrimination investigations, drafting employment agreements and other contracts, and developing anti-harassment policies and conducting training. Amanda works closely with Human Resource personnel, executive management, and business owners to resolve...
Hunter G Jeffers
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(206) 382-1000 1000 Second Avenue, Ste. 3000
Seattle, WA 98104
Employment, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
As a fourth generation Washington lawyer, Hunter developed an early interest in the legal profession. He was drawn to the profession’s challenges and complexities, as well as the sound judgment required of good lawyers. Hunter pursued his interest at the University of Washington School of Law. There he researched and authored reports on modern legal issues for Law School Dean Kellye Testy and served as managing editor of the Washington International Law Journal. Hunter also served as a legal extern to United States District Court Judge Robert J. Bryan. Hunter’s practice areas include business and commercial litigation, municipal liability, insurance...
Stephanie Petersen
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Everett, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(425) 259-2222 3411 Colby Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Employment, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
I am a partner at Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC. I’m a trial lawyer, and I use my legal skills to help my clients in a broad variety of cases. I’ve been honored by the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon by serving as Note and Comment Editor of the Willamette Law Review. I’ve been identified as a Washington State “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics Magazine in 2003. I’ve been active in the Snohomish County Bar Association, and in 2010 served as Trustee, being elected as Vice President in 2011, and the Snohomish County Bar...
Patricia T. O'Brien Pearson
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(800) 240-5051 600 University St
#2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Employment, Construction and Insurance Defense
Seattle University School of Law
Patricia Pearson joined GTH in 2001 and is a member of our Labor and Employment group and Defense Litigation group where she represents and advises clients in a variety of matters including employment law and products liability. She particularly enjoys advising clients on all types of employment issues that arise and working with them to develop sound employment policies by drafting employment documents, including employee handbooks and non-compete agreements.
Gretchen Graham Salazar
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(206) 382-1000 1000 Second Avenue, Ste. 3000
Seattle, WA 98104
Employment, Business and Municipal
Seattle University School of Law
Gretchen Salazar concentrates her practice on employment law, representing both employers and employees. Her work for employers includes advising clients with regard to compliance; representing clients before administrative agencies; employee relations counseling; and the review and drafting of handbooks and agreements. Gretchen provides employees with advice and counsel with regard to their rights and advocates for the enforcement of those rights through negotiation, mediation, administrative action, and litigation. Gretchen also practices commercial litigation and municipal law.
Michael Craig Subit
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(206) 567-9511 705 2nd Avenue, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Employment, Appeals and Civil Rights
Stanford University
Charles Nelson Berry III
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(206) 441-5444 1708 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Free ConsultationEmployment, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
Michael R. Charbonneau
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Mountlake Terrace, WA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(206) 259-1259 6100 219th Street, Suite 480
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-2222
Employment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Gregory Anthony Williams
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University Place, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(253) 396-9000 4109 Bridgeport Way W
Suite E
University Place, WA 98466
Employment and Civil Rights
Seattle University School of Law
I aggressively pursue legal remedies on behalf of my clients to the fullest extent of the law by providing forceful, commanding, and bold attorney representation; as a result, I GET results! And at the end of the day, I hope to make meaningful connections with honest hard-working people. Ultimately, my goal is to form lifelong relationships with my clients--I'll work on your case as if I were a member of your family; I invite you to consider becoming a member of ours. My practice areas include the following: (1) Employment Discrimination; (2) Disparate Treatment; (3) Disparate...
Warren E. Martin
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Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment
University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Warren’s primary area of practice is labor and employment law. In this capacity, he represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, termination, wage-and-hour litigation, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, and day-to-day advice.

If client loyalty and satisfaction are any measure of an attorney’s success, then Warren has a lot to proud of. After 30 years, he continues to represent his first legal client, a chain of locally owned grocery stores. In fact, he has worked for many of his clients for several decades. Some of his other long-term clients include Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Housing Authority,...
Joel Phillip Nichols
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Everett, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(425) 259-2222 3411 Colby Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Employment, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Hello – I’m Joel Nichols and I’m a partner in the Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC. My practice focuses primarily on employment law, personal injury,family law, andcriminal defense. I also enjoy advising small businesses on a variety of transactional and employment-related matters. Although born in Massachusetts, I was raised by a single mother in Shoreline, Washington after my father was killed in action in Vietnam in 1970. I grew up enjoying music, drama and sports. I didn’t think about becoming a lawyer until my freshman year in college when I had to fight the Social Security Administration to receive...
James W. Beck
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Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(253) 620-6402 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Georgia State University College of Law and The University of Georgia School of Law
James joined GTH after completing a clerkship for the former Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court. He focuses his practice pursuing trials in the areas of personal injury, catastrophic accidents, employment law, and insurance coverage.

He has briefed and argued multiple appeals, including cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court. In his practice he has represented families in wrongful death cases, victims in sexual abuse cases, and many returning U.S. service members who face discrimination or retaliation in the workplace.

When he’s not working, he’s blazing trails, scaling peaks, and skiing with his...
Vanessa Micol Vanderbrug
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 805-5028 1001 4th Ave
#3200
Seattle, WA 98154
Employment, Administrative and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
Andrea H. McNeely
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Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(253) 620-6486 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Appeals, Business and Health Care
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Andrea is a trial lawyer with an emphasis in business and employment litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. She has successfully represented clients litigating shareholder, non-competition, and employment discrimination disputes, and obtained pre-trial injunctions. She has achieved jury verdicts enforcing her clients’ contract rights, represented clients in trust and estates disputes, and obtained protection for vulnerable adults. She also regularly represents clients in the areas of regulatory monitoring and advocacy, including extensive work in alcohol regulation and policy, and with Washington's Liquor and Cannabis Board.

Andrea joined GTH in 2005 after graduating from Seattle University School of Law,...
Timothy E. Steen
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Edmonds, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Tim is a civil litigator and counselor with Beresford Booth PLLC. His practice is principally devoted to representing clients in high stakes matters concerning business, banking, real estate, employment, and complex torts. Utilizing a breadth of legal experience, Tim has successfully litigated matters in state and federal courts involving complex financing disputes, corporate governance/dissolution, constitutional law, discrimination, and unfair business practices. His real estate practice includes the representation of lenders, owners, and developers in all aspects of real property acquisition and development. Tim is a leader in several community and bar organizations and has a growing practice as...
Joseph Patrick Corr
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SEATTLE, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(206) 962-5040 100 W. Harrison St., Ste. N440
SEATTLE, WA 98119
Employment, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Joseph P. Corr is one of the founding members of Corr Downs. Joe is recognized as a leader in his field and has handled complex litigation matters and commercial disputes for local, regional and national businesses. He has been named as a "Washington Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine. He has a wide range of litigation experience in both state and federal courts that includes catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation, consumer protection claims, wrongful death claims, and product and premises liability. Joe also has extensive experience in complex insurance coverage litigation and insurance bad faith claims, as well...
Ralph Glenn Phillips
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Woodinville, WA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(425) 482-1111 17410 133rd Ave NE #301
Woodinville, WA 98072
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Seattle University School of Law
R. Glenn Phillips believes in fighting for justice for real people. He has been practicing since 1984 and has tried more than 100 civil jury trials. In addition, he has settled numerous million and multi-million dollar cases. Glenn understands that corporate America and the insurance companies have tried, and continued to try to deny real people access to justice. He believes strongly in the principle that all citizens have the right of access to the courts. Mr. Phillips owns Phillips Law Firm which operates in Washington, California and nationally handling serious personal injury, product liability, workman’s compensation, social security...
George O. Tamblyn
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Mercer Island, WA Employment Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(206) 236-2769 2448 76th Ave SE Suite 100
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and International
Cornell University
Michael Alan Jacobson
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(206) 447-1560 705 Second avenue
Suite 1050
Seattle, WA 98104
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Immigration
Lewis & Clark Law School
Mike has been practicing law for over 25 years. He focuses on making his legal practice client-focused by giving personal time and attention to each case. His proven results over the years represent a broad range of knowledge in employment and immigration law.
Steven Bert Frank
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(206) 567-9511 705 2nd Avenue, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Employment, Appeals and Civil Rights
Clifford Freed
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(206) 567-9511 705 2nd Avenue, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
Horace Lee
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Seattle, WA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(206) 406-3943 P.O. Box 28247
Seattle, WA 98118
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
Seattle University School of Law
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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