Tacoma, Washington Employment Lawyers

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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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,...
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
Matthew V Ennis
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Fircrest, WA Employment Law Lawyer
(253) 565-5544 6314 19th Street West, Ste 12
Fircrest, WA 98466
Employment, Consumer and Personal Injury
John William Ladenburg JR
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Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(253) 272-5226 1019 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Chad E. Arceneaux
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Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer
(253) 671-8300 P.O. Box 11132
Tacoma, WA 98411
Employment
Richard H. Wooster
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Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 572-4161 1901 South I Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Employment, Appeals, Business and Municipal
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Insurance Defense
University of Washington School of Law
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 620-1500 920 Fawcett Avenue
P.O. Box 1657
Tacoma, WA 98401
Employment, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Seattle University School of Law
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(253) 620-1500 920 Fawcett Avenue
P.O. Box 1657
Tacoma, WA 98401
Employment, Administrative and Criminal
Seattle University School of Law
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(619) 238-1712 1498 Pacific Ave
Ste 400
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Business and Legal Malpractice
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(800) 439-1112 920 Fawcett Ave
P.O. Box 1657
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment and Business
Gonzaga University
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(253) 572-4500 1201 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Appeals, Business and Environmental
James Pizl
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PUYALLUP, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(253) 256-2012 315 39TH AVE SW STE 14
PUYALLUP, WA 98373-3690
Free ConsultationEmployment
Seattle University School of Law
J. Roderik Stephens
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Puyallup, WA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(253) 863-2525 300 North Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
Employment and Personal Injury
The Stephens Law Firm is a boutique firm with a practice emphasis in the areas of employment law, sexual harassment and severe and catastrophic injury law. To better serve the firm’s clients, who are located throughout Washington state, the firm is located in Puyallup Washington. By consciously limiting our areas of practice, our clientele benefit from our years of practical experience and in-depth understanding of those areas of law in which we practice. Our firm attracts clients who appreciate and value superior client service. Toward that end the firm employs cutting-edge technology to keep abreast of the latest...
Kira Lynn Truebenbach
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Gig Harbor, WA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(253) 229-0708 7201 Pioneer Way
Suite B204
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Employment, Business, Construction and Products Liability
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Terry Allen Venneberg
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Gig Harbor, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(253) 858-6601 3425 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Employment
Willamette University College of Law
Since 1994, Terry A. Venneberg has provided counseling and representation to employees in employment-related cases and situations. Terry has achieved successful results on behalf of his clients in a wide variety of cases, including those involving employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, deprivation of civil rights, defamation and wrongful termination. Terry is licensed to practice law in Washington and Alaska, and provides counseling and representation to clients in both states. Terry believes that it is important for employees to be fully informed of their rights in the workplace, and he places the emphasis of his practice on providing complete and professional...
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(253) 798-4029 955 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment and Business
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(253) 572-4948 201 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(253) 752-1600 2102 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98406
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(253) 472-6213 3002 S 47th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
7610 40th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
Employment, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(253) 922-7572 6010 20th St E
Tacoma, WA 98424
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(253) 572-4500 1201 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(253) 627-8131 820 A St
Ste 600
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(253) 591-5312 901 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Appeals, Business and Family
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(253) 272-2885 417 S G St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Employment, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University Place, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(253) 284-9250 7350 Cirque Dr W
University Place, WA 98467
Employment, Health Care and Municipal
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(253) 591-5629 747 Market St
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(253) 573-1441 2102 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98406
Employment and Workers' Comp
Lakewood, WA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(253) 581-0660 5920 100th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(253) 593-6137 1019 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Employment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Tacoma, WA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(253) 572-8338 802 N 2nd St
Tacoma, WA 98403
Employment, Criminal, Divorce and Family
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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.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.