Practice Areas - Overview
Our practice focuses on representing labor unions in both the private and public sectors and the representation of individuals in wage and hour disputes. We emphasize preventative law to minimize union legal costs and sponsor free union labor law seminars to further that goal. Approximately 20% of our practice is devoted to individual representation, primarily alleging employment discrimination and wage and hour violations. Our practice in this area is coordinated with our labor union clients and often undertaken at their request. We handle no individual cases without the explicit support of their unions.
Our firm enjoys a listing as a preeminent law firm by Martindale-Hubble, we have several attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers, as well as a listing in the The Best Lawyers in America. We trace our roots in the Pacific Northwest labor movement back to the era of the IWW. We are proud to include among our clients the Teamsters, Service Employees, Machinists, ILWU, CWA, IBU, Unite HERE and Operating Engineers.