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Dmitri Iglitzin is a partner in the firm of Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP. He received his B.A. from Yale University, 1983, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law, 1986, magna cum laude. Mr. Iglitzin was formerly a law clerk for Chief Judge Barbara Rothstein, United States District Court, Western District of Washington.   He was formerly an assistant professor of law at the University of Washington School of Law and has taught labor law there in recent years as an adjunct professor of law.

Mr. Iglitzin's practice is centered on union-side labor and employment law, and he spends most of his time advising and representing public- and private-sector labor unions in local, state, and federal proceedings.  The scope of his practice also includes representing unions in land use issues, federal contracting disputes, criminal proceedings, and a wide variety of other civil and administrative matters.  

Mr. Iglitzin also advises unions regarding campaign finance issues, e.g., compliance with IRS and Public Disclosure Commission requirements.

Among Mr. Iglitzin's most notable legal accomplishments is the case of Wingert v. Yellow Freight Systems, Inc., which resulted in a decision by the Washington State Supreme Court holding that all employees in Washington State have a legally enforceable right to a paid ten-minute rest period after every three consecutive hours of work.  Mr. Iglitzin has been named a "Washington State Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics Magazine every year since 2007.  He was also honored in 2010 as Washington State Jobs With Justice's "Movement Lawyer."

His editorials have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Tacoma News Tribune, Spokane's The Spokesman-Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Washington Examiner, among other newspapers, and on popular websites such as The Huffington Post, The Nation, and

Representative Work

Recent Supreme Court Arguments

  • Leya Rekhter, et al v. State of Washington ( Oral Argument) (2013)
    • Department of Social and Health Services challenges a $90+ million jury judgment for breach of contractual duties toward in-home care providers represented by SEIU Healthcare 775NW.
  • Int'l Union of Operating Engineers Local 286 v. Port of Seattle ( Oral Argument) (2012)
    • Was an arbitrator's decision to reinstate, with a 20-day suspension, a worker who was fired for hanging a noose at work a violation of public policy?

Dmitri Iglitzin


tel - 206.285.2828 x6003
fax - 206.378.4132

18 West Mercer Street
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98119

Practice Emphasis
Union Litigation 
Advising Unions 
Union Administration 
Wage & Hour Lawsuits
Federal Trial & Appellate Litigation
Class Action Lawsuits
Campaign Finance

Washington State Bar
U.S.District Court, W.D. Washington
U.S. District Court, E.D. Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

J.D., University of Michigan School of Law
B.A., Yale University, Magna Cum Laude

Professional & Civic Engagement
Board Member, The Defender Association, 2008-present

Professional Honors & Activities
Named "Washington State Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics Magazine every year since 2007