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Dmitri Iglitzin


  • 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, Magna Cum Laude
  • B.A., Yale University, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member, AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance
  • Named Washington State Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics Magazine every year since 2007
  • Awarded King County Labor Council’s Labor Oscar for Best Labor Lawyer (2018)
  • Named Washington State Jobs With Justice’s Movement Lawyer (2010)

Dmitri Iglitzin is a senior partner in the Firm of Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP. He received his B.A. from Yale University, in 1983, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law, in 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 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. Additionally, Mr. Iglitzin advises unions regarding campaign finance issues, e.g., compliance with IRS, Federal Election Commission, 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 is a frequent public commentator on matters of concern to unions. 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 the Washington Examiner, among other newspapers, and on popular websites such as The Huffington Post, The Nation, and

Recent Presentations

  • “The 2020 Election: Protecting & Promoting the Vote,” National Organization of Lawyers for Education Associations (NOLEA) (Seattle, Washington, 2019)
  • “The Gig Economy in the United States,” 9th Annual Conference of the Union Lawyers and Industrial Officers (ULIO) (Sydney, Australia, 2018)
  • “Organizing Workers in the New Tech Economy,” Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law Symposium (Berkeley, California, 2016)
  • “Enhanced Wages and Benefits for Airline Workers: Legal Issues Arising from State and Local Legislation,” Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Legal Education Conference (Reston, VA, 2015)