Practice Areas

Our practice focuses on representing labor unions in both the private and public sectors. We emphasize preventive law to minimize union legal costs and sponsor periodic free or low-cost labor law seminars to further that goal.

We also directly represent workers—often in cases involving legal issues that impact an entire workforce, such as wage & hour violations, rest and meal break compliance, and paid family and medical leave requirements, in addition to providing individual representation in contract and discrimination cases. We also represent numerous progressive non-profit organizations which play a vital part in defending and advocating for working people and their families.

Our firm provides compliance and strategic advice to Sec. 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) organizations whose missions are consistent with our labor union and other clients. Similarly, we provide a wide range of advice regarding compliance with federal, state, and local campaign finance requirements for those of our clients that participate in electoral politics.

Public Records Act

Washington's Public Records Act serves several positive purposes, but it can also be exploited by individuals seeking personal information that most would prefer remain undisclosed. Our firm helps our Union clients fight back against extreme interpretations of the Act that would lead to the disclosure of individual and personal information about their members. Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP has decades of combined experience successfully litigating this potentially damaging issue and remains vigilant and prepared to defend both unions and their members from this particular type of invasion.