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.

Union Litigation

Sometimes litigation is necessary to achieve our clients' objectives. Sometimes our clients need to have their defenses to claims against them aggressively and capably presented. We are accomplished litigators with substantial experience in trying cases before the federal and state courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Washington Public Employment Relations Commission and other agencies in Washington and other states. We employ innovative approaches to our cases where appropriate as well as tried and true litigation strategies to achieve successful trial outcomes.

We frequently represent unions and individuals in appeals before state and federal appellate courts. Our experience in the rules of appellate practice, in persuasive appellate writing and oral argument have garnered notable successes for our clients and improvement in legal protections for all workers.