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Carllene M Placide

Carllene M Placide

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employment & Labor, Immigration, International Law

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About Me

Carllene Placide is a partner in the Labor & Employment Group. She concentrates her practice on international business, employment law, employment litigation and OSHA/WISHA matters. She also has extensive experience handling B, E, H, J, L, O, P, TN and R nonimmigration status and visas, employment-based immigration visas, labor certifications and post-residency petitions.


Carllene has litigated in state and federal courts and agencies on a wide range of employment issues including race, gender, age, disability, religious and national origin discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violation, safety and health issues and workers compensation. She also counsels corporate clients regarding employment immigration matters, measures to avoid litigation, EEO investigation and preparation of responses to EEO charges, new business venture employment practices, development and implementation of company policies and handbooks, employment contracts, contract negotiation, employee discipline, effective hiring and termination, employment and immigration regulatory compliance, and related employment matters.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. International Law: 25%
  2. Immigration: 25%
  3. Employment & Labor: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%

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Contact Info

Placide Law Group, P.S.

411 University Street.
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA, 98101




Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & PoliticsN/A


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer FoundationBoard of Directors Member & Counsel to the BoardN/A
Pacific Northwest BalletBoard of TrusteesN/A
Northwest Immigrant Rights ProjectPro Bono AttorneyN/A
King County Superior CourtVolunteer Guardian Ad LitemN/A
King County Bar Association Diversity CoalitionMemberN/A
Washington State Minority and Justice Commission's Technical Support GroupMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationTrusteeN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter Consulate Liason CommitteeChairN/A
National Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Science and Management of Addiction (SAMA)Board of DirectorN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Dorsey & Whitney LLP Labor and Employment NewsletterSpring Rush for Fiscal Year 2009 H-1B is Approaching2008
Dorsey & Whitney LLP Labor and Employment NewsletterFMLA amendments grant additional leave to employees with a close family member in the Armed Forces2008
Talent Management MagazineImmigration Visas Target Global Talent2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Cornell UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association- Continuing Legal Education: 15th Annual Employment Law InstituteThe Foreign Born Workforce: What Every Employment Lawyer Needs to Know - Or Else!2008
National Association of College and University Attorneys: Employment Law ConferenceAuditing Your Hiring Practices2008
Labor & Employment Law Executive Briefing SeriesNew Employment Law Updates for 20082008
Washington State Council, 2007 Employment Law & Legislative ConferenceCritical Mistakes That Employers Make To Provoke Lawsuits2007
Labor & Employment Executive Briefing SeriesQuirky Questions: Updates on Employment Law and Quick Fixes2007
Essentials for Entrepreneurs Workshop SeriesEmployment Issues In Mergers and Acquisitions, Essentials of Mergers and Acquisitions Presentations2007
AeA Human Resource ForumH1B Visas and the Impact on Human Resource2007
Association of Washington Housing Authorities ConferenceEmployer Guidelines for Handling the Department of Homeland Security Visits2005