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Donald W. Heyrich

Donald W. Heyrich

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

Donald Heyrich

About Me

Representing Employers and Employees in Employment Disputes

Mr. Heyrich has 17 years of legal experience and practiced law for 10 years at the premier law firm in the Pacific Northwest, Perkins Coie LLP.  He has represented some of the nation's most sophisticated companies in all aspects of labor, employment and employee benefits laws; has served as legal counsel in cases in a dozen different states; and has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics Magazine and one of Washington's top lawyers by Washington CEO magazine.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    5 years

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

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    Don is an excellent attorney in labor and employment. He is my go to guy for ERISA Questions, discrimination questions and other employment issues. I highly recommend him.


    Catherine Clark Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have worked with Mr. Heyrich on several occasions since 2003. Mr. Heyrich maintains the highest degree of advocacy, analytic, and writing skills. He is also one of the most professional and personable attorneys I have come across in the twelve years I have been practicing law.


    Janyce Fink
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Heyrich Kalish McGuigan

Employment Attorneys
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 540
Seattle, WA, 98101-2554



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Avvo Top Employee Benefits LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Rising Star of Washington LawWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Outstanding Legal Clinic CoordinatorKing County Bar Association2006
Rising Star of Washington LawWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising Star of Washington LawWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerHeyrich Kalish McGuigan PLLC2009 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Donald W. Heyrich PLLC2007 - 2009
Perkins Coie LLP2003 - 2007
Perkins Coie LLP1997 - 2002
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecuting Attorney1995 - 1997
Washington Court of Appeals1993 - 1995
Independent Legislative LobbyistWashington State Legislature1989 - 1991

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Western Pension & Benefits ConferenceMember2004 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal ClinicsClinic Coordinator1998 - 2006
King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal ClinicsVolunteer1995 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJ.D. Magna Cum Laude1993
The Evergreen State CollegeN/AB.A.1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Line with Bob PittmanEmployment Law Questions and Answers2007
Navigating Workers' Compensation and the ADAAccommodating Disabled Employees2005
HR Guide to Creating and Keeping Personnel RecordsRetention and Electronic Storage of Personnel Records, HIPAA, and Employee Privacy2005
Employment Law A to ZManaging Employee Benefits and Risks2005
HR Guide to Creating and Keeping Personnel RecordsRetention and Electronic Storage of Personnel Records, HIPAA, and Employee Privacy2004
Family and Medical Leave ActAvoiding Headaches in FMLA Administration2004
Family and Medical Leave ActSolving Problematic FMLA Dilemmas: Case Studies from the Front Lines2004
Employment LawNew Developments in HIPAA and Employee Benefits Law: Ensuring Your Organization is in Compliance2004
Workplace Privacy: Emerging TrendsWorkplace Privacy: Emerging Trends2003
Overview of Washington Employment LawOverview of Washington Employment Law2003
Managing Employee Benefits and Risks Post-Enron: A Practical GuideManaging Employee Benefits and Risks Post-Enron: A Practical Guide2002
Labor Relations InstituteTemporary Employees and the Contingent Workforce: Do We Need To Change How We Do Business?2001
Wage and Hour Law UpdateWage and Hour Law Update2000