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James M Shore

James M Shore

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Intellectual Property, Sex Crime

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Employment & Labor: 48%
    28 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 47%
  3. Sex Crime: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Stephen N Tollefsen

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Stephen Tollefsen Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Daniel A Swedlow

    Jim is an exceptionally bright and talented lawyer. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and consistently achieves outstanding results. I highly recommend Jim Shore.


    Daniel Swedlow Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

600 University St Ste 3600
Seattle, WA, 98101-3197

600 University St #3600
Seattle, WA, 98101-3197

600 University St #3600
Seattle, WA, 98101





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Recognized as one of WA's Top Labor and Employment LawyersChambers and Partners' America's Leading Lawyers for Business2013
Labor and Employment Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Labor and Employment; Labor Management; Employment LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Avvo Top Employment/Labor LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
Order of the CoifN/A1987
J.D., Magna cum LaudeN/A1987
Thurston Honor SocietyN/A1985
Selected - Hastings Law JournalN/A1985

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerStoel Rives, LLP2001 - Present
AttorneyGraham & Dunn1998 - 2000
DIrector of Labor RelationsAssociated Grocers, Inc.1996 - 1998
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert J. KelleherUnited States District Court, Central District of California1987 - 1988


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bainbridge Island Museum of ArtBoard member/Corporate Secretary2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Practice and Procedure Under the NLRA CommitteeMember2007 - 2007
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities CommitteeMember2004 - 2007
Employment Law Committee, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationChairperson2002 - 2003
Pacific Coast Labor Law ConferencePlanning Committee2001 - 2007
Society for Human Resources ManagementMember1999 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2007
King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1998 - 2007
Oregon State BarMember1994 - 2007
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1988 - 2007
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1988 - 2007
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1987 - 2007
Hastings Law ReviewNote and Comment Editor1985 - 1987


Publication NameTitleDate
San Francisco AttorneyAttorney or Persuader: Analysis of Attorney Involvement in Combating Union Organizing CampaignsN/A
San Francisco AttorneyDon’t Say You Didn’t ‘WARN’ Them: Analysis of Federal Plant Closing LawN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AJ.D., Magna cum Laude1987
New College of FloridaLiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Northwest Human Resources Management Association Annual ConferenceStanding up to the Competition (Noncompete Agreements and Trade Secrets)2007
Labor and Employment Law ConferenceAnatomy of an Effective Employment Contract2007
Annual Labor and Employment Law SeminarLabor Law in the Non-Union Workplace2007
2007 Labor Relations InstituteCommunicating With Employees During Union Organizing Campaigns2007
Labor and Employment LawDrafting and Litigating Non-competition Agreements2006
Annual Labor and Employment Law SeminarResponding to Employee Off-Duty Conduct2006
2006 Breakfast Seminar SeriesStanding Up to the Competition: Protecting Your Workforce, Customer Base and Trade Secrets2006
Seven Deadly Sins of Washington Employers"Can I Fire This Employee?" Responding to Your Client's Termination Crises2005
Legal Update SeriesEmployment Law Update2005
Labor and Employment LawDrafting and Litigating Employment Contracts and Non-Competition Agreements2005
Human Resources SIGTop Ways to Protect Your Organization's Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property2005
Employment Law SeminarInterviewing and Hiring: Keeping Your Recruitment Strategies Legal2005
Employment Law SeminarDocumentation and Recording-Keeping: Drafting Lawful Policies and Procedures and Maintaining Personnel Records2004
Anuual Labor and Employment Law ConferenceSarbanes-Oxley and Whistleblowers2004
SHRMEmployment Law Update2003
Human Resources Law ConferenceAvoiding Wage and Hour Compliance Lawsuits2003
Human Resources ConferenceEffective Planning and Management of Layoffs2003
Employment Law SeminarPreserving Employer Discretion Through Proactive Policies, Handbooks and Practices," Discharge, Documentation and Employee Handbooks in Wash2003
Breakfast Seminar SeriesTermination Without Tears 2003
Labor and Employment Law ConferenceMinimizing the Risk of Employment Litigation2002
HR SeminarEffective Planning and Management Layoffs2002
Labor and Employment Law ConferenceMinimizing the Risk of Employment Litigation2001
Employment Law SeminarHandling Workplace Violence: A Collaborative Approach to Protecting Your Organization From Liability & Your Employees From Harm2001
Chamber of Commerce Monthly MeetingTop Ten Ways to Get Sued by Your Employees and How to Minimize the Risk2001
Annual SeminarWhat to do When Performance Issues and Reasonable Accommodation Obligations Collide2001
Employment Litigation SeminarChairperson- How to Defend an Employment Litigation Case2000
Employment LitigationEffective Discovery in Employment Litigation (Defendant's Perspective)2000
Employment Law SeminarTop 10 Ways to Get Sued in Employment Litigation - and How to Avoid Them2000
Annual SeminarRecruitment Solutions2000
Labor and Employment Law SeminarEmployee Handbooks and Personnel Policies1999
Employment Law SeminarNavigating the Interplay of the ADA, FMLA, and Workers Compensation1999
Annual Labor and Employment Law SeminarInvestigating Sexual Harassment Complaints and Other Alleged Employee Misconduct1999
Annual Employment Law ConferenceInvestigating Sexual Harassment Claims1999