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Kelby Dahmer Fletcher

Kelby Dahmer Fletcher

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Personal Injury

About Me

For more than 30 years, Kelby has counseled individuals and employers on the ever-evolving law concerning employment relationships.


 


Kelby has represented both sides of the table in employment negotiations and has served as an effective litigator on his clients' behalf in state and federal courts. Kelby also serves as an arbitrator and mediator where his well-developed understanding of problem solving and the complexities involved with employment law provide him with a unique perspective to evaluate all sides and present a balanced solution. He has also served as an arbitrator and hearing officer in WSBA discipline matters, such as a pro tem hearing examiner for Seattle and Bellevue. Kelby is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars. He was inducted into the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers in November 2012.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Employment & Labor: 80%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Alexander J. Higgins

    Kelby may be the smartest lawyer I know. He is always thinking about ways to be creative and get results for his clients. In addition to his intellect, he has great practical instincts. Top notch.

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    Alexander Higgins Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Lee Benjamin

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I associated Mr. Fletcher on one of my client's cases who suffered a brain injury in a collision. Together we sued and recovered a very fair settlement from the at fault party's insurer and an additional ample amount from our client's underinsurance coverage. Mr. Fletcher has a keen legal mind and is tireless and professional in his dealings on behalf of the client. Top notch!

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    Andrew Benjamin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Stokes Lawrence

1420 5th Ave., Suite 3000
Seattle, WA, 98101-2393

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197407/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Washington LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Washington Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2015
Top 100 LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2012
Top 100 LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2012
The Best Lawyers in America®Woodward-White, Inc.2012
Top 100 LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2011
The Best Lawyers in America®Woodward-White, Inc.2011
The Best Lawyers in America®Woodward-White, Inc.2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Top 100 LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Top 100 Super Lawyers®Washington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super Lawyer®Washington Law & Politics Magazine2009
The Best Lawyers in America®Woodward/White, Inc.2009
The Best Lawyers in America®Woodward/White, Inc.2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Lawyer representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial ConferenceUnited States district Court, W.D. Washington2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderStokes Lawrence2010 - Present
ShareholderPeterson Young Putra1977 - 2010
Law ClerkUnited States Courts1974 - 1976

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionChair2009 - 2009
Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2007 - 2009
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Amicus Committee, Washington State Trial Lawyers FoundationChairN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationHearing Officer for Lawyer DisciplineN/A
Therapeutic Health ServicesFormer Member, Board of DirectorsN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Stokes Law BriefsDepartment of Labor Plans Overtime Overhaul2015
Trial NewsIncome Taxation of Plaintiff's General Damages and Attorney's Fees2002
Gonzaga Law ReviewThe Disjointed Doctrine of The Handbook Exception to Employment At Will: A Call for Clarity Through Contract Analysis1999

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawN/AN/A1974
The American University School of International StudiesN/AN/A1971

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Stokes Lawrence Employment Law Institute Client WorkshopMigrating Executives2014
Stokes Lawrence Employment Law Institute CLEPreserving Employer Confidential Information - What to do when you receive confidential documents2014
Stokes Lawrence Employment Law InstituteObservations & Recent Appellate Development in Washington State Employment Law2014
Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment LawInformation Disclosure Issues2013
Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment LawThe In-Between: Keeping Good Records2013
Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment LawOverview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements2013
19th Employment Law InstituteEmployment Law Cases in the Washington Courts2012
18th Employment Law InstituteEmployment Law Cases in the Washington Courts2011
17th Employment Law InstituteEmployment Law Cases in the Washington Courts2010
16th Employment Law InstituteEmployment Law Cases in the Washington Courts2009
15th Employment Law InstituteEmployment Law Cases in the Washington Courts2008
14th employment Law InstituteEmployment Law Cases in The Washington Courts2007
Employment Law UpdateEmployment law cases in the Washington Courts2006
13th Employment Law InstituteEmployment Law Cases in The Washington Courts2006
13th Employment Law InstituteWashington Appellate Cases in Employment Law2006
The Law of LawyeringPhyrric Victories: Litigation Costs and the Importance of Early Case Evaluation2005
Alternative Dispute ResolutionPreparing the Plaintiff For Mediation and Trial2005
12th Employment Law InstituteWashington Appellate Law Developments in Employment Law2005
Annual Tort Law SymposiumTort Law Update: Rising Above Tort Deform2004
11th Employment Law InstituteWashington Appellate Law Developments2004
10th employment Law InstituteWashington Appeallatge Law Developments2003
Non-Profit Law SymposiumCritical Issues Facing Non-Profits: Employee Manuals: Pros, Cons and More Prose2002
9th Employment Law InstituteWashington Appeallate Law Developments2002
8th Employment Law InstituteWashington Appellate Law Developments2001
Nuts and bolts of Employment LawOverview of Employment Discrimination and Harassment2000
7th Employment Law InstituteWashington Appellate Law Developments2000
6th Employment Law InstituteWashington Appellate Law Developments1999
5th Employment Law InstituteWashington Appellate Law Developments1998
4th Employment Law InstituteWashington Appellate Law Developments1997
3d Employment Law InstituteWashington Appellate Law Developments1996
2d Employment Law InstituteAppellate Law Developments1995
Employment Law InstituteWashington Appellate Law Developments1991