BETH BARRETT BLOOM is a partner with Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP where she represents employees in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, civil service, wage, and contract claims. She also provides advice and counsel to non-profit employers, charitable institutions, and unions.
Recent clients have included school employees, maritime employees, police officers, nursing home employees, and transgender employees facing discrimination in the workforce during transition.
Beth's practice approach is emotionally sensitive and solution-oriented. Litigation is always a possibility but may not be the best outcome for some employees who simply need a strong advocate in their corner.
Beth welcomes new clients including labor unions and nonprofit employers seeking practical advice and solutions to real problems.
Beth is a co-founder and past president of QLAW: The GLBT Bar Association of Washington (www.Q-Law.org). She has authored numerous articles concerning sexual orientation and the law as well as diversity in the legal profession. She is a member of the King County Bar Association Board of Trustees.
Licensed since 2001
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Rising Stars||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Rising Stars||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Associate||Blankenship Law Firm||2001 - 2005|
|Law Clerk to Hon. Deborah Batts||US District Court - Southern District of New York||1999 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|King County Bar Association||Chair -- Referendum & Initiative Project||2012 - Present|
|QLaw Foundation||Director||2009 - 2010|
|King County Bar Association||Secretary - Trustee||2009 - 2012|
|QLaw Foundation||President||2008 - 2009|
|QLaw: GLBT Bar Association of Washington||President||2007 - 2008|
|Washington Leadership Institute||Fellow||2005 - 2006|
|Washington Employment Law Desk Book||Sexual Orientation Discrimination||2009|
|WSBA Bar News||Pride in the Workplace||2007|
|KCBA Bar Bulletin||Confessions of a Plain Jane||2006|
|KCBA Bar Bulletin||Out and Equal in the Workplace||2006|
|12 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 143||Defining Queer: Lesbian and Gay Visibility in the Courtroom||2000|
|New York University School of Law||Law - cum laude||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Washington||Geography||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Gender Odyssey||Gender on the Job||2013|
|53rd Washington Judicial Conference||Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity||2011|
|Employment Law Annual Review||Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Discrimination||2009|
|Washington Presiding Judges' Conference||Addressing GLBT Litigants||2008|
|Statewide Diversity Conference||Representing GLBT Clients: What every attorney should know||2007|
|Mid Year Litigation Section CLE||Representing GLBT Clients: What every attorney should know||2007|
|Bar Association Meeting||The Washington Law Against Discrimination||2006|