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Beth Barrett Bloom

also known as Beth Bloom

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Discrimination, Contracts & Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination

About Me

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.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Employment & Labor: 30%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
  3. Discrimination: 25%
  4. Wrongful Termination: 10%
  5. Sexual Harassment: 10%

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Contact Info

Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP

Suite 1200, Hoge Building
705 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104-1798

705 2nd Ave Ste 1200
Seattle, WA, 98104

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200107/05/2015
CAInactive199905/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarsN/A2007
Rising StarsN/A2006
Rising StarsN/A2005
Rising StarsN/A2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateBlankenship Law Firm2001 - 2005
Law Clerk to Hon. Deborah BattsUS District Court - Southern District of New York1999 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar AssociationChair -- Referendum & Initiative Project2012 - Present
QLaw FoundationDirector2009 - 2010
King County Bar AssociationSecretary - Trustee2009 - 2012
QLaw FoundationPresident2008 - 2009
QLaw: GLBT Bar Association of WashingtonPresident2007 - 2008
Washington Leadership InstituteFellow2005 - 2006

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Employment Law Desk BookSexual Orientation Discrimination2009
WSBA Bar NewsPride in the Workplace2007
KCBA Bar BulletinConfessions of a Plain Jane2006
KCBA Bar BulletinOut and Equal in the Workplace2006
12 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 143Defining Queer: Lesbian and Gay Visibility in the Courtroom2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLaw - cum laudeJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of WashingtonGeographyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Gender OdysseyGender on the Job2013
53rd Washington Judicial ConferenceSexual Orientation & Gender Identity2011
Employment Law Annual ReviewSexual Orientation & Gender Identity Discrimination2009
Washington Presiding Judges' ConferenceAddressing GLBT Litigants2008
Statewide Diversity ConferenceRepresenting GLBT Clients: What every attorney should know2007
Mid Year Litigation Section CLERepresenting GLBT Clients: What every attorney should know2007
Bar Association MeetingThe Washington Law Against Discrimination2006