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My practice is concentrated on representing management in the entire range of employment law matters. It includes wrongful discharge, fair employment practice and labor-management litigation; unfair labor practices and other proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Commission; union organizing campaigns; labor negotiations, grievance, and interest arbitrations; and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington State Human Rights Commission, Department of Labor, and wage/hour matters. I provide preventive counseling to clients to avoid or minimize the risk of litigation.

I am the author of Supervising Employees Legally and Effectively, the Basics of Collective Bargaining in Washington, the Washington State Public Employment Overtime Guide, and co-author of An Overtime Handbook for Washington State Employers. I also have extensive experience in conducting a wide variety of training programs for supervisors. My clients are in all major sectors and include numerous public agencies. Prior to studying law, I was a field examiner for the National Labor Relations Board.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%

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Summit Law Group

315 Fifth Avenue South Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Annual Guide to Labor and Employment LawCorporate Counsel Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2010
Top Attorney in Employment LawSuper Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Top Attorney in Employment LawSuper Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberSummit Law Group1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of Puget SoundN/AN/A1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NPELRA Annual Training Conference"Social Networking: Employer's Friend or Foe?"2010
30th Annual Labor Relations Institute"Advanced Bargaining in an Interest Arbitration Environment"2010
30th Annual Labor Relations Institute"FLSA Update"2010
Forging New Frontiers - 2009 Annual Training Conference"Technology in the Workplace - Efficiency or Liability"2009
29th Annual Labor Relations Institute"Technology in the Workplace - Efficiency or Liability"2009
29th Annual Labor Relations Institute"Bargaining in Tough Times"2009
28th Annual Labor Relations Institute"Cutting Edge FSLA Issues"2008
2008 Fall Conference"Managing Leave Laws"2008