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Martin Garfinkel

Martin Garfinkel

Practice areas:

Class Action, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Martin Garfinkel

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Class Action: 40%
    24 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
    24 years
  3. Discrimination: 20%
    33 years
  4. Sexual Harassment: 20%
    24 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Spencer Nathan Thal

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    Spencer Thal
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have worked with Marty on a number of cases, and I could not possibly recommend him more highly. He is especially skilled with regard to class action employment litigation, and there is no one better in Washington State to associate with on any labor or employment case that might involve challenging issues related to class certification, overtime exemptions, "off-the-clock" time, rest breaks, meal breaks, or prevailing wage payments. He is in all ways the perfect "go-to" guy with regard to these types of cases -- reliable, honest, and brilliant. If you find yourself in need of this type of expert co-counsel or the perfect person to refer a client with these types of problems too, you will never regret reaching out to Marty for assistance.

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    Dmitri Iglitzin Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Schroeter Goldmark & Bender PS

810 3rd Avenue Suite 500
Seattle, WA, 98104-1619

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199105/05/2015
NYResigned 198203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerN/A2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Super LawyerN/A2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyFrank Rosen Freed Garfinkel & Roberts1991 - 1999
Law ClerkChambers of Judge Sidney C. Volinn1990 - 1991
Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss1985 - 1990
Eisner & Levy1981 - 1985

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Legal Foundation of WashingtonMember, Board of Trustees2010 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember, Amicus Committee2005 - 2007
Labor & Employment Section, WSBAElected Member2003 - 2006
Employment Law Committee of Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChairman1998 - 1999
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - 2007
Lawyers Coordinating Committee, AFL-CIOMember1992 - 2007

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Pellino v. Brink's Incorporated$1.2 million verdict after a four week trial; upheld at 164 Wn. App. 668 (2011)

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Yale UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
20th Annual Employment Law InstituteHot Topics In Wage & Hour Class Actions2013
LItigating Class ActionsSubstantive Law Considerations for Labor and Employment Class Actions2009
Alternative Dispute ResolutionEmployment Mediations2008
WSBA's Labor & Employment LawWage and Hour Class Actions: The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 and Class Certification Issues2006
WELA's Spring Kickoff: Employment LitigationClass Actions in Wage and Hour Cases2005
Payroll Basics in WashingtonWage and Hour Exemptions2003