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Scott Crispin Greco Blankenship

also known as Scott C. G. Blankenship, Scott Blankenship

Practice areas:

Employment discrimination, Wage/hour litigation, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Class Action

About Me

Scott practices primarily in the areas of employment discrimination and wage/hour litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, class actions, and complex civil litigation. Scott established The Blankenship Law Firm in 1993, and is dedicated to achieving the best and most efficient results for his clients through aggressive, thorough and ethical representation. He believes that no person, government, or corporate entity is beyond the reach of the law. He is committed to seeing that our court system protect, preserve, and further fundamental rights not only for his clients, but also for our nation and community.


He was named by Washington Law & Politics magazine, as a “Rising Star” attorney, 2000-2002 and a “Super Lawyer,” 2003-2015. In the June 2008 edition of Washington CEO Magazine, Scott is featured as one of the top ten Employment/Labor Lawyers in Washington State. From 2007-2015, Scott has also been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the state of Washington. He has received an AV rating, the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s National Law Directory.* Scott is a frequent lecturer at legal seminars and has contributed to several legal publications, and is a National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Instructor, teaching lawyers trial skills.


Recent case outcomes include:



 



  • In 2009, he achieved the one largest recorded settlement per plaintiff in a sexual harassment case in the Western U.S. (EEOC v. Lowe's);

  • $2.4 million result in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Lam and Rios v. Frye's Electronics that included securing a $100,000 discovery sanction in federal court, followed by a $2,300,000 settlement of plaintiff's retaliation and sexual harassment claims after litigating the case through arbitration; result was one of the highest recoveries per plaintiff nationwide in the history of the EEOC.  The case was also selected as one of the Top 25 Workplance Harassment, Bias Settlements by The Insurance Journal;





  • Zhang v. American Gem Seafoods, $3,963,033 judgment for race/national origin discrimination which was upheld on all counts by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in August 2003 (the U.S. Supreme Court declined review in March 2004). According to Jury Verdicts Northwest, this verdict was the largest individual race discrimination verdict in the history of the Northwest;

  • Wrongful discharge, breech of partnership, and trade secrets, $1,650,000, 2008;

  • Wage/hour, breach of contract, $1,925,000, 2006;


  • Sharma v. City of Vancouver, et al., race discrimination, $1,650,000, 2008. According to Jury Verdicts Northwest, this verdict was the largest individual employment discrimination verdict (retaliation, wrongful discharge) in the history of the Northwest;


  • Byrne v. Washington State University, judgment, sex discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation and constructive discharge, $250,000 and grant of tenure, 2007;

  • Race discrimination, retaliation, discriminatory hiring, $1,625,000, 2006;

  • Whistleblowing and disability discrimination, $835,000, 2007;


  • G.S. v. Seattle Children's Home, negligent supervision and sexual assault, $600,000, 2007;

  • Sexual harassment, gender discrimination, retaliation, $300,000, 2006;

  • Automobile Accident, $600,000, 2005;

  • Sexual harrassment/retaliation against car dealership, $575,000 settlement, 2005;

  • Disability/FLSA retaliation, $600,000 settlement, 2002;

  • Wage/hour withholding of wages, $550,000 settlement, 2003;


  • Sersen v. Foss Home, $475,000 settlement for nursing home abuse/negligence, 2003;

  • Sexual harassment/retaliation cases Hottle v. Seattle Police Department, $225,000, February 2003, and Giezentanner v. U.S. Navy, $200,000, February 2002;

  • Delivery driver wage/hour class action settlement, $650,000, 2004.


Prior to practicing in Washington State, Scott served with the United States Senate Judiciary Committee Investigator Counsel, charged with oversight of an EEOC investigation of race discrimination within the FBI. Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California Los Angeles, graduating with the distinction of Chancellor’s Marshal. He went on to study law at Cambridge University in England, and earned his law degree from Tulane University Law School, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal.


Scott is admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon, U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, U.S. District Court of Oregon, and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Scott is a member of the bar for the United States Supreme Court; King County, Washington State and American Bar Associations; Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle Member); National Employment Lawyers Association; Washington Employment Lawyers Association; and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.


*Only a small percentage of lawyers achieve AV rating, the “A” signifying preeminent knowledge of the law and ability, and the “V” signifying very high ethics.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Employment discrimination: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Wage/hour litigation: 20%
  4. Class Action: 5%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen A. Teller

    I have worked with Scott drafting legislation to improve workers' rights in Washington. He is clear, articulate, and organized. He is also easy to get along with when he's on your team, but I hear he's tough on the other side!

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    Stephen Teller Sexual Harassment Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Blankenship Law Firm, P.S.

1000 2nd Ave
Suite 3250
Seattle, WA, 98104

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AKActive200805/30/2015
ORActive200606/28/2015
WAActive199206/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
2014 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
2013 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2013
2012 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers (Formerly ATLA)2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
2011 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
2010 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Top Attorneys In Employment And LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine, National Corporate Counsel Edition2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (ATLA)American Trial Lawyers Association2010
Featured Attorney in September 2009 Bar BulletinKing County Bar Association2009
Top Attorneys In Employment And LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine, National Corporate Counsel Edition2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Avvo Top Employment/Labor LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Workplace Warrior: Top 5 Cases -- Employee Rights 1985-2005National Employment Lawyer Associaton2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5Martindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing ShareholderThe Blankenship Law Firm, PS1994 - Present
PartnerBlankenship, Gillette, and Rogowski1993 - 1994
AssociateGaitan & Cusack1991 - 1993
Clerk/InternU.S. Senate Judiciary Commitee1988 - 1988

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle Member2002 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Alaska State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Lowe's HIW, Inc.$1.72 Million Settlement with EEOC Consent Decree
Zhang v. American Gem Seafoods$3,963,033
Sharma v. City of Vancouver, et al.$1,650,000

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Employment Law DeskbookRemedies2013
American Association for Justice (AAJ) Employment Rights QuarterlyAshcroft v. Iqbal's Limited Application to Employment Discrimination Cases2009
Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Employment DeskbookRemedies for Employment Discrimination2009
Trial News, Washington State Association for JusticeThe Power of Punitive Damages in Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Cases2009
National Employment Lawyers AssociationSection 1981: The Most Powerful Law for Prosecuting National Origin Discrimination2007
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersClass Actions: Justice in Action2005
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersFederal Jury Awards Punitive Damages in Racial Discrimination Suit2004
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersU.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Review Race Discrimination Verdict Awarded to Chinese American2004
Washington State Trial Lawyers Employment Law SeminarStrategies for Prosecuting Disability Cases Under State and Federal Law 2003
CLE for Eagle Members of Washington State Trial LawyersDamages in Employment Cases2002
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersEmployee Stock Compensation is Wages: Attorney's Fees Available for Recovery Under Washington Wage Law2002
Tulane Environmental Law JournalUnveiled: Corporate Officer, Parent and Successor Liability Under CERCLA1990

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WSAJ CLE Employment DeskbookRemedies In Employment Cases2013
Washington Employment Lawyers Association CLELecturer: Avoiding Dismissal After Iqbal2010
A Perspective From Counsel for the EmployeeEthical Considertions In Workplace Investigations2010
National Employment Lawyers Association, Annual ConventionLecturer: National Origin Discrimination2007
Washington State Trial Lawyers Employment Law SeminarLecturer: Strategies for Prosecuting Disability Cases Under State and Federal Law2003
Damages: Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Eagle Only SeminarLecturer: Proving Punitive Damages2002
Plaintiff's Employment Litigation For The New Millennium: Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationLecturer: Persuading a Jury to Award Substantial Damages2001
Washington State Trial Lawyers Employment Law SeminarLecturer: Substance & Subtlety: New Law and Effective Tactics for Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers2000