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Mary Ruth Mann

Practice areas:

Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Death, Defective and Dangerous Products

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Discrimination: 40%
    36 years, 300 cases
  2. Sexual Harassment: 25%
    28 years, 80 cases
  3. Wrongful Termination: 15%
    33 years, 55 cases
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    28 years, 2 cases
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%
    18 years, 1 case



Hourly ($400-500/hour), Contingent (40-50%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • David Stanley Marshall

    I know Mary Ruth best through the working meetings of the Seattle-area alumni of the Trial Lawyers College. She brings tremendous energy, empathy, and insight to these sessions, in which lawyers work on cases.


    David Marshall Child Abuse Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Charles Snell

    Having worked alongside Mary Ruth, and referred several clients to her, I know she is a fearless advocate for her clients. She actually cares about civil justice. I highly endorse this lawyer's work.


    David Snell Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

200 2nd Ave W
Seattle, WA, 98119-4204



Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in WA, 2009


    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment’.Martindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Super LawyerN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2002
Super LawyerN/A2001
Super LawyerN/A2000
AV RatingN/A1990

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Co-OwnerMann and Kytle, PLLC2005 - Present
Senior PartnerMann and Peck1994 - 2002
FounderLaw Offices of Mary Ruth Mann and Associates1981 - 1994
Associate AttorneyHalverson Strong Moen and Chemnick1979 - 1980
Sr. InvestigatorState of Oregon Department of Labor1975 - 1976
Supervisor of InvestigationsState of Idaho Human Rights Commission1974 - 1975

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChair, Employment Law Section2008 - 2010
American Association for JusticeMember2004 - 2007
Trial Lawyers College Group NWCo-founder2002 - 2012
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle Member1997 - 2007
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member1997 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bunch v. King County Department of Youth ServicesJury Verdict for Plaintiff; Favorable S. Court Decision
Clifton v. State of WashingtonJury Verdict for Plaintiff; 900,000+ Judgement Paid

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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationRacial Discrimination Law in Today's Diverse Workplace2004
Washington State Trial Lawyers Employment Law SeminarStrategies for Prosecuting Disability Cases Under State and Federal Law 2003
NNational Employment Lawyers Continuing EducationDemonstrative Evidence in Employment Cases2001
WSTLA Employment Law CLECochair1997

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial ProficiencyCertificate1998
University of Washington School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1979
Northwestern University School of LawLawN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Stars SeminarSelecting a Dream Jury2011
Seattle University CoursesRacial Discrimination Laws In Practice2007
WELA Annual SeminarOpening Statements at Trial2006
WELA Annual SeminarOpening Statements at Trial2006
13th Annual Employment Law InstituteSummary Judgment Motions2006
WELA Annual SeminarVoire Dire at Trial2005
Tort Law UpdateAddressing Tegman at Trial - Live Focus Group2005
Cutting Edge Trial StrategiesWitness Preparation "Outside the Box"2005
11th Annual Employment Law InstituteStrategies for Prosecuting Disability Cases Under State and Federal Law2004
WELA Annual ConferenceDisability Accomodation Expert Testimony2003
WSTLA Employment Law SeminarDisability Law Meets Workers Compensation Law2002
National Employment Lawyers ConventionDemonstrative Evidence in Employment Trials2001
National Postal Supervisors OrganizationDiscrimination in the U. S. Postal Service1986
Washington State Bar Association Employment Law SeminarDiscipline and Discharge of Federal EmployeesN/A
Washington State Bar Association Employment Law SeminarSuing the GovernmentN/A