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Practice focuses on working with management to implement and maintain proactive employement practices and the defense of employers when litigation arises.  Practice includes: Employment Litigation; Administrative Charges; Workplace Investigations; Discrimination Claims; Human Resource Policies/Handbooks and Procedures; Employee Discipline/Discharge Counseling; Wage and Hour Counseling; Sexual Harassment Claims; and Management and Employee Training.


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 70%
    24 years
  2. Litigation: 30%



Hourly ($225-300/hour)

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Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S.

901 5th Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA, 98164


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Outstanding Trial Attorney CitationU.S. Department of Fish & WIldlife1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chair, Employment Practices GroupForsberg & Umlauf, P.S.2009 - Present
Of CounselSebris Busto James1998 - 2008
Assistant Attorney GeneralWashington State Attorney general's Office1996 - 1998
Captain/Judge AdvocateU.S. Marine Corps1990 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationChair, Labor & Employment Law Section2009 - Present
King County Bar AssociationChair, Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference2008 - 2009
King County Bar AssociationTrustee, Labor & Employment Law Section2006 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Firm Deskbook PublicationsEmployment Law in Washington2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Risk Management SeminarEmployment Law: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You2009
Risk Management SeminarWorkplace Harassment: The Issue Is Respect2008
Client Risk Management SeminarEmployment Law Basics2008
Risk Management SeminarManaging Employees: Counseling, Coaching & Performance Management2007
Risk Management SeminarWorkplace Investigations2006
Alaska Airlines Management SeminarLabor Arbitrations2006