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Valarie Standefer Zeeck

Valarie Standefer Zeeck

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Education, Business

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About Me

Representative Cases/Transactions




  • Advises and trains owners, managers and employees regarding employment law with the goal of reducing litigation expense and risk.



  • Defends employers in employment-related litigation, focusing on extracting clients from litigation at the earliest possible stage




 



 


Community Activities




  • University Place Economic Development Task Force and Commission

    • Commissioner (2000 - present)



  • University Place Parks and Recreation Commission

    • Commissioner (1998 - 2000)



  • Families Unlimited Network

    • Member, Board of Directors (2007 - present)



  • Chambers Creek Foundation

    • President (2003-2004, 2006)

    • Member, Board of Directors (2000-2006)



  • Ark Institute of Learning

    • Member, Board of Directors (2000-2002)



  • University Place Presbyterian Church

    • Elder

    • Member of Personnel Commission (1998-2004)



  • R. Merle Palmer Scholarship Foundation

    • Member, Board of Directors (1995-1996)



  • Tacoma-Pierce County YMCA - Metropolitan

    • Member, Board of Directors (1995-1998)



  • Tacoma Philharmonic

    • Member, Board of Directors (1995-1996)



  • Charles Wright Academy

    • Member, Board of Trustee's Education Task Force

    • Member, Parent Committee Executive Committee



  • Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

    • Member, Board of Directors (1997-1999)



  • Tacoma Chamber of Commerce

    • General Counsel



  • Association of Washington Business

    • Board of Directors



  • University Place Economic Development Task Force and Commission

    • Commissioner (2000 - 2006)



  • Families Unlimited Network

    • Member, Board of Directors (2007 - 2009)





 


Presentations




  • Lorman Educational Systems, Professional Lecturer on Employment Law topics, 1999 to date.

  • Washington State Bar Association,Employment Agreements, 1999

  • Judicial College of Missouri: Lecturer, 1993

  • The Missouri Bar, frequent lecturer on various topics in probate and business, 1988-1994

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, frequent lecturer on various topics in probate and business, 1988-1994

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, frequent lecturer on various topics in probate and business, 1988-1994

  • University of Missouri, Spring 1992 lecturer, William Fratcher Annual Symposium,Litigation Problems in Probate

  • Law Day Keynote Speaker on the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution, Spring 1991

  • Longview Community College, Instructor, Paralegal Class, 1990 - 1992

  • Professional Education Systems, Professional Lecturer, 1990 -1992


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Employment & Labor: 75%
  2. Education: 15%
  3. Business: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Andrea H McNeely

    Valarie Zeeck excels at solving even the most difficult problems for her clients. She is a powerful advocate to have on your side. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Andrea McNeely Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Gordon Thomas Honeywell

Wells Fargo Plaza
1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2100
Tacoma, WA, 98402

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199507/05/2015
MOGood Standing, Active197901/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale Hubbell2011
First Place, First YearAppellate Advocacy Competition1992
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGordon Thomas Honeywell1997 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Continuing Education CommitteeChair1998 - 1998
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Women in the Profession CommitteeChair1993 - 1994
Missouri State Bar Association, Probate and Trust CommitteeChair1993 - 1994
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationExecutive Committee1992 - 1994
Missouri State Bar Association, Probate and Trust CommitteeVice Chair1991 - 1993
Missouri State Bar Association, Leal Education ComitteeVice Chair1990 - 1994
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember1979 - 1994
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas CityMemberN/A
King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Missouri State Bar Association, Drafting CommitteeMemberN/A
Missouri State Bar Association, Participation of Women and Minorities in Continuing Legal Education SubcommitteeChairN/A
American Bar Association, Employment SectionMemberN/A
Washington Women Lawyers, Pierce County ChapterMemberN/A
Robert J. Bryan Inns of CourtMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services publicationEmployment Law, author of approximately 25 articles.2002
West PublishingFuture Interests1994
Journal of the Missouri BarLiability of Personal Representative in Real Estate Transactions1992
Missouri Bar Deskbook: GuardianshipInvoluntary Civil CommitmentN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of MissouriN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationEmployment Agreements1999
William Fratcher Annual SymposiumLitigation Problems in Probate1992