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Employment and labor law practice for 25 years in Spokane.   Primarily litigation and counseling services on behalf of employers. 


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  1. Employment & Labor: 100%

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  • William M. Symmes

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom is considered by the local bar as one of the best labor and employment lawyers in the Spokane area. I was fortunate to work on a case with Tom recently and can personally confirm this reputation.


    William Symmes Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kevin James Curtis

    Tom is a superb lawyer and is highly respected in the legal community. In addition to his legal ability, Tom's communication skills and high ethics place him with the top lawyers in the area.


    Kevin Curtis Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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Randall Danskin PS

601 W Riverside Ave
Suite 1500
Spokane, WA, 99201-0653


IDAuthorized to practice law200211/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Labor and EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
2013 Employment Litigator of the YearBest Lawyers in America2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerWashington Journal of Law & Politics2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerWashington Journal of Law & Politics2011
Labor and EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
SUPER LAWYERWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
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Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
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Rated AVMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CommissionerWashington Public Employment Relations Commission2008 - Present
N/AUnited States District Court, Eastern District of Washington1983 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Idaho State BarMember2002 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cutler v. Phillips Petroleum, 98 Wn.App 1039 (2000)Jury verdict in favor of client affirmed
Cutler v. Phillips Petroleum, 98 Wn.App 1039 (2000)Jury verdict in favor of client affirmed
Cutler v. Phillips PetroleumJury verdict in favor of defendant affirmed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Fair Labor Standards ActHot Goods Violations1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLabor LawLL.M - Master of Laws1982
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2nd Annual Labor & Employment LawHarassment2011
Employment & Labor LawHot Topics in State and Federal Wage & Hour Laws2010
Employment Law DevelopmentsEmployment Law Developments2009
Employee Free Choice ActLabor Law Developments2009
Discovery IssuesEmployment Law2009
Collective Bargaining and Arbitration ConferenceNews from PERC2009
Recent Developments in State and Federal Employment LawEmployment Law2006
FLSA and FMLA BasicsWage-Hour and Family Medical Leave Act2006
The Human Resource Job SeminarLegal Hot Spots2005
Sexual Harassment & Workplace DiscriminationSexual Harassment and Discrimination2005
CME for Health Care ProvidersHarassment: Preventive Maintenance for Health Care Providers2005
Employment Law UpdateEmployment Law Update2004
Business Law: Nuts & BoltsEmployment Issues in the Workplace2003
Employment Law Update for All Washington EmployersEmployment Law1999