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Spencer Nathan Thal

Spencer Nathan Thal

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Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Daniel A Swedlow

    Avvo will only let me endorse Spencer Thal in one category which is unfortunate because in addition to being a fantastic labor and employment lawyer, he is also a highly capable personal injury attorney. Spencer has a razor sharp mind and consistently achieves outstanding results for his clients. I am proud to call Spencer a top notch lawyer, a partner and a friend.


    Daniel Swedlow Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I have known Spencer and his work for almost 20 years. I can unreservedly recommend him for his professionalism, expertise, honesty and work ethic. Any worker who is in need of legal services would be well-advised to give Spencer a call.


    Dmitri Iglitzin Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Harlan Fiske Stone ScholarColumbia Law School1989

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerSwedlow Thal, PLLC2012 - 2013
General CounselTeamsters Local Union No. 1171996 - 2013
AttorneySchwerin Campbell Barnard1993 - 1996
AssociateHeller Ehrman1990 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationChair, Labor and Employment Section2005 - 2005
Washington State Bar AsssociationExecutive Committee, Labor and Employment Section2003 - 2005

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Teamsters Local 117 v. Department of CorrectionsVictory
Teamsters Local 117 v State of WashingtonVictory
Teamsters Local 117 v Port of SeattleVictory

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Publication NameTitleDate
Oxford Journal of Legal StudiesThe Inequality of Bargaining Doctrine1986

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oxford UniversityJurisprudenceMA - Masters1994
Columbia University School of LawN/AJ.D.1990
Oxford UniversityJurisprudenceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Training AcademyUnion Representation2012
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionInformation Technology and Employee Rights2011
LERA ConferenceNegotiation Ethics2010
Washington Labor and Employment RelationsAdvanced Contract Interpretation2009
Teamsters Leadership AcademyAdvanced Arbitration2009
Warehouse Division ConferenceBargaining and Costing Contracts2008
LERA ConferenceHard Bargaining and Bad Faith2007
Washington LERANegotiating Economics2006