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Spencer Nathan Thal

Spencer Nathan Thal

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Attorney Endorsements

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  • James Varro Smith II

    Spencer is a brilliant attorney. I endorse him.


    James Smith Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

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    I have worked with Spencer on Bar-related matters and cases. He is smart, committed and great fun to work with. I would trust him implicitly to represent me.


    Mark Busto
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Professional Misconduct

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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