Jo Vestal has practiced law primarily in the areas of employment law and employment... more
Jo Vestal has practiced law primarily in the areas of employment law and employment and discrimination litigation since 1981. She is a Member in the Seattle office and is former chair of the firm's Labor Employment Practice Group. In addition to litigation and agency practice in all areas of employment law, Jo counsels employers ranging from multinational corporations to small employers on reg... view profile
You can read informational testimonials and a more complete biography at www.... more
You can read informational testimonials and a more complete biography at www.whitsonlaw.com. Current and past positions: American Board of Trial Advocates National Board/Co-Chair Constitution and Bylaws Committee; President of the Washington Chapter American College of Trial Lawyers Sandra Day O'Conner Award Committee Litigation Counsel of America Western Trial Lawyers Associatio... view profile
I spend most of my time helping clients set things right after they have been taken... more
I spend most of my time helping clients set things right after they have been taken advantage of or injured by people or companies who refuse to take responsibility for their actions or to live up to the agreements they've made. This is an honor and a privilege, and its why I love being a trial lawyer. I grew up in Montana working in my family's construction company, and moved to Spokane... view profile
Susan has a background in employment law and general civil litigation, and continues... more
Susan has a background in employment law and general civil litigation, and continues to represent clients in these areas. Originally from Kettle Falls, Washington, Susan graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with a Minor in Mandarin Chinese. During college, Susan spent a year abroad studying Mandarin Chinese in Tai Zhong, ... view profile
I am very active in the community through service on not-for-profit board of... more
I am very active in the community through service on not-for-profit board of directors. I am currently the eastern Washington representative on the Washington Officials Association Executive Board. I enjoy spending time with my infant son and my husband, spending weekends at our family lake cabin, officiating and watching basketball, reading, and exercising.
I havebeen practicing labor and employment law since 1979 andam a member in the... more
I havebeen practicing labor and employment law since 1979 andam a member in the Seattle office. I am the chair of the firms Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. I represent both unionized and nonunionized employers in the private and public sectors, including clients in the construction, manufacturing and the transportation industries before federal and state agencies, the Department of Lab... view profile
Representative Cases/Transactions Advises and trains owners, managers and employees... more
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 Commissio... view profile
Employment attorneys focus on the many laws concerning the relationship between employers and employees. If you feel your employer has treated you wrongly as an employee, or if you're an employer who needs to terminate an unsatisfactory employee, you may benefit from the services of an employment attorney. Some professionals, such as teachers, policemen, and pilots, belong to labor unions, which have specific negotiation and labor law procedures that protect union members. A labor attorney will know which laws apply to your particular situation and how you can take advantage of the laws to protect your rights.