At first glance, it might not seem like the most natural transition. Shakespearean... more
At first glance, it might not seem like the most natural transition. Shakespearean actors tired of the low pay are supposed to become graphic designers or teachers, not lawyers, right? Not necessarily, says employment law litigator, Matthew Ellis. The Emerson College graduate - who followed his 1998 BFA in acting with a five-year stint in New York - says the progression from acting to litig... view profile
I grew up in Portland, Oregon. I graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and... more
I grew up in Portland, Oregon. I graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Portland State University. I left the Northwest to continue my education at Texas Tech University. There I obtained both a Master of Business Administration ("MBA") and a Juris Doctorate (Law) degrees. After graduating I returned to Portland, Oregon. In 1999 I was admitted to the Oregon state bar and in 1996, I was... view profile
Michael H. Weier, Managing Shareholder of Reinish Mackenzie, P.C., has over 20 years... more
Michael H. Weier, Managing Shareholder of Reinish Mackenzie, P.C., has over 20 years of experience advising and representing employers in workers' compensation and employment discrimination. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and a former Assistant Attorney General for WA. He is a member os the bars of WA, OR, US Dist. Court for the Western Dist. WA, US Dist. Court for Eastern Dist. WA, US Co... view profile
A wrongful termination lawyer can help if your employer fires you for an unfair reason. Wrongful termination occurs when your employer breaks an employment agreement with you, violates an employment or anti-discrimination law, or fires you in retaliation for whistle-blowing or for filing a sexual harassment or workers' compensation claim. If you think you were wrongly fired, talk with a wrongful termination lawyer to see if the circumstances of your firing justify a claim.