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Jillian Barron is a shareholder with SEBRIS BUSTO JAMES. She assists employers in developing effective, legally compliant employment policies and resolving emergent problems. She has successfully represented clients in trial and appellate courts, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative agency proceedings. Jillian also conducts workplace investigations for public and private employers, and serves as a mediator. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics magazine. Jillian has received Avvo’s highest rating for attorneys.

Practice Focus

  • Counseling on Employment Policies and Practices

  • Discipline and Discharge Issues

  • Wage and Hour Matters

  • Employment, Severance, and Non-Competition Agreements

  • Disability Accommodation

  • Discrimination and Harassment Charges

  • Employment-Related Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Employer Representation in Labor Arbitrations

  • Neutral Workplace Investigations

  • Mediation of Workplace and Employment-Related Disputes



Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%
    18 years

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Contact info

14205 Se 36th St Ste 325
Bellevue, WA, 98006-1505

14205 SE 36th Street Suite 325
Bellevue, WA, 98109



TXInactive 199207/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer, Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Best Lawyer, Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Best Lawyer, Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Best Lawyer, Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer, Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Best Lawyer, Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyer, Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderSebris Busto James2006 - Present
Senior CounselSebris Busto James1998 - 2005
Career Law ClerkU.S. District Court1992 - 1997
Associate AttorneyPreston Thorgrimson Ellis & Holman1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Defense Trial LawyersPresident2009 - 2010
Washington Defense Trial LawyersPresident-Elect2008 - 2009
Labor & Employment Law Section Executive Committee,WSBAMember2008 - 2010
Washington Defense Trial LawyersSecretary2007 - 2008
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Employment Law SectionChair2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Utley v. Overlake HospitalDefense verdict
Osborn et al. v. Bechtel National, Inc.Summary judgments affirmed on appeal.
Athearn et al. v. Alaska AirlinesSummary judgments and sanctions affirmed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Columbia UniversityInternational AffairsMasters of International Affairs1988
Alfred UniversityFine ArtsOther - Bachelors1978
Reed CollegeN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring ConferenceThe Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program's Expanded Jurisdiction Over Health Care Providers2011
September 2011 MeetingIn the Now: Recent Developments in GINA, Registered Domestic Partnerships, Disability Law, and Social Media2011
Labor and Employment Law BootcampFederal and State Disability and Related Leave Laws: A Survey of the New Landscape2011
Eleventh Annual Labor and Employment Law ConferenceRecent Developments in Federal Labor and Employment Case Law2011
18th Annual Employment Law InstituteThe ADA and WLAD Amendments: A Survey of the 'New' Disability Landscape2011
Tenth Annual Labor and Employment Law ConferenceRecent Developments in Federal Employment Law2010
17th Annual Employment Law InstituteThorny Issues in Wage and Hour Law: Developments and Conundrums2010
Ninth Annual Labor and Employment Law ConferenceRecent Developments in Federal Employment Law2009
American Constitution Society MeetingRecent Changes to the ADA and FMLA and Their Impact on Employers2009