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    Jeannette focuses on employment and labor law, employment litigation and related business matters. She prepares employment contracts, employee handbooks, non-competition and confidentiality agreements for employers as well as other employment policies and procedures. She also investigates employee complaints of sexual or other harassment on behalf of the employer or as an independent third party and counsels employers on human resources and labor relations issues. In addition, she represents employers in litigation involving harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, employment contracts, and wage and hour issues. Jeannette also advises and represents employers and employees on non-competition covenants and related litigation, and negotiates the terms of employment agreements and departure agreements on behalf of both employers and employees.

    Jeannette has tried cases to juries in both federal and state courts. This trial experience makes her a highly effective counselor when advising employers about employment issues that could lead to litigation.

    Jeannette has been named a Rising Star seven years in a row, most recently in 2010 by Washington Law & Politics Magazine, a designation reserved for 2.5 percent of all licensed attorneys in Washington State.



Contact info

Socius Law Group

Two Union Square
601 Union St., Suite 4950
Seattle, WA, 98101-3951

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%


Payment types:

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  • Alexander J. Higgins

    Jeanette is smart and practical. Great choice for anyone looking for an employment lawyer.


    Alexander Higgins Employment and labor Attorney
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2011
40 Under 40 HonoreePuget Sound Business Journal2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarN/A2006
Rising StarN/A2005
Rising StarN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerSocius Law Group, PLLC2004 - Present
Managing PartnerSocius Law Group, PLLC2012 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Seattle Executives AssociationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Defense Counsel JournalDefending Managed Earnings Cases by Understanding Revenue Recognition2004
Defense News, Washington Defense Trial LawyersA Few Things Civil Trial Lawyers Need to Know about the Fifth Amendment2003
IADC Intellectual Property NewsletterSurvey Evidence of Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Cases: How Much Confusion Is Enough?2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of WashingtonEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employment Law Boot CampContinuing Legal Education Seminar, Program Chair2012
Employment Law Boot CampContinuing Legal Education Seminar, Program Chair2011
Employment Law Boot CampContinuing Legal Education Seminar, Program Chair2009
15th Annual Employment Law CLEContinuing Legal Education Seminar, Presenter on Restrictive Covenants2008
Trial Advocacy WorkshopContinuing Legal Education Seminar, Program Facilitator and Interactive Coach2004