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  • Alexander J. Higgins

    Ken is one of the smartest lawyers I know. He has that rare combination of intellect and pragmatism.

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Winterbauer & Diamond, PLLC

1200 5th Avenue Suite 1700
Seattle, WA, 98101-3132

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199707/16/2016
DCInactive 198807/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Band 1 Ranking in labor & employement law in WashingtonChambers & Partners USA Guide2015
Washington Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2015
Best Lawyers in America® 2016Woodward-White, Inc.2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Lawyers in America® 2015Woodward-White, Inc.2014
Band 2 Ranking in labor & employment law in WashingtonChambers & Partners USA Guide2014
Washington Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2014
Best Lawyers in America® 2014Woodward-White, Inc.2013
Washington Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2013
Band 2 Ranking in labor & employment law in WashingtonChambers & Partners USA Guide2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Band 2 Ranking in labor & employment law in WashingtonChambers & Partners USA Guide2012
Best Lawyers in America® 2013Woodward-White, Inc.2012
Washington Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
America's Leading Labor and Employment LawyersChambers USA2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
America's Leading Labor and Employment LawyersChambers USA2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
America's Leading Labor and Employment LawyersChambers USA2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
America's Leading Labor and Employment LawyersChambers USA2008
America's Leading Labor and Employment LawyersChambers USA2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
America's Leading Labor and Employment LawyersChambers USA2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
America's Leading Labor and Employment LawyersChambers USA2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWinterbauer & Diamond PLLC1997 - Present
Adjunct Professor (Employment Law)Seattle University Law School2013 - 2016
AttorneyChadbourne & Parke LLP1991 - 1997
AttorneyCovington & Burling LLP1987 - 1991
Judicial ClerkUnited States District Court for the District of Maryland1986 - 1987
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Worklaw® NetworkExecutive Committee2009 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Stanford Law School Board of VisitorsMemberN/A
Western Washington Stanford Law School SocietyCo-chairN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
SHRM Online2nd Circuit: Returning Service Members Must Be Given Reasonable Opportunity to Rebuild Commission Income2011
HR MagazineReturning Service Members Must Be Given Reasonable Opportunity to Rebuild Commission Income2011
SHRM Online10th Circuit: Court Confirms Jury Verdict Employer Failed to Hire Based on Gender2010
SHRM Online1st Circuit: No Discrimination Where Employee Was Terminated for Violating Employer’s Policy2010
SHRM Online5th Circuit: Workers Were Employees Covered by FLSA2009
SHRM Online8th Circuit: Prompt Response Fends Off Hostile Work Environment Claim2008
SHRM Online4th Circuit: Risky Company Fund in 401(k) Plan Did Not Violate ERISA2008
SHRM Online7th Circuit: Employers May Refuse to Reinstate Striking Workers2008
SHRM Online8th Circuit: EEOC Contests Denied Access to Leave Donation Program2007
SHRM OnlineSettlement Agreement Rules Taxable2005
HR MagazineTimely and Adequate Notice Needed for FMLA Leave2005
HR MagazineFMLA "Worksite" Regulation Invalid2001
National Academy of Opticianry NewsletterProfessional Golf and Disabilities Law Collide in the Courtroom2001
Employee Relations Law JournalThe Gender Motivated Violence Act2000
National Academy of Opticianry NewsletterSexual Harassment Claims: A Potential Minefield for Employers1998
National Academy of Opticianry NewsletterCorrected Vision and the Americans With Disabilities Act1998
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Columbia UniversityN/AMA - Masters1982
Yale UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
15th Annual Labor and Employment Law ConferenceHot Topics and Trends in Wage and Hour Litigation2015
16th Annual Labor & Employment Law ConferencePros and Cons of Arbitrating Employment Disputes2013
Unemployment Law Issues for Small BusinessesUnemployment Law Issues for Small Businesses2012
The Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time OrdinanceThe Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance2012
Small Business Employment Law Issues: Crucial Elements for EmployersTips for Handling Unemployment Claims and Workers Compensation Claims2012
Employment Law ClassUnderstanding Wage & Hour Issues2012
15th Annual Labor & Employment LawSeattle’s New Paid Sick Leave Rule2012
Employment Law classExemption Misclassification Claims2011
Washington Self-Insurers Association MeetingEmployment Pitfalls in the Hiring Process2010
Investigating Workplace ComplaintsInvestigating Workplace Complaints2010
Employment Law InstituteSummary Judgment2006
CLE Bootcamp for LawyersEmployment Law Update2005