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Nicole Gabrielle Gainey

Employment and labor Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Gainey Law, PLLC

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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Nicole

Learn Nicole’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Handling cases related to wage theft, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation for whistle blowing, and discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, family status, pregnancy and age.

  2. Other

Nicole Gainey graduated with honors from the Seattle University School of Law in 2014. She is a licensed attorney in Washington State. She focuses her law practice, which she founded in 2024, on plaintiff employment law claims. She is dedicated to helping Washington state workers meet their legal goals while protecting their rights. She is currently accepting new clients in the areas of workplace Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination / Retaliation, Civil Rights. She serves her employment law clients in the greater Seattle, Renton, Tukwila, Eastside, and King County areas.

She supports many legal and community organizations and national non-profits that seek safety and justice for all, including:

Serving as co-chair for the South King County Roundtable, of the Washington Association of Justice, 2015 to 2017, and the WSAJ Diversity Commitee 2017 - 2020, Trial News Editorial Board 2019 - 2023 

Volunteering with the King County Bar Association's Housing Justice Project, and the Fairwork Washington Legal Clinic, and UW's Student legal Clinic and by supporting the

ACLU, (member since 1996),

The Southern Poverty Law Center, (Member since 1996),

The Human Rights Campaign, (Supporter since 1998),

Legal Voice, (Volunteer and Supporter since 2011),

The Filipino Community Center (Supporter since 2015), and

API Chaya, Supporter since 2016.




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Serving Washington State workers since 2014. I hold employers who sexually harass Washington workers, or allow sexual harassment to go unchecked, accountable.

Contact Nicole

Gainey Law, PLLC
1700 7th Ave
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA, 98101


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Emery | August 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An Honest and Knowledgeable Lawyer That Truly Looks Out For Her Clients
I consulted Nicole with regards to my former employee's abusive work environment that led me to quit my job, and Nicole did an excellent job explaining and helping me understand the legal details around employment laws in Washington as well as my legal options. While ultimately it was determined that there wasn't really any viable means to bring my former employee to justice (unfortunately, small private businesses just have a lot of leeways when it comes to bullying employees), Nicole's help at the lowest of times to help me move forward and better protect myself in the future was still immensely invaluable. In spite of not making money from this free consultation, Nicole still acted in good faith in providing honest and sound legal advice, and I think this says a lot about who she is as a person and a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond!!
I hired Nicole to represent me in a sexual harassment matter, which is ongoing, and have been nothing less than astounded by her level of dedication and thoroughness with my case. She is always available to talk to me when I need to discuss the case with her and is very prompt in getting back to me if she is not available. She constantly keeps me in the loop with ongoing events and her attention to detail is meticulous!! Nicole definitely goes way above and beyond more than any other attorney that I have known. I would recommend Nicole to anybody needing representation, you will definitely not be disappointed and would be hard pressed to find anybody with her dedication and aggressive approach to winning for her clients.
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Posted by MICHELLE | July 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Communication
I hired Nicole and found her to be a hands on Attorney. She was always in direct communication with me. She didn’t put me off on assistants or paralegals. I’ve worked under contract for Department of Justice and other government entities for almost 20 years. I’ve worked with dozens of lawyers during that time. Nicole by far surpasses all others when it comes to listening, understanding and taking action. Every email and phone call is answered or returned almost immediately. Every concern addressed within hours as opposed to days with other lawyers. You will never feel like your on the back burner. she believes in her clients and it shows. If you want an attorney that is going to do her best for you under all circumstances, definitely hire Nicole.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Passionate Attorney!
Nicole is an amazing attorney. I hired her to help me get justice and fight a messy battle for retaliation and discrimination that was done to me in my workplace in the Seattle area. My employer was a large Fortune 500 corporation, but Nicole was not scared. She fought hard and we won and settled the case. Nicole was always in communication with me and kept me frequently updated. I am very satisfied with the outcome of everything. She is a great person and truly cares about her clients and pursuing justice for them however she can. She will help however she can and always provide you with reasonable options and possible scenarios, etc. I will, without hesitation, use Nicole again if I have to and I highly recommend her for your legal needs. I know she will do right by you!
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Posted by Erica | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Nicole Gainey helped me negotiate a favorable separation from a bad work situation. She was very attentive and responsive. I'm happy I called Gainey Law. I will hire Nicole for any future situations that arise, and I definitely will recommend her to my friends and family.
Posted by D | March 14, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A very knowledgable legal resource
I consulted Nicole about a slander/defamation case and was very pleased with mrs. gainey as a professional. She was very responsive and returned my calls and questions immediately with sensible sets of options. She was honest about what she knew and was the one attorney that really covered all my options for the situation in a clear way. I would hire her
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Posted by Jennifer | June 20, 2015
Legal assistance for a For Sale By Owner real estate transaction
I recently hired Nicole Gainey to assist with my for sale by owner real estate project. Having her there to answer questions, strategize, and review legal documents was invaluable. She was responsive and professional and I always felt like I was a top priority. I will continue to hire her for her assistance for all of my future projects and would highly recommend her for your FSBO projects. JQ - Seattle.
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  • Contingency 33%-55%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Gainey Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014

Legal Cases

  • Merrin v. Teller and Associates, PLLC 19-2-15310-5
  • Settlement


  • Fair Work Center
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington Association of Justicce
  • Section Co-Chair (elect)
  • 2018 - Present
  • The Housing Justice Project
  • Litigation Volunteer
  • 2017 - Present
  • WSAJ - Interpersonal Violence Litigation Group
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • API Chaya
  • Donor / Supporter
  • 2015 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association of Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Trial News Editorial Board Member
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Roundtable Chair
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Round table Co-chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Greater Seattle Business Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Legal Voice
  • Volunteer
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Supreme Court Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Washington state Supreme Court
  • 2018
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2014
  • Cali Award: Highest Grade - Professional Responsibility
  • The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Research
  • 2014


  • Domestic Violence Judicial Deskbook, King County Superior Court
  • Chapter Editor
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Nicole
Litigation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Friend
"Nicole is an extremely bright, knowledgeable, and dedicated attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer! She is incredibly smart and intelligent! She is selfless and takes great care of her clients!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nicole is a wonderful lawyer and person. I have personally worked with her and seen how much she cares about clients and fighting for their rights. She is highly recommended!"
Unknown Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole's clients are in great hands. She is knowledgeable, experienced and has great command of the law. She is truly there for her clients as their fearless, dedicated and assertive advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a hard-working, tireless advocate for her clients. I know, trust, and endorse her."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is an excellent attorney who relentlessly pursues justice for her clients. I consult with her regularly and find her to be highly knowledgeable and perceptive."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I appreciate Ms. Galney's input on this site and her thoughtful responses. She is an asset to the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
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Seattle Employment and labor Lawyer Nicole Gabrielle Gainey
Nicole Gabrielle Gainey
Employment and labor Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 8 years
Virtual consultation available