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  1. Employment: 95%
    17 years, 500 cases
  2. Class Action: 5%
    8 years, 3 cases

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  • Kathryn Anne Kuhlenberg

    Leo is a fantastic advocate and mentor. He has superb oral advocacy skills and truly is compassionate about what he does.


    Kathryn Kuhlenberg Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Brandon Scott Sipherd

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Brandon Sipherd Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

HKM Employment Attorneys PLLC

Puget Sound Plaza
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 540
Seattle, WA, 98101

HKM Employment Attorneys PLLC

One World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 1100
Portland, OR, 97204



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2016
Ulster Excellence AwardUniversity of Ulster, Jordanstown1992
Ulster Excellence ScholarshipUniversity of Ulster, Jordanstown1991
Ulster Excellence ScholarshipUniversity of Ulster, Jordanstown1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal/OwnerHKM Employment Attorneys PLLC2011 - Present
Principal/OwnerHeyrich Kalish McGuigan PLLC2009 - 2011
PartnerLaw Offices of Donald W. Heyrich PLLC2008 - 2009
Associate AttorneyForsberg & Umlauf, P.S.2007 - 2008
Associate AttorneyRand Koler & Associates2005 - 2007
AttorneyLaw Offices of Mary Ruth Mann2000 - 2005
AttorneyPreston Gates Ellis1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMember2012 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Washington State Association for Justice/Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bunch v. Department of Youth ServicesJury verdict for Plaintiff.
DeVeny v. HadallerReversed and remanded
Fiore v. PPG Industries, Inc. King County Cause No. 09-2-46813-3 SEAPlaintiff prevailed on all of his claims.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualDisability Discrimination2014
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualDisability Discrimination2013
Washington Lawyer's Practice ManualRelated Considerations2013
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualSex and Gender Discrimination2012
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualEmployment Discrimination Related Considerations2012
Washington Employment Law Desk BookAge Discrimination2012
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualEmployment Discrimination Disability Section2011
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualEmployment Discrimination Related Considerations2011
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualEmplyment Discrimination Disability Section2010
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualEmployment Discrimination, Related Considerations, Section VII2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Ulster, Jordanstown, IrelandBusiness StudiesOther - Bachelors1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the "Rambo Litigator." Wash. St. Conv. Cent., Seattle, WA, June 19, 2008Litigation2008
Arguing trials and motions in state courtsEmployment and commercial litigation issuesN/A