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Robin's practice emphasis is on employment law including employer/employee disputes including wrongful discharge, retirement and severance, Title VII claims, wage and hour issues, ERISA/trust funds, union issues and more.  She teaches many seminars throughout the year to Human Resource professionals through Lorman Education Services. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 34%
  2. Employment: 33%
  3. Civil Rights: 33%



Hourly ($400-425/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy Edward Steen

    Robin is a talented advocate and highly skilled attorney. She has an uncanny ability to see the real value in a case long before her opponents and then smartly and tenaciously pursue that end long after most other attorneys would resign to a less favorable outcome. She has a long line of repeated success attesting to this ability. Having worked with Robin on a number of matters, I know firsthand how fortunate her clients are to have her type of unflinching and well-reasoned advocacy and strongly endorse Robin.


    Timothy Steen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Chris Farias

    Robin and I have been opposing counsel and we have also worked for the same client. She is a very smart and tenacious advocate, committed to achieving the best possible results for the individuals and businesses she represents.


    Chris Farias Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

601 Union St Ste 2600
Seattle, WA, 98101-4000


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
Top Women AttorneysSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2015
Chairman Labor and Employment SectionLasher Holzapfel Sperry and Ebberson2014
Department Head of Labor and employment law sectionLasher Holzapfel Sperry and Ebberson2013
Chairman of Human Resouces CommitteeLasher Holzapfel Sperry and Ebberson h2012
Chairman Labor and Employment GroupLasher Holzapfel Sperry and Ebberson2012
Martindale-Hubbell/Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Cancer SocietyMemberN/A
Guild President for Children's Hospital & Medical CenterMemberN/A
Association of American EconomistsMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Patricia Valdez -Zontek v. Eastmont School DistrictThe jury found in favor of the plaintiff. Jury's verdict was upheld on appeal
Erdman v. Chapel Hill Presbyterian ChurchCourt of appeals reversed the trial court's dismissal of the claim allowing the TItle VII claims to go to the jury. The matter was appealed by the church to the Washington State Supreme Court who also allowed the matter to go to the jury
Admunsen v. Snohomish County, et alMs. Phillips was successful in negotiating a total settlement int the amount of $850,000.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Puget Sound Business JournalFiring An Employee Can Be A Legal Mine Field1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1982
State University of New Yorkbusiness/economicsOther - Bachelors1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Preventing Business Contract DisputesNon Competition Agreements2016
Non-Compete Agreements and other Restricitve CovenantsHow to Draft and Enforce Non-Compete Agreements2016
U.S.trustee conferenceEmployee Terminations2015
Lorman Employment Law Update 2013Effectiveness of non-compete agreements2013
Lorman Employment Law Update 2012Employment agreements2012
Lorman Employment Law UpdateEmployment agreements2012
Employment Litigation Start to Finish AttendeeNBI Employment Litigation Start to Finish2012
Lorman Education ServicesWage and Hour Regulations2006
Lorman Education ServicesRisk Management on the Firing Process2006
Lorman Education ServicesEmployee Documentation and Discharge2006
2006 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual ConferenceLost: Learning Office Survival Techniques2006
Lorman Education ServicesWage and Hour Regulations2005
Lorman Education ServicesRisk Management on the Firing Process2005
Lorman Education ServicesEmployee Records and Documentation2005
Lorman Education ServicesEmployee Documentation and Discharge2005
Lorman Education ServicesWage and Hour Regulations2004
Lorman Education ServicesRisk Management on the Firing Process2004
Lorman Education ServicesEmployee Records and Documentation2004
Lorman Education ServicesEmployee Documentation and Discharge2004
Lorman Education ServicesRisk Management on the Firing Process2003
Lorman Education ServicesEmployee Documentation and Discharge2003