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Seth Alan Rosenberg

Employment and labor Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.7   27 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 14 years
    Oregon - OR 10 years
    Indiana - IN Licensed
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IN
    Acquired N/A
    Temporary Admission Excluded No misconduct found

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

About Seth

Learn Seth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Administrative law
    litigated social security appeals, unemployment benefit appeals, and licensure defense of professionals involving: • Research and draft memorandum on a variety of legal issues and other correspondence. • Participates in witness preparation and discovery, • conduct administrative hearings over licensure related matters.

    15 years, 200 cases

  2. Discrimination

  3. Employment and labor
    Litigated employment related claims involving: • Research and draft memorandum on a variety of legal issues and write demand letters and other correspondence. • Participates in witness preparation and discovery, • conduct trials over employment related matters.

    15 years, 100 cases

  4. Wrongful termination

Seth has spent his entire working life advocating for the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community. Seth began his professional career working for the Pima County Superior Court as a criminal investigator. He then obtained employment with the Veterans Administration operating their Health Care for Homeless Veterans program in Tucson and Portland. After leaving the VA, Seth served as executive director of several agencies in the Portland and Seattle area providing services to low-income and disabled adults and families.

Seth obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and an Honors Degree in Humanities at Flinders University of South Australia. Seth returned to the United States and obtained a Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University, graduating Phi Kappa Phi and Magna Cum Laude. Seth was then selected for the Social Work Leadership Training Group within the Veterans Administration, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration from Portland State University, graduating summa cum laude. Seth later augmented his management skills by attaining a Certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of Washington.

Seth attended the University of Washington School of Law. He specialized in administrative and employment law. During law school Mr. Rosenberg participated in internships with the Public School Employees of Washington, the U.S. Court, Western District of Washington, and Littler Mendelson in San Francisco. He also worked with the Innocence Project Northwest.

In his free time Seth is the art teacher for his son's class.

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Seattle Litigation Group, PLLC
500 Union Street
Suite 510
Seattle, WA, 98101

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4.7 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
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Posted by Jamie | November 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Seth took the time to review my case, and when it became evident my case was not a good fit, Seth took the time to explain why my case was not a fit, and where I might go to find an attorney willing to take my case. Seth was gracious with his time, and never made me feel rushed or like he did not care.
Posted by Teresa | June 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'm so thankful for Seth and his team! Super attentive, timely, and good follow through. He and his team are well educated about the law and need little time to build a strong argument. Seth was also very clear in what he anticipated, and was very motivated in securing a win for me!
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Look no further, this is the attorney you want!
I had a consultation with Seth in regards to my unemployment claim and he was straight to the point! Mr. Rosenberg weighed my options and we concluded on a great choice for me. I just can’t say enough good things about Seth and this firm. If you’re on the fence, don’t be. Reach out, you won’t regret it.
Posted by Jacob | March 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and helpful
Mr. Seth Rosenberg was kind enough to speak with me about how to handle workplace harassment. It has been a difficult few months of reading through web articles, EEOC documentation, and Washington state documentation. Mr. Rosenberg helped to make sense of the relevant laws. While I did not have a legal case, Mr. Rosenberg kindly explained the legal requirements for harassment and retaliation and what it means to be in a protected class. While other lawyers ignored my request for consultation, I truly appreciate that Mr. Rosenberg took the time to listen to my situation and explore possible legal remedies. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Rosenberg to anyone experiencing harassment or retaliation at work.
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Posted by Eadie | September 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
My experience with Seth was outstanding. He is fair and compassionate but most importantly knows the law. Highly recommend him for anyone dealing with harassment!
Posted by Kalina | August 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Amazing Attorney and Experience!
At a time when I was in great need for a legal representation, Seth and I got in touch regarding a different matter. From the very first discussion with him, it was clear to me that Seth distinguishes himself as an attorney. His questions stuck to the facts, as any good lawyer should, and he was asking questions clearly trying to grasp the whole picture. It was also clear that he truly cares of the issues involved, which not only makes him a great attorney, but also a great legal advocate! To say that I was over delighted when Seth told me that he would be interested in taking my case, is an understatement. From the very beginning, I knew that I am in safe hands, and Seth and Ariella proved my impression correct. They are very honest, responsive, attentive. They set up clear expectations, explain to you how the process works, and inform you of all the possibilities and routes a case can take, so one can make an informed decision. They work with you, and advocate on your behalf! Not only that they do a superb job as attorneys, but they also excel on their customer service. Their ability to take the human element and recognize the experiences of their clients, made me feel heard, recognized, acknowledged, and as I already stated, safe! I wholeheartedly recommend them! They truly are top-notch!
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Posted by Adam Jones | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I hired Seth to handle a difficult matter and he did so quickly and efficiently. I will use Seth again if I ever have need to.
Posted by M | December 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Delicate and unique matter
I came to Seth Rosenberg Law group with a unique legal issue I was facing. I could not have found a more compassionate and professional group to work with. Seth frequently answers the phone and promptly returned my calls along with emails. I believe I was in a unique situation which presented many challenges to Seth and his team. One issue was the planitffs attorneys displayed unprofessional behavior by consuming the Courts time out of turn, late submissions and mud slinging. The plantiff was someone I cared and respected. I did not want to attack their character. While they viciously attacked my character Seth and his team professionally addressed their allegations with a well orchestrated defense while making every effort to avoid the typical character assasination. Thanks to Seth and his team This case was successfully resolved. I cannot thank him and his team of legal professionals for their help. Strongly recommending this law firm to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by AFH Owner | October 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Decision I ever made was to Hire Seth Rosenburg
Seth always puts his client first! Administrative Law is not for the weak at heart or the unrepresented business owner. Highest Recommendation, I do not think I could have survived the legal ordeal if I had not chosen to be represented by Seth. I had a positive outcome after years of battle with State agency, agencies! I was very naive about the experience of Administrative Court process. From one agency issue to the next the investigations were endless and honestly beyond belief. As my issues unfolded; rather escalated, Seth was able to deal with multi-able state agencies on my behalf. Seth is Dedicated, professional and above all treats clients with respect.
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Posted by Justie | August 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He truely is much more than 5 stars
Unfortunately my father in law could not afford to hire Seth Rosenberg as his attorney, any attorneys, literally. Seth did all of us a tremendous solid, and took SO MUCH stress, worry, panic, confusion off of our shoulders when he very kindly, helped my father in law (and our family in the background on phone calls) he helped us understand what was what, what was being said (in normal human dialect, not huge words) court rules, proper formatting, pretty much he was our HOW TO... in court of law) my father in law is still currently dealing with the lawsuit against him, did I mention my father in law is the defendant and is PRO SE in the case. We cannot thank Seth enough for doing us favours, HUGE, favours, he really didnt have to take time on weekdays and yes, WEEKENDS, getting back to us quickly, about any concerns or questions we had about anything and everything... he has completely blown us away with his generosity, kindness, his personality, his want to help, his experience with law, his he knows what hes doing thats for sure... people like seth just seem harder to find now a days... ya know? And we are so thankful and extremely grateful for his help along the way of the stress that comes with dealing with court stuff. HIGHLY, HIGHLY, reccomend Seth Rosenberg to represent you. You won't regret it. We sure appreciate all youve done for us Seth! And I thank you personally,you dont even know, how much I PERSONALLY appreciate youre advice and direction... you've talked to Jim, so you kinda know or might have a good idea what im hinting at... with jim it all can be Very very overwhelming and very.... draining lol...jim is my father in law and he is B.C. BEFORE COMPUTERS, so its very stressful in that aspect of it but seth did amazing and jim loves him lol. He will never forget you and all your help.. Thank you!! Sincerely Justie Hawk -jim murrays daughter in law. Jim- defendant whom seth helped him through understanding everything about court and his case and jim represented himself- pro se with seths kind help
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Posted by Yon Ju | March 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
...on finding the best lawyer to help guide you through one of the most difficult and stressful times of your life. Throughout the entire process of my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, from the initial phone consultation to the final notice of discharge, Seth explained each step thoroughly and answered all 1,000 of my questions with patience and care. As thankful as I am for his professional expertise as his client, I am most grateful for the way he treated me as a person. Seth handled my case with grace and always treated me with respect. Not once did he ever make me feel ashamed. In an industry that often preys on individuals when they are financially and emotionally vulnerable, Seth has built his practice on integrity and an unshakable foundation of ethics. I give him my highest recommendation.
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Posted by CAELYN | July 14, 2015
Very honestly lawyer
I hired Seth last year regarding employment wage type issue. Seth is very honestly lawyer and very knowledgeable. Always put his client's interest on top.
Posted by Mike | March 31, 2014
Seth is a fantastic resource
Seth fights hard for his clients. I have relied on him many times for legal advice and he has always proven to not only be a fantastic resource but he has always been available at a moments notice. Having someone like Seth who has the knowledge and experience to navigate through the legal system has been invaluable to me and the people I have referred to him.. Thank you Seth for all of your hard work.
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Posted by Debbie | January 28, 2013
Seth Rosenberg
I had a terrible experience with a different attorney. Seth took over and did an amazing job. He is smart, personable, always available, and works very hard to make his clients happy. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Don | December 20, 2012
Calming, Facilitating, Effective
Those three words really describe the experience. He made us feel so at ease. There was no hassle. The legal assistants were very helpful.
Posted by Rita | March 13, 2012
Excellent and caring lawyer
Mr. Rosenberg took stressful bankruptcy situation and turned in to way to see it as positive. He guided me thoughout the process with care and an intact sense of humor. He was great and I recommend him to anyone with financial issues.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2011
Mr. Rosenberg "held my hand" through a stressful situation
I had to file for bankruptcy and Seth was comforting, professional, knowledgeable, and very responsive. I was impressed the minute he answered his own phone! I would highly recommend Mr. Rosenberg to anyone going through such a stressful situation. In addition to the above, he is a really nice guy! I am grateful for all he has done for me.
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Posted by R.D. | October 31, 2011
A Blessing from God
Mr. Rosenberg is a man of integrity. He is really an expert in his field and also a man with a heart. He never failed to encourage me when I felt like giving up. He never failed to answer all my emails and kept me updated all the time. My deepest gratitude to him for the recently successful outcome. I strongly recommend a highly respectable man - Seth Rosenberg.
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Posted by Michelle | October 20, 2011
Seth Rosenberg made a bad situation (bankruptcy) better!
Filing for bankruptcy is not something one ever expects to do. I found myself in just this situation recently due to obvious economic factors. I found what i thought was a competent lawyer to begin the process. I soon discovered he was not only NOT competent he was actually doing more harm than good. At this point, I reached out to Seth (via a reco) and was immediately pleased with his prompt, thorough response. I am happy to say, the same service continued through the next 6 months until my case was recently successfully resolved. I recommend Seth wholeheartedly as he not only knows his 'stuff', he knows how to be human. :-)
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Posted by Jeff | September 13, 2011
We were in very good hands with Seth Rosenberg
A friend recommended my wife and I to Smith & Rosenberg, PLLC in downtown Seattle. Seth did an excellent job at making a very difficult situation (chapter 7 and foreclosure) virtually hassle free. He knew what he was doing and that gave us much peace of mind. The Bankruptcy was discharged just the other day with no hassles. The house is now in foreclosure. We can now get on with our lives. Thank you Seth!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 35%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Seattle Litigation Group, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • J. A. Long Law, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Chigus, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Extern
  • Federal District Court, Western District of Washington
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Summer Associate
  • Littler Mendelson
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Extern
  • Public School Employees of Washington
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Executive Director
  • Family & Adult Service Center
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Director, Healthcare for Homeless Veterans
  • Veteran's Administration
  • 1995 - 2001
  • Supervised Release Specialist
  • Superior Court of Pima County
  • 1991 - 1994
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • Certificate Human Resource Management
  • 2003
  • Portland State University
  • M.B.A.
  • 2000
  • Arizona State University
  • M.S.W.
  • 1995
  • Flinder's University of South Australia
  • Honors B.A.
  • 1987
  • University of Adelaide
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kumar v. Gate Gourmet
  • Resolution for plaintiffs
  • Levine v. Creative Change Counseling
  • prevailed at trial
  • In re Wholesale Rates
  • Most of case dismissed at summary judgment. The rest settled.
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  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Federal Bar Assocation, Oregon
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Society Human Resource Management
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Superlawyer
  • Seth Rosenberg
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Superlawyers Rising Star
  • Seth Rosenberg
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Rising Star 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star 2017
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star 2016
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Award - Individual
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award - Individual
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Al Gore Hammer Award for Service to Homeless Veterans
  • Vice President Al Gore
  • 1999
  • "Stat Award"
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • 1999
  • Interagency Cooperation
  • Federal Executive Association
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Breakfast CLE
  • Administrative Law Under Trump
  • 2017
  • Morning CLE meeting
  • How to Garnish
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Garnishment Defense
  • 2014
  • Solo and Small Practice
  • Law as a small business
  • 2013
  • Rainier Rainmakers
  • Introduction to Bankruptcy
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (29)
Endorse Seth
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Seth is a well-respected and steadfast lawyer. He practices at the highest level, both from a competency perspective and with regard to professionalism. He is a strong advocate for his clients’ interests, and he has good judgment."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Administrative law Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the chance to work with Seth and he was quite knowledgeable, well respected, and able to cut to the chase to get to the heart of the matter quickly and efficiently. I highly endorse Seth in his areas of specialization and was glad to have his expertise on behalf of our mutual client."
Administrative law Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Seth is the absolute authority when it comes to administrative law issues. He is honest and hardworking and does all that he can to advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Seth Rosenberg with no reservations. He is very knowledgeable and experienced bankruptcy attorney. He is fair, reasonable and approachable."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-known and well-respected lawyer. Highly recommended."
Administrative law Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently used Seth Rosenberg's firm for a ow income client who was about to lose his business due to hassles with L&I. He is from S. American and had a hard time understanding how our system could be so UNFAIR. Fortunately, Seth had the skill and patience to work with the client and the aggressiveness to get the job done with L & I."
Administrative law Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I only know Seth as a classmate in law school, but even then, I saw that he was mature, hard working, and very caring."
Administrative law Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have known Seth for several years now and can say without hesitation that Seth is a brilliant lawyer. Seth will fight for his clients all the way to the Washington Supreme Court, if necessary! He is also an invaluable resource for professional license defense and bankruptcy related issues. Seth provides quality legal services at reasonable prices. I would highly recommend his services."
Administrative law Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Seth Rosenberg. Whether talking over a hypothetical or brainstorming solutions, I find him to be not only knowledgeable and savvy, but also easy to talk to. Seth has great depth of knowledge and experience in dealing with administrative agencies. He cares about his clients. Seth is that extraordinary lawyer who combines intelligence, experience, and diligence with wit and compassion."
Administrative law Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Seth achieve really terrific results for people who were in unfortunate and difficult situations. He has a way of working with people that often leads to a resolution much faster than the bureaucratic process typically allows. His facts-based approach eases the often burdensome process of negotiating with a bureaucracy. He has been successful even in cases that seemed impossible, and he really cares about his clients. I couldn't endorse him more strongly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Seth has shown himself to be very knowledgeable about the laws surrounding bankruptcy and I would recommend him without hesitation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Mr. Rosenberg on several consumer-debt related matters, and seek his expertise whenever a bankruptcy or dischargeability issue presents itself. He is thorough and competent, and uses his knowledge of the law to effectively advance the interests of his clients. I have no compunction in recommending Seth to anybody seeking legal assistance in a consumer debt matter."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Seth is my go-to referral for debtor/creditor and administrative matters. He is talented, personable, and attentive to his clients' needs."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Seth is a good friend and fellow Bankruptcy attorney. He is very knowledgeable and a tireless advocate who strenously represents his clients' interests. I whole-heartedly endorse Seth."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Seth Rosenberg. Seth is very knowledgeable in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt settlement. If you need assistance with a legal matter, Seth would be a great choice."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I referred a client to Seth and heard rave reviews about his "desk-side" manner. Seth is knowledgeable, highly ethical, very responsive, and interested in the best debt solution for the client."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I turned to Seth Rosenberg for help when I found myself representing a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) in federal bankruptcy court. Seth was knowledgeable, generous with his time, responsive and extremely helpful to me and the GAL and I highly endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Seth Rosenberg. He is empathetic, dedicated and zealous for all of his clients. He takes the time to ensure that his work is of the best quality and that his clients obtain the best possible result."
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