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BETH BARRETT BLOOM is a trial attorney and partner with Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP.  She represents employees in whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, non-compete, wage, and contract claims.

Her clients have included tech workers, school employees, publc employees, police officers, nursing home employees, and  transgender employees facing discrimination in the workforce during transition. 


Beth's practice approach is emotionally sensitive and solution-oriented.  Litigation is always a possibility but may not be the best outcome for some clients who simply need a strong advocate in their corner. Beth handles civil matters through all stages and forms of litigation, from demand letters to mediations, from arbitrations to jury trials, and everything in between.  She also contracts with other attorneys to serve as lead trial counsel.



Beth is a co-founder and past president of QLAW: The GLBT Bar Association of Washington ( She has authored numerous articles concerning sexual orientation and the law as well as diversity in the legal profession.  She is a past member of the King County Bar Association Board of Trustees and continues to support the public service mission of the KCBA.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 30%
  2. Contracts: 25%
  3. Discrimination: 25%
  4. Wrongful Termination: 10%
  5. Sexual Harassment: 10%

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Contact info

Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP

Suite 1200, Hoge Building
705 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104-1798

705 2nd Ave Ste 1200
Seattle, WA, 98104



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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBlankenship Law Firm2001 - 2005
Law Clerk to Hon. Deborah BattsUS District Court - Southern District of New York1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationChair -- Referendum & Initiative Project2012 - Present
QLaw FoundationDirector2009 - 2010
King County Bar AssociationSecretary - Trustee2009 - 2012
QLaw FoundationPresident2008 - 2009
QLaw: GLBT Bar Association of WashingtonPresident2007 - 2008
Washington Leadership InstituteFellow2005 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Employment Law Desk BookSexual Orientation Discrimination2009
WSBA Bar NewsPride in the Workplace2007
KCBA Bar BulletinConfessions of a Plain Jane2006
KCBA Bar BulletinOut and Equal in the Workplace2006
12 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 143Defining Queer: Lesbian and Gay Visibility in the Courtroom2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of WashingtonGeographyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA Employment Law ConferenceSex & Romance in the Workplace2015
Legal Clinic TrainingEmployment Discrimination2015
Gender OdysseyGender on the Job2013
53rd Washington Judicial ConferenceSexual Orientation & Gender Identity2011
Employment Law Annual ReviewSexual Orientation & Gender Identity Discrimination2009
Washington Presiding Judges' ConferenceAddressing GLBT Litigants2008
Statewide Diversity ConferenceRepresenting GLBT Clients: What every attorney should know2007
Mid Year Litigation Section CLERepresenting GLBT Clients: What every attorney should know2007
Bar Association MeetingThe Washington Law Against Discrimination2006