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Gregory Arthur Hitzel

Discrimination Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
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Location

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
909 1st Ave Ste 400
Seattle, WA, 98104

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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2023
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Client
I hired Greg to review a severance agreement. His advice was practical, thorough, and to the point. He is also very responsive so I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
Posted by Dave | August 26, 2022
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Huge Help
I hired Greg to advise me during a stormy severance negotiation with an employer. He provided direct feedback on the content of my communications, overall tone, and legal pitfalls to avoid. Additionally, his advice on tactics and pacing at each round were critical to my success. Throughout the whole process, he heard my needs clearly, gave direct, effective advice, and always kept me focused on the goal of a successful compromise. The final compensation was 50% more than I expected, but beyond that it really gave me back a sense of agency in the process. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Thomas | November 1, 2021
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Excelled lawyer, truly cares about workers and outcomes
Greg negotiated a severance for me and did a great job - I was made whole after being let go. He is transparent about the particulars of your issues and more than fair with cost.
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2021
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Phenomenal attorney with a kind heart
Greg saw value in my case where no other lawyer/firm did. From the consultation to the ending of my case he was always attentive to any and all questions that I had. He was always pragmatic in what our next approach should be, and I got a result I never would have been able to achieve without him.
Posted by Janelle | February 24, 2021
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Ethical, compassionate, hardworking
Greg took care of my wrongful termination case. He was compassionate while I was still a mess from the shock of being wrongfully terminated, hardworking as my legal advocate, and helped me have a voice when I felt voiceless. I would highly recommend Greg. He was knowledgeable, experienced, ethical, and trustworthy and I always felt like he had my best interests at heart.
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Posted by Jay | February 12, 2021
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The Perfect Approach, The Best Outcome!
Greg represented me in an employment dispute which involved complicated issues. There were certain unanticipated alleged facts which completely took me by surprise. I consulted with Greg and he was extremely knowledgeable. This was after I called over 15 attorneys in the Seattle area. Greg really knew how to connect and explain my options to me. Among the many qualified attorneys I spoke to, Greg was the only one who offered true guidance. Greg implemented an effective and expedient approach which resulted in a successful outcome in my favor. His legal expertise in the matter was exceptional. He treated opposing counsel with professionalism and respect. I believe it is this level of integrity and civility which resulted in a far better outcome than I had hoped to reach. Also, he fully kept me informed throughout the process and turned a very stressful situation into something I was able to understand. I immediately felt peace and relief. He consistently presented my options and empowered me to make decisions I did not know were available to me. The candor and integrity throughout the representation demonstrated his extensive knowledgeable and experience in this practice area. I highly recommend Greg and would recommend him to my family and friends and anyone who needs employment law counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2021
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Civil and Environmental Engineer
Greg was responsive and empathetic. He was diligent in reviewing all aspects of my case and made me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. His advice went a long way towards winning my case.
Posted by Nima | October 22, 2020
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Great Attorney, very honest, very passionate, very thorough
Greg and Sara initially investigated a case for me and we decided to file a lawsuit. The lawsuit/litigation ended up becoming extremely involved with a lot of very technical matters and many people involved. Throughout the almost three years I worked with Greg he always was on top of my case, he remembered every detail about it (technical and not technical) and he provided HUGE emotional and technical support for me and my family. He worked on the case as if it was his own matter putting my interest ahead of anything else; he was so involved and determined that I always felt like it was the only case he was working on although I was well aware he had other clients. Greg was very obviously passionate about my case, trusted me and at the same time he was upfront with me about risks and concerns. He always understood and remembered my concerns and made sure those are thought of and cared for before making any move. He was very patient, spent a lot of time answering every question I had and listened to all of my concerns. Greg brainstormed with me on technical matters. He is very organized in the way he files documents and findings and he tracks items very efficiently making him extremely effective in complicated cases. He is very thorough with investigating the case and discoveries- I cannot imagine any fact in a case can go unnoticed by him. Greg was never shy about reaching out to his other lawyer friends to ask their opinions any time he thought there could be a benefit to my case. Greg helped close my case very effectively and he continues helping me every time I reach out to him. I have referred friend and family to his law firm and I will happily keep doing so.
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Posted by Paula | September 24, 2019
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Hire him he’s worth it.
I had the opportunity of having Greg Hitzel as my attorney. He by far exceeded any expectations that I had in a lawyer. He truly and genuinely cares about helping other people. I was very impressed with how prompt he was in responding to my emails and questions. I would highly recommend him as an attorney.
Posted by Jenna | November 28, 2018
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Excellent Advice
I consulted with Teller & Associates regarding my separation from a former employer. My situation was complicated and quite unique, in that I had already gone through an arbitration and years later the EEOC began their own, separate investigation. Greg was very professional, friendly, highly knowledgeable, offered great advice and helped me navigate through the entire process. The EEOC decided in my favor and my former employer was held accountable for their wrongdoings. Working with Greg was a great experience and I highly recommend him to anyone with questions/concerns about employment related matters involving sexual harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.
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Posted by Susan | September 19, 2018
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Highly recommend
Greg is a fantastic guy and an excellent lawyer. I was unfairly fired from my job and offered a small severance. I ultimately decided not to proceed with a lawsuit which was my choice, but with Greg’s representation I was able to settle for 4x what they originally offered. I highly recommend Greg and the rest of the team at Teller & Associates.
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Posted by John | February 2, 2018
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Experienced - Professional - Highly Recommended
Greg is a very smart, professional, and experienced attorney. He was able to get a very favorable outcome for me, quickly, in what could have been a long drawn out legal matter. He was highly recommended to me, and now I highly recommend Greg and his firm.
Posted by Todd | January 24, 2018
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Consultation Success
I was terminated from my employment wrongfully, I thought, and was ready to fight. Greg helped me understand that as an "At will" employee, I really didn't have much of a case. He felt a personal letter from me to the employer would be better received rather than a letter from an attorney (and less expensive). He agreed to edit and make a few suggestions to my letter and as a result, I received a better severance than the company's first offer.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2016
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Resolved my complicated and difficult lawsuit with kindness and integrity! Savvy legal powerhouse with a heart of gold.
My harassment/retaliation lawsuit was incredibly complicated and difficult for me both personally and professionally. I chose to retain Teller and Associates based on both their experience and conservative approach to helping me obtain a positive resolution. Greg worked tirelessly going through thousands of documents on my behalf. His kindness and patience throughout the process helped me a great deal in dealing with the many losses associated with my situation. He took the time to listen and follow up with me and guided me in the right direction without fail. Greg Hitzel and the Team at Teller and Associates were the perfect choice for a great resolution!
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2016
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Truly the best, knowledgeable, caring, professional.
Hiring an attorney is not like hiring a plumber. If you hire the wrong plumber you can usually reverse it. If you hire the wrong attorney, you may never be able to recover. Hiring Greg, and Teller and Associates was clearly the right choice for me to handle my wrongful termination case. This was not an easy case, and for me, quite emotional. Both Greg and Stephen really went to bat for me. When I didn't understand, they explained. With any attorney, the proof is in the end, what was the outcome. In my case, they did a really amazing job. Where it counted, we won. I would highly recommend Greg, and Teller and Associates.
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Posted by Jennifer | September 15, 2015
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Holistic Approach
Greg and I started working together while I was still employed. He reviewed documents, provided advice and worked with through transition time with me. He was honest, easy to understand, calm, and realistic. Greg did a great job!
Posted by Dave | May 23, 2015
Satisfied
Workplace discrimination is a pernicious ordeal and finding a lawyer can feel like another painful step. Greg was receptive, supportive, and forthright from our first conversation. As things progressed, I was impressed by his calm against a particularly powerful and cutthroat corporation. I believe we were able to reach the best outcome, and I feel as good about the experience as one can reasonably expect in such a stressful situation. Although I hope to never have occasion to do so, I would not hesitate to seek his advice again.
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Posted by Carnell | July 25, 2014
Greg
I am happy that Gregory represented me in my employment dispute. I believe that he understood exactly what was needed and helped me to get an opportunity for my voice to be heard. Gregory was willing to communicate and have discussions anytime in a sincere humanitarian way; his help made me feel encouraged and his legal representation enabled me to look forward and move towards a better future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2014
A Most Able Attorney
I couldn't have asked for a better guardian than Greg as he guided me and our family through my wrongful termination dispute. He was forthright, logical and fair in estimating the strengths, weaknesses , options and strategies for my case. He kept every commitment, stayed in touch and provided me candid and compassionate advice on the legal and personal/emotional aspects of my situation. Time and again he was correct in his estimates of outcomes, and what opposing counsel would do. He was an ally and companion in darker moments and was agile in responding the unexpected. He told me the truth. He ably leveraged is previous financial background to serve our sitution. He was a thorough and patient tactician in our mediation. I am pleased with the final outcome of my matter- but it would not alter my admiration for his skill as a lawyer and nor for his authenticity as a human being.
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Posted by Kirt | April 17, 2014
Good person & attorney
Greg put in many, many long hours looking through thounds of pages of documents for my case. I believe his work ethic was a critical part to winning a settlement against a corporate giant. He was always willing to take time to explain case findings and field client questions. I am glad he was on my team and would happily recommend him to anyone.
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2023 - Present
  • Voluneer Attorney
  • King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Seattle Employment Law Group, PLLC
  • 2020 - 2023
  • Associate Attorney
  • Teller & Associates, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gottlieb Fisher PLLC
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Gonzaga University
  • BBA - Bachelors in Business
  • 2002
  • Gonzaga University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014

Publications

  • Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Using Wrongful Discharge Claims to Advance Consumer Rights
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Deposition Skills Workshop
  • Deposing an HR Manager
  • 2013

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Seattle Discrimination Lawyer Gregory Arthur Hitzel
Gregory Arthur Hitzel
Discrimination Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 16 years