|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Phi Beta Kappa||1974|
|Managing Partner||Song Mondress||1998 - 2001|
|Partner||Davies, Roberts & Reid||1982 - 1998|
|Acting Assistant Professor of Law||University of Washington School of Law||1981 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Alaska Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|King County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Serres, et al v. Department of Retirement Systems||Petition for review granted; pensions increased|
|Navlet v. Port of Seattle, 164 Wash.2d 818 (2008)||Decision in favor of plaintiffs|
|Linnell v. Crum & Forster Long Term Disability Plan||Long term disability benefits restored|
|See all legal cases|
|Washington Employment Law Deskbook||ERISA Preemption||2008|
|King County Bar Journal||If You Have a Subrogation Issue, Read This!||2004|
|University of California School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of California||Economics||A.B.||1974|
|WSTLA Employment Law CLE||ERISA: Ignore It at Your Peril||2004|
|Annual Employment Law CLE||ERISA: The Evolving Interface Between ERISA and Employment Law||2003|
Posted by Laurie
I called Mr. Oswald based on a recommendation, and it was the best recommendation ever. When you need the services of an attorney, you want someone like Mr. Oswald on your side. He was always a professional and very knowledgable in his areas of specialty. He responded to calls and emails immediately. Handled interaction with the opposition in a professional, strategic, and effective manner. He was also quite resourceful in bringing in other professionals or parties that could help the case. Kept me well informed. I always felt very well represented. Yes, he won my case, so he is effective - and it was a long, drawn-out process. He is also a nice guy, which is not always so easy to find in this field. I would hire him again if I'm ever in need of the services in the future.
Posted by Phillip
Jim did an excellent job and got the results I was looking for.
Posted by anonymous
James D. Oswald is very thorough in gathering the necessary information and proceeding with it to obtain the best outcome possible.
He looks at the large picture without sacrificing the details. He is accessible and open to my input. He is respectful of my opinions and explains areas that I may not understand. Mr. Oswald spends the right amount of time as needed by the case. He is a very compassionate individual. I will use Mr. Oswald's services in the future as needed, and recommend him without any hesitation.