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About me

Please don’t be deceived by the discipline emphasized by this service. The following is just a brief summary of my qualification. I have been practicing law for over 27 years with only one isolated incident of discipline for an event that occurred in 2002. If you have any doubt about my ability or credentials, just google me.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alexander J. Higgins

    Fantastic lawyer. One of the best.


    Alexander Higgins Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua Nihan Foreman

    I've never met Jeff Needle, but I know who he is. If there were a Hall of Fame for Washington lawyers who represent plaintiffs in employment discrimination and constitutional rights cases, he would be in it. Read about him here: He got disciplined for slapping another lawyer at a deposition; he shouldn't have done that, but to downgrade him from the AVVO 10 rating he deserves to a 6 is ridiculous and a disservice to people who use AVVO to find representation. And if you're looking for a lawyer who really cares, who will be passionately on your side . . . well, think about it -- do you want a lawyer who will literally fight for you?


    Joshua Foreman Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

119 1st Ave S Ste 200
Seattle, WA, 98104-3450



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in WA, 2006


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerN/A2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationAmicus Advisory Committee2005 - 2007
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeCo-Coordinator - Washington2003 - 2007
Association of American JusticeChairman - Employment Rights Section1999 - 2000
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationAmicus Chair/Board Member1997 - 2007
Association of American JusticeBoard Member1992 - 1995
Association of American JusticeChairman - Civil Rights Section1992 - 1992
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChairman - Civil Rights Section1986 - 1992
American Civil Liberties Union of WashingtonLegal Committee Member1981 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial MagazineSomething to Believe In: Politics, Professionalism and Cause lawyering2005
Trial MagazineMy Live As A Radical Lawyer - Book Review1995
Trial MagazineQualified Immunity Threatens Civil Rights1994
Trial MagazinePunitive Damages In Tort Law1994
Trial MagazinePunitive Damages: Protecting Democratic Ideals1992
Trial MagazineFaces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism1992
Trial MagazineEven the Children of Strangers: Equality Under the U.S. Constitution1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Boston UniversityN/AN/A1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Employment Lawyers Association ConferencePunitive Damages2007
Washington Employment Lawyers Assocation SeminarEmployment Law Update2006
American Association for Justice Annual ConferencePunitive Damages2006