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Jesse Wing

Employment and labor Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   22 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 26 years
    Wisconsin - WI 32 years
    Illinois - IL 30 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jesse

Learn Jesse’s areas of practice.

Jesse's practice focuses on employment, discrimination, fair housing, public accommodations, free speech, civil rights, and probate litigation.  He is a trial attorney with an emphasis on counseling clients.

Since 1994, Jesse has been a certified mediator and mediation trainer.

Location

MacDonald Hoague & Bayless
1500 Hoge Building
705 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104-1745

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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Professional
I had the pleasure of working with Jesse concerning a contractual obligation relative to a non-compete clause. Jesse took an incredible amount of time just discussing my case with me and was always patient in addressing my concerns. Jesse was very familiar with this aspect of the law and was very comfortable and confident in his proposal for addressing the situation. His professional approach led to a very timely resolution. Jesse’s team was also very professional, respectful and pleasant.
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Posted by Matt | January 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply Outstanding
Jesse is simply outstanding. He is a true subject-matter expert who is professional, understanding, competent, and respectful. I had the pleasure of working with Jesse when I hired him to help provide protection and overwatch in a unique employment situation. He has the ability to understand complex legal cases and situations to help protect you and can identify strong/ethical legal arguments and identify case law in a tactical way to provide strong legal protections and coverage. I have nothing but good things to say about Jesse, and I will rehire him in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Miya | November 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant + kindhearted!
I worked with MHB over a period of 6 months, May-October, 2023. My outcome came through a mediation involving the EEOC and my former employer dealing with my claim of discrimination and retaliation. Jesse Wing and Mika Rothman together executed a near perfect deal, and helped me recover not only a valuable monetary settlement, but a personal victory against workplace abuse, especially the kind that inflicts Black women far too often. I will forever sing praises of this firm and am thankful to have had them by my side until the end. I emailed over 40 lawyers at the time that I was let go from my job, and if it weren't for MHB saying "yes", I wouldn't have had a chance at what my lawyers made look like, an easy win. Call them if you need help, you'll be in careful hands. Jesse is a *knockout*!
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment and discrimination legalexpert
Finding the right lawyer to begin with is an important decision and I'm incredibly glad to have found attorney Wing. After consulting with a few lawyers it was clear Jesse was extremely experienced and knowledgeable. I worked with Jesse for over a year in which we had to navigate through new procedures with the pandemic. Jesse also had to familiarize himself with a specific legal proceeding with a public employer but prepared very well for the hearing. Jesse is clearly competent and a great listener. He is dedicated to his profession, a trainer mediator, and truly cares about doing the right thing. Lastly, his experience and communication skills really shined during mediation and he did a superb job working with all the other lawyers and advocating for my case. I strongly recommend attorney Jesse Wing.
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Posted by Cheryl | January 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and kind person
Jesse is an exceptional lawyer - he is very knowledgeable concerning his area of practice and is also a very kind and patient person, explaining all of the steps, making sure you are comfortable and answering all of your questions. A consummate professional who helped me through it to a satisfying result.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment Law
Jesse Wing represented me and my interests very well. He was professional, expert in the relevant case law and steered the other party to reasonable solution. He also advised me of any and all pitfalls and risks associated with the settlement language.
Posted by David | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible advocate
Jesse has been an incredible advocate in a legal matter regarding my place of employment. He's very thoughtful, thorough, and organized. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Lindsey | May 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I hired Jesse Wing to right a wrong that was done to us by a Washington State Agency regarding our son. I had all but given up on Justice and on expecting those individuals who hold positions of power over others, to be held accountable for their blatant disregard for the law. Everywhere we turned we felt defeated. Jesse agreed to take on our case, and he did so with professionalism, compassion, good judgement, and constant communication. He secured a judgement in our favor, holding that Agency responsible for what they had done. We are forever grateful for his services and expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Impressive Attorney
I was confronted with an unexpected employment situation and knew I needed professional help. Jesse made himself available quickly; took the time to understand the situation and dynamics; was thorough and patient in his explanations; and talked through scenarios with me (even on evenings and weekends). I had learned about Jesse via word of mouth. But, as I started to work with him and understand more about his trial and rights background and broader experiences, I realized how lucky I was to have someone with his experience in my corner. As we moved forward, he proved to be extremely professional in dealing with all parties; skilled at identifying compromise; and was very thorough, covering edge cases and confirming my understanding of the relevant issues. In the end, he helped me navigate a very challenging situation and successfully secured a settlement I felt was equitable.
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Posted by Mark | March 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Was always at my side
I'm so lucky that I managed to find Jesse. His communication is amazing. This was a very stressful time for me with my emotions making it worse. Jesse always took the time to talk me off the ledge, provide reality checks when needed and made me feel like a valued client. My case was small. However, that didn't matter. He always treated it just the same.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer, even better human being
Jesse Wing was my attorney during a 5-month legal matter with my former employer. He was incredibly supportive and knew exactly how to approach each hurdle thrown at us throughout the legal matter with an effective plan. When I hired Jesse I only expected his representation for a short time, but as things progressed I knew he would see me through what was becoming bigger than I imagined it would. Any questions I had, or worries, Jesse managed to address in a timely fashion and always expressed genuine care for me since any legal matter with your employer can be daunting. Because of Jesse's superb legal expertise I was able to exit the legal matter with my employer with the best outcome I didn't even realize was possible. I found his rates fair and the options for payment easy for me to keep up with. I would 100% hire him again as my attorney if I ever needed an expert in his field of law.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best! Highly recommend
Jesse is thoughtful, practical, concise and well versed in employment and discrimination laws. I consulted with him about possible pregnancy discrimination and will definitely hire him if my situation requires it. He gave me all of my options, was very clear about the potential outcomes of my case, and gave me a very helpful legal perspective to consider. I believe my investment with him was absolutely worth it. He is trustworthy and someone you want on your team. I am so glad I had him in my corner during a very difficult and trying time in my career. I absolutely recommend him!
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Posted by Irell | March 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
Jesse Wing and Sam Kramer are an amazing team who's skills compliment eachother perfectly . I was extremely impressed with the time , effort , communication and attention to detail these men put into my case . I would recommend them to anyone who is in need of good attorney's that are passionate , precise and aggressive . Thank you Sam Kramer and Jesse Wing !!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
No retainer but he responded and knew his stuff
I had a civil issue I needed to find out about. I needed to know if he thought it was a good case or not. He spent quality time with me going over options he obviously knew because he is a knowledgeable professional. No other attorney's called me back out of 9 that I called. I recommend you give this guy a shout if you are looking. Thanks Jesse for your time.
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Posted by Francine | March 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jesse
My work with Jesse Wing marks the beginning of my taking control over my employment crisis. I retained him at a time when my previous legal counsel decided that she needed to take an emergency sabbatical . She left precipitously; leaving me with a large bill and no clear way out of the mess I faced at work. I felt stranded ;facing termination from a career that I had held and enjoyed for 30 years. At this difficult juncture, Jesse stepped in and helped me with my employment difficulties in a systematic, organized fashion. He was supportive, while remaining clear headed and objective. He and his staff were organized, ethical, and always helpful; never judgmental. At a time when I felt emotionally injured he explained the pros and cons and hypothetical scenarios at every step. I never felt patronized and he always treated me with respect. By nature I am an anxious person; so was very relieved when he never appeared irritated with me. Jesse reviewed the evidence I provided and remained laser sharp in focusing on what we needed to do. From my experience, having an objective, yet compassionate attorney is vital when one is facing termination from a job, regardless of tenure. Having an attorney like Jesse by your side, when you are facing employment crisis, is what you want. He is also mindful of the costs to his client and his bills reflect this. He worked hard on my behalf toward resolution but reasonably (or not at all) for work that most attorneys would bill extravagantly for. His ethics, compassion, reliability, and inclusion of his client in the process is what you would want if you are facing employment problems. Once he came aboard as my lawyer, Jesse was successful in securing a prompt solid resolution for me against the large institution I worked for, which was a great relief for me. I recommend Jesse to anyone who needs a knowledgeable, compassionate, skilled, and effective employment lawyer.
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Posted by David | August 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jesse Wing is a fantastic attorney.
I incurred a brain injury while traveling on business in Japan in 2010. My employer, a very large pharma company, terminated me in 2011 while I was recovering. Jesse Wing represented me in my discrimination and wrongful termination law suit. Jesse was very patient and understanding throughout our case, which was litigated in arbitration. Jesse was very knowledgeable of federal and WA state law regarding every aspect affecting my case. He worked very closely with my workers compensation attorneys to ensure that every aspect of my case was managed effectively. Jesse was very honest and open with me regarding the challenges and difficulties with elements of my case, as well as the strong points and merits. Jesse is extremely thorough and detailed in his work and leaves nothing to chance. He covers every angle and prepares with exquisite detail. Having a deep understanding of the law and legal procedures the way he does, Jesse is able to prepare the necessary legal documents required with care, thoroughness and completeness that ensures success with his approach and strategy. During our trial, Jesse was up against four other attorneys representing my former employer. Jesse managed our trial with such precision and grace, I believe even the other attorneys were impressed. Our arbitration hearing was litigated over six days with many witnesses and thousands of documents in many binders. Jesse was very knowledge in every detail and knew the location of every document that he did not let anything get past him during the hearing. In the end, the judge found in our favor and made an award far beyond our expectations. After this 5-year ordeal, I can look back and say that the success of our case is not only due to the merits of the case, but also, and more importantly, on the skill, knowledge, ethics and personality of the attorney. I am convinced that there is no other attorney better than Jesse Wing in his field of expertise. If someone else has a case and is lucky enough to be represented by Jesse Wing, this is a big step in your favor towards a successful conclusion.
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Posted by David | April 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation in Non-Compete Litigation
Jesse was fabulous and I recommend him highly. He was sensitive to my legal situation, he was very knowledgeable about the law, he was challenged with a non-compete agreement but was not afraid to take on attorneys from a large corporation. He successfully litigated my situation and today I am working in my field with a great Seattle based company. I highly recommend Jesse. Thank you Jesse!! **David**
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2014
True To His Reputation, Jesse is the Best Employment Lawyer in Washington State
I am a lawyer who needed representation in my own employment case. After conducting research on who was considered the best employment lawyer in Washington State, Jesse Wing ended up being my choice. I can now in hindsight say that I made the right selection. Jesse is a brilliant no legal theory left unturned lawyer who simply appears to work harder and is smarter than his opponent. After being represented by him I can now endorse his official recognition as Superlawyer which he has earned for many years in a row. Anyone in need of an employment lawyer will be lucky to be represented by Jesse.
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Posted by Tiffany | August 2, 2013
Excellent representation
I strongly recommend Jesse Wing for hire. Jesse represented me in a “failure to accommodate” case. During that time I was in a lot of pain and struggling to deal with the emotional impact of both my pain and the effect it was having on my career. At times I was difficult to work with because I was on a lot of medications and very angry at my situation. He was patient, compassionate and also willing to steer me back on course to make sure that my emotions did not take us from our goal: to obtain legal justice. I trust him fully and know that he was worth every penny I paid. I don’t think I would have received the same outcome had I gone with a less experienced attorney.
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Posted by Debra | June 30, 2010
Former client
Jesse Wing is simply the best at what he does. Jesse represented me in a discrimination case and he was professional, caring, very knowledgeable and always prepared. I would highly recommend Jesse to anyone who needs an attorney for a discrimination or employment issue. As an added bonus, Jesse works with a hardworking, personable and thorough paralegal, Carrie Wilkinson, who is always available to assist you.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • MacDonald Hoague & Bayless
  • 2003 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • MacDonald Hoague & Bayless
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Partner
  • West & Wing
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Kinoy Taren Geraghty & Potter
  • 1993 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Oberlin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted
  • 2001 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted
  • 1997 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Admitted
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 1991 - Present
  • WELA Amicus Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • CLE Convention, Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law
  • Former Member of the Planning Committee
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Former Member of Planning Committee
  • N/A
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
  • President
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Former Chair
  • 2003 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best lawyers in America
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  • 2019
  • Best lawyers in America
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  • 2018
  • Best lawyers in America
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  • Best lawyers in America
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  • 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best lawyers in America
  • Best lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best lawyers in America
  • Best lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best lawyers in America
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  • 2011
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  • 2010
  • Best lawyers in America
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  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • Removal of Fiduciaries: Substance and Procedure
  • N/A
  • Housing and Urban Development, Training for Investigators
  • Investigating Fair Housing Complaints
  • N/A
  • Fair Housing Consortium CLE
  • Fair Housing and Occupancy Restrictions
  • N/A
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Annual Convention: "The Tort of Wrongful Discharge"
  • N/A
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Chapter "Ethics", 1st ed.
  • N/A
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Employment Law Deskbook
  • Chapter "The Tort of Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy", 1st ed.
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • Employment Law, CLE: Avoiding/Exploiting Pleading Pitfalls
  • N/A
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar publication
  • Civil Rights Remedies
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Right to Assemble
  • 2018
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • The Battle Between Free Speech and Hate Speech
  • 2018
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Trainer
  • 2018
  • Fair Housing Center of Washington
  • Fair Housing Nuts & Bolts
  • 2018
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Civil Rights Deskbook
  • Fair Housing
  • 2017
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Free Speech and Hate Speech in the Workplace
  • 2017
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Debate on Batson Challenges in Voir Dire
  • 2017
  • The Seminar Group
  • Handling Challenging Employment Cases
  • 2017
  • The Seminar Group
  • Collecting Attorney Fees from the Gov’t
  • 2017
  • Speaking Engagements Employment Law Seminar
  • Joint Representation; Ex Parte Contact with Employees; Taking Evidence Home
  • 2017
  • Criminal Defense Consortium
  • Primer on Fair Housing And Employment Rights
  • 2017
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Annual Convention
  • Ethics in Voir Dire
  • 2016
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Proving Pretext in Employment Cases
  • 2016
  • Tacoma Bar Association
  • A SLAPP in the Face
  • 2016
  • Columbia Legal Services
  • Creative Methods of Conducting Discovery
  • 2016
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Due Process Rights in Employment
  • 2015
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Employment Law: Wrongful Discharge
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Jesse
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Jesse Wing. When it comes to employment law and civil rights cases, Jesse is one of the best there is. He has an impeccable reputation in the legal community, and he earned it."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse Wing is one of the best employment and civil rights lawyers in Seattle. I highly recommend him. His clients are lucky to have him on their side."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Civil rights

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Seattle Employment and labor Lawyer Jesse Wing
Jesse Wing
Employment and labor Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 32 years