|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Washington Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Washington Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Washington Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Attorney||MacDonald Hoague & Bayless||2006 - Present|
|Managing Partner||MacDonald Hoague & Bayless||2012 - 2014|
|Clerk||United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||2004 - 2005|
|Clerk||United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||2002 - 2004|
|Enviromental Sector Training Coordinator||United States Peace Corps||1998 - 1998|
|Enviromental Volunteer||United States Peace Corps||1994 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Unemployment Law Project||Board Member and President||2017 - Present|
|Washington Employment Lawyers Association||Member of the Amicus Committee||2013 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington||Admitted||2010 - Present|
|American Civil Liberties Union of Washington||Cooperating Attorney||2006 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Admitted||2005 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Admitted||2005 - Present|
|Washington Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||2004 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Admitted||2002 - Present|
|Planning Committee for the Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference||Member||2010 - 2010|
|Unemployment Law Project||Board Member, Treasurer||2009 - 2016|
|Repair Revolution v. Fast Auto Wrecking||Won Verdict at Trial|
|Barnhart v. City of Bothell||Favorable Settlement|
|Karl v. City of Mountlake Terrace||Favorable Settlement|
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|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Cornell University||Chemistry||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Cornell University||Biology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|In-house CLE||1983 Litigatoin||2017|
|CLE on Informal Discovery||Informal Discovery||2016|
|Labor and Employment Law Conference||Hot Topics in Employment Discrimination Law||2015|
|Pincus Communications, CLE||Practice Before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, A Clerk’s Eye View||2007|
|Clerkship Information Session||Clerkships||N/A|
|Class at University of Washington||Employment Law||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
Joe was honest and upfront the entire process from initial consultation to settlement with a large urban school district. He guided me during a difficult and emotional time, he was the steady guide in a storm and a true professional. So impressed and happy I made the choice to hire an attorney when needed. Joe is amazing and his team was on top of every step!
Posted by Josh
After facing termination from a long tenured career with a large company, I was simply confused and unsure of where to turn. I knew that my termination was unwarranted but did not know how to proceed from a legal standpoint. After my consultation with Joe, I felt at ease and knew that he would be the right person to collect the facts and develop a strategy that would help me through an otherwise painful transition. I could tell immediately that his experience would prove to be the key factor in vindicating the wrongdoing I had experienced.
Joe is a master communicator who is extremely thorough and patient in explaining all of the options available and was highly competent in developing a strategy and execution plan that provided the maximum benefit in my case.
I can also attest to his warm and engaging character. His client's best interests are always top priority and I could not have been happier with his representation!
Posted by anonymous
Told me exactly what he felt the outcome would be and is very upfront no BS honest.
I like a person who promises and can't deliver.
I really valued his advice to not pursue my defamation of character suit against the Kirkland Reporter newspaper the slim balls that they are.
Robyn Chihak, Social security Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
It is an honor to associate with Joe as a fellow member of the legal community. Joe is prompt, reliable, and diligent in his pursuit of justice for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable of the law and a pleasure to work with. I endorse this attorney.