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About me

I practice in the areas of employment law, health law and business, handling such matters as employment agreements, non-competes, independent contractor agreements, wages, overtime, employee benefits, discrimination and harassment, workplace injuries, disability, discipline and discharge, EEOC and Human Rights Commission charges, unemployment benefits, L & I claims, HIPAA, Department of Health charges, medical practice business and personnel issues, health care regulations, physician misconduct and discipline, and patient complaints.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 48%
    25 years, 6.28 thousand cases
  2. Health Care: 47%
    19 years, 5.56 thousand cases
  3. Health Insurance: 5%



Hourly ($360-380/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph A Hamell

    Tammy is a great lawyer to work with. She understands the complicated issues facing employers and gives great advice for solving problems with employees.


    Joseph Hamell Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Christopher A. Benson

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tamara for a long time. She is an excellent lawyer and litigator. I highly recommend her.


    Christopher Benson Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC

5500 Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104

Montgomery Purdue

Bellevue, WA



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Executive Committee MemberMPBA2011
Recruiting PartnerMPBA2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Chair of Executive CommitteeMPBA2005
Rising Star AttorneyN/A2004
Rising Star AttorneyN/A2003
Rising Star AttorneyN/A2002
Production AwardMPBA Executive Commitee1996
Juris Doctor Cum LaudeSeattle University School of Law1991
Law Review Associate EditorSeattle University School of Law1990
Law Review MemberSeattle University School of Law1989
Honors ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law1989
Bachelor of Arts in English LiteratureWhitman College1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMontgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Credentialing and Peer Review CommitteeMember and Contributing Author2006 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownTen Dangerous Employment Traps2007
UnknownNegotiating Your Employment Agreement2007
UnknownThe Uniform Disciplinary Act and Physician Sexual Misconduct Regulations2007
Credentialing and Peer Review Legal InsiderJury Award Reinforces Need to Investigate and Report Problem Physicians2006
Credentialing and Peer Review Legal InsiderEstablish a Process for Handling Physician Competency Questions2006
Washington State Hospital Association Educational MaterialsDiscrimination in the Health Care Setting2006
WSMA Annual Retreat CMEEmployee Discipline and Discharge2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Whitman CollegeEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Medical AssociationTen Dangerous Employment Traps2007
Washington Radiology Business Management AssociationEmployment Law Pitfalls2007
Risk and Insurance Management SocietyDisabilities in the Workplace2007
Providence HospitalNegotiating Employment Agreements2007
Association of Washington HospitalistsPhysician Non-Competes and Sexual Misconduct2007
Washington State Medical AssociationEmployment Agreements2006
Washington State Hospital AssociationDiscrimination2006
University of Washington Surgical ResidentsEmployment Contracts and Unprofessional Conduct Regulations2006
WSMA Annual MeetingRelationship Legal Issues of a Medical Practice2005
Pacific Northwest Credit ConferenceThe Dirty Dozen: Employment Law Pitfalls2005
King County Academy of Family PhysiciansEmployment Issues in the Health Care Setting2005