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Christopher James Stockwell

Employment and labor Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   25 reviews

also known as Stockwell Law Firm PLLC

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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    25%
    I have been practicing workers' rights law for over eight years. I have extensive litigation experience in wage theft, discrimination, wrongful termination, and severance agreements.

    8 years, 150 cases

  2. Discrimination
    20%
    Discrimination can arise from various bases. Most often, where race, color, religion, national origin, disability, etc are at issue. I work on discrimination claims arising in the workplace on a contingent fee basis.

    8 years, 80 cases

  3. Wrongful termination
    20%
    When an employer fired a worker for a reason that is violative of a public policy, they have broken the law. I work wrongful termination claims on a contingent fee basis.

    8 years, 50 cases

  4. Sexual harassment
    15%
    Sexual harassment is a variety of workplace discrimination. I work on sexual harassment claims arising in the workplace on a contingent fee basis.

    8 years, 50 cases

  5. Contracts and agreements
    3%
    Most cases involve contracts. Standing alone, I typically review/draft contracts for an hourly fee

    3 years, 150 cases

  6. General practice
    2%
    I am an experienced litigator, trial, and appellate attorney. I do general practice for both a contingent and hourly fee depending on the circumstances.

    8 years, 150 cases

  7. LGBT+ Law
    2%
    I handle LGBTQ+ issues that arise in the workplace. In the workplace, these are sex/gender/gender identity discrimination actions. I handle these cases on a contingent-fee basis.

    2 years, 23 cases

  8. Administrative law
    1%
    This is the umbrella term that encompasses most government cases. I've been in the the government and outside it as a private attorney. I work on these cases on an hourly basis.

    8 years, 50 cases

  9. Car accident
    1%
    Car accidents are all about negligence. I handle these cases on a contingent-fee basis.

    8 years, 3 cases

  10. Civil rights
    1%
    I handle civil rights claims on a contingent basis.

    8 years, 100 cases

  11. Corporate and incorporation
    1%
    I handle incorporation filings for an hourly rate.

    8 years, 5 cases

  12. Criminal defense
    1%
    I am a former prosecutor, and now represent people charged with a crime for an hourly fee.

    2 years, 200 cases

  13. DUI and DWI
    1%
    I am a former prosecutor, and now represent people charged with a crime for an hourly fee.

    1 year, 100 cases

  14. Government contracts
    1%
    I have worked in many government roles both at the local and federal levels. I work on government contracts for an hourly rate.

    8 years, 10 cases

  15. Insurance fraud
    1%
    I work on claims for the insured in actions where the insurance company is acting in bad faith. I work on these cases on a hourly basis.

    8 years, 5 cases

  16. Libel and slander
    1%
    Defamation is the umbrella term for these claims. They are often attached to employment actions. I handle these cases on a contingent fee basis,.

    5 years, 5 cases

  17. Limited liability company (LLC)
    1%
    I handle formation and ongoing filings for LLCs for an hourly rate

    8 years, 5 cases

  18. Personal injury
    1%
    Personal injury is the umbrella term for any non-workplace injury. These arise in all sorts of contexts, but most often in car accidents an slip and fall cases. I handle these on a contingent-fee basis.

    8 years, 5 cases

  19. Slip and fall accident
    1%
    These cases are all about premises liability. I typically handle these on a contingent fee basis.

    8 years, 1 case

  20. State, local, and municipal law
    1%
    I've worked on these sorts of actions as both a government employee and private attorney. I have a great deal of administrative law experience, and specifically in the government context. I do these cases on an hourly basis,.

    8 years, 20 cases

IF YOU'RE A WORKER, I'M YOUR BEST FRIEND. IF YOU'RE AN EMPLOYER, I'M YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE.
I'm a winning and experienced trial attorney. Why does that matter? It matters. Most lawyers have never taken a case to jury trial, much less win. I do. And I win. If you're a worker, I'm your best friend. If you're an employer, I'm your worst nightmare. Believe it.
 
Until 2008, I worked as an EMT at Rural/Metro Ambulance, and as an Emergency Department Technician at Swedish Medical Center.  Prior to that, I worked as a volunteer firefighter, and at numerous low paying service sector jobs.  In 2009, I went back to college, earning an AA degree from Seattle Central Community College in 2010.  In 2012, I earned a BA from the University of Washington, with honors in Political Science.  In 2015, I earned a JD from Seattle University School of Law with a focus on labor and employment law. In 2015 I also became a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
 
Throughout my life I have been singularly focused on collective bargaining and workers’ rights.  I first became aware of the necessity of workers’ rights advocates while working as a low wage service sector employee.  As a first responder, in the field and the hospital setting, I was a member of Teamsters #763 and SEIU #1199 respectively.  During the course of my undergraduate career, I interned with OPEIU #8, and was involved with United Students against Sweatshop’s workers’ rights campaigns.  During law school, I worked as a legal intern both for Administrative Judge Steven Gaffin at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Solicitor’s Office at the Department of Labor. 
 
In closing, I would like to offer my legal services to workers and unions alike.  For private and public sector unions and workers, I can draft, litigate, and negotiate collective bargaining agreements, as well as represent workers in grievance arbitration and federal or state administrative hearings.  For workers, I can help you with wage and discrimination issues, as well as most other workplace issues.  Because I have very little overhead, I can offer my legal services at very competitive rates.  Prospective clients and friends, I hope to hear from you soon.

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Stockwell Law Firm PLLC

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
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Posted by Nicole | November 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING
Chris is Amazing!!! He makes you feel like family! He helped me win my case against my employer!!!
Response from Christopher Stockwell November 1, 2021
Thanks Nicole. I'm so happy I was able to help you.
Posted by Douglas | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended.
I had hired Chris Stockwell to represent me in a wrongful termination case. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome and the quality of legal counsel I experienced with Chris. I highly recommend Chris.
Response from Christopher Stockwell January 22, 2020
Thanks man. Great cases need three things, great law, great facts, and a great client (the great client being by far the most important). Yours had all three!

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stockwell Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant City Prosecutor
  • Seattle City Attorney's Office (Criminal Division)
  • 2022 - 2024
  • Adjunct Professor Teaching Employment Discrimination
  • Seattle University School Of Law
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Judicial Extern
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Extern
  • Department Of Labor, Office Of The Solicitor
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Ed Moore, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Schwerin Campbell Barnard
  • 2013 - 2014
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012
  • Seattle Central Community College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rick Johnson v. ABM
  • Case Settled Informally
  • Brad Smith v. McGregor Event Staffing
  • Plaintiff's Order for Summary Judgment
  • Erin Schiller and Lina Chan v. Quickie Stores, Inc., d/b/a/ Plum Bistro, Makini Howell
  • Case Settled Informally
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Associations

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2017 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Accredited Business
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Washington Top 20 Employment Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Eagle Member
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Eagle Member
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2016
  • Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Best Undergraduate Paper
  • University of Washington
  • 2012
  • Honors in Political Science
  • University of Washington
  • 2012
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • SU Law First Year Students Lecture
  • Solo Practice Right out of Law School
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (14)
Endorse Christopher
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an ardent advocate for his clients - and a genuinely great person. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a smart attorney who's also incredibly hardworking. He truly cares about fighting for workers, and I would not hesitate to recommend clients to him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is hardworking and dedicated to his clients, and is absolutely the person I would recommend to folks dealing with employment issues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am pleased to endorse Chris Stockwell. Chris is thorough, professional and a vigorous advocate for his clients. I have directed potential clients to Chris and will do so again, with confidence."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is a diligent and competent attorney whom I have known for years. He works hard to get his clients the best possible outcomes. I would recommend this attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris for years and taken courses on employment and labor law with him. Chris has an extensive knowledge of his field, and he works hard and creatively to get the job done."
General practice Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Chris. I am sure clients will be happy to have Chris help them in their matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris always does the best he can do for his clients. He always works toward what is in the best interest of his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris cares about the community and works hard to provide legal help to his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a passionate advocate for workers’ rights. He works tirelessly to resolve each individual’s issue with the best possible outcome by pursuing every available legal remedy."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris focuses exclusively on plaintiff-side employment law. He is passionate about workers' rights and works diligently for his clients. I had him in several employment and labor law classes in law school. Chris always came to class prepared and shared his knowledge in class discussions."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a dedicated attorney who always advocates for his clients best needs."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is passionate about workers' rights, works hard for his clients, and is very bright. To top it off, he's a nice guy!"
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Seattle Employment and labor Lawyer Christopher James Stockwell
Christopher James Stockwell
Employment and labor Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 8 years
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