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Beth Barrett Bloom

Employment and labor Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.5   12 reviews

also known as Beth Bloom

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 22 years
    California - CA 24 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Beth

Learn Beth’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
    100%
    Our firm represents employees in litigation of termination cases involving illegal discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contract. We help other attorneys and their clients who seek exceptional results at trial.

    23 years

A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD IS THE FOUNDATION OF WORKPLACE JUSTICE. FRANK FREED. VALUES MATTER.

Beth Bloom has dedicated her career to restoring justice for employees. She is the principal attorney and managing shareholder of Bloom Law PLLC.

Beth has had a successful career to date including several multimillion-dollar jury verdicts for employees fired because of discrimination and retaliation. Her practice areas include employment discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, and breach of contract. Her goal is to help her clients acheive justice through jury trials and help create lasting change by making discrimination and retaliation in the workplace unprofitable for businesses.

Beth has received many honors for her work, including being named perennially as a “Washington Super Lawyer” in plaintiff’s employment litigation. Beth is honored as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers and Women Lawyers in Washington. Bloom Law has been named a Tier 1 firm in Seattle for Litigation – Labor and Employment and Employment Law – Individuals by U.S. News Best Law Firms® and Beth has also received individual Best Lawyers® recognition for her outstanding work. She regularly teaches trial advocacy and employment law at legal seminars.

Beth received her law degree from New York University School of Law. She is a former federal district court law clerk in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. In 2001, she returned to her hometown of Seattle, Washington.

On her days off, Beth enjoys time outside with her family and friends, especially paddling the many lakes and rivers of beautiful Washington. She also loves to travel. Her favorite food is chicken tacos.

Awards

Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012

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Location

Bloom Law PLLC
3827-C South Edmunds St
Seattle, WA, 98118

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Paul | August 29, 2011
Skilled, professional and easy to work with
Beth assisted me in some important legal matters and I found her character, professionalism and skill to be top notch. Despite a busy schedule, Beth (unlike too many lawyers from my experience) consistently promptly returned my calls, my emails (sometimes within minutes) and always kept me upto date. The results that I received with Beth’s assistance were much better than I felt I could reasonably hope for and the opposing party even noted her for her professionalism. It was a pleasure to work with Beth and I highly recommend her work and her office, FrankFreed.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2012
Highly Recommended
Beth Bloom skillfully guided me through a legal issue demonstrating expertise, dedication and integrity every step of the way. She was an excellent listener and communicator, and followed through on every commitment that she made. She was very responsive to calls/emails, keeping me apprised of all activity. One thing that I especially appreciated about Beth, was that instead of being focused solely on my case, she showed thoughtfulness and concern regarding how the case was affecting/would affect other aspects of my life. Also, near the end of my case Beth really went the “extra mile”, demonstrating the utmost patience and integrity, which resulted in the best possible outcome for me. I would highly recommend this very competent and ethical attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney to have on your side
My relationship with Beth Bloom started in the way that probably most attorney-client relationships start. With a distress call. From that first conversation, she listened intently and I discovered her incredible ability to absorb, process and retain information - and translate that information into strategy. She's also smart enough to see opportunities and potential pitfalls that enable her to shift strategy when needed. All this really means that she's a damn good attorney, an incredibly smart woman, and not least, a human being committed to serving the underdog and "doing the right thing." She could have taken her talents to a practice of law that would be far more lucrative than helping people who by the very nature of their issue (employment) have no money. But that's not Beth. She's truly one-of-a-kind and the best attorney to have on your side. My first distress call led to a partnership that won me justice, and brought me a hero for life.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and beyond expectations !!! Strongly recommended !!
I worked with Beth over several years and she have always been professional and easy to talk to . She guided me all along the way . She is very knowledgable , skilled and experienced attorney . Her approach to my case was the right approach . She always has my best interest at her heart . She is well versed in employment law and knows how to navigate through any situation regardless of the sensitivity and complexity of the issue at hand . She is also very LGBT friendly with great experience in representing transgender clients . My case was very delicate and there were many fine lines that we had to cross along the way . I always felt that she had my best interest at her heart . What a great advocate !! I had the best possible outcome I could ever imagine !! I recommend her strongly !!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2013
The right attorney for the right case
I used Beth to represent me in an employment discrimination case. The case was unusual, complicated, and drawn out. I could not have asked for a better attorney to get me through it. Beth was on top of every development, and I never had to ask about the progression of the matter. Beth got me the best possible outcome and kept my expectations realistic during the process. When you are harassed and discriminated against in your workplace, it is easy to get caught up in the emotional aspects and lose your focus on the things that will help you eventually resolve the issues. Beth is an excellent advocate and kept me grounded in reality until she was able to get my case resolved. If you have a problem with your employer, she is the one you want on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2011
Beth Bloom Employment Related Issues
Beth Bloom helped me with a very traumatic issue in my workplace. We worked together over a period of 4 months to find a resolution. Beth was very patient and attentive and uncannily accurate in her assessment of the situation. I'm completely satisfied with the outcome and very pleased to have found an attorney that I could completely trust.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2010
layoff / Laudermill
I got as good an outcome as could be hoped for and far better than my union was striving for. She wisely stayed in the background, acting as coach rather than advocate. This preserved my leverage without running up costs - making her presense evident and thereby intimidating the employer. She was recommended by a friend/atty who had worked across the table from her.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2008
Great job
Beth was a great person to have on my team. With her her help I was able to get a much better outcome than what I was told by my employeer. She also did a great job on helping me be realistic about what my options really were (very few). But she was able to take those few choices and turn it into a better result for me that what I could have gotten by myself. In addition she was very pleasent to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2007
Exceptional Professional
I worked with Beth for over 6 months. She was extremely knowledgable and kept me informed every step of the way. She was supportive, down to earth and very helpful as we planned. She provided clear information, kept every commitment, was very easy to reach and work with. She expertly addressed every development to insure the best possible outcome. She is a true advocate for her clients and doing what's right. She was recommended to me by another very satisfied client. I have sense recommended her to others and will cointinue to do so. She is definately one of 'the good guys'.
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2007
True partner and advocate
Engaging in legal action is not a comfortable or generally positive experience, but Beth made the journey a successful one by constantly keeping me informed, serving as a trusted guide and advocate, and working tirelessly on my behalf. She was a consummate professional and I encourage anyone looking for legal representation to consider her services. She helps makes terrible situations empowering ones.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
RESPONSE FROM THE LAWYER
Ms. Bloom, was very nice about responding to my email. She was not able to help me for her expertise was not here from my understanding. So I really can't rate on the Consultation or provided services because they don't exist...
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2010
Not Good
A lot of unfufilled expectations and fees that were not discussed. Plus she lost ! She's the type of lawyer who gives a bad name to the profession and I would use ANY other lawyer before her.
Response from Beth Bloom January 29, 2019
Facing an unexpected job loss is, for many people, one of the most significant traumas of their lives. While I don't know who left this comment and I do not agree with the accuracy of this statement, I can certainly relate to the feeling of disappointment expressed in this review. No lawyer can or should promise a desired outcome, but having a trusted ally can be an important part of the healing process. It is unfortunate that this individual did not feel that he or she was able to get that from me and our firm as I always strive to make my clients feel heard and supported. I encourage this individual to contact me for resolution.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-575 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Bloom Law PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Frank Freed Subit & Thomas
  • 2005 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Blankenship Law Firm
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Deborah Batts
  • US District Court - Southern District of New York
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Goldstine v. FedEx Freight
  • Jury Award: $6,851,743
  • Coachman v Mercedes Benz of Seattle
  • Jury Award: $4,934,060
  • Zachrisson v Port of Seattle
  • Jury Award: $16,097,342
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Associations

  • King County Bar Association
  • Chair -- Referendum & Initiative Project
  • 2012 - Present
  • QLaw Foundation
  • Director
  • 2009 - 2010
  • King County Bar Association
  • Secretary - Trustee
  • 2009 - 2012
  • QLaw Foundation
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • QLaw: GLBT Bar Association of Washington
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Washington Leadership Institute
  • Fellow
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bloom Law - Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
  • U.S. News - Best Law Firms
  • 2024
  • Bloom Law - Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • U.S. News - Best Law Firms
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyer - Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyer - Employment Law - Individuals
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Bloom Law - Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • U.S. News - Best Law Firms
  • 2023
  • Bloom Law - Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
  • U.S. News - Best Law Firms
  • 2023
  • Top 50 Women Super Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2023
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2023
  • Top 50 Women Super Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top 50 Women Super Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 50 Women Super Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2017
  • President's Award
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Stars
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Stars
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Rising Stars
  • 2007
  • Rising Stars
  • 2006
  • Rising Stars
  • 2005
  • Rising Stars
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Washington Employment Law Desk Book
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • 2009
  • 12 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 143
  • Defining Queer: Lesbian and Gay Visibility in the Courtroom
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • WSBA Employment Law Conference
  • Sex & Romance in the Workplace
  • 2015
  • Legal Clinic Training
  • Employment Discrimination
  • 2015
  • 53rd Washington Judicial Conference
  • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
  • 2011
  • Employment Law Annual Review
  • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Discrimination
  • 2009
  • Washington Presiding Judges' Conference
  • Addressing GLBT Litigants
  • 2008
  • Statewide Diversity Conference
  • Representing GLBT Clients: What every attorney should know
  • 2007
  • Mid Year Litigation Section CLE
  • Representing GLBT Clients: What every attorney should know
  • 2007
  • Bar Association Meeting
  • The Washington Law Against Discrimination
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Beth
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Beth Bloom is a tenacious litigator, a tough trial attorney and one of the most competent employment attorneys in Washington State. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a fantastic trial lawyer, especially for plaintiffs."
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Seattle Employment and labor Lawyer Beth Barrett Bloom
Beth Barrett Bloom
Employment and labor Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 24 years