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  1. Wrongful Termination: 25%
    34 years, 55 cases
  2. Discrimination: 25%
    37 years, 350 cases
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Defective Products: 15%
    29 years, 2 cases
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%
    19 years, 1 case



Hourly ($400-500/hour), contingent (40-50%)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Autumn T Johnson

    Mary Ruth is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. I have had the opportunity to observe her in action and I know her to be incredibly organized, thoughtful, and strategic. She also cares about the community and takes time out of her busy schedule to mentor younger lawyers. I would not hesitate to ask her questions or refer her clients. I am happy to endorse her.


    Autumn Johnson Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Zebulon Kelly Chandler

    Mary Ruth Mann is one of the nations top lawyers in the areas of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and sexual harassment. Her record speaks for itself as she has secured many victories for her clients in their quest for justice. Knowing her personally, and working with her, I know her to be an honest, dedicated counselor. I as well as many lawyers in the community know and understand that with prestige and a national reputation comes detractors, and I wholeheartedly disregard the sole bar complaint lodged against her by a woebegone client. Just like there are bad apple attorneys, there are bad apple clients, and it is sad one has lashed out at such well respected member of the community with such a baseless claim. Accordingly, I highly recommend her as an attorney on any employment related matter.


    Zebulon Chandler Entertainment Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

200 First Ave W Suite 550
Seattle, WA, 98119



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in WA, 2009


    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment’.Martindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Super LawyerN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2002
Super LawyerN/A2001
Super LawyerN/A2000
AV RatingN/A1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-OwnerMann and Kytle, PLLC2005 - Present
Senior PartnerMann and Peck1994 - 2002
FounderLaw Offices of Mary Ruth Mann and Associates1981 - 1994
Associate AttorneyHalverson Strong Moen and Chemnick1979 - 1980
Sr. InvestigatorState of Oregon Department of Labor1975 - 1976
Supervisor of InvestigationsState of Idaho Human Rights Commission1974 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member1997 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChair, Employment Law Section2008 - 2010
American Association for JusticeMember2004 - 2007
Trial Lawyers College Group NWCo-founder2002 - 2012
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle Member1997 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bunch v. King County Department of Youth ServicesJury Verdict for Plaintiff; Favorable S. Court Decision
Clifton v. State of WashingtonJury Verdict for Plaintiff; 900,000+ Judgement Paid
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationRacial Discrimination Law in Today's Diverse Workplace2004
Washington State Trial Lawyers Employment Law SeminarStrategies for Prosecuting Disability Cases Under State and Federal Law 2003
NNational Employment Lawyers Continuing EducationDemonstrative Evidence in Employment Cases2001
WSTLA Employment Law CLECochair1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial ProficiencyCertificate1998
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Northwestern University School of LawLawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarADA Law Webinar Speaker2015
Compelling Voice Compelling StoryExcellence in Trial Presentation2015
Brown Bag LuncheonTaxation of Employment Law Settlements2015
Trial Stars SeminarSelecting a Dream Jury2011
Seattle University CoursesRacial Discrimination Laws In Practice2007
WELA Annual SeminarOpening Statements at Trial2006
WELA Annual SeminarOpening Statements at Trial2006
13th Annual Employment Law InstituteSummary Judgment Motions2006
WELA Annual SeminarVoire Dire at Trial2005
Tort Law UpdateAddressing Tegman at Trial - Live Focus Group2005
Cutting Edge Trial StrategiesWitness Preparation "Outside the Box"2005
11th Annual Employment Law InstituteStrategies for Prosecuting Disability Cases Under State and Federal Law2004
WELA Annual ConferenceDisability Accomodation Expert Testimony2003
WSTLA Employment Law SeminarDisability Law Meets Workers Compensation Law2002
National Employment Lawyers ConventionDemonstrative Evidence in Employment Trials2001
National Postal Supervisors OrganizationDiscrimination in the U. S. Postal Service1986
Washington State Bar Association Employment Law SeminarDiscipline and Discharge of Federal EmployeesN/A
Washington State Bar Association Employment Law SeminarSuing the GovernmentN/A