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We are plaintiff side employment and discrimination lawyers. We fight for individuals who are mistreated by their employers, including sexual harassment, discrimination, racial harassment, disability discrimination, wrongful discharge and other employment law problems. Our other main interest is in false claims act (Qui Tam) cases involving fraud against the government.

Choose your lawyer based on whether you think you can work with them for a period of years as well as their "rating." Do they listen?  Do they tell you bad news as well as good things?  Most lawyers are very honest, and hard to offend, so ask them the tough questions to get straight answers.


Languages spoken: German

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Practice areas


  1. Sexual Harassment: 33%
    23 years, 800 cases
  2. Wrongful Termination: 31%
    23 years, 800 cases
  3. Discrimination: 31%
    23 years, 800 cases
  4. Consumer Protection: 5%
    23 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($365/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Karen J. Zimmer

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Teller is an outstanding lawyer in the field of employment law. I would suggest you call him first to get his opinion before you do anything else.


    Karen Zimmer Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert B. Kornfeld

    Steve is an outstanding employment and discrimination attorney. I have associated with Steve on a case and find him to be an intelligent, compassionate and, at the same time, a tough advocate for those who have had problems with employers in the work place. I recommend Steve as a top lawyer for you to call if you have a discrimination, harassment or employment problem.


    Robert Kornfeld Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Teller and Associates

1139 34th Avenue
Suite B
Seattle, WA, 98122-5119


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyer 2015Super Lawyers Magazine2015
SuperLawyer 2014Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Washington Super Lawyer 2013Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Washington Super Lawyer 2012Super Lawyers Magazine2012
MemberWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2000
Mediator CertificationSnohomish County Dispute Resolution Center1993
Comendation for Academic ExcellenceReed College1989
Television appearancesKing 5 NewsN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ATeller & Associates, PLLC2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationLegislative Steering Committee2002 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle Member2001 - Present
Unemployment Law ProjectChair of the Board2004 - 2007
Unemployment Law ProjectBoard member2001 - 2009
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationChairman1999 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ude v. Diamond ParkingVerdict over $300,000, including punitives
Thompson v. City of Union Gap and James Lemon$950,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Super Lawyers MagazineInterviewed for: What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Age Discrimination?2014
King 5 NewsTelevision Appearance (most recent)2012
Employment Law DeskbookChapter XXVI: Employment Law Forms2004
RoadStar MagazineYou're Fired!! Can you sue?2002
De NovoResponse to: Correcting a Supreme Mistake2000
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEmployment Law Basics2000
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersA Single Employer: Making a group of related corporations into one Defendant2000
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersUsing Vocational Rehabilitation Experts in Employment Claims1999
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersSometimes When It’s Over, It’s Not Over: Reopening Final Judgments on the merits under CR 601999
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersJury punishes company for failure to promote African-American worker1999
American Psychology Law Society Annual Meeting, posterLawyer Overconfidence as a Function of Time to Trial1992
Aspects of MemoryMemory and Eyewitness Testimony1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of WashingtonPsychologyMA - Masters1992
Reed CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Americal Psychology Law Society Annual MeetingLawyer Overconfidence as a Function of Time to Trial1992