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Lauren Heather Berkowitz

Employment and labor Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2015
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A former union organizer, I believe everyone has the right to go to work in a way that provides dignity, respect, and fulfillment in addition to a living wage and time to care for our health, children, and families. I spend my career tirelessly working to achieve this right for all.

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Lauren H. Berkowitz, Attorney at Law, LLC
P.O. Box 47406
Seattle, WA, 98146


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Posted by G | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defamation suit and PERC Complaint
Lauren stood by our side for nearly five years while we were attacked by our own union and their lawyers. She won the bigger part of the lawsuit and if the PERC system wasn't so rigged toward unions, she should have won that too. While my faith in our justice system is severely shaken and my faith in unions is almost destroyed, this is the one shining example of a true legal professional who cares about her clients first and will take on any and all lawyers, unions or government bureaucracies that are destroying people's lives. If you have a problem that seems insurmountable against a union, an employer or especially a government bureaucracy then Lauren is a must to hire!! She also won't BS you just to make a buck. She will be honest about your chances of winning a case. She became like family by the time our five year ordeal had ended and we were almost sad because she was so awesome and we will truly miss her.
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Posted by Katherine | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PERC Complaint
We retained Lauren to fight our union in PERC and to represent us in a defamation lawsuit. Lauren provided excellent counsel for us and even successful in obtaining a protection order for us. Even though our outcome wasn't favorable for PERC, it was for the lawsuit. But Lauren was upfront and honest about our chances and kept us well informed. It was a lengthy lawsuit with appeals on both sides. Lauren was tenacious. I really liked that she was available through text, email, or phone and explained all the matters and our options...Lauren believed in us... the length of time in the Court was the failure of legal system and in no way a reflection of Lauren's work. There isn't room enough in this box for me to express how grateful we are for all she has done for us. Thank you Lauren.....
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Posted by John | June 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, committed attorney
Lauren represented me in my appeal after denial of unemployment benefits. She was knowledgeable, conscientious, and committed. I could not have hoped for better representation.
Posted by Zane | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best legal experience I could hope for
When I was unfairly discharged from my previous employer and denied unemployment, it rocked my world. A good friend who had a similar problem recommended Mrs. Berkowitz and I gave her a call. She walked me through the process with expert guidance. Her fantastic knowledge of the situation and kind demeanor really helped make a highly stressful situation much easier to deal with. I'm incredibly grateful for the successful case, but even more grateful for how much stress she took off my mind during this ordeal. This amazing woman knows her stuff.
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Posted by Krystal | September 18, 2018
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Thoughtful, Prepared & Calming
Lauren took the time to listen to my case, ask clarifying questions, and - what's more - validate my experiences. I cannot stress how empowering it was to hear that I was not alone and that what I was experiencing was real; it made the difference between me following through on my case and dropping it. With active listening, obvious expertise and clear direction, Lauren guided me through an emotional mediation by setting expectations, answering questions immediately (sometimes in the middle of the night!) and always telling me the truth - even if it was difficult to hear. I could not recommend her services highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2017
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Unemployment Benefit Appeal
I was wrongfully terminated from my job and denied unemployment benefits. Lauren was personable and knowledgeable about common appeal pitfalls. She assessed the strength of my case, navigated me through the legal paperwork, followed up on all of my outgoing paperwork, gave me constant updates, made sure that I felt comfortable answering cross-examination questions, and helped me win my appeal. I will highly recommend Lauren to any of my friends and family who have employment law questions issues in the future. Thank you!
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Posted by Dr. Lane | October 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Her zeal for justice is unparalleled
Lauren is an incredible attorney and human being. She listened with genuine compassion and concern for my family and me. Lauren was always available and provided superior advice and guidance in reference to my case. Her ability to negotiate rapid settlement is astonishing. I was completely confident in her representation and blessed to have found her!
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Posted by April | July 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful, Clear on scope of practice
Lauren advised me about employer and employee relations. She did so with clarity, speaking in a language I could understand, and efficiency. Her good nature and ethics were evident throughout, which helped me trust her guidance. I will continue to consult Lauren as I need and would absolutely recommend her to others.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate and smart attorney
Lauren has provided outstanding counsel for me. Her legal skills are sharp and she is very thorough. Above all, she has never once made me feel rushed or unimportant during our meetings even though I'm sure she has some much bigger clients. I would not hesitate to seek counsel from her again.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 40-300 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • McKenzie Rothwell Barlow & Coughran, PS
  • 2014 - Present
  • City Councilmember
  • City of Burien
  • 2014 - Present
  • Goldmark Intern
  • Unemployment Law Project
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Intern
  • Teamsters Local 117
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Union Organizer
  • Washington Federation of State Employees, AFSCME Council 28
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Labor Organizer
  • UFCW Local 21
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • In re CF
  • Benefits Allowed - overturned prior ESD decision
  • In re RF
  • Benefits Allowed - overturned prior ESD decision
  • In re SH
  • Benefits Allowed - overturned prior ESD decision
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  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Labor & Employment Section
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Women of WSAJ Scholarship
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2015
  • Mary Ellen Krug Scholarship Fund
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Avvo Scholars Circle
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2014 Goldmark Internship
  • Equal Justice Foundation
  • 2014
  • WWL Scholarship
  • King County Washington Women Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Labor & Employment Summer Clerkship
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2013
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  • Public Emails and Social Media
  • Multiple Updates re Burien Social Justice Issues
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • King County Democrats
  • Burien's Anti-Homeless Ordinance
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Lauren
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is a fierce advocate who clients can trust and rely on. I endorse Lauren and strongly recommend her services."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer to Lauren any matters that relate to unemployment compensation. She is great! Lauren is committed to her clients, genuine and direct. She'll tell you whether you have a leg to stand on and go to bat for you."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is a dedicated and passionate employment attorney who cares deeply for workers' rights. Along with bringing experience and a hard work ethic, Lauren provides a practice rooted in compassion to her clients and their needs."
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