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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Termination: 30%
    22 years
  2. Administrative Law: 20%
    22 years
  3. Employment: 20%
    22 years
  4. Discrimination: 15%
    22 years
  5. Sexual Harassment: 15%
    22 years



Hourly ($295-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Max Jeffrey Meyers

    I endorse this lawyer. Jill is an excellent employment lawyer. She knows her stuff and I refer people to her as a matter of course.


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  • David H Black JR

    I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Law Office of D. Jill Pugh

1001 4th Avenue #3200
Seattle, WA, 98154


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner, AttorneyLaw Office of D. Jill Pugh2001 - Present
Associate AttorneyCurran Mendoza2000 - 2001
Associate AttorneyEmployee Legal Advocates1999 - 2000
Sole PractitionerLaw Office of D. Jill Hawkins1996 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Unemployment Law ProjectBoard Member2008 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter)Vice President for CLE2007 - Present
King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionChair2008 - 2009
King County Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm SectionVice Chair2007 - 2008
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEmployment Law Section Co-Chair2006 - 2008
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEmployment Law CLE Co Chair2006 - 2006
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationSecretary2000 - 2004
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationPrograms Co-Chair1998 - 1999
Unemployment Law ProjectBoard Member1998 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
WSTLA Trial News2008 State Legislative Update: Items of Interest to Employment Lawyers2008
King County Bar BulletinIs Your Firm Ready for the Next Disaster?2007
WSTLA Trial NewsBatey v. ESD: Act restricting "good cause" to quit unconstitutional?2007
WSTLA Trial NewsLegislative update: items of interest to employment lawyers2007
King County Bar BulletinJudicial Revolution: McClarty Leaves Disabled Vulnerable2006
WSTLA CLEThe NRA Is Coming: Protecting Guns in The Workplace Parking Lot2006
WSTLA Trial NewsNew Rules Offer Little Comfort to Unemployed Workers (co-author w Joel NIchols)2005
WSTLA Trial NewsEmployment Law: Ninth Circuit limits availability of pre-dispute mandatory arbitration1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Claremont McKenna CollegeHistory/Women's StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WELA's Fall Classic: Employment Law by the LakeNew Unemployment Compensation Statutes, Procedures and Effect2004
WELA's Fall Jamboree: Employment Law Strategy and EthicsUnemployment Compensation: Practice, Procedure and Use in the Larger Discrimination Claim2003
Plaintiff's Employment LawNon-Compete Agreements: Valid or Invalid?2001
Tips of the Trade in Plaintiff Employment LawSolo Practice of Law: Practice Efficiently With Time1999