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Stephanie Bloomfield

Employment and labor Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%

    10 years, 75 cases

  2. Litigation
    30%
    Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Breach of Contract, Injunctions, TRO's, Commercial, Tort, Civil RIghts, Personal Injury.

    29 years, 75 cases

  3. Personal injury
    20%

    10 years, 75 cases

  4. Appeals
    10%
    Tort, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights/Section 1983, Professional Negligence/Legal Malpractice, Contract, Trade Secrets.

    29 years, 20 cases

Location

Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim
1201 Pacific Ave Ste 2100
Tacoma, WA, 98402-4314

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Shadrach | November 16, 2014
Utmost Professionalism
I hired Stephanie to represent me in an Employment and Shareholder dispute. My case was complex and not easily resolved. Working with Stephanie was a pleasure, she is a tough litigator and extremely poised in the court room. If you are looking for someone that can handle a difficult matter with integrity I highly recommend her, I consider her to be one of those rare attorneys that can handle both the legal and personal aspects of a case with the utmost professionalism and care.
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Posted by Rachel | March 9, 2014
A passionate and knowledgeable professional, not easily intimidated
Ms. Bloomfield undertook our disability discrimination case against a large law enforcement agency. Through numerous changes in my employer's chain of command, Stephanie's focus and commitment easily identified the legal issues and violations of federal law. Her strong arguments propelled the case forward, and her experience in deposition resulted in their witnesses admitting untruthfulness under oath. As many persons know, a court case is about far more than a final judgment: it is about righting wrongs and ensuring they never happen again. Ultimately, she was able to ensure these violations were a matter of public record - something that was a priority for me, as I had unsuccessfully attempted to resolve this for years. Stephanie helped set a precedence in representation for disabled employees who might be intimidated if they experience hostility and retaliation for requesting accommodation. Stephanie successfully represented me - a judgment was entered against my employer. This would not have happened without her passion and her genuine concern for her client. I felt less like a client, and more like someone who had a strong ally in the courtroom. She answered countless questions, and was far more knowledgeable than I. In cases where my Google research had offered suggested legal considerations - she thoroughly addressed any of my misconceptions and was unfailingly patient with my frequent communications. She was responsive and intelligent - a true privilege to watch her at work. She was incredibly sharp in catching inconsistencies, and was able to destroy the defense's arguments without being unprofessional. I was impressed with Stephanie's perseverance against an agency that seems intimidating to many. With her knowledge and experience, it was of immeasurable relief to see her take on the issues with confidence. I am grateful to Ms. Bloomfield for her determination to right the wrongs in my case.
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Posted by Beverly | January 28, 2010
Arbitration for diminished value and attorney fees because of car accident.
I had a car accident 3 years ago. I thought it was settled but the other party was suing for diminished value on their car, attorney fees and repair costs. They had used a repair shop that did not repair the car properly. Their expert witness talked for 45 minutes and I thought we had lost the case. However, Ms. Bloomfield never got rattled, was so professional in her cross examination and brought out facts I would never have dreamed of thinking about. Her expert witness was very precise and in just a short time found so many flaws with the other case and presented such convincing data that immediatley I knew we had presented our case well. Stephanie was so kind and made me feel so comfortable and her professionalism was very evident. If asked, I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2009
UTILX v Bertini & Novinium
In the clasic David vs. Goliath matchup, UTILX outspent me about 8 to 1. Ms. Bloomfield worked with my team and me to minimize expenses, without compromising our postion. We previaled on all but one issue. The one we "lost" on was the least important and had very little impact on our business. Stephanie was a giant killer for us. Particularily impressive was her leaning of complex chemistry issues that were at dispute in several trade secret allegations. Her cross examination of their PhD expert witness was the highlight of the trial as the plaintiff's case was disassembled and laid bare for the jury to see.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2009
Stephanie Bloomfield
Ms. Bloomfield is reliable and personable. She is passionate about the cases she takes on.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2009
Exceptional Representation/Absolute Professionalism
Stephanie successfully represented three of us as plaintiffs in a publicized employment discrimination lawsuit at both the trial and appellate level. She was extremely knowledgeable in a variety of complex employment issues that were involved in our case. Not only did she exhibit the highest level of professionalism in & out of court, but she also was invested & passionate in our personal causes. She was greatly respected by the court & was an obvious contrast to the opposing side's counsel. Her expertise & decorum were mentioned in the Court of Appeals opinion that overwhelmingly affirmed our jury verdict on over a dozen issues raised on appeal. She always kept us informed of the status of our case & always responded to our calls or e-mails making her extremely accessible & available to us. Most clients prefer to avoid litigation if possible but in our case we had no alternative. As an attorney myself,I have the utmost respect for her abilities & recommend her w/o reservation
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2007
Smart Lawyer
Stephanie represented me in a convoluted dispute resulting from the outcome of an auto accident. The other party sued me in small claims court and won, despite the fact that my insurance company did not find me at fault and denied their original claim. When I told my insurance company of the judgement in small claims, they offered to pay the judgement, which they did, but the other party never received the payment. So the other party got their own lawyer and pursued the payment the hard way (garnishment). At this point, it was a nightmare for me, and the only way it got solved is when Stephanie stepped in, evaluated the situation, made a recommendation to my insurance company to pay the other party the judgement plus their attorney's fees to make this nightmare go away for me. Stephanie was very concerned that if all parties went to court again at this point, that I'd ultimately lose due in part of the insurance company's mistake (they didn't send the original payment via registered or certified mail). The point is, Stephanie identified what was important in this case: me, and the fact that I was getting penalized for something that wasn't my fault. She also acutely understood that I was not getting access to my income for a period of time which could have screwed up my personal finances in a big way. I appreciate Stephanie's efforts, because she jumped on this case and evaluated it in a very quick manner and got the wheels to move in short order. It could have been much worse for me had she not been involved and I am grateful for her help.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2013
Stephanie Bloomfield
Ms Bloomfield was my attorney. I was Ms Bloomfield's client. What I did not like about Ms Bloomfield was how she, the lead on economics in my case, did not apply the collateral source rule as it should have been. I trusted her to do a proper job, and such was not the case. Her performance in my case was poor. Thank you.
Response from Stephanie Bloomfield November 13, 2015
A lawyer's duty to keep client confidences has few exceptions. Because of my need to honor this confidentiality obligation I am not at liberty to respond in a point-by-point fashion to this review. Suffice it to say that I do not believe that the post presents a fair and accurate picture of the events or my work.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Zimmerman v. WSDOT - Clark County Superior Court
  • Sex discrimination client obtained settlement of $500,000 plus meetings with WSDOT Secretary and future action by agency to prevent discrimination.
  • Grayless v. WSP - Thurston County Superior Court
  • Disability discrimination client received $301,000 settlement and remained in her position with WSP.
  • Cook v. Tarbert Logging - Spokane County Superior Court
  • Defense Case - Successfully obtained defense verdict in client's favor from Jury
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Disciplinary Board
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Lawyer Representative
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Washington State Bar Association, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2002
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2001
  • First Place
  • Client Counseling Competition
  • 1993
  • Best Defendant's Brief
  • Mock Trial
  • 1993
  • First Place
  • First Year Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • 1992
  • Best Oralist
  • First Year Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • 1992
  • First Place
  • Client Counseling Competition
  • 1991
  • Order of the Barristers
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual CLE
  • Strategies for Efficient Discovery: Getting Big Results without Excessive Effort
  • 2013
  • Masters in Cross Examination
  • Cross Examination of the IME Doctor
  • 2012
  • Annual Trial Skills CLE
  • Direct, Cross Examination and Impeachment
  • 2011
  • Year-End Poutpourri CLE
  • Trade Secrets
  • 2008
  • Making it Work at Work
  • Responding to Discrimination Complaints
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Stephanie
Unknown Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephanie Bloomfield is a fierce advocate who represents her clients' interests with integrity. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stephanie is a shrewd and fearless professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart, thorough and passionate. A well respected lawyer in this community."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie knows her stuff. She is sharp, detail oriented and friendly to boot. I appreciate her contribution of talent as a Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Trustee and value her opinions.."
Employment and labor
Litigation
Personal injury
Tacoma Employment and labor Lawyer Stephanie Bloomfield
Stephanie Bloomfield
Employment and labor Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 29 years