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Valarie Standefer Zeeck

Employment and labor Attorney at Tacoma, WA

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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 28 years
    Missouri - MO 44 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Valarie

Learn Valarie’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    75%
    Represent Employers

  2. Education
    15%
    Higher Education Law

  3. Business
    10%
    Business Transactions

Representative Cases/Transactions
  • Advises and trains owners, managers and employees regarding employment law with the goal of reducing litigation expense and risk.
  • Defends employers in employment-related litigation, focusing on extracting clients from litigation at the earliest possible stage
    Community Activities
  • University Place Economic Development Task Force and Commission
    • Commissioner (2000 - present)
  • University Place Parks and Recreation Commission
    • Commissioner (1998 - 2000)
  • Families Unlimited Network
    • Member, Board of Directors (2007 - present)
  • Chambers Creek Foundation
    • President (2003-2004, 2006)
    • Member, Board of Directors (2000-2006)
  • Ark Institute of Learning
    • Member, Board of Directors (2000-2002)
  • University Place Presbyterian Church
    • Elder
    • Member of Personnel Commission (1998-2004)
  • R. Merle Palmer Scholarship Foundation
    • Member, Board of Directors (1995-1996)
  • Tacoma-Pierce County YMCA - Metropolitan
    • Member, Board of Directors (1995-1998)
  • Tacoma Philharmonic
    • Member, Board of Directors (1995-1996)
  • Charles Wright Academy
    • Member, Board of Trustee's Education Task Force
    • Member, Parent Committee Executive Committee
  • Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
    • Member, Board of Directors (1997-1999)
  • Tacoma Chamber of Commerce
    • General Counsel
  • Association of Washington Business
    • Board of Directors
  • University Place Economic Development Task Force and Commission
    • Commissioner (2000 - 2006)
  • Families Unlimited Network
    • Member, Board of Directors (2007 - 2009)

 

Presentations

  • Lorman Educational Systems, Professional Lecturer on Employment Law topics, 1999 to date.
  • Washington State Bar Association,Employment Agreements, 1999
  • Judicial College of Missouri: Lecturer, 1993
  • The Missouri Bar, frequent lecturer on various topics in probate and business, 1988-1994
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, frequent lecturer on various topics in probate and business, 1988-1994
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, frequent lecturer on various topics in probate and business, 1988-1994
  • University of Missouri, Spring 1992 lecturer, William Fratcher Annual Symposium,Litigation Problems in Probate
  • Law Day Keynote Speaker on the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution, Spring 1991
  • Longview Community College, Instructor, Paralegal Class, 1990 - 1992
  • Professional Education Systems, Professional Lecturer, 1990 -1992

Location

Gordon Thomas Honeywell
Wells Fargo Plaza
1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2100
Tacoma, WA, 98402

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gordon Thomas Honeywell
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Missouri
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Associations

  • King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Employment Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Pierce County Chapter
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Missouri State Bar Association, Participation of Women and Minorities in Continuing Legal Education Subcommittee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Missouri State Bar Association, Drafting Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Robert J. Bryan Inns of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Continuing Education Committee
  • Chair
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Missouri State Bar Association, Probate and Trust Committee
  • Chair
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee
  • Chair
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Missouri State Bar Association, Probate and Trust Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Missouri State Bar Association, Leal Education Comittee
  • Vice Chair
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2011
  • First Place, First Year
  • Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • 1992
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

Publications

  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Employment Law, author of approximately 25 articles.
  • 2002
  • West Publishing
  • Future Interests
  • 1994
  • Journal of the Missouri Bar
  • Liability of Personal Representative in Real Estate Transactions
  • 1992
  • Missouri Bar Deskbook: Guardianship
  • Involuntary Civil Commitment
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Employment Agreements
  • 1999
  • William Fratcher Annual Symposium
  • Litigation Problems in Probate
  • 1992

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Tacoma Employment and labor Lawyer Valarie Standefer Zeeck
Valarie Standefer Zeeck
Employment and labor Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 44 years