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|ID||Authorized to practice law||2012||04/01/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|First Place||Writing Across the Curriculum||1994|
|Socratic Award||Outstanding Philosophy Student||1994|
|Partner||Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||K&L Gates||2011 - 2015|
|Associate||Holmes Weddle & Barcott||2006 - 2010|
|Clerk||United States Court Of Appeals, Eighth Circuit||2005 - 2006|
|Legal Intern||Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP (Now K&L Gates)||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Idaho State Bar||Member||2012 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Washington chapter)||Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Bikeworks||Board Member/Finance Committee Chairperson||2007 - 2009|
|Snelson v. Icicle Seafoods, Inc.||Obtained denial of Alaska Workers' Compensation Claim|
|Edwards v. Lockheed Martin Corporation||Summary judgment affirmed in favor of client|
|Endicott v. Icicle Seafoods, Inc.||Reversed and remanded for new trial|
|See all legal cases|
|The Advocate (Idaho State Bar)||FMLA Amendments to Affect Military Families and Airline Crews||2014|
|University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal||Statutory and Regulatory Violations in Maritime Personal Injury Litigation: What Counts, What Doesn't, and What Does it Mean||2009|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude||2005|
|Morningside College||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|West High School||N/A||Diploma||1990|
|Attorneys' Guide to Local Government Law||Interlocal Cooperation Agreements and Joint Ventures Between Local Governments||2016|
|The Impacts of 'Legal' Pot and Improper Employment Documentation||Employment issues in Washington State||2015|
|Your IP & the Departing Employee||Protecting Employer interests when an employee leaves employment||2013|
|Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know: Continuing Legal Education for Professionals||Hiring and Recruiting||2013|
Posted by Jeff
My business partner and I started an Abatement company this last January, 2016. Our former employer then filed suit against us and we were introduced to Thad O'Sullivan. We had a consultation with Thad and liked his demeanor very much. We knew we were up against a very tough attorney and Thad was very confident and eager to take case. Thad gave us incredible instruction during our deposition phase and we think that led to a settlement that avoided trial and worked in the best interest of both parties. Thad and the firm of Workland & Witherspoon is still our active representation and we have no thoughts of changing.
Posted by Leauri
Thad is a great attorney who has "real world" experience. He worked in the private sector (including in HR) before he became an attorney. Thad's understanding of the practical application of various laws and regulations that impact a business serve him well in providing legal advice and representation. He handled several cases for me including personal injury (federal maritime / Jones Act) and worker's comp claims. Thad was tenacious enough to exhaustively search for pertinent medical records in one work comp case that had gone on for approximately 16 years, finding just what was needed to finally resolve the fictitious claim. I highly recommend Thad.
Thad has a steady demeanor, pragmatic approach to solving problems, and a sharp intellect. The best interest of his clients are his priority and he takes a common sense and relatable approach in representing them. I endorse Thad without reservation or qualification.
James McPhee, Litigation Attorney
Thad is a skilled, hard-working, intelligent, and devoted attorney. He uses knowledge and common sense to obtain exceptional results for his clients. I had the opportunity to work with him before he joined Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC and now am fortunate and proud to have him as one of our partners.