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Thomas G Jarrard

Employment and labor Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    USERRA and employment discrimination

    16 years, 40 cases

  2. Administrative law
    Veterans Benefits and MSPB appeals

    16 years, 18 cases

  3. Appeals
    I assist counsel in general civil appeals and litigation, and I represent veterans in protecting their rights and benefits under federal and state laws. I worked two years at the Washington State Court of Appeals writing for the court on hundreds of criminal and civil cases. Currently, I have cases pending in the 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.

    16 years, 150 cases

Handling or associating in USERRA litigation, Veterans Benefits and hiring preference claims, and Federal or State civil appeals. Admitted in Washington State; the Federal Courts of Washington, E. Dist of Wisconsin, District of Colorado; the 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; the Merit System Protection Board; and the United States Supreme Court. Accredited Attorney for claims against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Certified by the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs as a Veteran Owned Business.  Deep discounts to hourly rates for disabled veterans.

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Law Office of Thomas G. Jarrard, PLLC
1020 N Washington St
Spokane, WA, 99201-2237


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Posted by Lani | July 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The most efficient law firm
I appreciate the passion, patience, and prompt attention my particular case received. My attorney, Thomas Jarrard was outstanding; he really showed full dedication towards getting me a quick and positive outcome on my case. He provided me with a sense of confidence after the Global law firm I previously worked at assigned a Partner in an attempt to deny me of my rights under USERRA. Thomas Jerrard is extremely knowledgeable, and reached a resolution, after a single phone call to said Partner at old firm, which ended in my favor and without needing to endure a trial. I would recommend anyone to this law firm and trust Mr. Jerrard and his team can handle any case or situation with total satisfaction.
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Posted by Alysha | December 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The Lawyer You NEED to Hire
If you are in the military/veteran having employment issues related to your service aka USERRA law violations then look no further—Thomas is the lawyer for you. Thomas is in a league of his own. He is talented, hardworking and an exceptional lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable, candid, and efficient in his work. Thomas is an expert in USERRA laws, and get results quickly. Thomas immediately provided me with relief that I would receive a just outcome in my case; and outlined all the issues/case laws and claims they would proceed on. I already knew after my first ZOOM call interaction with him that I had secured a winning team. Thomas wins his cases, because he knows what he’s doing, and how to get it done. Thomas was responsive and throughout while handling my case. I am grateful for the times I would call him, and he could sense the urgency and anxiousness in my tone; and would immediately start sending out emails to get answers to my questions. Thomas gave me the confidence I needed that my case would be in good hands as I left for active duty orders — and he exceeded those expectations. Thanks to Thomas I was able to get a resolution beyond my wildest imagination before even returning home! I am forever grateful and indebted to Thomas for his help. This isn’t Allstate, but you’re definitely in good hands with Thomas. Thank you Thomas not only for your service to this country, but your continued service in representing military service members. You are appreciated.
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Posted by CW4 (ret) Ed Quick | March 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
First class USERRA attorney
I had not one but two USERRA cases with Frontier Airlines the first one came out a draw. The second one setteled with the help of Thomas and Matt Crotty. They work as the A team on USERRA cases. I was successful the second go around due to hiring Thomas Jarrard. He will win for you!
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Win Your Case, Select Thomas Jarrard
Mr. Jarrard fought for my USERRA rights from beginning to end, taking on a powerful and well-financed opponent. Mr. Jarrard was diligent, thorough, and at every legal turn, he knew the law better than the employer's lawyers. In the end, we were successful, and my employer was held accountable. If you want to win your case, go with Mr. Jarrard.
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Posted by Michael Paul Popelier | May 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Appeal Success
After a lengthy property dispute and a favorable decision our opponent appealed the trial courts decision. When our trial attorney was very reluctant to take the appeal for his lack of experience we searched the web and found Thomas at the top of the AVVO list for appeals attorneys. I e-mailed Thomas a short story and within a couple of hours Thomas responded by phone. We visited for at least 1 1/2 hrs when he agreed to travel 150 miles and research our case in the Okanogan Superior Court before he would agree to take our case. He told us that he wouldn't take a case he couldn't win. We felt very blessed and secure when Thomas took our case. He is a no-nonsense guy. Up front and candid on every aspect. Extremely professional and knowledgeable of appellate law and has a terrific report with the appellate administration. He respects our opinion, allows participation to save money and he's easy to talk to and understand. Thomas got our appeal denied through lack of merit simply because he knows his job. Thomas is genuine, ethical, and very competent. He gives lawyers a good name.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2015
Very good lawyer
Mr Jarrard helped me solve a USERRA dispute. He advised me on steps to take even before coming on as my lawyer, and after we started officially working together was no-nonsense with the opposition while keeping in mind my expenses and the efficiency of the case. I was incredibly satisfied with his knowledge and responsiveness with the demand process and was right on track when predicting the oppositions response over the whole process. Mr Jarrard is a true professional and a great representative for the 'little guy' in a USERRA case.
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Posted by Tom | March 3, 2015
The VA's worst nightmare
Mr Jarrard started helping me with my appeal with the VA 2 1/2 years ago, which was 2 years into the battle ibthought I could win by myself. I was wrong! Thomas dissected the VA beaurocracy with the skill of a neurosurgeon. As a result of his knowledge and dogged determination, he not only got me 100% disability, but more importantly he has now paved the way for other veterans who suffer from chemical contamination as a result of working with fuels and contact with chemicals like Tricloroethelyne! If you suffer from diseases, mine is Parkinson's, that you think might be caused by chemical contact, you cannot afford NOT to contact Mr Jarrard!
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Posted by Alex | December 31, 2013
Fantastic USERRA Attorney and Advocate
Thomas advised me fully and thoroughly on USERRA law as well as applicable state provisions of law as I entered the military. Thomas's expertise in this area is fantastic and he helped ensure, as a Reservist in the Armed Forces, that I received full benefits from my civilian employer while on active duty. Thomas was prompt and accurate in his legal advise and I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Michael | September 14, 2013
Didn't know where to turn.
I contacted Thomas about a month ago concerning my VA benefits. Thomas was attentive, professional, empathetic and pleasant to deal with. I felt he was genuinely interested in my well being. He was also very approachable and available. I just received a favorable ruling on my benefits and truly believe the outcome would have been different if I hadn't spoken with Thomas. I would recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Michael | September 6, 2013
Review of Thomas G Jarrard from a U.S. Naval Reservist CAPT/06
Mr. Thomas Jarrard (JD, MBA) is a valuable asset to the personnel who fight and bravely protect this country in time of crisis. I am proud to say that if you, or anyone you know, are being denied their rights under the “Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA),” I would highly recommend contacting Mr. Jarrard. As a current United States Naval Reservist (CAPT/6), I was referred to Mr. Jarrard through one of his clients upon my return from active duty. I was being denied my federal return rights, and was provided immediate service. Mr. Jarrard provided accurate and timely legal responses to my USERRA case and I was able to close the case in my favor quickly and effectively. My recommendation on behalf of Mr. Jarrard is made with the knowledge gained through personal usage of his services, and without hesitation, believe he has the professional skills expected of a well-seasoned USERRA lawyer. I am confident Mr. Jarrard has the ability to provide accurate assessment and understanding of USERRA related laws and regulations to your personal needs. – Former USERRA Client.
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Posted by Al | July 21, 2013
No buyers remorse here!;)
Thomas represented me in a USERRA case involving a large employer and large insurance company. This did not matter as Thomas specializes in this type of employment/labor litigation, his team and him are more knowledgable on the law than almost any big wig attorney or even federal judges. Bottom line Thomas through his hard work and compassion when dealing with veterans is unmatched. He is thorough and is not swayed by adversity. The outcome of this case ended satisfactory for me and nothing came as a shock as Thomas was well prepared and ensured I was as well. I would recommend him to anyone seeking help for USERRA and veterans related litigation . Top notch! Thank you so much
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Posted by Anthony | December 22, 2012
Outstanding USERRA Attorney!
Thomas represented me in a USERRA suit against a large employer who was defended by a large hundred-lawyer multinational law firm. During the course of the lawsuit Thomas' work ethic, the quality of his work, his communication with me, his initiative, and his understanding of the Law were Outstanding. Thomas was head and shoulders more knowledgeable of the USERRA statute than the opposing firm, and his work product, presentation, and professionalism were of the absolute highest quality and were never even remotely approached by the opposing firm. Even though the opposing firm was able to spend their way thru litigation with zero concern for simply doing what was fair and right, Thomas remained calm and focused and was able to deliver me a good result. I'd recommend Thomas without question to any individual seeking resolution with their employer, and any Service Member involved in a USERRA complaint would be well served by having Thomas on their side.
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Posted by William | February 2, 2012
Client, VA related matter
Mr. Jarrard represented me in an informal VA appeals process for educational benefits. Mr. Jarrard worked swiftly and professionally to help me obtain the educational benefits that I was entitled to. I now receive full tuition and living expense compensation for a graduate level program at a local university thanks to Mr. Jarrard's hard work.
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Posted by Carlos | September 12, 2011
Performance Review
Mr. Jarrard did an excellent job winning my appeals case. He is very professional and kept me informed the entire time. Mr. Jarrard is organized, efficient, extremely competent, and has an excellent rapport with people. His communication skills, both written and verbal, are excellent. I would highly recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Philip | September 12, 2011
Review of Thomas Jarrard
Thomas Jarrard has represented me in a USERRA claim over the past two years. He is attentive to details, dedicated, honest and responsive. He is expert in USERRA law and is plugged into national leaders in USERRA law. I am pleased by his representation.
Posted by Jeremy | April 5, 2010
For Voc Rehab cases, pick Jarrard
I am currently working with Mr. Jarrard to try and resolve a dispute with my VC. It was a breath of fresh air to finally speak to someone that would help me understand the process I was in. If you feel that Voc Rehab is not treating you fairly, you receive an interruption letter and don't know why, or you simply just want to make sure you are getting the most out of the program, Jarrard will really be able to help you. There aren't very many resources out there to help veterans struggling with Voc Rehab in Spokane. I highly recommend taking advantage of his knowledge and expertise.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 550-650 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • The Law Office of Thomas G. Jarrard PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Spokane County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Washington State Court of Appeals
  • 2007 - 2009


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Columbia College, School of Business
  • MBA
  • 2000
  • Columbia College, School of Business
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Resolved before trial
  • Hanson v. Kitsap County
  • Verdict in favor of Plaintiff on USERRA and WLAD
  • Tuten v. United Airlines, Inc., 1:12-cv-01561-WJM-MEH (D. Colo.)
  • $6.2 million settlement in favor of the pilots' retirement fund
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  • Washington State Bar LAMP
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Life Member Reserve Officer's Assocation
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Veterans Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2017 - 2018

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Spokane's Top Litigation Lawyers
  • Spokane Couer D' Alene Living Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2012
  • 2 x Iraqi Service Medal
  • USMC
  • 2003
  • NAM
  • USMC
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Brass Tacks of Military Law
  • Veteran Disability Compensation Claims and Appeals
  • 2012
  • USERRA for HR Professionals
  • 2010
  • USERRA for Business Owners
  • 2010
  • Military Law CLE
  • USERRA and Veterans Rights and Benefits
  • 2009
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Veterans Benefits
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (18)
Endorse Thomas
Litigation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas is a top-notch advocate in USSERA cases across the country. He is an expert in this area of law and the first attorney on my list for USSERA referrals."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Tom and also have been on opposites of sides in USERRA, WLAD and COBRA matters. Tom is a very ethical attorney and his work ethic is second to none. Tom has provided tremendous support to our Veterans in assisting them with their legal needs and opposing discrimination in that regard. I would highly recommend Tom to any client in need of services in USERRA and other employment type matters."
Military law Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jarrard is a hard-working, skilled advocate who achieves excellent results for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He sincerely cares about helping those who have served our country."
Military law Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the privilege of getting to know Mr. Jarrard in law school. He was a dedicated student who impressed me with his passion for the law. As an attorney he is a caring and dedicated advocate who works diligently to get every client the best possible result. I strongly endorse this attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very intelligent and diligent. He is the consumate professional."
Military law Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a USERRA lawyer with cases all over the country. He is extremely knowledgeable in this area and is an excellent resource. With a background including time as a law clerk at the Washington Court of Appeals,Tom also does appeals in federal and state court."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found Mr. Jarrard to be excellent in and out of the courtroom. Mr. Jarrard has exceptional skills in both motion practice and the appeals process. I recommend Mr. Jarrard for all appeal matters. You will not be disappointed."
Military law Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thomas and I partner together on employment discrimination cases. I have been (and continue to be) greatly impressed with both how he cares for his clients and with the intensity by which he advocates on their behalf."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas is a hard working lawyer who devotes a significant amount of time to his client's cases."
Military law Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Thomas is a very skilled and thoughtful attorney with a great understanding of procedural, as well as, substantive issues."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thomas has written several motions for me, and I'm always impressed with the quality of his work."
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Spokane Employment and labor Lawyer Thomas G Jarrard
Thomas G Jarrard
Employment and labor Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 15 years