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Why These Employment Lawyers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Seattle Employment Lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP

The law firm of Barnard, Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP, founded in 1916, is headquartered in Seattle and provides representation to labor unions in the public and private sectors. It is experienced in union organizing, collective bargaining, and contract enforcement. The firm advocates for unions in employer compliance with state and federal labor, wage and hour, and anti-discrimination laws. Coordinating with unions, it represents individual members in discrimination and wage and hour claims.

18 W Mercer St Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98119


Cedar Law PLLC

Cedar Law PLLC is a law firm that provides employment law services to school employees in the greater Seattle area. The main priority of the firm is to ensure that employees can work in a secure and beneficial atmosphere where the administration honors their rights. The firm helps clients in cases involving discrimination, employment contract review, severance agreements, and workplace investigations. Founding partner Lara Hruska earned the 2016 Women Leaders Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Young Lawyer.

1001 4th Ave Ste 4400
Seattle, WA 98154


Cooley LLP

Cooley LLP is a business litigation law firm in Seattle. It has 16 offices in multiple states and assists clients, including growth companies, large public corporations government contractors, and nonprofits, with employment law. Attorneys defend employers against individual claims and class action suits involving breach of contract allegations and hourly wage violations. The firm helps clients comply with federal, state, and local employment laws and handles whistleblower allegations, accusations of retaliation, and regulatory or internal investigations.

1700 7th Ave Ste 1900
Seattle, WA 98101


Cozen O’Connor

Cozen O'Connor is a global law firm with an office located in Seattle. The firm represents employers in employment law matters involving individual and class claims of discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour violations. Cozen O'Connor attorneys guide employers through the complexities of refuting accusations and restoring peace in the workplace. Additionally, the firm litigates labor relations and disputes. Founding attorney Stephen A. Cozen is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

999 3rd Ave Ste 1900
Seattle, WA 98104


Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP

Frank, Freed, Subit, & Thomas LLP is a civil litigation law firm that has been operating out of Seattle since 1981. The firm advocates for employees during cases involving sexual harassment, violations of federal employment acts, and discrimination based on age, race, disability, gender, and religion. It also handles claims related to unpaid wages, overtime, and commissions. Founding partner Steven Frank was featured in the Best Lawyers publication in 2017.

705 2nd Ave Ste 1200
Seattle, WA 98104


Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP

Harrigan, Leyh, Farmer, & Thomsen LLP is a civil litigation law firm providing the community of Seattle with legal representation. The firm works with businesses and employers during employment law lawsuits, and it handles claims involving allegations of retaliation, unpaid wages, and discrimination. It also helps clients prosecute employees who have violated nondisclosure and noncompete agreements. The law office was featured in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Law Firms publication.

999 3rd Ave Ste 4400
Seattle, WA 98104


Harris Bricken

Harris Bricken is an international law firm located in Seattle with additional offices across the country and in China. The firm focuses on assisting employers in setting up employment contracts and developing hiring policies. Attorneys from the firm provide legal counsel in matters relating to sexual harassment, discrimination, enforcement of non-competition agreements, and wrongful termination. Services offered by the firm include employer audits for legal compliance, drafting of employer-employee handbooks, and settlement agreements.

600 Stewart St Ste 1200
Seattle, WA 98101


Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson in Seattle represents both employees and employers in labor-related issues, negotiating or litigating on both state and federal levels. The firm's employment law team has experience in an array of labor and employment cases, including those involving wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour issues, and breach-of-contract. It also helps employers formulate and draft policies and procedures and provides corporate training in employment law topics.

601 Union St Ste 2600
Seattle, WA 98101


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