is recognized nationally as one of the top labor and employment law firms representing employers, and is ranked regionally as a Tier 1 firm for its employment and class action litigation and traditional labor expertise.  From its founding in 1992, the firm’s mission has been to provide the highest quality labor and employment law representation and distinguish itself as a cost-effective alternative to the large multi-practice corporate law firms in the Seattle area. The firm’s lawyers are sought after for their ability to help corporate executives and human resources professionals navigate workplace challenges of all types, as well as their skill in conducting workplace investigations for public and private-sector employers.


COVID-19 Litigation Re-cap

Now that the pandemic is largely behind us, we can look back on client “successes” in battling COVID-19 and legal actions that were brought by unvaccinated employees.  Jeff James and Christy Kirchmeier teamed up to obtain dismissal of dozens of EEOC Charges alleging failure to accommodate religious, political, and ideological opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine.  […]

2022 Super Lawyers

The 2022 edition of Washington Super Lawyers is out, and Jillian Barron, Darren Feider, and Jeff James made the cut.  All three are recognized by their peers as experts in Employment and Labor law.  Jillian is also recognized for her Alternative Dispute Resolution skills and Jeff is recognized as an Employment Litigation expert for the […]

Perseverance Finally Pays Off

After nearly two years of contentious litigation, Jeff James and Kate McMahon of the Washington D.C. firm Conn Maciel Carey LLP finally succeeded in getting the Department of Labor and Industries to vacate a WISHA citation alleging excessive noise levels at a client’s facility.  Facing down a motion for summary judgment, the Department notified the […]

Charge Dismissed

Jeff James obtained the dismissal of an EEOC Charge filed against a global client by a rejected candidate.  The candidate had sought a director-level position but did not suitably impress leadership that he was suited for the role.  Instead, he was offered a different role with a slightly lower compensation package than he was expecting.  […]