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.


The Best in the West!

SBJ attorneys have again been recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America for their skill and expertise in employment and labor law. BEST LAWYERS – 2024: Tina Aiken (“Employment Law – Management”) Jillian Barron (“Employment Law – Management” and “Litigation – Labor and Employment”) Darren Feider (“Employment Law – Management” and “Litigation – […]

”Tenacious D”

Sometimes the best defense is a good offense.  That proved true for Jeff James and Amanda Masters in their recent defense of a municipal client facing multi-million-dollar claims for race discrimination and retaliation.  Through a series of successful motions, Jeff and Amanda weakened the plaintiff’s case while bolstering their client’s position.  Finally, facing a motion […]

It’s Not a Federal Case (anymore)

Jeff James recently assisted out-of-state counsel in getting a pro se plaintiff’s complaints dismissed from federal court with prejudice.  As is the case with most pro se plaintiffs, the Court showed leniency and gave the plaintiff multiple opportunities to submit a complaint that could survive dismissal.  But she proved to be an even worse lawyer […]

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.  […]