is one of the top firms in Washington state representing employers since 1992 in the areas of labor and employment law representation, and human resources management counseling and training.


Mariya Khilyuk Joins SBJ as Associate

Sebris Busto James is pleased to announce that Mariya Khilyuk has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.  Mariya graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2016 and interned with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Mariya’s practice includes representing employers in all employment-related litigation and labor law matters, including employment counseling, […]

Victory x2

SBJ Shareholders Jeff James  and Jennifer Parda-Aldrich recently received some good news from the Washington Court of Appeals.  In an unpublished opinion, the Court affirmed the award of sanctions issued against opposing counsel and his client for bringing a frivolous lawsuit.  In the original action, the trial court dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice and awarded […]

Union Contractor Becomes Non-Union Overnight

An SBJ construction client recently seeking assistance from SBJ Shareholder Judd Lees and Associate Matt Kelly in responding to a union trust fund audit, ended up union-free.  That’s because during the course of the initial consultation, it was disclosed that the contractor’s union employees no longer wanted union representation.  A union decertification petition filed by […]

Two for Two

SBJ’s Litigation Team has started 2017 with a pair of victories for our clients in separate matters involving claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, breach of duty of loyalty, tortious interference, and unfair competition.  SBJ protected its clients’ interests from former employees who had taken confidential, proprietary and trade secret information to […]