Mariya Khilyuk

Mariya Khilyuk is an associate with Sebris Busto James.  She represents employers in all employment-related litigation and labor law matters.  Her practice includes employment counseling, litigation, and defending employers in connection with charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WHRC), the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), and the Employment Security Department (ESD). 


Practice Focus

  • Employment Litigation
  • Discrimination and Harassment Charges
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Discipline and Discharge Issues
  • Disability Accommodation
  • Unemployment Compensation/Taxes

Professional Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association

Educational & Professional Background

Mariya received her undergraduate degree in business from the University of Washington in 2012.  She graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2016. 

Mariya’s legal experience includes internships with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the legal department of a Fortune 500 company, and representing clients in unemployment benefit appeal hearings.  Before attending law school, Mariya worked as an office manager at a large medical practice.  Mariya has a strong passion for misunderstood dog breeds and is an advocate for ending dog abuse and breed specific legislation.