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.


A Permanent Solution to a Pesky Problem

After an employee quit to join a competitor, taking with him the client’s trade secrets and confidential information, Associate Matt Kelly and Managing Shareholder Jeff James jumped in to help fix things.  It was not easy or quick, but in the end they were able to connect the evidentiary dots in a way that lead […]

Smoking Gun Leads to Dismissal

Managing Shareholder Jeff James and Senior Counsel Jason Rossiter teamed up to obtain the dismissal with prejudice of federal False Claims Act allegations against our client.  Through tenacious and widespread discovery efforts, Jason and Jeff uncovered a “smoking gun” in the plaintiff’s past employment.  Shortly after this discovery was shared with plaintiff’s counsel, the federal […]

Now, it’s up to the jury

Jeff James has wrapped up another tour of duty reviewing and revising the Washington Practice Instructions, or “WPI’s” as they are commonly referred to by courts and counsel.  For over ten years Jeff has served on a blue-ribbon panel whose task is to review and update the WPIs used as model jury instructions in employment […]