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SBJ Ranked in Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners, an international legal research firm, has once again recognized Sebris Busto James and Managing Partner Jeff James in its top tier rankings for Labor & Employment for Washington. Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables.  Read more at Sebris Busto James, Labor […]

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Powerful Arguments

Senior Counsel Jason Rossiter and Managing Shareholder Jeff James recently delivered some good news to our client that had been accused of wrongfully terminating an employee.  After engaging in significant discovery efforts, they filed a motion for summary judgment.  The night before the deadline for plaintiff’s response, his counsel wrote to say that rather than […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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SEBRIS BUSTO JAMES HAS MOVED!

We’re excited to inform you that SEBRIS BUSTO JAMES has relocated as of December 1, 2020. Our new address is: 15375 SE 30th Place, Suite 310 Bellevue, Washington 98007 (All other contact information remains the same.) We value your business and look forward to continuing to serve you from our new location.

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Mara Vinnedge Wins Dismissal of Union Petition

In a recent case before NLRB Region 19 in Seattle, Mara Vinnedge convinced the Regional Director to dismiss an organizing petition filed by UA Local 32 against a client HVAC contractor. The petition sought to represent a unit of maintenance and service technicians.  The client opposed the petition on the ground that the proposed unit […]

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Another one bites the dust…

Jeff James received good news that the EEOC has dismissed a Charge of Discrimination against our client after reviewing the employer’s position statement.  The Charging Party had alleged his termination was the result of disability discrimination and retaliation for seeking accommodations.  Jeff laid out the evidence, which clearly supported the client’s legitimate reason for termination, […]

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SBJ Welcomes Nick Morton

SEBRIS BUSTO JAMES, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce Nick Morton has joined the firm as an Associate.  Nick received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law earlier this year, and comes to us after having completed internships with Harvard University’s Office […]

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