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A Moving Force

Shareholder Jeff James and Associate Matt Kelly recently proved that it pays to keep moving.  Matt and Jeff put together an impressive string of four motion victories in a federal court case alleging interference with FMLA rights and failure to accommodate the plaintiff’s disability under the Washington Law Against Discrimination.  These rulings helped eliminate certain […]

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Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes SBJ Attorneys for 2020

Best Lawyers in America has released its list of honorees for 2020 and once again, Sebris Busto James attorneys have been recognized as among the best in the land.  SBJ shareholders Jillian Barron, Darren Feider, Jeff James, and Judd Lees, along with Of Counsel Bob Sebris and Ed Taylor, have made this exclusive peer-reviewed list.  […]

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Judd Lees, Managing Shareholder, Passes Away

Judd Lees, our managing shareholder and dear friend passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2019.  Judd joined Sebris Busto James in February 2016, after almost 40 years practicing labor law in the Seattle area.  Those who had the good fortune to interact with Judd respected and valued him, not only for his legal acumen, but […]

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SBJ Attorneys are Once Again Super in 2019!

The 2019 Edition of Super Lawyers magazine has named Jeff James, Jillian Barron, Judd Lees, Darren Feider and Of Counsel Bob Sebris as “Super Lawyers” in the practice areas of “Employment & Labor,” as well as “Employment Litigation: Defense.”  Attorneys selected as Super Lawyers must meet the highest standards of professional achievement, as measured by […]

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SBJ Associates Tina Aiken and Mariya Khilyuk Elected by Peers

SBJ is proud to announce that two of its attorneys, Tina Aiken and Mariya Khilyuk, have been elected to serve as Executive Committee Members for the Washington State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.  Both were elected for three-year terms which will commence on September 1, 2019.  The Labor and Employment Law Section is […]

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Ed Taylor Honored

On June 20, 2019, former Managing Shareholder and current Of Counsel Ed Taylor, was recognized at the 2019 annual business meeting of the King County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section for his nine years of service as a trustee.  As a trustee, Ed attended countless meetings and assisted the Section in putting on […]

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Charge Dismissed!

Jeff James recently succeeded in obtaining dismissal of an EEOC Charge alleging sexual harassment, retaliation, and failure to accommodate.  The Charging Party had filed a lengthy Charge that included a significant Request for Information.  Thanks in large part to our client’s diligence in gathering witness statements and responsive documents, Jeff was able to convince the […]

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Jeff James to Speak at the ABA ERR Midwinter Meeting in Las Vegas

Shareholder Jeff James has been invited to speak at the American Bar Association Employee Rights and Responsibility (ERR) Midwinter meeting on March 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Jeff will be the management speaker on a panel including union, plaintiff, and government representatives.  The presentation, titled “Arbitration in an Epic World” will focus on the […]

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