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Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes SBJ Attorneys Again

Best Lawyers in America has released its list of honorees for its 27th Edition and, once again, Sebris Busto James attorneys have been recognized as among the best in the business.  SBJ shareholders Jillian Barron, Darren Feider, and Jeff James, along with Of Counsel Bob Sebris and Ed Taylor, have made this exclusive peer-reviewed list.  […]

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SBJ Welcomes Mara Vinnedge

SEBRIS BUSTO JAMES, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Mara Vinnedge has joined the firm as Of Counsel.  Mara’s practice emphasizes both traditional labor law, including collective bargaining, NLRB and PERC representation, and labor arbitrations, as well as advice and counsel to employers on […]

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SBJ Scores Big Victory before NLRB: Employers May Require Confidentiality of Ongoing Workplace Investigations

Sebris Busto James achieved a big win when SBJ Shareholder Matt Lynch convinced the National Labor Relations Board to overrule precedent and hold that an employer may require employees to maintain the confidentiality of ongoing workplace investigations.    In Apogee Retail LLC d/b/a Unique Thrift Store, 368 NLRB No. 144 (12/16/2019), the full Board, on […]

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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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