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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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SBJ Welcomes Adam Vergne

SBJ is pleased to announce that Adam Vergne has joined the firm as an associate.  Adam brings a wealth of experience from prior stints in law firms focusing on management labor and employment representation in Nebraska and Washington, DC and, most recently, was the Chief Operations Officer and Director of HR for Mary’s Place Seattle, […]

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SBJ Father-Son Summit Mt. Rainier

SBJ Shareholder Jeff James and SBJ Legal Assistant Joseph James went on a father-son “hike” to the summit of Mt. Rainier this past summer.  Jeff and Joe join SBJ Shareholders Darren Feider and Matt Lynch who have also summitted Rainier.  No word on whether other SBJ Shareholders will attempt to join this exclusive club.  Congratulations […]

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Another Summary Judgment!

Jeff James and Jason Rossiter, assisted by paralegal Tana Daugherty, obtained another summary judgment for our client Confluence Health on August 17, 2018.  The case, Kathy Allstot v. Confluence Health and Central Washington Health Services Association, filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Washington, was brought by a former employee alleging wrongful termination […]

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Judd Lees Speaks at Bellevue Sunrise Rotary Club Meeting

Bellevue Rotarian and SBJ Managing Shareholder Judd Lees spoke at the August 21, 2018 meeting of the Bellevue Sunrise Rotary Club about his nearly 40-year career as a management labor and employment lawyer.  Titled “Dual Gates, Philadelphia Lawyers and Other Stories from the Picket Lines,” Judd discussed the potential changes in federal labor law under […]

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