Corbett joined the Labor & Employment group at Tonkon Torp in 2013 after 11 years as a founder and senior counsel in the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips. Prior to that, she was a senior partner in her own firm for seven years. Corbett has over three decades of experience representing public and private sector employers in a range of matters including their interactions with labor unions in Oregon and Washington. An experienced labor negotiator, Corbett represents clients in collective bargaining, contract enforcement and labor arbitrations.
Corbett’s litigation practice includes significant experience defending employers before juries and agencies on a range of claims including harassment, whistleblower retaliation, trade secret and noncompetition violations, and alleged discrimination based on disability, sexual orientation, gender, race and national origin. She has tried cases in Oregon and Washington state and federal courts and successfully prevailed in client appeals in state and federal courts as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Corbett’s practice includes providing counsel on all aspects of labor and employment law. With a background in teaching, she works effectively with clients to present employment policies and practices as well as management training to employees. Corbett works with management and employees in gender identity matters to ensure a welcoming workplace when an employee is in transition.
Corbett has been consistently named among America’s Leading Business Lawyers by Chambers USA. The Best Lawyers in America selected her as the top management labor lawyer in Portland in 2012 and she continues to be ranked in the areas of Employment Law - Management, Labor Law Management, and Litigation - Labor & Employment. She is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been honored as one of the top 25 female lawyers in Oregon.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Supreme Court of Oregon
Oregon Court of Appeals
Washington Supreme Court
Washington Court of Appeals
— Collective Bargaining with the Oregon Nurses Association
Negotiated on behalf of public hospital to successful contract.
Lightbourne v. Gresham Cosmetic Laser Center
Represented employer in termination litigation involving allegations of workers compensation and disability discrimination. Obtained favorable settlement of all claims.
Policy Development/Handbook Renew/Employee Training
Worked with client on policy development, handbook renew, and employee training information.
Representation of Municipal Ambulance Company
Represented a municipal ambulance company in regard to various employment and labor issues.