Rodney B. Younker - Summit Law Group PLLC

Rodney B. Younker

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Rod’s practice focuses on labor and employment law and involves litigation, counseling, training, and negotiating. Rod has extensive experience defending both public- and private-sector employers in discrimination, wrongful discharge, and unpaid wage cases in state and federal courts. He has also represented public and private employers in union organizing campaigns, representation proceedings, unfair labor practice proceedings, and union discrimination matters before the Public Employment Relations Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. Rod spends a significant amount of time counseling and advising clients about labor and employment issues. In this capacity, he assists clients with hiring, firing, and discipline issues; wage and hour issues; grievance processing; employment contracts; and employment policies. He also advises employers regarding collective bargaining strategies, and represents employers at the bargaining table during collective bargaining negotiations. In addition to his labor and employment law experience, Rod has extensive experience with complex insurance coverage, environmental and mass tort litigation.

University of Wisconsin–MadisonBS 1987Stanford UniversityJ.D. 1991

Case History

American Water Services — Counsel
Central Washington University — Counsel
Eastern Washington University — Counsel
The Evergreen State College — Counsel
Housing Resources Group — Counsel
Kitsap County Health District — Counsel
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department — Counsel
Western Washington University — Counsel

Client Comments

"We have worked with Rod Younker and the Summit Law Group for well over a decade. His expertise is without question. He is able to engage employee groups on hard topics with civility, and create an environment where all voices are heard and win-win solutions emerge. Even when win-win solutions are not possible, the dialogue is civil and relationships are maintained. Mr. Younker is always forward thinking and focused on long term success. While other firms may have lower hourly rates, the civility and long term view allow Mr. Younker to achieve success for us at a lower cost."

-Rick Mockler
Snohomish Health District

Office Location

315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98104-2682
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Male