Suzanne J. Thomas - K&L Gates

Suzanne J. Thomas

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 206-370-6642

Ms. Thomas is a partner with a labor and employment practice.  She focuses her practice on advice, counseling, representation and litigation, including class action litigation, in sophisticated areas of employment law.  Ms. Thomas has worked extensively with financial institutions and their senior executives. She has substantial background in conducting and overseeing independent investigations for publicly traded, regulated, private and public employers, including managing issues of privilege and work product. Ms. Thomas also advises companies on how to deal with work place catastrophes, whistleblowing and  investigative results.  Her practice includes related intellectual property protection and business matters, such as mergers and acquisitions.  Ms. Thomas advises and litigates regarding a wide range of employment issues, including harassment, wage and hour payment and compliance, hiring, discipline, termination, EEO, privacy rights, trade secrets, non-competition, workforce restructuring, and personnel policies.  She has worked with private and public employers, including school districts and higher education institutions.  She has counseled employers in high profile matters, including related internal and external public relations.  Ms. Thomas is also active in community service and pro-bono matters.

University of Michigan Law School
Seattle University School of LawGreater Seattle Chamber of CommerceAlki Foundation

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Client Comments

"Suzanne Thomas is the best employment lawyer in Seattle."

-Jeff Christianson
F5 Networks Inc.

"Suzanne Thomas is the consummate professional. She is highly skilled, very responsive, and a pleasant person to work with on tough cases. She has achieved excellent results for companies I've worked for over the years. I recommend Suzanne without any reservation."

-Eric Baker
Starbucks Corp.

"Suzanne Thomas has consistently excellent work. She provides prompt and thorough responses to client queries; she has an excellent grasp of what the client really needs."

"Suzanne Thomas is an outstanding attorney who balances the client requests with a healthy dose of reality and discipline around negotiations."

-Thomas Nielson

Office Location

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104-1158
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals

Other Information

Gender: Female