James M. "Jim" Shore

James M. "Jim" Shore

Stoel Rives LLP

Recognized since 2013

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Jim Shore is a partner of Stoel Rives who helps employers and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries address their business needs and toughest labor and employment law challenges. His practice includes: (1) employment litigation and trial work, including wage/hour class actions, wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, and OSHA cases; (2) labor-management relations, including arbitrations, NLRB charges/hearings, collective bargaining with unions, election campaigns and strike planning/response; (3) advice and litigation assistance involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, data theft and other areas where employment and intellectual property issues intersect; (4) business transactions and reorganizations; and (5) daily human resources and labor advice.

Jim also manages sensitive internal investigations for clients. Drawing from his experiences as an in-house attorney and director of labor relations for a major Northwest corporation, Jim likes to proactively engage with clients in order to both effectively address their immediate needs and achieve the best long-term business result.

Jim is inducted as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers for his sustained outstanding performance in the profession.

Contact & Links


  • 600 University Street, Suite 3600
    Seattle, WA 98101


  • Hastings College of Law, J.D., graduated 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon, Oregon State Bar
  • Alaska, Alaska Bar Association
  • California, State Bar of California


  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - Fellow

Stoel Rives LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

127 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

53 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Class Actions
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • COVID-19
  • Defense
  • Employment
  • Federal
  • Litigation
  • Management
  • State
  • Trade


  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Washington) by Chambers USA (currently: Labor & Employment), 2008–present
  • Listed in Washington Super Lawyers® (Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense, Intellectual Property), 2009–2011, 2013–present

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