Jeffrey A. James
Recognized in:Employment Law - ManagementLabor Law - Management...
Law School:Seattle University
Location:14205 Southeast Three 36th Street, Suite 325Bellevue, WA 98006
- Seattle University, J.D. magna cum laude, graduated 1988
- Western Washington University, BA cum laude, graduated 1984
- Washington, WSBA
- ABA-ERR - Management co-chair
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for:
- Litigation - Labor and Employment, Seattle (2016)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Employment Law - Management
- Labor Law - Management
- Litigation - Labor and Employment
- United States Court of Appeals
Areas of Expertise:
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Class Actions
- Covenants Not to Compete
- Electronic Discovery
- Health Care
- State and Federal
- Title VII Litigation
Attorney Case History
Examples of Recent Litigation Experience
Washington v. Group Health Cooperative, King County Superior Court Case No. 13-2-19841-0. Unanimous defense verdict for our client on all counts. Plaintiff claimed his termination was the result of disability discrimination and for requesting reasonable accommodation. Trial took 10 days.
PR Connections, dba Dynamo Recruiting, Inc. vs. RBL Partners, Pierce County Cause No. 12-2-10769-1. Unanimous defense verdict for our client after 3-week jury trial, plus over $500,000 awarded on counterclaims for breach of contract, defamation, and tortious interference. Over $1M in fees and costs awarded post-trial as prevailing party.
Lodis v. Corbis Corporation, Case No.: 08-2-20301-8 SEA. Three separate jury trials totaling 10 weeks in trial. Unanimous defense verdicts for our clients on all of plaintiff's claims (age discrimination, retaliation, aiding and abetting), verdict on counterclaim against plaintiff for breach of his fiduciary duties, with an award of over $42,000 in damages; verdicts and positive evidentiary rulings upheld on appeal.
Andrews v. Harrison Medical Center, Kitsap County Superior Court Case No. 07-2-01630-1. Two-week jury trial involving claim for marital status discrimination following remand from the Washington State Court of Appeals, Div. II, overturning grant of summary judgment. Jury returned a unanimous defense verdict for our client after deliberating for little over an hour.