A highly respected trial lawyer with more than 24 years of courtroom experience, Jesse Wing as a mission. To always win for his client--whether it be reinstatement to a job, halting a discriminatory eviction, enforcement of reasonable accommodations, or payment for wages or compensation owed. An attorney with MacDonald Hoague & Bayless since 2001, Jesse is rated "Superb 10.0" by the AVVO Lawyer Ranking System, which has recognized Jesse among a select group it has rated as "5%"--"one of the highest scores in the country." He has an understanding of an empathy for those who come to him seeking justice and the knowledge, experience, and tenacity to get results.
Selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law for 2013, 2014, and 2015, and named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, Jesse has served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and Chair of the Washington Employment Lawyers Association. A frequent presenter and published author on employment, fair housing, civil rights and other discrimination topics, Jesse has also been a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Seattle University speaking on civil rights and fair housing.
A representative sample of Jesse's achievements includes:
-Secured a multimillion dollar settlement for a client alleging race and sex discrimination against her employer and with co-counsel secured settlement of a will contest of over $20 million.
-Won precedent-setting federal court of appeals ruling holding that the First Amendment prohibits government officials from punishing witnesses for ho they testify in court, which governs nine states.
-Won half-million dollar jury verdict for an employee denied reasonable accommodation for his disabilities.
-Obtained over $1 million for minority families from their landlord together with a court order mandating that the landlord and its employees receive fair housing training, pay for random testing, and submit its records for review for 5 years.
-Successfully litigated multiple free speech cases, including securing a nationwide precedent-setting free speech ruling in 2013 against a County for government censorship and a precedent-setting censorship and due process ruling against Washington state.
-Obtained an injunction under the Fair Housing Act protecting a home of elderly disabled residents from being evicted by their neighbors and secured a nationwide fair housing precedent-setting ruling that insurance companies cannot refuse to insure adult family homes that serve mentally ill residents.
-Successfully handled many civil rights actions relating to wrongful death, excessive force, privacy violations of domestic violence victims, ethnic profiling by border and immigration authorities, and successfully tried a racial profiling lawsuit against the Washington State Patrol.
-In addition to obtaining a six figure settlement, secured a written public apology from the U.S. government for wrongfully arresting a client, as reported in the New York Times.