Shannon E. Phillips

Shannon E. Phillips


Summit Law Group PLLC

Recognized since 2012

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Shannon represents private- and public-sector employers in employment-related litigation in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and in administrative hearings. Shannon’s practice emphasizes preventive counseling to customers to avoid or minimize the risk of litigation. Specific areas of advice include assistance in disciplining and terminating employees, and drafting employee handbooks and employment agreements. Shannon represents employers in the full range of labor matters, from contract negotiation to representation in grievance arbitrations. She also provides training to supervisors and employees on compliance with employment and labor laws, including topics such as sexual harassment and disability accommodation. Shannon conducts investigations into allegations of workplace misconduct, including sexual harassment allegations.

Location

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

Education

  • Stanford University, BA, graduated 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Communities and Parents for Public Schools - Board Member

State Clerkships

  • Washington - Supreme Court

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

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Avvo Rating Superb 10.0
  • Listed in Washington Super Lawyers (2014)
  • Included in Leading Lawyers in the Puget Sound Region, "Seattle Business" (2013)
  • Named a Rising Star by "Washington Law & Politics" magazine (2006)

Civil Contract Defense for Company and CEO

Representation of CEO and company in defense of claimed breach of severance agreement and willful nonpayment.

Civil Defense of Public Transit Company

Representation of public transit company in defense of claimed FMLA retaliation, failure to accommodate a disability, and retaliation for exercising worker's compensation rights.

Civil Wage-and-Hour Class Action Defense for Company

Representation of company in defense of statewide FLSA and Washington Minimum Wage Act claims based on alleged denial of meal and rest breaks.

Defense of Public Agencies Before Public Employment Relations Commission

Representation of public employer in defense of unfair labor practice complaints from hearing through to the Court of Appeals.

Labor Arbitrations on Behalf of Public Employers

Representation of public employers in discharge and contract interpretation arbitrations.

Civil Defense of Employer

Representation of tech company in private arbitration in defense of claimed sex discrimination by female director.

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