Valerie L. Hughes

Valerie L. Hughes


Perkins Coie LLP

Recognized since 2007

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Education Law

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Education Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Employment Law - Management
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Valerie Hughes, a partner with the firm's Labor and Employment practice, has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of employment litigation, discrimination and harassment litigation, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, and administrative proceedings. In addition to her representation of private employers, Val provides general counsel representation to Washington school districts, including state and federal court litigation and administrative hearings.

Location

  • 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
    Seattle, WA 98101-3099

Education

  • Bradley University, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Washington State Bar Association - Member

Perkins Coie LLP
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

278 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

220 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Education Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Employment Law - Management

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Education Law, Seattle (2020)
  • Employment Law - Management, Seattle (2018)
  • Labor Law - Management, Seattle (2017)
  • Employment Law - Management, Seattle (2016)

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

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

Special Focus

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Civil Rights
  • Defense
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Harassment
  • Litigation
  • Management
  • State and Federal
  • Title VII Litigation
  • Wrongful Discharge

Awards:

  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2007 - Present

Other Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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