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Beth Barrett Bloom

Partner

Email: bbloom@frankfreed.com

Legal Asst: Sheila Romoff
sromoff@frankfreed.com

"When an employee experiences harassment, discrimination, or other illegal practices at work we all suffer. I am a practical advisor who can balance compassion with a no nonsense approach. It gives me great satisfaction to help employees recover from what can be an emotionally and financially difficult time."

Beth Barrett Bloom

Beth represents individuals in a broad array of employment litigation including discrimination, retaliation, and wage matters. She also provides advice to employees facing challenging workplace issues such as sexual harassment, disability accommodation, and gender transition at work. She works with executives in contract disputes and negotiations.

Beth is a respected leader and advocate in the transgender, gay, and lesbian communities. She is a frequent speaker and author in this emerging field.

She enjoys counseling employers who recognize the value of obtaining counsel from lawyers who primarily litigate on behalf of employees

Client Comments about Beth:

"I highly recommend Beth Bloom to anyone experiencing workplace harassment. Ms. Bloom successfully guided me through a difficult settlement process with my former employer. She realistically set my expectations at the beginning of the process, and then worked to make those expectations a reality. I interviewed several attorneys before I selected Ms. Bloom. I found her to be highly skilled and knowledgeable, but more important, a professional I could trust completely to maintain my welfare as the first priority."

Maritime employee

"We never would have won our wrongful termination lawsuit without Beth Bloom. She is well prepared and thinks fast under pressure. She got us the justice we so badly needed. This law firm is honest, and cares about "the little guy."

Nursing home employee

Education

J.D. – New York University School of Law ( cum laude)
B.A. – University of Washington

Bar Admissions

Washington; California

Professional & Civic Involvement

Beth is a former law clerk to Judge Deborah Batts of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before entering private practice, she worked for a number of public interest organizations including the ACLU of Washington and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Beth is co-founder and past president of the GLBT Bar Association of Washington (QLaw). She is also a graduate of the Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute. In 2009, Beth was elected by her peers to serve as a Trustee on the King County Bar Association. She remains active in professional civic organizations.

Beth is a perennial "Rising Star" according to Washington Law & Politics magazine, which recognized her with this honor from 2004-2011. She is an author of the Washington State Association for Justice Employment Law Desk Book. In addition, Beth taught Employment Law as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law.

Personal

When not practicing law, Beth enjoys spending time in the outdoors -- especially knocking about in small boats or dangling from a rope. She is a certified whitewater river guide and an aspiring rock climber.