Beth Barrett Bloom
Legal Asst: Nancy French
"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 whistleblower, discrimination, harassment,
retaliation, non-compete, wage, and contract claims. 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 employment contract negotiations and disputes.
Beth's practice approach is emotionally sensitive and solution-oriented.
Litigation is always a possibility but may not be the best outcome for
some clients who simply need a strong advocate in their corner. Beth handles
civil matters through all stages and forms of litigation, from demand
letters to mediations, from arbitrations to jury trials, and everything
in between. She also contracts with other attorneys to serve as lead trial counsel.
Beth is a respected leader and advocate in the transgender, gay, and lesbian
communities. She is a frequent speaker and author in this emerging legal field.
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
"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
J.D. – New York University School of Law (
B.A. – University of Washington
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.
Washington Law & Politics magazine recognized Beth as a “Super Lawyer” in 2015. 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.
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.