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 Bloom is a partner at Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP. She 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. In 2015 and 2016,
Washington Law & Politics recognized Ms. Bloom as a “Washington Super Lawyer” in the
area of plaintiff’s employment litigation.
Ms. Bloom handles civil matters through all stages and forms of litigation,
from client advising, demand letters and mediations, from arbitrations
to jury trials, and everything in between. She is available to contract
with other attorneys to serve as trial counsel.
Ms. Bloom is a respected leader and advocate in the transgender, gay, and
lesbian communities. She co-founded the GLBT Bar Association of Washington
(QLaw). She is a contributing author to the Washington State Association
of Justice Employment Law Deskbook in the area of sexual orientation law.
Ms. Bloom 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
Ms. Bloom is a former federal district court law clerk in the Southern
District of New York in Manhattan. She has worked as an adjunct professor
at Seattle University School of Law teaching employment law. Ms. Bloom
holds a B.A. from the University of Washington and earned her J.D., cum
laude, from New York University School of Law.
Washington Law & Politics magazine recognized Beth as a “Super Lawyer” in 2015 and 2016.
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.