Beth joined our firm in 2005 after practicing employment and civil rights law for several years in Seattle. She became a partner in 2009. A Seattle native, Beth earned her B.A. from the University of Washington. After working for an advocacy organization in Washington D.C., Beth attended New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the civil rights clinic and graduated cum laude in 1999.
Beth works on behalf of individual employees and union clients in litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. She also advises non-profit agencies and charitable institutions in all areas of employment law.
Beth is a former law clerk to Judge Deborah Batts of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. 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. She is a past volunteer with the Northwest Women’s Law Center and the Washington State Bar Association.
Beth is a frequent presenter before bar and professional groups on issues relating to sexual orientation and diversity. She has contributed numerous articles to legal journals and publications, including the Washington State Trial Lawyer’s Association Employment Law Desk Book. Beth is co-founder and past president of the GLBT Bar Association of Washington and its related charitable foundation. Beth is a graduate of the Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute, a leadership development initiative for diverse attorneys. Washington Law & Politics magazine has selected Beth as one of Washington’s “Rising Stars” from 2004-2009.
In addition to the practice of law, Beth has a passion for the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and her family, which includes her partner and their son Eli.