Cairns, Jost Named as Leading Lawyers by Chambers USA
Jun 20, 2013

Stokes Lawrence is proud to announce that two of its attorneys were recognized by Chambers & Partners in its prestigious publication Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Carolyn Cairns was noted in the category of Labor & Employment: Washington and Shannon Jost was noted under Intellectual Property: Washington.

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Stokes Lawrence Employment Attorneys Advocate for Fairness, Defend Clients Against Meritless Claims
Jun 19, 2013

This spring, a team of Stokes Lawrence employment attorneys, which included Brendan Monahan,Carolyn Cairns, Justo Gonzalez and Sarah Wixson, successfully defended apple grower Evans Fruit against sexual harassment and retaliation claims brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Stokes Lawrence is the only firm in the United States to win against the EEOC at trial in the past year.

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Stokes Lawrence Employment Group Notches Another Win Against EEOC Claims
Jun 17, 2013

The Stokes Lawrence Employment practice has marked another win against Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims. In a Title VII employment case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, a Stokes Lawrence team, including Brendan Monahan, Beth Joffe, Justo Gonzalez and Olivia Gonzalez, obtained a favorable summary judgment ruling on behalf of two agricultural clients facing EEOC claims of discrimination. This is the second time the court has ruled against th...

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Stokes Lawrence Employment Group Garners Another Victory
Jun 13, 2013

Stokes Lawrence's Employment practice has tallied another victory. In this latest win, attorney Mathew Harrington represented a woman who was terminated from her position as a partner with a Big Three accounting firm. After a trial on the merits, a panel of three arbitrators found that the accounting firm failed to provide the client with the retirement payout due upon her termination. Noting that the accounting firm did not properly calculate the entire retirement payout due, the arbitration...

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Stokes Lawrence One of Washington's Best Workplaces
Jun 12, 2013

Stokes Lawrence has once again been named one of Washington's Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal. The award recognizes best practices in the hiring and retention of great people. The Business Journal considers hundreds of companies based on surveys completed by nominee-company employees across the state and identifies Washington's best based on their various employee benefit offerings, leadership culture, and work/life balance philosophies.

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