Amy Kangas Alexander - Attorney, Seattle

Amy Kangas Alexander

Attorney | Seattle

Amy is an associate in the firm’s Employment practice, where she works with employers and employees on a variety of labor and employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. She also helps employers comply with federal and state labor and employment laws relating to their workplace policies and procedures. In particular, Amy guides employers through evolving laws on employee leave and sick time to build a policy that supports employees and accounts for business realities.

Amy helps employers and employees navigate restrictive covenants, including writing, advising, and litigating non-competition agreements. She is familiar with the evolving restraints on the use of non-competes in Washington, and ready to work with employers to find creative solutions for protecting critical confidential information and clients.

In addition, Amy investigates workplace complaints, drawing on her previous experience as an investigator with a public defender office.

Prior to joining the firm, Amy worked at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 1 as a staff attorney and law clerk to the Hon. Michael S. Spearman. Before her service at the court, she was a Medical-Legal Partnership attorney with the Northwest Justice Project. Selected as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, Amy partnered with medical institutions to provide legal services to immigrants and individuals with autism and mental illness.


  • Washington


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D. (2011)
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., Honors in History and Latin American Studies (2007)

Recognition & Honors

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2023) - Labor and Employment Law – Employee; Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment

Publications & Presentations

Professional & Community Activities

  • Washington Women Lawyers Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference Planning Committee
  • King County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle
  • Past Member, Washington Health Benefit Exchange, Health Equity Technical Advisory Committee

Background & Interests

Amy is proficient in Spanish, having worked, studied, and travelled throughout Latin America. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and puttering with plants and DIY house projects.