Krista Nelson Slosburg - Shareholder, Seattle

Krista Nelson Slosburg

Shareholder | Seattle


Krista is an employment lawyer who focuses her practice on labor and employment advice, employment litigation, and impartial workplace investigations.

Krista advises clients on a variety of labor and employment issues, working to ensure compliance with guidelines and regulations while proactively developing policies that minimize the risk of litigation. She drafts employee contracts and handbooks, reviews human resource policies, and counsels parties on employment contracts, severance agreements, reasonable accommodation and leave issues, and a variety of other workplace concerns.

Krista has an active litigation practice and represents employers and employees in a wide range of matters, including shareholder disputes, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, non-compete, and trade secret litigation.

As a workplace investigator, Krista’s deep knowledge of employment law, litigation experience, and work with both employees and employers provide her the experience and neutrality necessary in impartial investigations. She has conducted numerous workplace investigations in both the public and private sector. Krista is an Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder (AWI-CH) and an approved panelist with the AAA Workplace Investigations Panel. 

Krista has provided insight on workplace matters to CNN, CBS, and CNBC.

Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington

Education

  • Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder (AWI-CH)
  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Executive Editor of Lead Articles, Seattle University Law Review (2012)
  • Hampshire College, B.A., Environmental History and Politics: A Global Perspective on Resource Use and Development (2006)

Recognition & Honors

  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers (2016 - 2020)
  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Seattle Regional, Best Advocate Award—1st Place
  • CALI Awards: International Trade, Insurance Law, Judicial Externship Seminar

Experience

Legal Extern for the Hon. Thomas S. Zilly of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (2012)

Representative Work

  • Advised numerous employers and individuals on a variety of workplace issues, including employment and severance agreements, hiring and termination, requests for reasonable accommodations, and leave issues.
  • Performed numerous non-discrimination and anti-harassment trainings.
  • Investigated a range of allegations including gender discrimination and sexual harassment, retaliation, whistleblower complaints under RCW 42.21, bullying, racial discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act interference, and general workplace misconduct.
  • Successfully argued case to Washington Court of Appeals in SAFE Acquisition, LLC v. GF Prot. Inc., No. 77507-3-I , 2019 WL 1370430 (Wash. Ct. App. Mar. 25, 2019).
  • Won favorable arbitration award in employer grievance alleging violation of collective bargaining agreement.
  • Obtained dismissal for business defending wage/tip distribution claim.
  • Obtained dismissal for restaurant defending sexual harassment claim.
     

Publications & Presentations

Professional & Community Activities

  • AAA Workplace Investigation Panel, approved panelist
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law, Business, and Litigation Sections
  • Member, King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Member, Washington Women Lawyers
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Bridgeways

Background & Interests

Krista has a broad commercial litigation background and practiced at a litigation and employment law firm before joining Stokes Lawrence. She also served as an extern for the Hon. Thomas S. Zilly and worked with the Documentation Center of Cambodia's legal team on issues related to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal before entering private practice.