Krista Nelson Slosburg - Shareholder, Seattle

Krista Nelson Slosburg

Shareholder | Seattle

Krista works with employers and employees on a wide range of employment matters, including those involving workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour issues. She also advises employers 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, advises parties on employment contracts and non-compete clauses, and works with employers on a broad range of day-to-day human resource issues like disability accommodation and FMLA compliance.


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


  • 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


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

Representative Work

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Defended employer in action by former employee alleging pregnancy discrimination and wage and hour claims.
  • Performed numerous non-discrimination and anti-harassment trainings.
  • Conducted numerous workplace investigations for both private and public employers.
  • Represented policyholder asserting claims against homeowner’s insurer in jury trial.
  • Represented restaurant in employment practices liability insurance (“EPLI”) coverage dispute in which insurer assumed duty to defend.
  • Represented restaurant franchisor in negligence action and prevailed on summary judgment.
  • Defended commercial airline carrier in action by passenger alleging miscellaneous tort claims and obtained dismissal of all claims.

Publications & Presentations

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law, Business, and Litigation Sections
  • Member, King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Young Lawyers Division
  • 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.