Maricarmen C. Perez-Vargas - Associate,

Maricarmen C. Perez-Vargas


Maricarmen assists clients with employment and general litigation matters, including discrimination, non-competition agreements, contracts, torts, and appellate matters. She provides advice and counsel on compliance with Washington employment law, and conducts  investigations for issues such as discrimination, bribery, corruption, fraud, and conflicts of interest. Maricarmen has also represented clients in administrative hearings, such as before the Public Employment Relations Commission.

She also has an active pro bono practice, representing a client in an asylum hearing with a favorable outcome and advising nonprofit organizations on employment matters.


  • Washington


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, Associate Editor-in-Chief, Washington Law Review (2018)
  • Arizona State University (Honors College), B.S., Justice Studies, minor in French, Socio-Legal Certificate, magna cum laude (2015)

Recognition & Honors

  • Hazelton Fellow
  • Gregoire Fellow
  • CALI Awards: Persuasive Writing, Pretrial Practice, and Professional Responsibility


Extern for the Hon. James L. Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (2017)

Publications & Presentations

Comment, An Uncommon Carrier: the FCC’s Unintended Effects on Constitutional Use Taxation, 92 Wash. L. Rev. 1571 (2017)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Region XVI YLD representative (2018 - 2019)
  • Volunteer high school Street Law teacher (2018)

Background & Interests

Prior to joining the firm, Maricarmen was an associate with the Labor & Employment practice at K&L Gates. She has a native proficiency in Spanish and is proficient in French. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, snow shoeing, and cooking.