Robin Williams Phillips

Principal

Practice Emphasis

Employment law including employer/employee disputes including wrongful discharge, retirement and severance, Title VII claims, wage and hour issues, ERISA/trust funds, union issues and more.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, 1979, State University of New York, 1979 (Business Economics, magna cum laude; Economics, summa cum laude)
  • Juris Doctor, 1982, Villanova University School of Law

Representative Cases

  • Lead counsel defending large class action wage cases against regional employers.
  • Defended at trial a successful wrongful termination claim by an upper-level manager against a regional employer.
  • Successfully prosecuted several multi-plaintiff sexual harassment claims against Snohomish County.
  • Successfully argued in front of the Washington Supreme Court on behalf of a wrongfully terminated employee.
  • Successfully defended a breach of a non-competition agreement while at the same time prevailing on a counterclaim for tortious interference with contractual relations for the employer.
  • Lead counsel in pursuing class action wage claims against national employers on behalf of sales representatives and restaurant employees.

Presentations

  • “Effectiveness of Employment Contracts and Areas of Potential Liability,” U.S. Trustee Conference 2015
  • Robin teaches many seminars throughout the year to Human Resource and legal professionals through Lorman Education Services and National Business Institute. Recent seminar topics include:
    • “Succeeding at Trial, National Business Institute, 2017
    • “Effectiveness of Non-Competition Contracts,” 2013
    • “Employee Records and Documentation,” 2004-2005
    • “Employee Documentation and Discharge,” 2003-2006
    • “Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements”
  • 2006 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. Topic: Lost: Learning Office Survival Techniques
  • Business Law. Most recently, Robin has addressed the Women’s Business Owners Association and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

Professional & Civic

Managing Partner, LHS&E, 2017-2018

Selected to “Super Lawyers” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015 – 2021

Named a “Top Lawyer’ by Seattle magazine, 2007