Strength and Experience

Alex is an experienced employment attorney, having tried numerous cases in both state and federal court. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section. .

AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Co-Presenter on FMLA, ADA and Worker's Compensation, EEOC Technical Assistance Program (2015)
  • Moderated Panel, From Booze to Vicodin: Drug-Testing, Accommodation, and Other Sobering Realities, Washington State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section Annual CLE (2015)
  • Co-Presenter on 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Celebrating Its Past, Present and Future, Washington State Association of Justice CLE (2015)
  • Elected to the Washington State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee (2013-16 Term)
  • Moderated panel discussion at Washington State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section Annual CLE (2013)
  • Presenter at Washington Employment Lawyers Association Annual CLE, Psychiatric Disabilities (2012)
  • Selected to present at Washington State Bar Association, Best of CLE (2008) Can This Relationship Be Saved? What to do When Employees Struggle With Chemical Dependency, Personal Crisis or Mental Illness
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2003-06)
  • Chair, Labor and Employment Section, King County Bar Association (2004-05)
  • Chair, Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference (2004)
  • Trial Advocacy Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), Northwest Regional Program
  • Trial Advocacy Instructor, Emory University School of Law, Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques
  • Volunteer Attorney, King County Bar Association, Neighborhood and Central Area Legal Clinic
  • Chair, Board of Directors, IDEA Wild, a nonprofit organization
    Board Member, Seward Park Audubon and Environmental Center (Audubon Washington)

PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter at Washington Employment Lawyers Association Annual CLE, Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Making It Work At Work, Washington State Bar Association Can This Relationship Be Saved? What to do When Employees Struggle With Chemical Dependency, Personal Crisis or Mental Illness
  • Public Sector EEO and Employment Law Conference (San Francisco, CA), National Employment Law Institute Harassment Update
  • ADA & FMLA Compliance Update (San Francisco), National Employment Law Institute Direct Threat and Definition of Disability
  • Family and Medical Leave Act Briefing (Seattle), Council on Education in Management Intermittent Leave
  • Employment Law Briefing (Seattle), Washington Law Institute Disability Law Update
  • Human Resource Management Seminar (Seattle), Council on Education in Management Employee Handbooks: Best Practices in Drafting Policies and Procedures
  • Counseling the Small Business Client in Washington (Seattle), National Business Institute Employment Law Issues
  • ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation in Washington (Tacoma), Lorman Education Services, Untangling the Web of ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Law: What’s An Employer To Do?
  • Employment Discrimination/Sexual Harassment Claims and Cases (Seattle), Washington State Bar Association, Key Legal Developments in Employment Discrimination Case Law
  • Best of CLE 2001 Washington State Bar Association, Tangible and Adverse Employment Actions
  • 8th Annual Employment Law Institute (Seattle), Washington State Bar Association Tangible and Adverse Employment Actions
  • Best of CLE 1999 (Seattle), Washington State Bar Association Summary Judgment in Employment Discrimination Cases - How to Get It and How to Defeat It

EDUCATION

  • University of Washington Law School, Juris Doctor (1991)
  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, History (1986)

  • Shareholder (Partner) at Stokes Lawrence, P.S. (Partner 2000-02, Associate 1992-99)
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Robert J. Bryan, U.S. District Court (Washington) (1991-1992)