Who Is The Best L&I Lawyer In Washington State?

August 25, 2023

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At Emery | Reddy, PLLC, L&I lawyers, paralegals, and staff work closely with each client to develop sophisticated and individualized legal strategies designed to secure the best possible outcome for the employee. The firm’s expertise is in maximizing compensation and injury awards for each client. In our view, this commitment to personal attention is the key to producing benchmark results.

Emery | Reddy L&I attorneys consistently exceed expectations by combining intelligence, experience, creativity, and dedication with the greatest possible value. The firm was built on delivering high-quality legal services. Year after year, firm clients, the legal industry, and the awards community have honored the L&I lawyers at Emery | Reddy with top awards  for their dedication and commitment to delivering results for every client.

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What Sets Our L&I Workers’ Comp Law Firm Apart

Emery | Reddy is the only law firm in Washington State that is equipped to provide comprehensive representation on your case from every angle. A lot of workers are terminated after an injury—this is disability discrimination. Some people learn after talking to lawyers that their employment rights have been violated, and sometimes for years. We analyze your entire claim for a range of violations including violations of Washington State’s Silenced No More Act, statutory protections against non-competes, protections against disability discrimination, wage and hour violations, and benefits violations. There are some great companies who treat people well, but there are many who violate their workers’ rights. If your rights have been violated, we’ll figure out how, and we’ll protect you.

What Makes The Best L&I Attorney?

The L&I attorneys at Emery | Reddy are passionate about helping workers with L&I claims and employment law issues. We Help Workers®: it’s our motto and what drives us every day.

We know how L&I and big companies think, and we understand the tactics they use. Our Seattle L&I attorneys use that knowledge coupled with over two decades of experience to help our clients get access to the L&I benefits to which they are legally entitled and hold employers accountable when they break the law.

With our law office location in Seattle, we serve communities throughout the region, including Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Olympia, Shoreline, Spokane, and Tacoma. If you’re struggling with an L&I claim, injury, or legal issue at work, please call us and see how Emery | Reddy can help you today.

Ask around — our reputation speaks for itself. Learn more about L&I—Workers’ CompensationInjury Law, and Employment Law.

Experience

Patrick B. Reddy and Timothy W. Emery have been litigating workers compensation matters since 2003, and have amassed a litany of wins both at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) and on appeal in state and federal court. They have helped Washington State workers with L&I claims and have recovered tens of millions of dollars in awards. Emery | Reddy has fought for workers’ rights, influenced labor and industries laws in Washington State, and taken on the toughest battles against well-known companies in both state and federal court.

Professional And Community Involvement

Awards and Recognition

  • AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5: Martindale-Hubbell®, 10 year anniversary in 2024
  • 10 Best Attorneys, High Verdict & Settlement Winner: American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2018
  • AI Global Media Workers’ Comp and L&I Law Firm of the Year, 2022–2023
  • AI Leading Advisor Awards: Workers’ Comp and L&I Law Firm of the Year, 2021–2023
  • ALM Legal Leaders: Top Ranked Lawyers, 2018–2019
  • Attorney of the Year Award: CV Magazine, 2017
  • AVVO® Client’s Choice Award, 2014
  • AVVO® Top Attorney, 10.0 Rating, 2018-2022
  • America’s Top 50 Lawyers: America’s Top Lawyers 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation—Labor and Employment, 2024
  • Employment Law Firm of the Year, Northwest USA: CV Magazine, 2018­­–2020
  • High Stakes Litigators Award: America’s Top 100, 2017–209, 2023
  • Lawyer of Distinction, 2020–2022 (update date on logo webpage)
  • Lead Counsel Rated, Workers’ Compensation Law: Lead Counsel Review Board, 2018
  • Lead Counsel Rated, Labor & Employment Law: Lead Counsel Review Board, 2018
  • Legal Leaders, Labor & Employment: Martindale-Hubbell®, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Client Champion, 2020-2023
  • Top 1% America’s Most Honored Professionals, 2018-2019
  • Top 1% of Attorneys in America: Distinguished Justice Advocates, 2018
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney: Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2024
  • Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Attorney: Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2017­–2019, 2023
  • Top 100 US Employment Lawyers: VPN.com, 2022
  • US News Best Lawyers—Seattle Workers’ Compensation Claimants Lawyer, 2022
  • Workers’ Comp Law Firm of the Year: Lawyer Monthly Magazine, 2022

Practice Areas

L&I—Workers’ Compensation

No one expects to get injured at work, but unfortunately, it does happen. If you’ve been injured while on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, and we’re here to help you navigate your claim.

The claims process is often complex, time-consuming, and filled with paperwork and legal technicalities. Without the proper resources, navigating the L&I claims process can be overwhelming. Our team of L&I attorneys has two decades of combined experience helping clients with L&I claims. We are passionate about helping Washington State workers receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

Injury Law

There’s never a good time to get hurt. So when catastrophic injury strikes and you need experienced legal representation, give us a call. Our L&I lawyers spent the first years of their careers defending and trying cases in court for the insurance companies before changing sides and fighting for the rights of workers instead.

We know how the other side thinks, and we know how to build your case with the right experts, the right trial resources, and the best motions-practice strategy. We understand how to set up a case for success at trial, and we are committed to providing quality injury representation and guidance. When you hire us, you can rely on our team to be there for you when you need us the most.

Employment Law

Whether they’ve been wrongfully fired from a job or discriminated against at work, we help Washington State workers hold employers accountable for violating workers’ rights. We understand Washington State and federal employment laws and know what it takes to bring a case to court or settle a claim. In fact, our cases have changed Washington State law in favor of workers, and we’ve even gone up against big-name corporations like Amazon, Microsoft, and more.

Emery | Reddy is one of the only firms in the nation that litigates both L&I and employment law cases—because law firms that can’t do both are unlikely to get you the total claim award to which you may be entitled.

Our Experience Speaks For Itself

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Timothy W. Emery

Timothy W. Emery is an award-winning, founding member of Emery | Reddy. Tim manages complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. He also accepts class action matters on behalf of Washington workers and consumers whose rights have been violated by corporations. Prior to returning to plaintiffs’ practice, Tim spent nearly a decade managing complex litigation and defending class action matters on behalf of multiple companies in the consumer credit space. He has particular experience litigating a range of federal statutes, including the TCPA, CROA, TSR, FMLA, and TILA.

Education

    • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2003
    • M.B.A, University of Washington, 2013
    • B.B.A, Pacific Lutheran University, 1999

Recent Individual Representations

  • $225,000 for sexual harassment pretrial resolution
  • $79,500 for unpaid overtime
  • $965,000 confidential resolution for race discrimination and wage withholding
  • $825,000 confidential resolution for employment law violations
  • $1.5MM confidential resolution for gender discrimination
  • $250,000 for hostile work environment
  • $550,000 settlement (settled on individual basis) for withheld pay from several dozen hourly workers
  • $517,000 for wrongful termination and age discrimination
  • $150,000 plus an additional estimated $300,000 in equity for wrongful termination and breach of contract
  • Multiple resolutions for Washington Amazon employees
  • Six-figure confidential resolution for wrongfully terminated med-tech sales worker
  • Six-figure confidential resolution for worker’s sexual harassment claim
  • Six-figure confidential settlement for discrimination claim

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Patrick B. Reddy

Patrick B. Reddy is an award-winning, founding member of Emery | Reddy and litigates L&I workers’ compensation and employment matters throughout Washington State. He regularly practices before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, the State Superior Courts, the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts of Eastern and Western Washington. He was lead trial counsel in Frisino v. Seattle School District No. 1, a Court of Appeals decision (review denied by the Supreme Court) where the Court required employers to engage in the interactive process of accommodating employees with disabilities, even after some failed attempts at accommodation.

Education

  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2003 (cum laude)
  • B.A., Boston College, 1999

Published Cases

You Deserve the Best L&I Lawyer in Washington State

The L&I attorneys at Emery | Reddy are passionate about helping workers with L&I claims and employment law issues. We Help Workers®: it’s our motto and what drives us every day.

We know how L&I and big companies think, and we understand the tactics they use. Our Seattle L&I attorneys use that knowledge coupled with over two decades of experience to help our clients get access to the L&I benefits to which they are legally entitled and hold employers accountable when they break the law.

If you’re struggling with an L&I claim, injury, or legal issue at work, please call us to see how Emery | Reddy can help you today.

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