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JEANNETTE ADAMS
GORMAN

Founding Member

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206.838.9102   |   jgorman@sociuslaw.com

I get to know my clients’ business and serve as an extension of their team. Whenever they have an employment issue arise, they know I’m on it and can count on me to be the most prepared person in the room.

Jeannette partners with employers to proactively set them up with the right tools, policies and compliance strategies to best protect their business. With over two decades of both litigation and employment law experience, she is well equipped to help businesses avoid claims and disputes.

Business owners rely on Jeannette for practical guidance both on the business side and through the maze of employment law regulations. She advises clients on the front end of any personnel and employment law issues or questions that arise to help foster productive and high-performing workplaces. Jeannette also helps small and medium-sized businesses remain in compliance with ever-changing employment laws to minimize their risk.  

 

Jeannette prepares employment contracts and handbooks, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, and other employment policies and procedures. She also assists employers in investigations into employee complaints of sexual or other harassment and counsels employers on human resources and labor relations issues.

 

With extensive litigation experience, Jeannette has tried cases to juries in both federal and state courts. This trial experience makes her a highly effective counselor on employment issues that could potentially lead to litigation.

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Washington School of Law

 

B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Washington

 

National Institute of Trial Advocacy Northwest Regional Program

 

The Center for American and International Law, Labor Law and Labor Arbitration

 

RECOGNITION

Top 50 Women Washington Super Lawyers® list 2016

Super Lawyers® list, 2014-2021 and Rising Stars list, 2004-2012

Puget Sound Business Journal “40 Under 40” list in 2011

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law section member

 

King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law section member

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Labor and Employment Law section member

Seattle Executives Association Member, Past Member of the Board of Directors

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OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Jeannette is a mother of two teenage boys and proud that they take after their father as avid and accomplished golfers. She is also a devoted runner, running five to six miles a day in rain, snow or shine. Her happy place is spending time with family and friends in their vacation home in Crescent Bar, Washington.