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November 04, 2021

Summit Receives Tier 1 Rankings in 2022 "Best Law Firms" List

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have ranked Summit Law Group in the 2022 "Best Law Firms" list. The firm achieved the highest Tier 1 ranking for 13 Seattle practice areas. read more »

August 31, 2021

Summit Ranks 8th on Washington's Best Workplaces List for Midsize Companies

Puget Sound Business Journal has named Summit Law Group one of the Best Workplaces in Washington for 2021. The firm was ranked the eighth-best workplace among midsize companies in Washington at a virtual award ceremony on August 26, 2021. read more »

August 19, 2021

18 Summit Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List and Two Named as "Ones to Watch"

Eighteen Summit Law Group attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, two Summit attorneys have been included in the 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list. read more »

August 09, 2021

Summit Law Group Supports Food Frenzy 2021

Food Lifeline hosted its annual two-week Food Frenzy fundraiser with the goal of rooting out hunger across Western Washington. Summit Law Group proudly returned for the friendly competition and served as a Match Day sponsor. read more »

August 05, 2021

Summit Litigators Nationally Recognized in Top 250 Women Benchmark List

Benchmark Litigation names Jessica Goldman and Shannon Phillips as two of the "Top 250 Women in Litigation." read more »

July 21, 2021

Summit Attorneys Recognized as Washington Super Lawyers for 2021

Summit Law Group is proud to announce that fourteen of its attorneys have been named to the 2021 Washington Super Lawyers® list and one attorney has been named to the 2021 Washington Rising Stars® list. The annually published lists recognize the top five percent of attorneys statewide based on peer recognition and professional achievement. read more »

July 13, 2021

Jeff Feldman Named Professor of the Year by University of Washington School of Law

Congratulations to Jeff Feldman, a two-time recipient of the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year Award. UW School of Law extends this award in honor of their late Professor Emeritus Philip A. Trautman's renowned teachings which spanned over 50 years. read more »

July 07, 2021

Federal Judge Upholds Renter Protections in Seattle

In a victory for Seattle renters and Summit client City of Seattle, U.S. District Court Judge John Coughenour yesterday rejected a challenge to Seattle's fair housing law, which prohibits landlords from using criminal background to deny housing to prospective tenants. A group of landlords and the Rental Housing Association of Washington challenged the ordinance on First Amendment and substantive due process grounds. read more »

July 06, 2021

Summit Named a Best Workplace in Washington

Summit Law Group has been named to Puget Sound Business Journal's 2021 list of Washington's Best Workplaces. read more »

May 21, 2021

Summit Law Group Ranked Among Nation's Top Law Firms in Chambers USA 2021

Summit is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The prestigious guide provides rankings of law firms and lawyers based on independent research obtained from clients, peers, and members of the business community. read more »

May 14, 2021

New Health Emergency Labor Standards

On May 11, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee signed two bills passed by the Washington Legislature (ESSBs 5115 and 5190) aimed at enhancing worker rights and protections during a public health emergency, such as the current coronavirus pandemic. The bills are effective immediately. read more »

April 23, 2021

Summit Stands Against Systemic Racism

We must join together to dismantle the systems that propagate inequity and stand in the way of equal protection under the law. To our Black coworkers, clients, and friends, Summit will continue to work alongside you to bring about lasting change. Black Lives Matter. read more »

April 22, 2021

Summit Client Wins Grocery Industry Challenge to $5 per hour Hazard Pay

A federal judge has dismissed a grocery industry challenge to City of Burien's $5 per hour hazard pay for grocery store workers. The ruling is a big win for Summit client City of Burien and the low-wage frontline workers that have been working throughout the pandemic. read more »

April 14, 2021

Summit Wins Washington Firm of the Year

For the second year in a row, Benchmark Litigation has named Summit Law Group the Washington Firm of the Year. read more »

April 02, 2021

Washington's New Long-Term Care Program

Billed as a "first of its kind" program, Washington's Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Act established a state-operated long-term care insurance program funded by a payroll tax on employee wages. Beginning January 1, 2022, the State will begin assessing a 0.58 percent payroll tax on all employee wages. read more »

March 24, 2021

Summit Stands Against Anti-Asian Violence and Hate

We are horrified and saddened by the murders of eight people last week in Atlanta, six of them Asian American women. These attacks occur amid an alarming rise in xenophobia and violence directed at the AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) community. We condemn this hatred and violence, and denounce the racism and bigotry that underlies it. read more »

February 22, 2021

Updated Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Guidance for Washington Employers

Summit Law Group has updated its Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Guidance for Washington Employers to reflect additional information on the PREP Act and much-anticipated guidance from OSHA related to vaccines. read more »

February 03, 2021

Summit Shortlisted for Benchmark Litigation's 2021 Washington Firm of the Year Award

Benchmark Litigation has named Summit Law Group to the shortlist of nominees for the 2021 Washington Law Firm of the Year award. The nominees are selected based on research conducted between February and October 2020. This year's winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony scheduled for March 31, 2021. read more »

January 25, 2021

Jessica Goldman Quoted in Law360—Seattle Times Beats Surgeon's Defamation Suit

Litigation attorney Jessica Goldman was quoted in the Law360 article, "Seattle Times Beats Surgeon's Defamation Suit," regarding the $25M victory for her client. read more »

December 23, 2020

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Guidance for Washington Employers

With the recent release of several COVID-19 vaccines, employers everywhere likely see this as an escape route from the pandemic. To date, federal, state, and local authorities have not issued laws or regulations requiring employers to implement mandatory vaccine policies. Employers should look to existing laws and regulations that impact employer-based vaccination requirements, as summarized in Summit's alert. read more »

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