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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 »

December 02, 2020

Washington State Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, Washington's minimum wage will increase to $13.69 per hour. The minimum guaranteed salary for overtime exempt employees will also increase. read more »

November 30, 2020

Summit Client Wins Summary Judgment in $25M Defamation Lawsuit

A federal judge has granted summary judgment to Summit client The Seattle Times in the $25 million defamation case filed by Dr. Johnny Delashaw, former head of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) at Swedish Hospital. The victory comes two and a half years after the lawsuit was filed. read more »

November 25, 2020

Jessica Goldman Quoted in Puget Sound Business Journal

First Amendment law expert Jessica Goldman spoke with the Business Journal regarding the defamation victory for her client The Seattle Times. read more »

November 05, 2020

Summit Named to 2021 "Best Law Firms" List

U.S News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has ranked Summit in its annual "Best Law Firms" list. read more »

October 14, 2020

Summit Earns Top-Tier Rankings in Benchmark Litigation 2021

Summit Law Group and six of the firm's partners have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a guide that provides analysis of the world's leading litigators and law firms. read more »

August 20, 2020

16 Summit Attorneys Named "The Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers® and 3 Named "Lawyer of the Year"

Summit Law Group is pleased to announce that 16 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. read more »

August 14, 2020

Summit Litigators Nationally Recognized in Top 250 Women in Litigation

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

July 29, 2020

Summit Law Group Attorneys Named to 2020 Super Lawyers List

Sixteen Summit attorneys have been recognized as Washington Super Lawyers for 2020. read more »

May 01, 2020

Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Summit Lawyers and Practice Areas

Chambers USA, one of the most prestigious ranking guides for law firms and lawyers, has recognized Summit as a leading law firm in Washington. Six Summit lawyers have also received recognition as "Leading Individuals." read more »

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