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Otto G. Klein III

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Seattle WA 98104

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May 17, 2022

Summit Named Washington Firm of the Year

For the third consecutive year, Benchmark Litigation has named Summit Law Group the Washington Firm of the Year. Summit finished ahead of strong competition from a shortlist of firms and litigators who have performed exceptionally well at both local and national levels. read more »

May 05, 2022

Summit Achieves Mansfield Rule Certification

Summit Law Group is proud to announce that we have achieved Mansfield Rule Certification Plus in Diversity Lab's inaugural Midsize Certification cohort. "The Mansfield Certification program lines up very well with our firm's values and our ongoing commitment to promoting the diversification of all levels of our firm," says CEO Rod Younker. "We are proud of this recognition, but even more proud of the ongoing growth in our organization because of our efforts to improve our recruitment, development and promotion of talented people from historically underrepresented groups." read more »

March 18, 2022

Summit Commemorates 25 Years of Service

Summit celebrated its 25th anniversary on Thursday, March 17. "We are very proud of the success we have achieved over the last twenty-five years and are enormously grateful to the clients that have entrusted us with their legal needs since Summit opened its doors. We are very excited about the opportunities ahead and look forward to the next twenty-five years," said CEO Rodney Younker. read more »

February 10, 2022

Summit Shortlisted for Washington Firm of the Year Award by Benchmark Litigation

Summit Law Group has been named to Benchmark Litigation's short list for "Washington Law Firm of the Year" for 2020. Nominees were chosen based upon research conducted between March and November 2021. read more »

December 23, 2021

What Does the Recent Court Ruling Regarding OSHA's Vaccinate-or-Test Rule Mean For Your Organization in Washington?

Employers are undoubtedly feeling whiplash from the effects of various legal rulings on the enforceability of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Emergency Temporary Standard ("OSHA ETS"), requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to adopt mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing programs. In November 2021, a federal appellate court issued a stay blocking implementation and enforcement of the OSHA ETS. But last Friday, December 17, 2021, the federal appellate court designated to address the consolidated legal challenges related to the ETS lifted the stay. That decision has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, with an oral argument scheduled for January 7, 2022. While the appeal process continues, OSHA plans to resume enforcement of its rule mandating vaccination or testing programs. This means, once again, the OSHA ETS rules are "live" and need to be followed by covered employers. However, OSHA has announced it will not issue citations for noncompliance with any aspects of the ETS before January 10, 2022 and will not issue citations for noncompliance with the testing portion of the rule before February 9, 2022. read more »

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 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 »

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 »

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Employer Checklist

Summit's COVID-19 Employment Issues team has prepared a checklist of dos and don'ts to help Washington employers in their efforts to keep workers safe and manage risks in the uncharted waters of COVID-19. read more »

April 14, 2020

Protection for High-Risk Workers in Washington

Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation yesterday mandating specific accommodations for "high-risk" employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The proclamation prohibits employers from denying leave requests submitted by high-risk health care providers and emergency responders, requires employers to make alternative work arrangements for high-risk employees, entitles high-risk employees to access accrued leave or unemployment benefits if alternative work arrangements are not feasible, and mandates continued health care coverage for high-risk employees during such leave. read more »

March 19, 2020

Highlights of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which is an economic stimulus plan to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, was signed into law on March 18, 2020. This new law will take effect in 15 days, or on April 2, 2020. read more »

March 17, 2020

Operational Changes in Response to COVID-19

As part of our effort to help protect our staff and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community, effective this week Summit Law Group will become a virtual law firm. read more »

March 13, 2020

Washington Litigation Firm of the Year

Benchmark Litigation named Summit Law Group the Washington Law Firm of the Year. read more »

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