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Otto G. Klein III

Labor Attorney

315 Fifth Avenue S, Suite 1000
Seattle WA 98104

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Peter A. Altman


(206) 676-7048

Profile Introduction

Peter’s practice involves the representation of public and private entities in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including employment litigation, collective bargaining, contract negotiation, grievance arbitration, interest arbitration, unfair labor practice complaints, and administrative hearings. Peter has appeared before state and federal agencies, including PERC, the EEOC, and state and federal courts. Behind the scenes, Peter provides counseling and legal advice to clients on labor and employment issues, including employment policies, hiring/firing decisions, discipline issues, and compliance with local, state, and federal laws. He advises employers regarding collective bargaining strategies, and represents employers at the bargaining table. Peter regularly presents on the Affordable Care Act and its implications for employers. Beyond labor and employment law, Peter has experience with personal injury litigation, business litigation, and municipal police defense.



Publications & Speaking Engagements


  • Author, “Setting the Table: Smart Cities Put ACA Compliance into the Bargain,” City Vision Magazine (2013)
  • Author, “Criminal Background Checks in Hiring: EEOC Provides Updated Title VII Guidance,” HR Advisor, Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington (2012)

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Interest Arbitration Trends,” Labor and Employment Relations Association (2016)
  • “Navigating Labor Relations: The Human Resources Perspective,” Labor and Employment Relations Association (2016)
  • “Navigating the Cadillac Tax,” Washington State Association of Counties (2014)
  • “Healthcare Reform 101 for Employers,” Association of Washington Cities, Labor Relations Institute (2014)
  • “Negotiation Strategies to Avoid the Cadillac Tax,” Association of Washington Cities, Healthcare Reform Summit (2014)
  • Co-presenter, “The Hourly Challenge: Did Final Regulations Make It Any Easier?” Association of Washington Cities, Healthcare Reform Summit (2014)
  • “Hot Topic Affordable Care Act Issues,” Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts (2013)
  • “Real Life Bargaining and the Affordable Care Act,” Washington Public Employer Labor Relations Association (2013)
  • “Big Picture Affordable Care Act Perspective,” Association of Washington Cities (2013)


  • Washington Public Employer Labor Relations Association (WAPELRA)
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association (WDTL)
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association



  • Seattle University School of Law (J.D., 2008, magna cum laude)
  • University of Washington (B.A., 2005)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit