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Federal and Washington State Updates to Employer-Employee Arbitration, Confidentiality, Non-Disclosure, and Non-Disparagement Agreements

Spring of 2022 has seen notable changes to both federal and Washington state laws regarding arbitration, confidentiality, non-disclosure, and non-disparagement agreements between employers and their employees.  These changes were enacted to promote public policy that gives employees more freedom to either resolve or disclose claims of illegal activities that occur (or, in some cases, are … Read more


Stephanie Bloomfield achieves Trial Lawyer of the Year honor

Stephanie Bloomfield is being honored by the American Board of Trial Advocates Washington Chapter as its 2021 Trial Lawyer of the Year.  ABOTA is an invitation-only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges with 7,600 members nationwide. Membership is spread among 96 chapters throughout the entire United States—equally balanced between plaintiff and defense lawyers—and … Read more


GTH Welcomes Chelsea Rauch

The firm is excited to welcome our newest Associate, Chelsea Rauch.  Before receiving her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, she worked as an intern for the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II, and a summer associate at GTH.  She looks forward to growing her practice in the business and labor and employment fields … Read more


Meet our future leaders!

The firm is excited to welcome Ian Leifer and Kirsten Parris. Ian joins our Trial attorneys and Kirsten joins our Employment attorneys. These talented attorneys come to GTH with a diverse range of skills and experiences that will serve our clients well. They have already enriched the GTH team and we are delighted to have … Read more


GTH Welcomes New Partner Molly Kling Crowley

GTH is delighted to welcome our new partner, Molly Kling Crowley. Molly has successfully represented plaintiffs for negligence claims for twenty years. Her commitment to clients and dedication to excellence make her a perfect addition to GTH’s talented litigation team. Reputation and experience matter and we are pleased to have Molly join us in providing … Read more


Super Talented. Super Dedicated.

GTH takes pride in announcing our 2021 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars! Margaret Y. Archer (Land Use/Zoning – Top 50 Women Lawyers in Washington) Stephanie L. Bloomfield (Business Litigation – Top 50 Women Lawyers in Washington) Donald S. Cohen (Utilities, Regulatory & Administrative Law) Dianne K. Conway (Environmental Litigation) Maggie E. Diefenbach (Personal Injury … Read more


Salvador Mungia joins the American Bar Foundation’s new podcast

    Today, the American Bar Foundation (ABF) launches our new podcast: Whose Law Is It Anyway?   Whose Law Is It Anyway? explores social issues and legal challenges through conversations with the ABF’s community of researchers and practitioners. Join host Matthew Martinez Hannon as he goes beyond the headlines and into our classrooms, courtrooms, … Read more


A Cut Above

GTH congratulates Robert Wilke on his milestone achievement of becoming a partner of the firm. Rob is an excellent litigator and successfully represents clients in a variety of cases including personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability and commercial litigation.


GTH Grows Our Estate Planning Practice

We are excited to welcome two Senior Associates to our Estate Planning team. Returning to the firm is Amanda Nathan. Her practice focuses on a blend of estate planning, probate and real estate. She enjoys exploring the often complex connections among these practice areas. New to the firm is Emma Luton. With solid estate planning … Read more


GTH is proud to announce our long list of 2020 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

Congratulations to Washington Super Lawyers: Margaret Y. Archer (Land Use/Zoning – Top 50 Women Lawyers in Washington) Stephanie L. Bloomfield (Business Litigation – Top 50 Women Lawyers in Washington) Donald S. Cohen (Utilities, Regulatory & Administrative Law) Dianne K. Conway (Environmental Litigation) Maggie E. Diefenbach (Personal Injury Defense) Mark G. Honeywell (Mediation & Arbitration) Bradley … Read more


Black Lives Matter

Washington’s Supreme Court recently acknowledged that the legal profession bears responsibility for systemic racism against black Americans. At Gordon Thomas Honeywell, we agree, and we embrace the Court’s challenge to combat this ongoing injustice both individually and collectively. We honor our employees, clients, and neighbors who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We believe … Read more


Andrea McNeely Appointed Executive Director of the Association of Washington Spirits & Wine Distributors

Tacoma – The Association of Washington Spirits & Wine Distributors (AWSWD) today announced the appointment of Andrea McNeely as the organization’s new executive director, effective May 15. She will succeed current ED John Guadnola, who will continue to act as a senior advisor to the Association. AWSWD represents Washington State’s spirits distributors at the state … Read more


CARES Act Federal Efforts at Fraud Prevention

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides assistance to workers and employers affected by COVID-19. Because it utilizes federal funds and other funds administered through federal programs, a range of federal enforcement statutes will be implicated. These may include civil and criminal remedies that can be invoked when abuse is detected. The … Read more


GTH Attorneys Examine the CARES Act and How it Will Impact Employers and Employees

Keeping your business up-to-date on the various federal and state programs and resources available to employers and employees in responding to the COVID-19 crisis is no small task. The GTH Business and Employment Law group is committed to helping you do just that. Our team of experienced business and employment attorneys have prepared a summary … Read more


How the CARES Act Can Help Your Small Business

Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) provides additional economic resources for businesses dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on normal business operations.  A key provision of the CARES Act is the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides “forgivable” loans through the Small Business Administration…READ MORE If you or your business has any questions … Read more


GTH Response to COVID-19

Gordon Thomas Honeywell is closely monitoring and evaluating the ever-changing status of the coronavirus that is impacting both our local communities and the world at large. We want to assure our clients that we are committed to protecting the health and safety of all members of our Firm and the clients we serve, while remaining … Read more


Summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The measures being implemented by federal, state and local authorities to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency are developing and changing rapidly. Just yesterday, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law. This broad-ranging statute imposes a number of new obligations on employers. The Business and Employment Practice Group at … Read more


GTH is proud to announce our long list of 2019 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

Congratulations to Washington Super Lawyers: Margaret Y. Archer (Real Estate/Land Use) Stephanie L. Bloomfield (Employment & PI Litigation) Donald S. Cohen (Utilities, Regulatory & Administrative Law) Mark G. Honeywell (Mediation & Arbitration) Bradley B. Jones (Business & Environmental Litigation) Diane J. Kero (Defense Litigation) William T. Lynn (Land Use/Zoning/Permitting) Alan D. Macpherson (Estate Planning) Warren … Read more


Jemima McCullum elected to WSBA’s Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section

Congratulations to GTH Partner Jemima McCullum, who was recently elected as Council Member to the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association! “The mission of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association is to assist members in achieving the highest standards of competence, professionalism, … Read more


GTH Runs for Equal Justice

GTH attorneys Stephanie Bloomfield, Andrea McNeely, Julie Dickens, and Patty O’Brien Pearson completed the Run for Equal Justice this weekend! The relay benefits the Washington State Campaign for Equal Justice and supports civil legal aid in Pierce County. GTH currently leads the pack in funds raised, but donations are still open! https://runforequaljustice.com/participant/1043159


Stephanie Bloomfield wins employment discrimination case against Walmart

After a six-day trial in the United States District Court, the jury reached a unanimous verdict on March 6, 2019, finding in favor of Plaintiff Lori Jacobs on her federal Americans with Disabilities Act claims against Walmart. The jury awarded Ms. Jacobs $1,094,620 in damages. Ms. Jacobs has longstanding disabilities due to cerebral palsy, and … Read more


Salvador Mungia Wins 2019 Goldmark Award

Every year, the Legal Foundation of Washington awards the Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award to an exceptional individual or organization for their extraordinary contributions to the justice system. GTH is proud to announce that Salvador Mungia is this year’s recipient of the Goldmark Award! For over 30 years Sal has been a pillar of … Read more


Jones and Conway successfully defend alleged permit violations

GTH partners Brad B. Jones and Dianne K. Conway recently won a dismissal of a Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit filed by Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (PSA) against SSA Marine, Inc. and SSA Terminals, LLC for alleged permit violations at the West Sitcum Terminal in the Port of Tacoma. The federal court found that the … Read more


Archer wins appeal against Puyallup

Partners Bill Lynn and Margaret Archer recently obtained a favorable decision from the Pierce County Hearing Examiner following a highly contested two-week public hearing. The Examiner denied two separate appeals filed by the City of Puyallup challenging our client’s planned development known as the Knutson Farms Industrial Park. The Examiner also approved a shoreline permit … Read more


GTH holds food drive competition for the Emergency food Network

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, GTH held a 2-week food drive competition for the Emergency Food Network. Staff and attorneys were split into 4 teams for the contest. Altogether the teams collected 4,526 of food, and over $1,000 in donations. Our friends at EFN reported that this is equivalent to 8,762 meals! If you are … Read more


Salvador Mungia becomes Chair of the Access to Justice Board

On October 1, 2018 Salvador A. Mungia became Chair of the Access to Justice Board. Sal was appointed to the ATJ Board by the Washington State Supreme Court in 2016. He devotes a large portion of his time to promote access to the civil justice system for those who cannot afford to hire an attorney … Read more


Salvador Mungia and Lisa Kremer help organize McCarver Elementary community event

Partners Salvador Mungia and Lisa Kremer recently devoted their energy helping McCarver Elementary students start the school year on the right foot by being part of the Tacoma-Peirce County Bar Association’s (TPCBA) Back-to-School day at McCarver. The TPCBA was the primary sponsor of this event with financial sponsorship also by the Pierce County Minority Bar … Read more


Sheridan and GTH catch a Rainers game!

During the inaugural year of our partnership with Sheridan Elementary attorneys and staff often asked, “How can we help more?” For GTH staff members Amelia Franco and Matt Main, that turned out to be coaching the 2nd and 3rd grade Sheridan baseball team through Tacoma Metro Parks. While the baseball season ended earlier in the … Read more


Washington Supreme Court Says Underpaid Workers are Entitled to Double Their Withheld Wages, Plus Interest

Employees in Washington enjoy some of the strongest wage and hour protections in the country. An employer that willfully fails to pay agreed or required (e.g., minimum wage) compensation is liable to its employee for double the unpaid amount. The same rule applies to improper payroll deductions. In Hill v. Garda CL Northwest, Inc., the … Read more


GTH’s first year of volunteering at Sheridan Elementary was a huge success!

As summer arrived GTH bid farewell to our Sheridan Elementary first graders until this Fall. Beginning in January, 2018 over 20 volunteers committed to visiting their assigned class a few hours a month to work with students to improve their reading and writing skills.  During the course of the year memorable moments were made when … Read more


A new state law on Notarial Acts becomes effective on July 1, 2018. This article summarizes the effects for Notaries Public:

A new state law on Notarial Acts becomes effective on July 1, 2018. This article summarizes the effects for Notaries Public: 1. Journals. RCW 42.45.180 requires all notary publics to maintain a journal, except for lawyers, for whom it is optional if they keep the same information in their professional practice. Each entry must contain … Read more


Clover Park School District to pay seven figures to ex-administrator who opposed sex offender transfers

The Clover Park School District is set to pay a settlement of $1.2 million to client Moureen David, an ex-administrator who lost her job for opposing the system of sexual offender transfers between schools.  Ms. David provided almost two decades of dedicated service to the school district, making sure that students’ safety and education was … Read more


Spanish and English notices of employee rights from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office recently recognized the importance of bilingual notices of employment rights. The new flyers, released April 17, 2018, were designed to be posted in Washington workplaces to educate workers about their rights surrounding sexual harassment at work. Having the flyers in both English and Spanish reaches a broader group of … Read more


Salvador A. Mungia assists in new rule to reduce bias in jury selection

Salvador Mungia, one of GTH’s most experienced trial attorneys, has spent the past five years working with an ACLU-W sponsored group formulating a proposed rule change to make it more difficult for attorneys to exclude a person from serving on a jury because of their race and ethnicity. On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Washington … Read more


The Legal Foundation of Washington recognizes GTH as a “Law Firm Champion” at the Goldmark Luncheon

Attorneys from Gordon Thomas Honeywell attended the Legal Foundation of Washington’s (LFW) Goldmark Luncheon where GTH was recognized as a “Law Firm Champion” for its financial support of civil legal aid.  GTH partner Eric Gilman currently serves as a board member of the Campaign for Equal Justice and partner Sal Mungia serves on the Board … Read more


Bill Lynn, GTH partner, interviewed by Crossing Division for a segment discussing the impacts of growth in the 253 area

Partner, Bill Lynn, was a guest on Crossing Division, a talk show dedicated to news in the 253 area. The episode titled When Cranes Come to Your Neighborhood, discusses the impact of the Growth Management Act, and how it is affecting our local community today. In the interview Bill uses his 39 years of experience … Read more


Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association honors GTH attorneys at the Lincoln Day Banquet

GTH attorneys were recognized for their community service and pro bono work at the 2018 Lincoln Day Banquet, the annual event of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA). Joe Gordon, Jr. was awarded the Individual Pro Bono Award for his advice given on prototype Washington Web Lawyer a website where low-income individuals who have a … Read more


GTH proudly announces new Managing Partner, Margaret Archer.

Gordon Thomas Honeywell (GTH) is proud to announce that Margaret Archer is our newly elected Managing Partner. Margaret has been with the firm for 27 years and is a preeminent real estate, land use, and trial attorney.  Since 2013, Margaret has been recognized annually as one of the Top Fifty Women Lawyers by Washington Super … Read more


The Defense Litigation Group at GTH partners with Kids In Need of Defense.

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) is an immigration advocacy group for children. KIND serves as the leading organization for representing children that enter the US immigration without legal representation. GTH is proud to partner with KIND on a pro bono basis in representing several children from Central America. The children escaped their home country … Read more


Gordon Thomas Honeywell welcomes new partner Travis Mahugh.

GTH is proud to welcome Travis Mahugh as a partner in the firm. As an associate, Travis has excelled in representing business owners through complex transactions, as well as digging into real estate issues and even some litigation. A Duck, Travis was at the top of his class in law school, and continues rising to … Read more


GTH partner Valarie Zeeck explains Initiative 1433, Washington’s new paid leave law

Washington’s new paid leave law is generating a lot of questions and commentary as employers prepare to implement the law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2018. Initiative 1433 will require all Washington employers to provide paid sick leave to all non-exempt employees, including full-time, part-time and temporary workers.  The law will require many employers … Read more


GTH Seattle Partner Mike Ricketts speaks to Super Lawyers about insurance coverage and being legally prepared

“Earthquake insurance is kind of like flood insurance: you’re not going to be required to have it—lenders will take the risk that it won’t happen in our lifetimes—but a sophisticated entity will probably have that type of policy,” Ricketts says. “Everyone is waiting for the big one and we have to be prepared, but I … Read more


Dianne K. Conway settles neighbor dispute with unique solution

GTH Partner Dianne K. Conway was retained by local homeowners in July 2017 to represent them in a pending lawsuit regarding enforcement of a 2015 settlement agreement that resolved boundary line and invasion of privacy disputes with their neighbors.  The settlement agreement and resulting judgment transferred a small strip of each party’s property to the … Read more


GTH welcomes Sheridan Elementary School first graders, prinicpal, and mayor

An idea years in the making is finally coming to fruition. In 2008, GTH Partner Sal Mungia, had an idea to team up with area businesses to sponsor local elementary classes. Time and resources were limited, however, and sadly the project never progressed out of the preliminary stages. Nine years later, GTH is proud to … Read more


GTH and its Partners Have Donated More Than One Million Dollars

Gordon Thomas Honeywell has been involved in the community through civic and charitable organizations for over 120 years. We are proud to continue that tradition today. In the last decade, GTH and its partners have donated more than one million dollars to local charitable, social, cultural, and educational organizations throughout Pierce and King County. GTH … Read more


GTH client Shadrach White, CEO of cloudPWR, highlighted in #startupseverywhere article.

GTH is proud of Shadrach White’s efforts to promote technology startups in Tacoma. “We participate in local networking events and help promote the city as a business friendly ecosystem for technology-focused startups. For example, we participated in a youtube video series as part of this marketing effort”, said Shadrach. Excerpt from: Engine, #STARTUPSEVERYWHERE article by Monica Laufer. … Read more


GTH supports local Bar Associations in Pierce and King Counties.

We are looking forward to attending the King County Bar Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions Event March 30, 2017.           Read More


Salvador Mungia selected as co-recipient of the Fellows esteemed 2017 Outstanding Chair Award

Congratulations to Salvador Mungia for being selected as a co-recipient of the Fellows 2017 Outstanding State Chair Award. Sal and co-recipient, the Honorable Eileen A. Kato (Ret.) will be honored during the 61st Annual Awards Reception on Saturday, February 4, in Miami. Read More