Warren E. Martin, Partner
  • A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, Warren Martin was a Field Examiner with Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board and worked for another major law firm before joining GTH in 1989. He has served on the management committee since 1993 and has been a member of the board of directors since 2003.

    Warren’s primary area of practice is labor and employment law. In this capacity, he represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, termination, wage-and-hour litigation, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and day-to-day advice.

    If client loyalty and satisfaction are any measure of an attorney’s success, then Warren has a lot to proud of. After 30 years, he continues to represent his first legal client, a chain of locally owned grocery stores. In fact, he has worked for many of his clients for several decades. Some of his other long-term clients include Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Housing Authority, Columbia Bank and the Korean Women’s Association.

    Warren is married to a fellow attorney—although now that she is a judge she technically outranks him. They are the proud parents of two grown children, Alex and Rachael.

  • Education

    • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1987
    • B.A., University of Washington, 1980
    • cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Washington State Courts
    • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
    • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court

    Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • Washington State Bar Association

    • American Bar Association

      • Member, Section on Labor and Employment Law
      • Member, Subcommittee on State Labor Law Developments

    Professional History

    • Joined firm in 1989
    • Member, Management Committee, 1993-97; Board of Directors 2003
    • Attorney, Perkins Coie, 1987-89
    • Field Examiner, National Labor Relations Board, 1980-84
    • Chair, Board of Directors, 2013 - 2017

    Honors & Awards

    • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell
    • Selected for the 2010-2018 Washington Super Lawyers Lists
    • Order of the Coif
    • Washington Law Review, 1986-87
    • Best Lawyers - Seattle, 2015 Labor & Employment
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2018 Employment Law - Management

    Community Activities

    • Annie Wright School Past Chair, Board of Trustees

  • Representative Matters

    • Represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, termination and wage and hour litigation, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and day to day advice
    • Represents clients in wage and hour and discrimination class-action litigation
  • Duwamish Waterway and brown field cleanup
  • Fireboats on the Seattle Waterfront
  • Reflection pond by the Tacoma Glass Museum
  • Pioneer Square
  • Tacoma Arches at the History Museum
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Telephone: 206.676.7500  Fax: 206.676.7575