SEATTLE, FEB. 3, 2012 -- Davis Wright Tremaine has added three associate attorneys to its growing Bellevue office. Peter Finch, formerly of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Justin Dolan, and Kate Tylee join the firm’s 60-plus national labor and employment law practice group.
“We are delighted to have been able to find and hire such talented attorneys,” said Mark Berry, partner-in-charge of Davis Wright’s Bellevue office. “We now have ten employment lawyers in our Bellevue office. As client needs dictate, we will continue to make strategic additions that focus on growth around our office’s core practices.”
“Peter, Justin, and Kate perfectly complement our expanding national practice,” said Henry Farber, chair of the firm’s labor and employment law practice group. “They will bring valuable and diverse expertise to our clients, and add to our great depth in labor and employment law.”
Peter Finch joins DWT after spending 14 years with the NLRB, where he worked in the St. Louis and Seattle Regional Offices, as well as the Division of Advice in Washington, D.C. While at the NLRB, Finch was the primary attorney assigned to a wide spectrum of unfair labor practice allegations, including bad faith bargaining, surface bargaining, unlawful union signatory agreements, strike misconduct, lockouts, retaliatory discharges, Beck objections, and unions' failure to fairly represent employees.
Finch has significant experience investigating, analyzing, and litigating charges of unfair labor practices. Finch earned his J.D. from Seattle University Law School in 1997 and his B.A. in writing/media, from Loyola University of Maryland in 1990. “I’m looking forward to sharing my board experience with DWT’s clients,” said Finch.
Justin Dolan joins the firm after serving three years as a visiting professor of legal writing at Seattle University, the top-ranked legal writing program in the country. Prior to his stint in academia, Dolan was an associate at Garvey Schubert for six years handling a variety of litigation matters, including a number of employment cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, negligent supervision and hiring, retaliation and wrongful termination. He has extensive deposition, motion and appellate briefing experience and second-chaired a successful three-week jury trial.
Dolan received his J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law, summa cum laude, in 2002. He served as associate editor of the school’s Law Review and was a member of the Dean’s list. He received his B.A. in history from the University of Wyoming in 1997.
Kate Tylee has handled all aspects of litigation, including serving as the lead associate on a six-week jury trial that resulted in a defense verdict for her client. She has also conducted workplace investigations and handled employment counseling inquiries. Prior to joining DWT, Tylee spent three years as an associate at Patterson Buchanan Fobes Leitch & Kalzer where she litigated a variety of cases, primarily on behalf of school districts.
Tylee graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 2008, where she was managing editor of the Law Review, a member of their National Moot Court team, and was named Best Oralist in Gonzaga’s Moot Court competition. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in Society and Justice in 1999. She was named to the University of Washington Husky Hall of Fame in 2008 based on her outstanding rowing career at UW. She was a four-time Pac-10 Champion and a two-time NCAA Champion.
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