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Paula C. Simon

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Associate
T206.757.8301
F206.757.7301
Paula Simon focuses her practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling. Paula helps clients defend against grievances and a range of claims including age and disability discrimination.

Her litigation experience includes:
  • Drafting appellate briefs to the NLRB on various labor law issues
  • Drafting motions in federal and state courts, including dispositive motions and pre-trial motions addressing evidentiary issues/e-discovery

In her counseling practice, Paula reviews and drafts employee handbooks and personnel policies. She helps employers address sensitive personnel matters such as discipline and termination of underperforming employees.

Paula also has experience handling labor issues in the health care and broadcast industries. Before her legal career, Paula worked for four years as a television news producer in California and Washington.

Representative Experience

NLRB briefings for Virginia Mason Hospital & Medical Center

Defended hospital’s right to require face masks for nurses who refuse flu vaccinations under an infection control policy, ending an eight-year dispute between Virginia Mason and Washington State Nurses Association. (2012)

Employment arbitration for health care provider

Prepared briefing for arbitration that resulted in arbitrator finding just cause for discipline. (2011)

Employment arbitration for health care provider

Prepared briefing for arbitration that resulted in arbitrator finding just cause for termination. (2011)

Additional Qualifications

  • Summer Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, 2009
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Bruce Heller, Hon. Hollis Hill, King County Superior Court, Kent, Wash., 2009
  • Law & Corporate Affairs Summer Intern, Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, 2008
  • Television News Producer, 2003-2007

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bar Association, 2010-present
  • King County Bar Association, 2007-present
  • Vice President, University Prep Alumni Association, 2008-2012