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SEATTLE, NOV. 5, 2012 – Thomas Lemly, a partner in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, has been inducted as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Lemly was honored this weekend, along with the other members of the 2012 class of Fellows, at the College’s 17th annual Induction Dinner in Atlanta. Nomination as a Fellow is a national distinction reserved for experienced lawyers who’ve provided exceptionally high-quality professional services to clients, the bar, and the public.

Lemly is one of only a handful of attorneys in the country who are Fellows of both the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Lemly has more than three decades of experience representing employers in complex employment matters. He has had significant successful jury trial experience in state and federal courts and has tried more than three dozen cases. He is listed in the Chambers USA guide to America’s leading lawyers for business, as well as in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America and Washington Super Lawyers.

Lemly is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law issues and is the editor or author of several major employment law texts, including Washington Employment Law, which he has written and edited for more than 20 years.

His clients include Amgen, Inc., Bank of America, Campbell Soup, Federal Express, Lowe’s Hardware, Russell Investments, Providence Health and Services, R.W. Beck, Seattle Opera, and The Seattle Times.

About Davis Wright Tremaine
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About The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, was founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Board and the 30th anniversary of Title VII and Executive Order 11246. The College began as a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. It has now evolved to become an intellectual and practical resource for the support of our profession and our many audiences.