Contact: Mark Fefer, Marketing Communications, 206.757.8583 or

MARCH 30, 2017 – Leah C. Lively, an experienced employment lawyer who has tried more than 40 jury trials in multiple states and jurisdictions, has joined the Portland, Ore., office of Davis Wright Tremaine as a partner in the firm's Employment Services Group.

Ms. Lively represents and advises employers of every size, defending them against claims such as harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. In addition to her extensive work handling single-plaintiff employment claims, she has significant experience defending clients from wage and hour claims, including class actions.

Ms. Lively comes to the firm from Ogletree Deakins, where she was a Shareholder.

"Leah is a first-rate litigator and a highly valued advocate for employers of all kinds—from Fortune 100 companies to nonprofits to locally-owned businesses," said Mark Berry, chair of Davis Wright Tremaine's Employment Services Group. "Leah's exceptional skills will be highly complementary to our team, which is known for its ability to take on challenging cases and secure positive outcomes even in the face of difficult facts."

Ms. Lively is recommended by all the major lawyer-ranking organizations, including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell. She is admitted to practice in five states: Oregon, California, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska.

She received her B.A. from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.

Davis Wright Tremaine's national employment and labor law practice is one of the largest in the country. The firm was awarded a 2016 National Tier 1 rating in Employment - Management by Best Law Firms and U.S. News. Nine of the firm's partners have been elected as Fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

About Davis Wright Tremaine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a national law firm with more than 550 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. For more information, visit