Riddell Williams is a Seattle law firm with deep roots in the
Pacific Northwest reaching back to 1906. While the firm's Pacific
Northwestern roots give it a strong handle on legal matters in the
area, nationwide corporations like Allstate, AT&T, Emerson,
Microsoft, and United Airlines regularly seek Riddell Williams'
legal counsel as well.
From Seattle Roots to National Reach
The firm's 50+ lawyers cover an impressive breadth of practices.
Both public and private companies look to the Corporate
Transactions group for everything from M&A to corporate
governance. The firm's Litigation practice represents giants like
Microsoft, Allstate, T-Mobile and nearly every major title
insurance company, but also small businesses and individuals.
Within the litigation group is Riddell Williams' consumer class
action defense group, which works with regional and national
clients in a variety of industries ranging from telecommunications
to real estate. Fierce litigators can also be found in the firm's
Labor & Employment group, which boasts expertise in areas like
wage and hour law, trade secret litigation, and workplace safety
regulations, as well as equal employment opportunity litigation and
management/human resources advice. The Environmental and Natural
Resources Group has experience in several niche areas including air
quality, natural resource and public lands law, facilities siting
projects, and Superfund cleanup.
Riddell Williams has made a name for itself during its long
history. The firm placed in Washington Law &
Politics'lists of "Washington's Top 50 Law Firms," its
Bankruptcy, Environmental, Intellectual Property and Labor &
Employment practices have been ranked by Chambers,and its
attorneys were named Best Lawyers in America in 2012 and
Diversity in the Northwest
Riddell Williams elected its first female managing partner, Lyn
Tangen, in 1981, and the firm continues its commitment to diversity
today. In 2009, the Washington Minority Bar Association's Law Firm
Diversity Report found that among firms in the state, Riddell
Williams had one of the highest percentages combined of minority,
female, LGBT and individuals with disabilities in its summer
associate class. The firm's Diversity Fellowship awards an amount
of $7,500 during the academic year as well as a summer associate
position to a 2L in order to promote firm-wide diversity.
In 2012, Riddell Williams made Working Mother and
Flex-Time Lawyers list of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women in
recognition of its family-friendly policies and initiatives to
retain and develop female lawyers. The firm was honored by the
Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators
(PSALA) as one of two 2012 recipients of the Achievements in
Diversity award, which is presented every other year to a law firm
that has demonstrated exceptional achievements in diversity.