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Trish K. Murphy

Trish K. Murphy

Offering impartial workplace investigations and Title IX investigations
  • Employment Law
  • Washington
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Summary

Attorney/Investigator Trish Murphy is the founder of Northwest Workplace Law PLLC, based in Seattle, Washington. Since graduating from law school in 1996, Trish has focused exclusively on impartial investigations and labor and employment law.

Trish conducts workplace investigations on topics ranging from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation to general misconduct, ethics violations, and bullying. Organizations rely on her to ensure a thorough and impartial process with clear, carefully reasoned findings that help them make well-informed decisions. Trish takes care to treat all involved with dignity, respect, and sensitivity. Her investigative experience spans more than 200 cases, a broad array of industries, diverse workforces and cultures, union and nonunion workplaces, individuals at all organizational levels, and issues of widely varying scope, complexity, and seriousness. Trish is an Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder (AWI-CH), a certified Title IX investigator, and a licensed private investigator.

She also has served as a Contributing Editor for Bloomberg’s labor law treatise, The Developing Labor Law, since 2015.

Trish earned her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, where she was an Editor of the Washington Law Review and received the 1996 Mary Ellen Krug Award for excellence in labor and employment law. Trish has held a number of professional leadership positions, including Chair of the King County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section and Chair of the Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference.

Education
University of Washington School of Law
J.D. (1996) | labor and employment law
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Honors: Mary Ellen Krug Award
Activities: Washington Law Review
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University of Washington
B.A. (1993)
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Honors: magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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Professional Experience
Attorney/Investigator
Northwest Workplace Law PLLC
Current
Speaking Engagements
Investigative Interviews and Evidence Gathering, Seattle, WA
WAPELRA
Workplace Investigations, Seattle, WA
Association of Workplace Investigators
Ethical Issues in Employment Investigations, Pacific Northwest Workplace Forum
Jackson Lewis
Certifications
Civil Rights Investigator Level 4 Certification (Due Process)
ATIXA
2020 Title IX Regulations Implementation Certification
ATIXA
SPHR
HR Certification Institute
AWI-CH
Association of Workplace Investigators
SHRM-SCP
Society of Human Resources Management
Civil Rights Investigator Level 3 Certification (Sexual Violence)
ATIXA
K-12 Civil Rights Investigator Certification
ATIXA
Hearing Officer and Decision Maker Certification
ATIXA
Awards
Excellence in Collaboration
Microsoft
Mary Ellen Krug Award
King County Bar Association
Professional Associations
Association of Workplace Investigators
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Association of Title IX Administrators
Member
Current
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King County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Society for Human Resource Management
Member
Current
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Washington State Bar  # 26533
Member
- Current
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Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference Planning Committee
Subcommittee Chair
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King County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
Trustee
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King County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
Section Chair
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Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference Planning Committee
Chair
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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Practice Area
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Areas
  • Independent Investigations
  • Labor Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Northwest Workplace Law PLLC
1904 Third Avenue Suite 1030
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 812-4840
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment only.