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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 and Investigator Trish Murphy is the founder of Northwest Workplace Law PLLC, based in Seattle, Washington. Since graduating from law school in 1996, Trish’s practice 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) and a certified Title IX investigator.

In addition to her investigation practice, she advises and represents employers on a wide spectrum of labor employment law issues to help foster high-performing workplaces. Trish’s expertise includes over a decade of experience as chief spokesperson in labor negotiations, including bargaining with law enforcement and firefighter unions. She also has served as a Contributing Editor for the American Bar Association’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
Professional Experience
Attorney/Investigator
Northwest Workplace Law PLLC
Current
Speaking Engagements
Ethical Issues in Employment Investigations, Pacific Northwest Workplace Forum
Jackson Lewis
Certifications
Title IX Investigator
ATIXA
SPHR
HR Certification Institute
AWI-CH
Association of Workplace Investigators
SHRM-SCP
Society of Human Resources Management
Awards
Mary Ellen Krug Award
King County Bar Association
Professional Associations
Association of Workplace Investigators
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Association of Title IX Administrators
Member
Current
King County Bar Association
Member
Current
Society for Human Resource Management
Member
Current
Washington State Bar # 26533
Member
- Current
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
Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Independent Investigations
  • Labor Law
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Northwest Workplace Law PLLC
1904 Third Avenue Suite 1030
Seattle, WA 98101
USA
Telephone: (206) 812-4840