Reba Weiss

Reba Weiss

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Seattle, Washington
Phone:
206-508-0149
Email:

I was born and raised on the East Coast though I have lived and practiced law in Seattle since 1982.   I went to college at UC Berkeley and decided the West Coast was where I belonged.  I traveled north to Eugene, Oregon where I went to the U of O School of Law. Once I graduated law school, I moved to Seattle and began working for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office as a deputy prosecutor.  This is where I appeared in court on an almost daily basis and learned not to fear the courtroom.  In 1992, I began working in the employment law field representing employees in discrimination and wrongful termination cases.  I enjoy working with people and helping them recover from losing a job due to unlawful discrimination.  I get a lot of satisfaction from helping people recoup their lost wages and damages for the emotional distress they suffered due to illegal harassment or termination.  I am blind in one eye and I have a special affinity for working with people living with disabilities.

I have two lovely children as well as an old and cranky cat.  I enjoy cooking and baking, taking long walks, traveling and, of course, spending time with friends and family.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Disability and Medical Leave
  • Discrimination, Race, Sex, Disability, Whistleblower

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1982

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • B.S.

Published Works

  • ADAAA: Congress Reacts to Courts’ Restrictive Interpretations of the A, WSBA Bar News, September, 2011
  • Making Sense (And Use) of the Family and Medical Leave Act , WSTLA, February, 2004

Classes/Seminars

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), WELA

Honors and Awards

  • WSBA Bar Leader, 2003 - 2005
  • WSTLA Employment Law Chair, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association, 2000 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Judge Pro Tem, King County District Court