Assertive, ethical & practical solutions to real world labor & employment issues

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Since 1985, Davis Grimm Payne & Marra has advocated and advised employers in labor and employment law matters throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Labor issues require a strategic response. It is not enough to know the law. Businesses need someone that finds solutions to their everyday challenges. Our clients come to us to solve difficult problems that often require a different approach.

We have negotiated labor agreements with every major union in the Pacific Northwest. We know the players and we know their strategies.

Employment laws are ever-changing. This is even more true now than ever before. To keep up, companies need someone that understands the law, and knows their industry.

We don’t back down from challenges facing our clients. We believe in assertive, ethical & practical solutions to our client’s real world labor & employment needs.

John M. Payne, Shareholder

Collective Bargaining, National Labor Relations Act, Union Organizing Counter Campaigns, Strike Preparation and Response, Washington Law Against Discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act, Washington Minimum Wage Act, Fair Labor Standards Act


Christopher L. Hilgenfeld, Managing Shareholder

Collective Bargaining, Union Organizing Counter Campaigns, Labor Arbitrations, Unfair Labor Practice Charges, Strike Preparation and Response, Wage & Hour Class Actions, Washington Law Against Discrimination, Fair Labor Standards Act, Oregon Fair Employment Practice Act

Selena C. Smith, Shareholder

Collective Bargaining, National Labor Relations Act, Labor Arbitrations, Unfair Labor Practice Charges, Union Organizing Counter Campaigns, Strike Preparation and Response, Washington Law Against Discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act, Washington Minimum Wage Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act

Erik M. Laiho, Partner

Family Medical Leave Act, Washington Law Against Discrimination, National Labor Relations Act, Union Organizing Counter Campaigns, Collective Bargaining, Fair Labor Standards Act, Washington Minimum Wage Act

Daniel A. Rogers, Associate

Fair Labor Standards Act, Washington Minimum Wage Act, Seattle Wage Theft Ordinance, Worker Misclassification, Family Medical Leave Act, Washington Law Against Discrimination, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, National Labor Relations Act, Unfair Labor Practice Charges, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII

Wesley G. Foreman, Associate

Labor Relations, Labor Arbitrations, Unfair Labor Practice Charges, Temporary Restraining Orders and Strike Response, Washington Law Against Discrimination, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act


Alea M. Burner, Associate

Washington Law Against Discrimination, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Labor Relations, Labor Arbitrations, Fair Labor Standards Act, Washington Minimum Wage Act


Amy C. Plenefisch, Of-Counsel

Labor Relations, Family Medical Leave Act, Washington Law Against Discrimination, National Labor Relations Act, Labor Management Reporting Disclosures Act

Joseph G. Marra, Of-Counsel

Collective Bargaining, National Labor Relations Act, Unfair Labor Practice Charges, Organizing Counter Campaigns, Washington Law Against Discrimination.

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