SGB is proud to announce the following Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Adam Berger  Berger       Tom Breen  Breen  Martin Garfinkel  Garfinkel

Kathy Goater  Goater  Lindsay Halm  Halm      Kristin Houser  Houser

Jeff Robinson  Robinson    Rebecca Roe  Roe Sims Weymuller   Weymuller

Sandy Widlan  Widlan        Janet Rice  Rice    William Rutzick  Rutzick

Rising Stars

Anne Kysar  Kysar         Brit Mercer Mercer   Linda Worthington Worthington

 

Many Leaders! One Team!

 

SGB files class action on behalf of workers at a SeaTac parking lot that refuses to comply with the new $15/hr. minimum wage

Attorneys at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender (Martin S. Garfinkel, Adam J. Berger, and Lindsay L. Halm) have filed a class action complaint on behalf of workers from Extra Car Airport Parking, Inc. in SeaTac, who were not paid the $15.00 per hour minimum wage as required under the new SeaTac Ordinance that went into effect on January 1, 2014. For more information, see the attached press release and complaint.

Press Release

Complaint

Seattle Times Article

SGB Attorneys file case in Federal Court on behalf of farmer workers

SGB attorneys Marty Garfinkel and Adam Berger and our friends at Columbia Legal Services filed a case in federal court on behalf of farm workers against a Yakima Valley grower concerning H-2A, guest worker violations. Read about it in the Yakima Herald.

SGB Attorneys triumph in a $5.5M Settlement Class Action lawsuit against Bethlehem Construction

Schroeter Goldmark & Bender attorneys Marty Garfinkel and Adam Berger are victorious in representing employees in a class action lawsuit against Bethlehem Construction.  328 workers will receive payments of between $100 and $60,000 each under the settlement award in the case.

Class Action Settlement against Bethlehem Construction – Puget Sound Business Journal Story 10-23-12
$5.5M Class Action Settlement against Bethlehem Construction – Seattle Times Story 10-25-12

Settlement of $150,000 reached in excessive force and discrimination case against Seattle Police Department, Shandy Cobane and Mary Lynne Woollum

On June 25, 2012, the City of Seattle agreed to settle Martin Monetti’s claims against the Seattle Police Department, Shandy Cobane and Mary Woollum for $150,000.  Mr. Monetti claimed that he was subjected to excessive force and racial slurs and that SPD’s culture tolerates use of force and discrimination.  The settlement was reached only three days after Judge Ricardo Martinez found that the case would go to trial because there was enough evidence to establish constitutional violations.