Comprehensive Employment Law Advocacy

Ruth Vizcaino

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Biography

Ruth Vizcaino focuses her practice on representation of plaintiffs in employment matters.  Ruth has experience litigating cases in both state and federal court involving wrongful termination, workplace harassment, retaliation as well as gender, race, disability, and age discrimination.  Ruth specializes in litigating against corporate employers including, The Boeing Company, Microsoft, Facebook, Blue Nile, Amazon.com, Harborview Medical Center, King County Metro, T-Mobile, and Swedish Hospital, among others.  Additionally, Ruth handles the firm’s appellate work and has experience in both Washington’s Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit.  Ruth also has experience negotiating severance packages and engaging in arbitration and mediation. 

 
Ruth, a Seattle native, graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor degree in History.  Ruth worked for the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Unit as a victim advocate in Boston the following two years.  Ruth returned to Seattle, her hometown, to attend Seattle University School of Law in 2013.  In Ruth’s first years of practice, she gained experience handling criminal, civil, and family law matters as well as appellate work.  In 2019, Ruth joined Mercer Island Law Group and has enjoyed exclusively representing clients in complex employment litigation matters. 

While Ruth does not consider herself a family law attorney, she takes on pro bono clients with high conflict custody issues as her schedule allows.  In her spare time, Ruth enjoys cooking and running with her beloved husky, Odin.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French

Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Washington Law Against Discrimination, Title VII & ADA
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Severance Negotiation
  • Employer Counseling
  • Arbitration & Mediation

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D.
  • Boston University
    • B.A. 

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit