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Ruth Vizcaino

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Biography

Ruth Vizcaino focuses her practice on labor and employment matters. Ruth has extensive experience litigating cases in both state and federal court involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation as well as gender, race, disability, and age discrimination.  Ruth specializes in litigating against corporate employers including, The Boeing Company, Microsoft, Costco, Facebook, Blue Nile, SAP, Amazon.com, Harborview Medical Center, T-Mobile, and Swedish Hospital, among others. Ruth also has experience negotiating severance packages and has a high settlement rate in mediation. Ruth handles the firm’s appellate work in employment and has experience in both Washington’s Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit.  In addition to representing employees, Ruth advises employers on highly sensitive and confidential employment matters involving severance, sexual harassment, race discrimination, and the Family Medical Leave Act.  She has litigated cases with clients located in Washington, Oregon, California, New York, and Virginia.  In addition to her employment practice, Ruth handles select family law matters with a particular emphasis on complex child custody disputes and high conflict dissolutions.  
 
Ruth, a Seattle native, graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor degree in History. The following two years, Ruth worked for the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Unit as a victim advocate in Boston. Ruth returned to Seattle to attend Seattle University School of Law in 2013.  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
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Employer Risk Management & Consulting
  • General Counsel
  • Family Law

Industries

• Aviation
• Technology Sector
• Retail & Consumer Products
• Food & Beverage
• Engineering & Manufacturing
• Construction

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D.
  • Boston University
    • B.A.
    • Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in History

Bar Admissions

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