Tamblyn & Kuderer – Mercer Island Law Group is a boutique Employment Law Firm. Our firm has decades of experience fighting for employee rights. If you have questions about a potential case, please contact our law firm for a free preliminary employment claim review. Read below to find out more about our law firm.
George O. Tamblyn
George, a graduate of Cornell Law School (specialization in international law) has been a lawyer for over 50 years. Practicing in both Portland and Seattle, George has experience litigating matters in State and Federal Courts. George’s practice areas include Employment, Business and Corporate structures and Real Estate. He has litigated against most of the larger corporations in the Pacific Northwest. George is knowledgeable in all aspects of informal dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. His decades of experience enable him to get to the heart of legal complex problems quickly.
As well as being a lawyer, George has been a client. Ownership and direct involvement in manufacturing and computer businesses gave him the perspective of a consumer of legal services.
During his career, George has served on many civic and bar-related organizations. In 2000, George took a 10-year sabbatical from the practice of law to attend graduate school in history and teach college-level history and law at several local universities and community colleges. He returned to active practice in 2010.
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Patricia Kuderer has over 27 years’ experience representing clients in personal injury cases, public record matters, and employment law cases. She started her career in Minnesota, where she was managing partner in the firm Hoff, Barry & Kuderer. She traveled all over the state handling personal injury claims on behalf of municipalities and nonprofits. Also during this time she represented individuals injured in automobile accidents, by drunk drivers, or in slip and falls, in addition to handling employment discrimination cases. Her work afforded her frequent opportunities to argue before the Appellate and Supreme Courts of Minnesota. Patricia was also a city attorney for many years where she became well-versed in Minnesota’s public records law, an area she continues to practice in today. She understood early on the value of government transparency and found the governmental agencies that worked best practiced that same ideal.
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Jason J. Gillis
After a successful career in corporate finance as a Director of Finance and CCO at Warner Bros., Jason pursued a law degree at Willamette University College of Law enabling him to advocate for others and strive to deliver efficient and effective service. With a thorough understanding of the world in which business clients operate, Jason bridges the gap between business and law. He is uniquely situated to offer practical and actionable legal advice that is presented in a customer focused manner. Jason provides legal advice aimed at producing turn-key options and effects to facilitate client decisions that reduce risk, increase return on investment, and secure resolution of all manner of legal issues.
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After graduating Boston University in 2011, Ruth worked for the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office-Child Abuse Unit as a Victim Advocate. Ruth returned to Seattle, her hometown, after living in Boston for six years and graduated from Seattle University School of Law. In Ruth’s first year of practice, she focused on civil litigation with an emphasis on appellate practice. Ruth was lead attorney on cases involving medical malpractice, employment, construction and more. Ruth’s legal writing skills have resulted in successful appellate briefs in Washington’s Court of Appeals as well as winning dispositive motions in King, Pierce, and Snohomish County Superior Courts.
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Licensed Legal Intern
With years of experience as a successful entrepreneur, business owner, and Human Resource Specialist, in 2015, Heather decided to expand her knowledge and pursue a legal education. Seeking practical legal experience as well as theoretical learning, Heather was admitted to and began the Rule 6 Law Clerk Program, administered by the Washington State Bar Association. The Law Clerk Program is an alternative law school authorized under Rule 6 of the Washington Supreme Courts Admission and Practice Rule (APR) 6. It is a four-year program designed to provide educational and practical experience through a combination of work and study with an experienced lawyer or judge. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, Heather will be qualified to take the Washington State Bar examination. Since beginning the Rule 6 program, Heather’s education has included both theoretical study of and regular participation in client interviews, pre-trial negotiations, research, discovery, alternative dispute resolution, and trial. Heather’s practice focuses on plaintiffs employment law including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims as well estate planning and administration.
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Paralegal & Intake Specialist
Lauren joined Mercer Island Law Group in May 2019 working as a litigation paralegal and intake specialist. Previously she worked for a criminal defense attorney before making the transition to employment law. She presently does volunteer work with the King County Bar Association in their Eastside clinic. In Spring of 2019 Lauren graduated Edmonds College with an associate’s degree in paralegal studies and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Lauren takes pride in developing the client relationship from the beginning and making sure all the client’s needs are met during the litigation process.
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