Brenda L. Bannon

Of Counsel || Seattle

Brenda Bannon is currently Of Counsel with Ogletree Deakins at their Seattle location, as a part of the Litigation, Labor and Employment law practices. In addition to her active legal practice, Ms. Bannon conducts comprehensive independent workplace investigations for private and public sector employers.

Ms. Bannon’s employment law practice includes providing employers proactive advice and practical solutions to current or potential employee problems to manage risk related to discipline, discrimination, retaliation, disability accommodation, ADA, WLAD, FMLA, L & I parameters, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and termination. Ms. Bannon also advises regarding recruiting, hiring, training, performance management, promoting and issues pertaining to internal policy development and employee benefits.

Labor grievances and arbitrations constitute another aspect of her practice.

Ms. Bannon additionally provides defense services responding to EEOC and HRC Complaints, assisting employers in navigating current harassment and discrimination investigations, and defending employment claims in litigation.

Her litigation and trial practice has also included defending police officers and their departments from claims alleging civil rights violations, wrongful arrest and excessive force claims. Ms. Bannon has additionally defended police agencies at Inquests exploring the use of deadly force. Her litigation and trial services have extended to defending government agencies against road design claims alleging negligence, wrongful death, and other traditional tort-based claims.

Ms. Bannon’s litigation practice extends to defending the case through the appellate courts.

Previously, Ms. Bannon practiced with Keating, Bucklin and McCormack, Inc., P.S. She joined the firm in 1998 and served as a Shareholder until Fall 2015.

Ms. Bannon also served as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County working as a trial attorney prosecuting felony cases and defending them on appeal.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Seattle SHRM
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Washington Public Risk Management Association
  • Lake Washington Human Resources Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association


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