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Reed Longyear is pleased to announce that Attorney Michael Longyear has been recognized as one of the 2015 Washington Super Lawyers. In addition, associate attorneys Carla Calogero and Noah Williams have been named Rising Stars. Washington Super Lawyers uses a rigorous selection process that involves peer evaluations and nominations to choose outstanding attorneys to be […]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

Back in 2008, Samantha Elauf, a young Muslim woman, applied for a sales floor position at clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch. As part of her religious practice, she wore her headscarf to the interview. Throughout the interview process she performed well and received high remarks. However, her headscarf violated the clothing retailer’s “preppy” Look Policy, […]

Seattle Minimum Wage: What are Local Businesses Doing?

On April 1st, the initial stages of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage ordinance took effect. Large businesses have the next three years to implement this increase while smaller businesses have five years. Seattle businesses are already starting to test out different models in order to accommodate the increases in labor costs. What follows is a summary […]

Elder Law Month

Concluding “Elder Law Month” this May Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens PLLC acknowledges, the attorneys and organizations that make a difference in the lives of senior citizens, peoples with disabilities, and their family members. An important component of  Elder Law is proactive planning. Elder Law is a growing field of law due to the increasing […]

Happy 9 year anniversary at Reed Longyear to Attorney John Vaughey! John is a personal injury lawyer with over 24 years of experience in injury litigation. With 15 years of previous work experience with insurance companies, John has an insider’s knowledge of how the insurance industry approaches personal injury claims. If you haven’t already, make sure to check […]

Happy 12 year anniversary at Reed Longyear to Legal Assistant and Technology Support Deanna Hendrickson who joined the firm as a contract employee in April 2003 and became full time just six months later. Deanna supports Attorney Douglas Ahrens, Michael Malnati, and Frederic Reed in business and real estate related matters. We are lucky to […]

Happy 12 year anniversary at Reed Longyear to Attorney Christina Corwin! Christina, a skilled mediator and acclaimed family law attorney, handles issues such as divorce, parenting plans, child support and family contracts. We feel fortunate to have such a kindhearted and respected member on our team. Find out more about Christina and her practice here.

Prenup Season

Summertime is wedding season, which can make the early part of the year, for a family lawyer, “prenup season.” We encourage proactive planning for major life events, and a wedding is definitely a major life event.  Part of planning for a wedding should ideally include learning about the financial rules that change when two lives […]

Young vs. United Parcel Service, Inc.

For those following employment discrimination news – no this is not about Ellen Pao – on March 25, 2015 SCOTUS decided Young vs. United Parcel Service (UPS). I would describe this result as “expected”, but the clarification from the Court makes an employment attorneys’ advice that much more precise; which is welcome. A little background: […]

Domestic Violence Resources – Advocates and Online Tools

For families affected by domestic violence, the challenges of the family law process – which can be overwhelming even in the average case – can seem insurmountable. Before the legal process even begins, a domestic violence victim leaving an abusive situation is often dealing with being afraid for his or her safety, being afraid for […]