Benjamin J. Stone

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Seattle, Washington

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
Benjamin J. Stone
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 1989

Education: Brooklyn Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP

1111 Third Ave.
Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98101 Visit website


Since relocating from New York City following seven years of practice there, Ben has focused his practice on representing employers and managers against employment-related claims.  He is presently a partner in the Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois, where he represents management and supervisors against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower related claims, FMLA interference and retaliation, and, wage and hour violations.  

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1991, Mr. Stone went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1995. During his time there, he was awarded the Academic Achievement Scholarship, was on Dean's List, and served as the managing editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law.

With 25 years of experience, Mr. Stone has a deep understanding of complex civil litigation practice and procedure.  He has obtained a number of success in his career, including the dismissal of multiple employment claims, many of which have been affirmed on appeal. 

Passionate about his work, Mr. Stone tenaciously litigates in the courtroom or negotiates to reach a settlement that is of the greatest advantage to his clients. In order to secure the best possible outcome for their case, he listens closely to his clients' goals. In addition, Mr. Stone believes that legal services should be affordable and he works to keep costs down.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Stone is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Stone is the author of several legal articles, and he has served as a presenter at conferences and seminars.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Defense

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employer, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

  • 100% Employment Litigation: Defense

First Admitted: 1989, Washington

Professional Webpage:

  • Dean’s List, Brooklyn Law School
  • Dean’s Academic Achievement Scholarship, Brooklyn Law School
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Staying Off the Hook for TCPA Claims, Corporate Counselor Magazine, published December 1, 2010
  • Curbing an Employee Misclassification Mistake, posted October 1, 2010, by Risk and Insurance
  • Stay Off the Hook for TCPA Claims, posted October 1, 2010, by Corporate Counsel
  • Presented seminar at annual convention of Washington Collectors Association entitled TCPA:  Individual and Class Action Exposure, May 21, 2010
  • Presented at seminar to ACA International, Inc. entitled TCPA Tips: The Law, Class Action Trends, and Defense Strategies, May 11, 2010
  • D&O Policies in Bankruptcy – Delaware Bankruptcy Court Rules that Directors and Officers May Access Eroding Policy Notwithstanding Company’s Bankruptcy Filing, Cozen O’Connor Alert, May 1, 2010
  • Managing Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law
  • FAQs for Employers: Handling Leave and Accommodation Requests by “Disabled” Employees Under the ADA, WLAD, and FMLA, Washington
  • Counties Risk Pool Spring Conference, March 27, 2014
  • Avoiding the ESI Minefield on the March to Trial, American Bar Association, August 22, 2013
  • Moderated a roundtable hosted by the Trial Practice Committee of the American Bar Association entitled, The Use of Technology in Openings and Closings, March 27, 2013
  • Refining What is a Loss Under Washington D&O Policies, posted June 6, 2012, in Expert Analysis, Employment Law360
  • TCPA Update, Consumer Finance Seminar, American Conference Institute, Chicago, July 28, 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • Subcommittee Chair, Trial Practice Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Former Vice President and Member at Large, Board of Trustees, Kol HaNeshamah, a Reform Congregation in Seattle
Educational Background:
  • Obtained law degree from Brooklyn Law School. , 1995
  • B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1991

Office location for Benjamin J. Stone

1111 Third Ave.
Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-455-7413


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

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