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Matt J. O'Laughlin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Maloney O'Laughlin, PLLC
200 W. Mercer Street, Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-536-2338
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Licensed in Washington Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%), Civil Rights (30%), Employment & Labor: Employee (30%)
Attorney Profile

Matt J. O'Laughlin is an attorney at Maloney O’Laughlin, PLLC. Based in Seattle, he focuses his practice on employment law matters, providing representation to people throughout the greater metropolitan area and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice before all Washington state courts, Mr. O'Laughlin is also admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Mr. O'Laughlin confines his practice to assisting current, past, and prospective employees in a variety of issues. A significant portion of his caseload deals with employment and workplace discrimination that is prohibited under a variety of federal and state statutes. These include the Washington State Law Against Discrimination, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Mr. O'Laughlin has also represented people who have been the victim of workplace sexual harassment, and his clients have also included whistleblowers who have been wrongfully terminated or who have been otherwise illegally retaliated against.

Mr. O'Laughlin has been able to obtain significant compensation for his clients, both after a jury trial and as the result of settlements that he has been able to negotiate out of court. His fellow attorneys have taken note of his successful track record and have awarded him a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. O'Laughlin has been named to The National Advocates: Top 100, an invitation-only organization. He obtained his legal education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he was the articles editor on the UMKC Law Review before receiving his Juris Doctor in 2002.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Civil Rights
  • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Selections

6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

About Matt J. O'Laughlin

First Admitted: 2002, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://pacwestjustice.com/about-us/matt-j-olaughlin/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Neighborhood Justice Center Volunteer

Bar/Professional Activity

  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Employment Attorneys

Honors/Awards

  • James Madison Award
  • AVVO Rating (Peer and Client Reviewed): 10/10 “Superb”
  • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Law Review, Articles Editor, University of Missouri
  • Webster University, Guest Lecturer – First Amendment Law
  • UMKC, Guest Lecturer – Constitutional Law
  • Contributing Editor, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey, American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, BNA Books, (2015 Supplement) (2014 Supplement)
  • Contributing Editor, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey, American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, BNA Books, (2017 Supplement)
  • Contributing Editor, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey, American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, (BNA Books, 3d Ed. 2016)

Educational Background

  • University of Missouri, B.A., Major: Political Science, Honors: with Honors, 1997
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Office Location for Matt J. O'Laughlin

200 W. Mercer Street
Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98119

Phone: 206-536-2338

Last Updated: 7/26/2021

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