Karen P. Kruse: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Karen P. Kruse

Shareholder
Seattle,  WA  U.S.A.
Phone(206) 405-0404

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
 
University University of Alaska at Juneau, B.L.A., magna cum laude, 1987
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Washington Law School, J.D., with high honors, 1990 Order of the Coif
 
Admitted1990, Washington; 1992, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; 1993, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
 
Memberships 

bar & professional association memberships

American Bar Association

King County Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

 
Biography

Karen P. Kruse is a Shareholder in the Seattle, Washington office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Karen P. Krusevisit superlawyers.com

Ms. Kruse has practiced management-side employment law in Seattle since 1991, with a balance between litigation and employer counseling. She has significant experience with class actions and other complex litigation, including wage-hour, employment discrimination, and non-competition disputes. Her counseling practice includes the full range of workplace issues. Ms. Kruse helps employers minimize legal risks by offering strategic advice on specific employee issues. She also helps employers prevent problems by developing policies, forms, practices and training that address both the employer's legal needs and its business realities.

Before law school, Ms. Kruse spent 10 years with the State of Alaska, mainly serving as one of the State's labor relations representatives and negotiators. As a lawyer in private practice, Ms. Kruse has earned an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been selected as a 2010 Washington Super Lawyer.

During law school, Ms. Kruse was awarded the Mary Ellen Krug Scholarship, for demonstrating both interest and proficiency in labor and employment law and related subjects. She graduated third in her class from the University of Washington School of Law (J.D., 1990). She then had the privilege of serving a one-year clerkship for The Honorable Eugene A. Wright, Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Published Works

Books Equal Employment Opportunity Update. 8 ed.
WA: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2003. [Contributing Author] Equal Employment Opportunity Update. 7 ed.
WA: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2000. [Contributing Author] Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual.
WA: King County Bar Association, 1998. [Contributing Author] Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual.
WA: King County Bar Association, 1996. [Contributing Author]

 
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Karen P. Kruse

520 Pike Street, Suite 2300
SeattleWA 98101




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