Mr. Minear represents employers in state and federal courts in a broad range of matters, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, employment torts, breach of contract, wage and hour compliance, and wrongful termination claims. He also appears before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. In addition, he represents clients in appeals to all levels of Washington state courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
During law school, Mr. Minear was a Note & Comment Editor of the Seattle University Law Review. After graduation, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marywave Van Deren at the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II. He is a native of Georgia and serves on a local nonprofit board.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Banchero Disability Partners, Board Member & Fundraising Chair
•“Friday Night Lights,” Principal Leadership Magazine (January 2015) [Co-Author]
•“The Limits of Free Speech,” Principal Leadership Magazine (May 2014) [Co-Author]
•“Civil Rights of Student Athletes with Disabilities,” Education Law Association Annual Conference (November 2013) [Co-Author]
•“Your Licensor Has a License to Kill and It May Be Yours: Why the Ninth Circuit Should Resist Bankruptcy Law That Threatens Intellectual Property Licensing Rights,” Seattle University Law Review (2007) [Author]
Speeches and Presentations
•“Handling Email, Social Media, and Other Electronically Stored Information,” National Business Institute CLE (January 2015) (presenter)
•“Civil Rights of Student Athletes with Disabilities,” Education Law Association (November 2013) (presenter)
December 12, 2018
Class Action Trends Report Fall 2018
Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Are you my employer? A patchwork of tests Only in California Prevention pointer Other class action developments
August 13, 2018
Class Action Trends Report Summer 2018
Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Disparate impact - discrimination by the numbers Is the FCRA class the new FLSA wage and hour class? Other class action developments...
May 1, 2018
Class Action Trends Report Spring 2018
Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Computer-age class action traps #MeToo: A viral movement, a wave of claims The ADA applies in cyberspace, too Online job assessments...
Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know
When March 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.
Professional Associations and Activities
•King County Bar Association
•Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
•Washington State Bar Association
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