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Jonathan M. Minear

Associate
Seattle

P 206-626-6432
F 206-405-4450
Jonathan.Minear@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Jonathan M. Minear is an Associate in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He focuses his practice on litigating workplace law matters and assisting employers with preventive advice and counsel.

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.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Banchero Disability Partners, Board Member & Fundraising Chair

Published Works

  • “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)


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November 2, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2017

November 2, 2017

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: Minimum wage traps Prevention pointer The legislation (Not) Only in California Regulatory roundup Class action trends—the top ten... Read More

July 25, 2017

Washington Enacts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

July 25, 2017

All Washington employers must provide paid family and medical leave under a bill signed by Governor Jay Inslee on July 5, 2017. The new law creates an insurance fund that employers and employees both pay into, with a 0.4 percent payroll tax. Payroll deductions will begin on January 1, 2019, and benefits will become available to... Read More

July 12, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2017

July 12, 2017

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: Wage and hour claims: the class and collective behemoth The legislation Prevention pointer Only in California Regulatory roundup Read More

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