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Barry Alan Johnsrud


P 206-626-6411 F 206-405-4450


Barry Alan Johnsrud


Barry Alan Johnsrud is a principal in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For almost 25 years he has represented employers in every kind of employment dispute and litigation.

Barry devotes the vast majority of his practice to dispute resolution, ranging from attorney demands to litigation. Barry relishes the opportunity to represent clients at trial, when that is the client’s goal for a dispute, or when it becomes necessary because a dispute cannot be resolved in a manner acceptable to the client. Most clients prefer to find a path to resolution in order to avoid the distraction of litigation. Barry is skilled at finding the path to resolution at the best time for the client.

Barry's representation of employers has involved the full range of disputes, from demands to jury trials, and has covered nearly every substantive area of employment law. His recent successes include a successful trial, a variety of summary judgments, and an injunction preventing competition for two years by two employees who had not signed a non-compete agreement. Barry has successfully convinced opposing lawyers to drop cases wrongfully brought against clients of the firm without motion. He led a team that obtained the dismissal of an FLSA collective action for plaintiff’s failure to observe procedural requirements of the FLSA. Barry has obtained sanctions of over $17,000 against a plaintiff for refusing to proceed to trial on the date set by the court. The Court of Appeals affirmed that order. He has tried several cases since joining Jackson Lewis ten years ago, and before. However, most of his successes involve confidential information that cannot be disclosed.

While attending law school, Barry received three American Jurisprudence awards, including Civil Procedure and Contracts.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Employment Law - Management" (2021)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, "Distinguished® - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement" (2006-present)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association

Published Works

  • Litigating the Sexual Harassment Case, Second ed. (IL: American Bar Association, 2000) [Contributor]