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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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August 13, 2018

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2018

August 13, 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... Read More

May 1, 2018

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2018

May 1, 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... Read More

March 20, 2018

Washington Ban-the-Box Law Limits Criminal Background Inquiries

March 20, 2018

Effective June 7, 2018, Washington will be the next state to implement “ban the box” legislation restricting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process. Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Washington Fair Chance Act (WFCA) on March 13, 2018. The WFCA... Read More

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