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Judd H. Lees

Phone: 206-233-2893
Fax: 206-628-6611
Email: jlees@williamskastner.com

Two Union Square
601 Union Street, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98101


Judd Lees has been practicing labor and employment law since 1979 and is a member in the Seattle office. He is the past chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. Mr. Lees represents both unionized and nonunionized employers in the private and public sector, including clients in the construction, manufacturing and transportation industries before federal and state agencies, including the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Mr. Lees is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Associated General Contractors of Washington, and is past president of the Western Washington Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. Mr. Lees has been named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine for 2014 and has also been recognized by Seattle Met magazine as a “Top Lawyer” in Labor and Employment.


  • Washington State Bar Association (Public Procurement and Private Construction Law Section)
  • King County Bar Association (CLE Labor and Employment Subcommittee, Labor Law Section)
  • King County Bar Foundation (President's Council)
  • Western Washington Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (Past President; Chapter Labor Counsel; Education Committee)
  • Associated General Contractors of Washington (Former Chair, Legal Affairs Committee)
  • Inland Pacific Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (Chapter Labor Counsel)
  • Puget Sound Chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors (Chapter Labor Counsel)
  • Bellevue Rotary (Past President)
  • Bellevue Schools Foundation (Board of Trustees, 1996 - 2005; Past President)

Recent Articles and Presentations


“National Labor Relations Board Issues Guidelines for Social Media Policies,” Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Alert, February 3, 2012.


Areas of Practice
Bar Admissions
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court (Western Washington, Eastern Washington)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Circuit, 9th Circuit)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Boston University (JD) 1979
  • University of Illinois (BA), cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1975