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Williams Kastner Board of Directors
Jessie L. Harris
Jessie Harris is Managing Director of Williams Kastner and a Member in the firm’s Seattle office. He is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on civil litigation related to employment law, catastrophic and pers...
Scott B. Henrie
Scott Henrie is a Member in the Seattle office where he has practiced since 1982. His practice involves civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial disputes, debtor creditor rights, trusts, receiverships, reorgani...
Rodney L. Umberger
Rod Umberger is a Member in the Seattle office, where he chairs the Business Litigation Practice Group and serves on the Board of Directors for the firm. He is first and foremost a trial lawyer with experience handlin...
David W. Wiley
Dave Wiley is a Member in the Seattle office and serves on the Board of Directors for the firm. His practice concentrates on representation of the transportation and solid waste industries and also includes regulatory...
Awards And Recognitions
Practice Areas recognized in 2020 “Best Law Firms” list by US News and Best Lawyers.
Employment Law: Management
Litigation: Labor & Employment
Labor Law: Management
Litigation: Trusts & Estates
Personal Injury Litigation: Defendant
Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights
Product Liability Litigation: Defendants
Williams Kastner is well known for its vast trial and litigation successes. We have substantial experience in a broad range of legal areas such as administrative law, antitrust, bankruptcy, breach of contract, class actions, commercial torts, construction, defamation, drug products, employment practices, fire and marine, intellectual property, insurance coverage, insurance defense, environmental and land use, lender liability, products liability, professional liability, real estate, securities, toxic torts and hazardous waste.
As a firm we embrace diversity and inclusion through our people, our work and our support for, and participation in, community programs and projects which foster diversity.
Williams Kastner’s lawyers dedicate their time and legal talents to a number of organizations on a pro bono basis. Our firm feels strongly about our involvement with organizations that have devoted their efforts to improve the lives of those who are underserved, overlooked and lack resources and access to legal services. Our firm is actively involved with the following organizations
Pro Bono Inquiries
Works to prevent homelessness and hunger in Greater North Seattle by providing emergency services and assisting with basic human needs.
Promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.
Enlists local attorneys, law students, and law firm secretaries and paralegals in cities across the country to provide pro bono legal assistance to homeless individuals.
Protects unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney.
Helps deserving, transformed, long-serving prisoners chart a path to clemency.
Community Service Involvement
Williams Kastner strongly believes in the importance of giving back to the communities that have contributed so deeply to the firm’s success. Our commitment to our local community enriches us as professionals, adds depth to our perspective and gives credence to our roots as a Pacific Northwest law firm. Listed here are some of the many other organizations in which our attorneys and staff members are involved or to which the firm has recently provided support through a financial contribution.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Visit their website for more information: heart.org
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
The Campaign for Equal Justice is Washington’s only coordinated, annual fund drive for civil legal aid, and the fundraising arm of the Legal Foundation of Washington.
Oregon lawyers established the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) in 1991, with the mission of making equal access to justice a reality for all Oregonians. CEJ is the support organization for Oregon’s statewide legal aid programs, who encourage your support through CEJ.
CENTS empowers people to improve their financial health by developing educational and legal resources to help them prevent or overcome financial challenges.
CourtCare provides free childcare program in downtown and East County courthouses of Oregon and has served over 16,000 children since it opened in 2001.
Food Lifeline rescues food and provides meals to end hunger today for thousands of people across Western Washington. We’re also working hard regionally to provide a long-term solution to hunger that ensures that everybody has enough food to eat.
The American Bar Associations’ (ABA) Fund for Justice and Education serves as the link between the ABA’s commitment to public service and its ability to produce programs that improve the lives of those we are entrusted to serve.
The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas is a corps of youth and adults, staff and volunteers, families and local citizens who believe that the power of words, well-written and well-spoken, can open doors to important opportunities. Our tutoring, writing, and publishing programs prepare young people, ages 6 to 18, for a successful future by developing strong writing skills, championing diverse communication styles, and motivating young people to share their stories.
IICF helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strengths of the insurance industry in providing grants, volunteer service and leadership to local nonprofit organizations.
Kindering embraces children of diverse abilities and their families by providing the finest education and therapies to nurture hope, courage and the skills to soar.
Lake Washington Schools Foundation raises funds to support academic excellence and success for all students in the Lake Washington School District.
The Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (“MAMA Seattle”) was founded in 2006 as an organization designed to empower attorney mothers and encourage professional success while celebrating our roles as attorneys and mothers.
The Oregon Food Bank is dedicated to eliminate hunger and its root causes…because no one should go hungry.
Safe Crossings Foundation is dedicated to helping grieving children who have lost a parent, sibling, or other loved one heal and thrive.
Seattle Counseling Service is a community based organization that has been dedicated to promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQ community for 45 years.
The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is a student-led organization committed to increasing awareness of the rewards, challenges, opportunities, and needs in public interest law.