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Williams Kastner Associate

Kathleen X. Goodman

Kathleen X. GoodmanAssociate
Education & Bar Admissions

Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
J.D. 2013
Law School Dean’s List 2011 – 2013 and Summa Cum Laude

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
B.A., Psychology, 2007

U.S. District Court
Western Washington


Kathleen X. Goodman


Kathleen Goodman is an Associate in the Seattle office of Williams Kastner. Her practice focuses on business litigation, labor and employment law, and matters affecting public entities. Kathleen has experience representing a range of private and public clients in employment disputes, including discrimination, wage and hour issues, and non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. Kathleen also has experience representing both private and public clients in personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, and land use matters. Kathleen has practiced in a range of forums including, state court, federal court, and at arbitrations.

During law school, Kathleen received CALI Awards in Corporate Finance, Business Entities, Federal Indian Law, Natural Resources Law, International Environmental Law and Advanced Legal Research. Kathleen gained experience while working as a research assistant at Seattle University School of Law, as a legal intern for a clean energy development company, and while participating in her school’s Youth Advocacy Clinic.

Professional Experience

Williams Kastner, Associate | 2013 – Present
Williams Kastner, Summer Associate | Summer 2012
Summit Power Group, LLC, Law Clerk | Summer 2011


  • U.S. District Court
  • Western District of Washington
  • American Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Northwest Immigrant’s Rights Project Pro Bono Attorney
  • Washington Defense 206.233.2957Trial Lawyers (WDTL)

Presentations & Seminars

  • Presenter, “Minimum Wage & Sick Leave and I-1433 Webinar,” LeadingAge Washington, December 20, 2016.
  • Presenter, “New Wage and Hour Issues,” Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Seminar, November 3, 2016.
  • Presenter, “Leave For You & Me,” Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Half-Day Seminar, Seattle, WA, October 22, 2015.
  • Co-Presenter, “HR Hotspot: Wage and Hour Potholes to Avoid in 2014,” Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Breakfast Seminar, Seattle, WA, February 26, 2014.

Articles & Publications

Author, “What must my company do to ensure that it is in compliance with the recently implemented “safe and sick leave” rules in Seattle and Tacoma?” Puget Sound Business Journal, November 27, 2015.

Author, “I am a small business owner and use independent contractors. Can I terminate or renew my relationship with these independent contractors freely without the risk of litigation?” Puget Sound Business Journal, April 24, 2015.

Author, “Must I pay employees for the time spent getting in and out of their protective or sanitary work clothes?” Puget Sound Business Journal, March 28, 2014.