Joshua Brittingham 206-607-4173 Assistant: Alicia E. Macklin (206) 607-4141

Labor and Employment Law 

Josh Brittingham represents and counsels management clients in connection with all types of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state law. He helps private and public employers reduce their legal exposure by implementing effective personnel policies and practices. He also represents high-level executives in employment matters. His wide-ranging practice includes drafting and enforcing employment, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements, and defending claims regarding wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage-and-hour issues in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Brittingham also provides representation on labor relations matters, such as collective bargaining, arbitrations, union organizational campaigns, and National Labor Relations Board proceedings.

Mr. Brittingham has extensive litigation experience. Before joining Carney Badley Spellman, he spent nearly a decade litigating commercial matters (including contract breaches, tortious interference claims, and business owner disputes), real estate matters (such as lease, easement, and boundary disputes), and employment matters. In the past, he also formed companies, advised clients on real estate transactions, and drafted purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, and other contracts.

Mr. Brittingham comes from a business background. Both of his parents are small business owners, and, before practicing law, he worked as a project manager and business analyst in the financial services industry. This businesses background gives Mr. Brittingham a unique perspective which he harnesses to help employers obtain satisfactory results. Mr. Brittingham takes pride in tackling labor and employment law problems so his clients can thrive.


  • JD UCLA School of Law, 2008
  • BA, Northwest University, 2000

Bar and Court Admissions

WA State Bar

CA State Bar

OR State Bar

Professional Associations

  • WA State Bar Association 2009


  • “Profile” article, Benders California Labor and Employment Law Bulletin, August 2007.

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