Stephanie L. BloomfieldPartner
Primary Areas of PracticeTort and Personal Injury Litigation, Employment Law, Unfair Competition, Professional Liability Issues, Commercial Litigation and Appellate Practice.
J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1994
B.A., Political Science, University of Texas, Austin and Arlington, 1991
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeWashington State Courts
United States District Court, Western District of Washington
United States District Court, District of Alaska
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
American Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Member, Disciplinary Board (2013-present)
Member, Rule of Professional Conduct Committee (2008-2012)
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Vice President (2012-2013)
Co-chair, Judicial Qualifications Committee (2007-2010)
Inns of Court - Robert J. Bryan Inn
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
$3.4 Million Paid by Thurston County to Resolve Claims. Represented three deputy prosecuting attorneys in gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims against the county. The jury unanimously found in favor of each of the three clients on all discrimination and retaliation claims after over two weeks of trial. In addition to the $1.5 million damage award, the court awarded attorneys' fees and costs, and granted a multiplier, leading to a supplemental judgment of approximately $1.5 million. After Ms. Bloomfield successfully defending the County's appeal, and the appellate court affirmed the judgments, the County paid approximately $3.4 million to resolve the matter. Broyles v. Thurston County, 147 Wn. App. 409 (2008).
Defense Verdict on Trade Secret Claims. Represented the former CEO of Plaintiff and his new company in litigation to protect their newly developed technologies from the former employer's claim that the new technology was based on trade secrets stolen from the former employer. Successfully defended motion for preliminary injunction. After a three week trial, the jury found every one of the seven alleged trade secrets was not a trade secret allowing my clients to maintain ownership and capitalize on the new technology they had developed independently.
Dismissal of Claims Against Individual Defendants in Section 1983 Action for Discrimination in the Award of Contract.
Ms. Bloomfield obtained orders dismissing all claims against individual defendants involved in the award of a public contract that was alleged to be motivated by race discrimination. The claims against the sole remaining entity were then settled after a three week jury trial.
Publications & Presentations
- 2013 "Strategies for Efficient Discovery: Getting Big Results without Excessive Effort," WSBA Litigation Section Annual CLE
- 2012 "Cross Examination of the IME Doctor," ABOTA Washington Chapter Annual Masters CLE
- 2011 "Direct, Cross Examination and Impeachment," WSBA Litigation Section Annual Trial Skills CLE
- 2008 "Trade Secrets in Washington," Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Year End Program
- 2008 "Responding to Discrimination Claims," WSBA Employment Law CLE: Making it Work at Work
• Order of the Barristers
• Selected for inclusion in the 2010-2014 Washington Super Lawyers lists, Business Litigation
• President, Moot Court Honor Board
• First Place Mock Trial, 1994
• Regional Mock Trial Team, 1994
• First Place, First Year Appellate Advocacy Competition, 1992
• Best Oralist, First Year Appellate Advocacy Competition, 1992
• First Place Client Counseling Competition, 1991