Stephanie L. BloomfieldPartner, Board of Directors
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
Order of the Barristers.
President, Moot Court Honor Board.
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
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Vice President / President-elect (2012-2013)
Co-chair, Judicial Qualifications Committee (2007-2010)
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).
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
- 2008 Trade Secrets in Washington
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Ass'n Year End Program
- 2008 Responding to Discrimination Claims
WSBA Employment Law CLE "Making it Work at Work
- Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative
- Order of the Barristers
- Selected for inclusion in Washington Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2010-13
- 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