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Suzanne Kelly Michael

Partner, Seattle
t: 206.682.2308
f: 206.682.7908
t: 503.205.8057
f: 503.242.4263


Suzanne Kelly Michael is a partner in the firm's Seattle and Portland offices and national co-chair of the firm's Litigation Practice group. She focuses her practice on employment law, employment litigation, and civil litigation. Suzanne has litigated significant cases involving sexual harassment, sexual orientation discrimination, age and national origin discrimination, disability discrimination, and a host of other claims. She has published articles on trial tactics, is a frequent presenter at seminars and a teacher at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).

Suzanne was named one of the "Top Ten Female Litigators in Washington State." She has regularly been named a "Super Lawyer" in employment law and litigation by the publication "Washington Law and Politics", including for the year 2019, and is consistently rated among the "Top Employment Lawyers" in "Seattle" magazine.

Suzanne received her J.D. from Seattle University and her B.A. from the University of Washington. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Washington Women Lawyers and Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating Service, the highest rating available to a lawyer. 

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  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers



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