Christopher J. Stockwell

Adjunct Professor

Contact

Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
E-mail: stockwe3@seattleu.edu

Stockwell Law Firm, PLLC
Office: (206) 323-0580
Direct: (253) 459-4818
stockwelllawfirm.com

Education

JD, Seattle University School of Law, 2015
BA, University of Washington, Political Science, 2012

Specializations

Wrongful Termination
Employment Discrimination
Wage Theft
Severance Agreements

Biography

Until 2008, I worked as an EMT, and an Emergency Department Technician. Prior to that, I worked as a volunteer firefighter, and at numerous low paying service sector jobs. In 2009, I went back to college, earning an AA degree from Seattle Central Community College in 2010. In 2012, I earned a BA from the University of Washington, with honors in Political Science. In 2015, I earned a JD from Seattle University School of Law with a focus on labor and employment law. In 2015 I also became a member of the Washington State Bar Association.

Throughout my life I have been singularly focused on collective bargaining and workers' rights plaintiff rights. I first became aware of the necessity of workers' rights advocates while working as a low wage service sector employee. During my time as a first responder, in the field and the hospital setting, I was a member of Teamsters #763 and SEIU #1199 respectively. During the course of my undergraduate career, I interned with OPEIU #8, and was involved with United Students against Sweatshop's workers' rights campaigns. During law school, I worked as a legal intern both for Administrative Judge Steven Gaffin at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Solicitor's Office of the Department of Labor.

In the past five years of practice, I started my own solo law firm right out of law school. I have extensive litigation experience in the area of employment practice. I regularly litigate cases in federal district courts, state superior courts, as well as federal and state administrative agencies. I also do appeals in both the Washington State Division 1 Court of Appeals, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, including oral argument at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. During the Spring Semester of 2021, I will be an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University School of Law, teaching employment discrimination.

Publications

Snohomish County Bar Association, April, 2019 "Wage Theft and Civil Consequences"