You can find lots of lawyers who will tell you a path to take with your employment matter. But we think you want someone with enough experience to guide you to the best path.

Paul Nordsletten is the founder of Tahoma Law PLLC and the attorney responsible for handling your matter. He has been guiding employers on employment matters since 1991. He has been recognized as one of Seattle top employment lawyers and has received the highest available rating from his peers.

Here is a summary of Mr. Nordsletten’s background:


Seattle University Law School (1991)
Associate Editor, Law Review
Honors – Dean’s List; Graduated cum laude
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Extern, Hon. Eugene A. Wright

B.A. in Psychology, University of Washington (1976)


Washington State Bar Association
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Dealing with independent contractors in the employment context
Privacy Issues in the Workplace
Handling Disability and other Discrimination Claims
Handling Investigations and Responding to Charges of Discrimination and Retaliation
Background Checks in the Google Era
EEOC compliance in Washington
Conducting internal Investigations
Performance evaluations of employees
Employee discharge and documentation
Avoiding retaliation claims with employees on FMLA Leave
Discharge and post-discharge Issues
How to avoid retaliation Lawsuits
Docking without destroying exempt status
Avoiding retaliation claims under the FLSA
Effectively dealing with problem employees
How to terminate employees
Strategies for effective employee recordkeeping
Document issues after a lawsuit Is filed
Handling wage and our issues
Sexual and other harassment hassles
How to administer the FMLA
Ten Steps Employers Can Take to Avoid Litigation
Mastering the challenges of the FMLA and ADA Overlap
Administering the FMLA for proper regulatory compliance
Intentional and negligent misrepresentation in the employment context


Kent Chamber of Commerce
South King County Bar Association Officer
Comprehensive Life Resources Board of Directors
WSBA Solo & Small Practice Section Executive Committee
Compass Housing Alliance Board of Directors
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Institutional Review Board