Terry A. Venneberg
Since 1994, Terry A. Venneberg has represented employees in claims against their employers. His current practice is exclusively dedicated to the representation and counseling of employees in employment-related matters and he offers excellent and vigorous representation against large and mid-sized employers and any opposing counsel.
1994 to present - Solo practitioner in Washington and Alaska with primary emphasis on representation of employees in employment-related matters.
1993 - Associate in law firm with primary emphasis on construction law.
1987 to 1992 - Associate and partner in small insurance defense firm, with primary emphasis on representing public entities in employment and personal injury cases.
Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon Juris Doctor, 1986
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
Major: Political Science
Member, Board of Directors, Washington Employment Lawyers Association (Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee); Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
Member, Washington State Association for Justice
Member, Washington State Bar Association; Member, Alaska Bar Association
Author, After-Acquired Evidence in Employment Cases in Alaska: An Alternative Approach, Duke University School of Law, 18 Alaska Law Review 59 (2001).
Significant Court Rulings:
Ware v. GEO Group, Inc., 2009 WL 4844672 (U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington) (Denial of summary judgment on Title VII claim of retaliation for complaint of sexual harassment by co-worker)
Alawi v. Sprint Nextel Corp., 544 F.Supp.2d 1171 (W.D. Wa. 2008) (Denial of summary judgment in case involving job applicant of Middle Eastern descent brought action against prospective employer alleging that she was discriminated against with regard to an open sales position under § 1981, Title VII, and the Washington Law Against Discrimination)
EEOC v. NEA, 422 F.3d 340 (9th Cir. 2005) (Grant of summary judgment reversed where there were genuine issues of material fact concerning disparate treatment of women in hostile work environment)
Terry lives in Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife Jan, their Labrador Retriever Hannah, and their two cats, Simon and Maggie.
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Topic of the Week
Burned Out At Work
Are you checked-in or checked-out at work? Find out.
Blog of the Week
The national movement toward a minimum wage of $15 an hour is picking up steam in Baltimore, with a key test of strength for the local movement expected before the end of the summer.
Thought for the Week
"All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder."
List of the Week
from Dr. Frank Luntz
Phrases That Work (And One That Doesn't)
- 'Imagine' is still the most powerful word in the English language.
- 'No excuses.' No phrase better conveys accountability, responsibility and transparency.
- 'I get it.' Short, sweet and effective.
- 'If you remember only one thing...' is the surest way to guarantee that people will remember the one point that matters most to you.
- 'Uncompromising Integrity.' Of all the truthiness words, none is as powerful as 'integrity,' but in today's cynical environment, don't expect it to take you very far.
Top Five News Headlines
- Study: Social media now a workplace tool for some
- D.C. Cir. Finds NLRB Order Clashed With Precedent
- Ugly Divorce’ No Grounds for Getting Fired, State High Court Rules
- White TV anchor fired after racial comments fights back with discrimination lawsuit
- The next $15: Seattle’s latest labor movement is about scheduling — and power