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.
Terry A. Venneberg Weekly Weekly
Topic of the Week
Fill the Void: Getting Reengaged At Work
With 70% of the workforce not engaged at work, here are four ways to say "I do" all over again.
Blog of the Week
Are you an employee? It seems like a simple question that must have a simple answer for most people. But definitions in different laws and rulings enforcing the laws vary. And that variation provides an opening for a growing number of employers to cheat governments of taxes and workers of income, benefits and protections by misclassifying their employees, especially as "independent contractors."
Thought for the Week
"We are all in the gutter, just some of us are looking at the stars."
List of the Week
from Harris Interactive
Stressors at Work: Top Sources of Stress
- Low wages, 11% (for women it's 14%)
- Annoying coworkers, 10%
- Commuting, 9%
- Workload, 9%
- Job outside chosen career, 8%