Professional Biography

Jeffrey (Jeff) Hollingsworth Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8551

    F +1.206.359.9551


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA




Jeff Hollingsworth, a partner for more than 25 years in the firm's Labor & Employment practice, litigates complex class employment cases for large commercial businesses and public employers. His extensive experience permits rapid and incisive case assessment, aggressive strategic and tactical planning, and efficient litigation management tailored closely to the particular facts and circumstances. His concerns also extend to practical but vital collateral issues often related to large litigation, such as public relations and employee morale. In addition to his litigation practice, Jeff also counsels employers on prevention of class claims, and in this arena focuses on statistical analysis of employment transactions such as compensation, promotion and reduction in force.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 - Present: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers," 2007 - Present
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine, “Washington's Super Lawyers," 2007 - 2016
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)





Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • The University of Michigan Law School, J.D.,
    cum laude
    , 1981,
    Editor, Michigan Law Review
  • Michigan State University, B.A.,
    with honors
    , 1973,