Professional Biography

Thomas E. Platt Of Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8475

    F +1.206.359.9000


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA




Tom Platt, an of counsel in the firm's Labor & Employment practice, has over 35 years of experience in labor and employment law. He represents clients in employment litigation; counseling and defense in the areas of labor relations, collective bargaining, and NLRB and PERC proceedings; grievance and interest arbitrations; and class action lawsuits relating to wage-and-hour and related claims.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2003 - Present: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • 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.)

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • King County Bar Association, Labor Law Section; Past President and Member, Board of Trustees
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Seattle University Law School
  • Pacific Coast Labor Law Conference, Past Chair and Member of Steering Committee

Community Involvement

  • Business Volunteers for the Arts, Past President, Board of Directors
  • Seattle Repertory Theatre, Member, Board of Trustees

Related Employment

  • U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Counsel, 1974 - 1976



Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

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

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

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


  • Harvard University, B.A.,
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    , 1971
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.,
    cum laude
    , 1974