Kathleen Barnard

Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP
Seattle, WA


Kathleen Phair Barnard devotes her practice to advising and representing labor unions in all aspects of collective bargaining and litigation and representing individual employees in employment discrimination and civil rights cases. She has extensive experience in representing unions during strikes and contract campaigns, in subcontracting disputes and in unfair labor practice proceedings. She has won noteworthy judgments and settlements for individual employees in employment and civil rights cases.  Her cases include several which have established precedent protecting victims of sexual harassment and domestic violence, and protecting employees engaged in intermittent strike activity under the Railway Labor Act.

Ms. Barnard is an experienced appellate advocate for labor and employment clients.  She also often appears as appellate amicus counsel for labor and civil rights organizations appearing as friends of the court in significant cases. She frequently writes and lectures on labor and employment matters on both the local and national level.



  • Labor Arbitration Advocacy - Case Preparation

Upcoming Sessions

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Labor Arbitration Advocacy - Case PreparationSeattle, WA11/21/2014ClassroomCLOSED