Professional Experience

Sara Amies is a leader in the Seattle employment law community, and comes to us with almost two decades of experience advising employees and small businesses on employment law issues. Sara handles a wide range of employment litigation, where her work primarily focuses on issues relating to whistleblower retaliation, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and disability accommodations. She also negotiates employment contracts, non-compete restrictions, and severance agreements.

She has a special interest in non-compete issues, and prides herself on generating practical, problem-solving strategies that meet her clients’ goals and further the interests of justice. Sara graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2005, where she served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Mary Yu, now a Washington State Supreme Court Justice. She was a Partner at Seattle Employment Law Partners prior to joining Helsell Fetterman in 2023.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys gardening, hiking, creating art, and rowing on Lake Washington.

Professional Affiliations

  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association (2006 – 2023)
  • Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference, Planning Committee (2020 Chair)
  • Legal Voice, Intake Committee
  • Trustee, King County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section
  • King County Washington Women Lawyers Judicial Evaluation Committee

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State Bar, 2005
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyer – Employment Litigation, Plaintiff (2016-2023)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, “Rising Star”, (2007-15)
  • King County Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award (2006)

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