CHRISTOPHER J. STOCKWELL
Until 2008, I worked as an EMT and an Emergency Department Technician. Prior to that, I worked as a firefighter and at numerous low paying service sector jobs. In 2009, I went back to college earning an AA degree from Seattle Central Community College in 2010. In 2012, I earned a BA from the University of Washington with honors in Political Science. In 2015, I earned a JD from Seattle University School of Law with a focus on labor and employment law. In 2015, I also became a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
Throughout my life I have been singularly focused on collective bargaining as well as workers’ and plaintiffs' rights. I first became aware of the need for workers’ rights advocates while working as a low wage service sector employee. During my time as a first responder, in the field and the hospital setting, I was a member of Teamsters #763 and SEIU #1199 respectively. During the course of my undergraduate career, I interned with OPEIU #8 and was involved with United Students against Sweatshop’s workers’ rights campaigns. During law school I worked as a legal intern both for Administrative Judge Steven Gaffin at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Solicitor’s Office of the Department of Labor.
STOCKWELL LAW FIRM PLLC
Between 2015 and 2022 Stockwell Law Firm PLLC provided workers with representation in their employment matters. I have extensive litigation experience in the area of employment law. I regularly litigate cases at federal district courts, state superior courts, as well as federal and state administrative agencies. I do appeals in both the Washington State Division 1 Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, including oral argument at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I have also served as an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University School of Law teaching employment discrimination.
Currently I work as an Assistant City Prosecutor with the Criminal Division of the Seattle City Attorney's Office where I help the victims of crime get justice. Stockwell Law Firm PLLC now functions only as a pro bono legal practice helping select clients get justice in the workplace.
Washington State Bar Association
Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals