CHRISTOPHER J. STOCKWELL
Until 2008, I worked as an EMT, and an Emergency Department Technician. Prior to that, I worked as a volunteer 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 necessity of 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
For the past six years Stockwell Law Firm PLLC has provided plaintiff workers with representation in their employment matters. I have extensive litigation experience in the area of employment practice. I regularly litigate cases in 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.
I've recently accepted a position as a Assistant City Prosecutor with the Criminal Division of the Seattle City Attorney's Office, and as such, Stockwell Law Firm PLLC will now only function as a pro bono law firm. I intend to offer my services on a very limited basis to select pro bono clients.
Washington State Bar Association
Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals