Robin J. Shishido
Robin is a litigator with an extensive background in employment law. She advances the rights of women, minorities, people with disabilities and other protected groups in their workplaces, housing and accommodations. She also holds corrupt corporations and governments accountable to consumers and victims of police violence.
Robin is passionate about gender equality. She has successfully pursued many gender discrimination cases, including egregious sexual harassment, unequal pay, failure to promote, demotion, sexual orientation discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and retaliation.
Robin is results-oriented and will adapt her litigation style to the needs of each case. She has worked on numerous high-stakes cases in state and federal court. Results include:
- Over $2.8 Million in lawsuit with multiple claims of sexual harassment and retaliation.
- $1.85 Million in race harassment case for Hispanic crew member of fishing vessel.
- $825,000 in gender and disability discrimination case for low-wage hourly employee against large retailer.
- $420,000 for harassment and discrimination against warehouse manager based on her sexual orientation.
- $300,000 pre-filing for advertising professional in sexual harassment case.
- $200,000 for sexual harassment and retaliation against salesperson.
- $140,000 in disability discrimination case by hourly employee against large retailer.
- $140,000 pre-filing for food service worker subjected to disability discrimination, failure to accommodate disability, and retaliation.
Prior to working as a civil rights lawyer, Robin gained extensive experience in the state and federal court systems. She clerked at the Montana Supreme Court with Justice Beth Baker, where she drafted opinions for the Court on constitutional questions and matters of first impression. She performed similar work as an extern for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with Judge Richard Clifton and for the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai'i with Judge David Alan Ezra.
Robin is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and is licensed to practice in the state of Washington. Prior to law school, she completed an MA in philosophy at the University of Hawai'i. She received her BA from The Colorado College.
Jordan A. Taren
Jordan is a lawyer who focuses his practice on complex litigation related to civil rights, fair housing, disability rights, and employment law, including class actions.
Recently, Jordan represented over 150 workers in a class action to recover unpaid wages for work performed off-the-clock, unpaid overtime, and unlawful wage deductions, which resulted in a total recovery of more than $1.8 Million.
He has litigated cases at all levels of courts in Washington State, including the U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Jordan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience exposing and prosecuting civil rights violations. His litigation experience includes:
- State and federal wage and hour, overtime, and meal/rest break actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and Washington Wage Statutes such as the Minimum Wage Act and the Industrial Welfare Act;
- Enforcing civil rights and anti-discrimination, harassment and retaliation laws including under the Washington Law Against Discrimination and federal Civil Rights statutes;
- Fighting for Fair Housing for clients discriminated or retaliated against in the rental, sales, or lending of housing, and defending unlawful evictions and foreclosures;
- Exposing unfair and deceptive business practices through the Consumer Protection Act;
- Class Action litigation to vindicate the rights of classes of people aggrieved by unlawful policies and practices.
Jordan is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and is licensed to practice in the state of Washington. Prior to law school, he was the Director of Compliance and a Fair Housing Investigator at a fair housing center serving the Chicagoland Metropolitan Area. Jordan is originally from Oak Park, Illinois, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon.