Law Office of Susan B. Mindenbergs

Law Office of Susan B. Mindenbergs

Seattle, WA Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Firm Overview

At The Law Office of Susan B. Mindenbergs, we defend the rights of discrimination victims in King County and all over the state of Washington. Established in 1991, our Seattle firm is dedicated to making a positive impact, enacting change and providing high quality service. Our experienced staff has successfully represented hundreds of clients in employment discrimination, sexual harassment and other civil rights cases. We have also represented individual and multiple plaintiffs in lawsuits against dozens of employers in Seattle and surrounding areas, including King County, Pierce County, Thurston County and Mason County.

Passionate Seattle lawyer brings practiced skills, personal attention to each case
At the Law Office of Susan B. Mindenbergs, we bring a career's worth of civil rights law experience to your case. Our passion for defending your rights and our compassion for you as a person as the hallmarks of our practice. We understand that rights violations can cause trauma in your personal life. Whether you have suffered discrimination by an employer, sexual harassment by a supervisor or any other abuse of your rights, we are sensitive to your situation. We personally attend to each client's concerns throughout our engagement. Client care is our top priority.

Washington law firm dedicated to protecting your civil rights in complex cases
The Law Office of Susan B. Mindenbergs is the ideal source for help with complex employment discrimination and other civil rights cases. We bring more than 20 years of experience to clients in the following practice areas:

-Employment discrimination, including wrongful firing for age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin or disability. We also represent clients in cases of discrimination resulting from whistle blowing or Family Medical Leave Act violations.
-Sexual harassment, including same-sex harassment and collection of penalties for harassment
-Civil rights violations, including workers compensation cases

We have represented clients in these areas of practice against some of the largest employers in Seattle and nationwide including Microsoft, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Postal Service and the Social Security Administration.

Main Office

Main Office
119 First Ave. S, Ste. 200
Maynard Bldg.
Seattle WA 98104



Civil Rights

Seattle, Washington Civil Rights Lawyer with More Than 20 Years' Experience

In the American system of justice, too many cases slip through the cracks barred by failure to report the incident in time or inability to produce a legally sufficient level of proof. Procedural and substantive hurdles can be surmounted at the Law Office of Susan B. Mindenbergs. With more than 20 years of experience, we thoroughly understand civil rights laws and handle state and federal claims. We are proud to serve our clients throughout King County, Thurston County and Mason County with insightful advice and sound logic as they pursue justice through the legal system.

Advocating for your individual freedoms
The freedom to speak your mind and assert your rights is granted to you as an American through the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Your rights are constitutionally protected and incorporated against the state under the 14th Amendment. If you believe these rights have been violated, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our law office. We handle claims related to:
-First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, petition, peaceable assembly and association
-Second Amendment right to bear arms
-Third Amendment refusal to quarter of soldiers
-Fourth Amendment unreasonable search and seizure
-Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination and double jeopardy
-Fifth Amendment due process
-Sixth Amendment right to fair and speedy trial by jury
-Seventh Amendment right to trial by jury in some civil cases
-Eight Amendment refusal to pay excessive fines, concede to jail time or undergo cruel and unusual punishment
-Ninth Amendment unspecified rights reserved to the states
-Tenth Amendment limitation of federal powers to those defined within the Constitution
-Fourteenth Amendment right to due process and equal protection, incorporated against the states

Advocating for your constitutional protections
Discrimination claims are sometimes difficult to prove. The failure to file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within the statutory filing period may cost you the right to have your case heard. Contact the Law Office of Susan B. Mindenbergs at 206-447-1560 as soon as possible when you have suffered discrimination related to:
-Age (ADEA)
-Gender (Title VII)
-Race or ethnicity (Title VII)
-National origin (Title VII)
-Religion (Title VII)
-Sexual orientation
-Genetic information (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008)
-Sexual harassment (Title VII)
-Workplace retaliation (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, EPA)
-Equal compensation (Title VII, EPA, Lily Ledbetter Act, FLSA)

Susan B. Mindenbergs

Law Office of Susan B. Mindenbergs

-Sexual harassment
-Civil rights

-Washington, 1991

-J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 1990
-B.A., Urban Planning, University of Oregon, 1972

Associations & memberships
-Washington State Bar Association
-Washington Association for Justice
-Washington Employment Lawyers Association
-Spence Trial Lawyers College Faculty
-Cooperating Attorney, ACLU of Washington
-Employment Discrimination Law Speaker
-Public School District Administrator
-Eugene City Planning Commission
-American Association of Urban Planners, Oregon Chapter

-American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Clinic 1990

Representative cases
-Martini v. Boeing, amicus curiae, Washington State Supreme Court, 137 Wn.2d 357 (1999)
-Roberts v. Dudley, amicus curiae, Washington State Supreme Court, 140 Wn.2nd 58 (2000)
-Chen v. Dougherty, 625 F.Supp. 1091 (2008)
-S.L.-M. ex rel; Liedtke v. Dieringer School District, No. 343, 614 F. Supp. 2d 1152 (2008)
-McGinnis v. KFC, 51 F.3d 805 (1994)


Seattle University School of Law