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Our team of legal experts are expert practitioners of employment law.

They consistently achieve great results for our clients. Oftentimes, clients are interested in early resolution and hire our team to partner with them in negotiating a better work environment or separation from their employer. When necessary, we also represent clients in lawsuits when pre-litigation negotiations prove unsuccessful.

Meet the team you’ll be working with.

Lauren Parris Watts

Employment Attorney

Lauren is a partner at Helsell Fetterman and her practice focuses on representing and advising individual clients in employment matters and litigation. She counsels clients on a variety of issues, including compensation, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation restrictions, disability accommodations, FMLA as well as other leave rights, discrimination, retaliation, and misconduct investigations.

Lauren understands her clients and their needs. Throughout the process she strives to identify practical solutions for her client, understanding that legal advice must always give consideration to the client’s greater personal objectives.

Education

Seattle University School of Law
(J.D., 2011)
The Johns Hopkins University
in Baltimore, Maryland
(B.A., International Studies, 2008)

awards & Memberships

Super Lawyers’ Rising Star (2017-2020)
Awarded to 2.5% of attorneys

Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch (2020)

Washington Leadership Institute
(Class of 2017)

Emma Kazaryan

Associate

Associate Emma Kazaryan has successfully represented clients in severance negotiations, workplace investigations, government investigations, and licensing matters. Her accomplishments include helping clients obtain professional licensure and resolving a wide array of employment matters that result in sizable settlements for her clients.

Emma’s pragmatic approach to litigation has enabled her to resolve several cases with a motion for summary judgment. Emma’s transactional work – which includes drafting employee handbooks and policies for the firm’s employer clients and counseling them on best practices – benefits from her meticulous attention to detail and litigation experience.

Education

University of washington
school of law

(J.D., 2015)
University of washington
(B.A. Law, Societies and Justice, 2012)

awards & Memberships

Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch (2020)

Employment Law Practice Areas

At Helsell Fetterman we understand the issues our clients face when entering, managing, or terminating their employment relationships. When our clients experience difficulties in their workplace, we step in to provide legal counsel, protect legal rights, and advocate for the best interests of our clients.

Speak With An Attorney Today

If you are experiencing issues in the workplace, give us a call to schedule a consultation to learn about your legal rights and the options available to you.

Contact Lauren Parris Watts

If you are experiencing issues in the workplace, give us a call to schedule a consultation to learn about your legal rights and the options available to you.

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