Rochelle Y. Nelson focuses her practice on design professional representation and construction law, commercial litigation, and various aspects of employment law. Ms. Nelson has assisted in the representation of design professionals in commercial and personal injury disputes ranging from smaller scale claims to multi-million dollars lawsuits. In addition, Ms. Nelson offers litigation and counseling services for employers, including claim representation, drafting employee handbooks, and conducting on-site HR investigations.
Prior to joining Skellenger Bender, Rochelle worked with a national labor and employment firm providing litigation and counseling services for employers. Her background includes handling class-action wage and hour disputes, and claims for employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and enforcement of non-competition agreements. Rochelle’s prior experience also includes her clerkship with the Honorable Charles W. Johnson of the Washington State Supreme Court. Rochelle has also previously volunteered with Seattle United for Refugees and Immigrants, Columbia Legal Services’ LFO Clinic and The Unemployment Law Project.
Ms. Nelson is admitted to practice in the state courts of Washington and Alaska, and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- American Bar Association
- Washington State Bar Association
- King County Bar Association
- Q-Law (LGBT Bar Association of Washington)
- National LGBT Bar Association