Attorney Scott Blankenship considers it a privilege to practice law. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts. He believes that no person, government, or corporate entity is beyond the reach of the law, and is committed to seeing that our court system protects and advances fundamental rights, not only for his clients, but for our nation and community.
Scott has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” – one of the top 5% of lawyers in Washington – every year from 2003-2017. Other honors and awards include being named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Washington by the National Trial Lawyers, from 2007 – 2017, being selected as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” from 2012-2017 by Best Lawyers, and being named a Top Lawyer by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine from 2010-2015. Scott also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from America’s Top 100 Attorneys, and has been named one of the state of Washington’s Top 25 Class Action Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Scott was also featured by Washington CEO Magazine as one of the top ten Employment/Labor Lawyers in Washington State in 2008, and was the featured lawyer in the September 2009 employment law edition of the King County Bar Bulletin. From 2000-2002, Scott was selected as a Rising Star. He is “AV Preeminent” ranked by his peers, the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s National Law Directory, “A” signifying preeminent knowledge of the law and “V” signifying very high ethics.*
Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California Los Angeles, graduating with the distinction of Chancellor’s Marshal. He went on to study law at Cambridge University in England, and earned his law degree from Tulane University Law School, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal.
He is a frequent lecturer at legal seminars and has contributed to several legal publications. Scott also has served as a National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Instructor, teaching lawyers trial skills.
Scott is admitted to practice in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, U.S. District Court of Oregon, U.S. District Court for Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle Member), National Employment Lawyers Association, Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and the National Trial Lawyers.