Robin J. Shishido


Robin focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, primarily in employment law. As a civil rights employment lawyer, she finds reward in vindicating the rights of hardworking employees who have suffered from discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other illegal actions at the hands of their employers.

Robin is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to joining The Blankenship Law Firm, she gained extensive experience in the state and federal court systems. Robin completed a one-year clerkship at the Montana Supreme Court with Justice Beth Baker, where she drafted opinions on behalf of the Court on constitutional questions and matters of first impression. She performed similar duties as an extern at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with Judge Richard Clifton and as an intern at the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai’i with Judge David Alan Ezra. Robin also worked as a criminal defense attorney in Seattle, gaining favorable outcomes for her clients through vigorous advocacy in the courtroom.

Before attending law school, Robin completed a Master of Arts in philosophy at the University of Hawai’i at Manōa, where she focused on comparative Asian and Western philosophy. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at The Colorado College. In her spare time, Robin enjoys long distance running, snowboarding, surfing, and mountain biking.

Robin is admitted to practice in the state of Washington and the Western District of Washington. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, and the Washington Employment Lawyers Association.

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