A persuasive and successful trial lawyer, Denise captures the respect of clients and jurors alike. Denise has practiced law for over twenty years, focusing on labor & employment, environmental and commercial litigation. She is honored to work with clients from a wide variety of municipalities, industries and organizations. She conducts personnel investigations and regularly advises employers on compliance with legal obligations, training, and drafting policies and agreements. Denise’s goal is to help clients minimize or avoid the risk of litigation but when litigation proves necessary, she has extensive experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts, bench and jury trials, arbitration proceedings, administrative matters, and governmental and other investigations. Denise also uses her knowledge of policies, procedures and employment agreements in assisting high-level employees in negotiations with past, current, and future employers.
Denise takes the time to know her clients’ businesses and regularly strategizes with them regarding what is the best result of a legal matter for their specific circumstance. In some cases, the best result is taking a matter and winning at trial. For other matters, it is creative, negotiated resolution or hard-fought motion practice. No matter what result is desired, Denise stands with the client at every step and delivers results.
Outside of her professional life, Denise enjoys competing in almost any sport and spending time with her family. You can also find Denise cheering on her two boys in their various activities as well as her beloved Huskies.