Shirley Lou-Magnuson is an experienced litigator who dedicates her practice to defending public and private entities from civil and regulatory liability in employment law matters. Shirley regularly litigates on behalf of employers before federal and state courts, administrative bodies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Washington State Human Rights Commission on claims such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and retaliation. READ MORE
Although she is always prepared to zealously defend employers in litigation, Shirley’s strategic counsel empowers clients to find business-driven solutions that avoid litigation whenever feasible. Shirley advises on a wide range of employment law matters, including strategic recruitment, employment agreements, wage and hour compliance, employee performance management, workplace investigations, leave and disability accommodation, as well as layoffs and terminations. Before joining Lane Powell, Shirley served as a clerk at the Hawaiʻi Intermediate Court of Appeals.
Patterson Buchanan Fobes & Leitch, Inc., P.S., Associate (2017-2019)
Aerospace Company, Contract Risk Manager (2016-2017)
Carlsmith Ball LLP, Associate (2014-2016)
Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals, Law Clerk to the Honorable Katherine G. Leonard (2013-2014)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Judicial Extern to the Honorable Richard R. Clifton (2012)
Hawai‘i Supreme Court, Judicial Extern to the Honorable Simeon R. Acoba, Jr. (2012)
Washington State Bar Association, Member
Hawai‘i State Bar Association
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow (2023)
The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 Recognizes 90 Lane Powell Attorneys
Forty-four Lane Powell Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers in Washington for 2022
"Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers®, Labor and Employment Law – Management (2021-2024); Labor and Employment Law – Employee, Litigation – Labor and Employment (2024)
"Washington Rising Star", Thomson Reuters, Employment & Labor (2022-2023)
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