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Awards and Recognition

Browse the awards and honors earned by our firm and attorneys.


June 24, 2005
Extraordinary Contributions Award

National Employment Lawyers Association

March 2005
Local Hero Award

Washington State Bar Association

January 11, 2001
Resolution of Commendation

University of Washington School

of Law

Public Justice Award

Washington State Association for Justice

Lawyers of the Year

Lawyers Weekly USA

The National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA") recognized Bendich, Stobaugh & Strong, P.C. with an award for "extraordinary contributions" toward passage of the Civil Rights Tax Relief Act of 2005.  The award was presented at the employment lawyers' convention in Philadelphia on June 24, 2005.

The firm received the Local Hero Award in 2005 from the Washington State Bar Association for our "pro bono work securing the passage of provisions permitting clients who win employment deiscrimination and similar cases to take a full tax deduction for their attorneys' fees and costs by outlawing the double taxation of attorney awards in employment discrimination, civil rights, and other aspects of cases involving employment relations."

In recognition of the firm's "exemplary service to the community, the state, and the nation," the faculty of the University of Washington School of Law issued a Resolution of Commendation on January 11, 2001.  The Resolution stated that our firm "throughout its existence [has] successfully committed itself to providing guidance and assistance to parties whose voices have struggled to be heard... has demonstrated continuing commitment to justice for all citizens through public service," and has "brought honor to the University of Washington School of Law and to the legal profession."

The Washington State Association for Justice - known at the time as the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association - awarded Bendich, Stobaugh & Strong the Public Justice Award for 2000 in recognition of the firm's efforts on behalf of permatemps denied standard job benefits by Microsoft.

Founders Judith Bendich, David Stobaugh, and Stephen Strong were named "Lawyers of the Year" for 1997 by Boston, MA's legal newspaper, Lawyers Weekly USA.

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