J. Denise Diskin

J. Denise Diskin

Denise Diskin litigates on behalf of individuals facing discrimination in the workplace, as well as families experiencing divorce and negotiating child custody. She represents individuals in unemployment appeals, discrimination litigation, and family law proceedings. She frequently represents gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and genderqueer or non-conforming clients and survivors of sex or gender-based harassment and domestic violence.

Denise has a particular interest in advocating on behalf of employees wrongfully denied family leave for illness or pregnancy, as well as furthering the rights of GLBT individuals in the workplace. She has handled cases before the U.S. District Court, King County Superior Court, King County District Court, Office of Administrative Hearings, and the American Arbitration Association, and has negotiated settlements in formal and informal mediation.

Prior to joining Teller & Associates, Denise was the principal attorney of the Law Office of J. Denise Diskin. She chaired the QLaw Foundation GLBT Legal Clinic Committee from February 2011 until September 2013, during which time the GLBT Legal Clinic received the Washington State Bar Associationís Pro Bono Award. She speaks frequently about employment discrimination and LGBTQ access to the legal system, and has presented to the Washington State Human Rights Commission, Washington Employment Lawyers Association, King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Washington State Bar Associationís Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Legal Issues Section, the Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference, and co-chaired the 2013 Washington State Bar Association annual employment law CLE.

Bar/Court Admissions:

State of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Professional Affiliations:

QLaw: the GLBT Bar Association of Washington
Washington Employment Lawyers Association
Washington State Association for Justice


J.D.; University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A.; University of California, Santa Cruz with honors


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