About My Practice

Attorney Beth Touschner’s practice focuses on employment discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. Her employment discrimination practice includes all areas of legally-protected discrimination, including disability, gender, race, national origin, age, and sexual orientation.  Her whistleblower cases include representing employees in matters involving both public and private entities.  She also is experienced in Washington Public Records Act litigation.

Beth is an experienced trial attorney, having second-chaired nine trials in the past five years.  Additionally, Beth represents clients in appellate matters, and employees in severance agreement matters.  During law school Beth worked for the AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly in Washington, D.C. and the Family Law Self-Help Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

How I Help

My practice is largely focused on representing employees who have been harmed due to discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation for engaging in protected activity. I understand that when wrongful and illegal actions are taken by public or private employers, employees often feel they have nowhere to turn.

I help clients by listening carefully when they describe their questions and concerns, by synthesizing the facts and the applicable law, and by explaining the legal options available.  I help clients stay focused on their primary objectives, provide guidance throughout their matter, and reassurance that they are in good hands.  Moreover, I bring a passionate commitment in seeking to achieve the results desired by clients.

Bar Admissions and Professional Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics

Education

  • J.D. - University of Akron School of Law
  • Akron Law Review (Assistant Editor, Associate Editor)
  • M.P.A. - University of Akron
  • Pi Alpha Alpha
  • B.A. - Ohio University, cum laude

Publications and Recognition

  • Pro Bono Service Award, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008
  • Honorable Arthur J. Goldberg Memorial Prize in Constitutional Law, 2007-2008

Personal

Originally from Akron, Ohio, I worked on the Exxon Valdez oil spill class action case for over three years prior to attending law school.   During law school, I served for more than two years as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Guardian ad Litem in juvenile court in Summit County, Ohio.  In my spare time, I enjoy traveling internationally, including as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity International, participating in book clubs, hiking, mountaineering, and yoga.