About My Practice
Attorney Greg Hitzel’s practice is focused on representing individuals in harassment, discrimination, and other matters involving wrongful workplace conduct. Greg additionally focuses on advising whistleblowers about their rights while exposing illegal acts, dangerous conditions, and similar matters for which whistleblowing protection is offered under state and federal law.
For whistleblowing related to fraud against the federal government, Greg assists clients in filing False Claims Act / Qui Tam actions, and helping them seek the compensation to which they may be due under the Act. Greg additionally advises and negotiates on behalf of employees in non-compete, severance, and other employment contractual matters. Greg has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2014-2017.
How I Help
My practice is about people – helping people who are experiencing legal problems in the workplace, and who are seeking a fair resolution. I have experience representing physicians, software developers, corporate executives, refinery workers, office managers, school teachers, nurses, restaurant staff and plant managers, among many other professions. Our litigation advantage comes from our ability to understand your industry, and the employment matters that are unique to your situation.
Once I learn about facts of a client’s discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, or other matter, I can advise as to whether a violation of the law has likely occurred, and if so, the pros and cons of various legal options that may be available. Alternatively, I can advise client’s about their options for negotiating better results in difficult situations.
Opposing illegal workplace conduct or fraud does not always have to result in litigation, although litigation is often required in many situations. In some cases, clients simply want the wrongful action to stop and we can help chart the right course of action. In other cases, litigation may be more appropriate, including filing administrative claims with government agencies or filing a lawsuit with the appropriate court.
Bar Admissions and Professional Affiliations
- Washington State Bar Association
- U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington
- U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Washington
- Washington Employment Lawyers Association
- J.D., Seattle University School of Law, cum laude
- Staff Editor, Seattle Journal for Social Justice
- Legal Extern for the Honorable Judge Mary Yu, King County Superior Court
I am a volunteer attorney with the King County Bar Association's Southeast Seattle Neighborhood Legal Clinic. Apart from work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family.