WEA Attorney Referral Program

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NEA provides members with full legal protection in employment related concerns. But what if you need legal counsel on a personal matter? NEA's Attorney Referral Program (ARP) was designed to make sure that members have access to affordable legal advice.

The Attorney Referral Program is open to all active, life, support or retired NEA/WEA members and to members' spouses and dependent children. During any program year (from January 1 to December 31), eligible members are entitled to two, free 30-minute consultation sessions with any Association-affiliated attorney.

This benefit allows you to discuss personal legal issues with an attorney to determine whether you need further legal services. In addition to these free consultations, members may have specific legal work performed in five "core" areas at a 30 percent reduction of that attorney's normal fee.

If your personal legal issue falls within any of the "core" areas listed below, the attorney's fees are discounted 30%. You should discuss any fee arrangements at your initial meeting. 

  • Real estate
  • Wills and estates
  • Domestic relations
  • Consumer protection
  • Traffic violations (includes DWI citations)
  • Bankruptcy

What's not included

Certain topics are excluded during your free 30-minute conference: employment matters, member business dealings, preparation of income tax returns, bankruptcies, defense of criminal violations (other than traffic). 
Participating attorneys are not permitted to represent a member in any matter in which the opposing party is the NEA, an NEA affiliate, or another NEA member except in separation or divorce proceedings.

Court costs, attorney out-of-pocket expenses, filing and service fees are not covered. You are responsible for legal fees and must show you are an NEA member at your initial meeting. The discounted rates only apply to attorneys in the ARP.

If you need assistance for employment related issues, contact your UniServ Council office.

Participating attorneys

Location

Law Firm

Pre-Discount Hourly Fee

Attorney

Auburn

Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins
721 45th Street NE
Auburn, WA 98002-1381
(253) 859-8899
www.vansiclen.com
jstocks@vansiclen.com

$350

John S. Stocks
Bob C. Van Siclen
Tyler K. Firkins
Deborah Gordon
Jennifer White
Stephanie Beach
Jeff R. Caffee
Victor J. Torres

Bellevue

Lloyd G. Edwards, Esq.
2200 112th Ave. NE, Suite 200
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 454-5754
lloydedwards@msn.com

$350

Lloyd G. Edwards

Burien

Veraya Law Office
14241 R Ambaum Blvd. SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 595-8405
www.verayalawoffice.com
cmveraya@verayalaw.com

$200

Chris M. Veraya

Everett

Cogdill Nichols Rein Wartelle & Andrews
3232 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201-4398
(425) 259-6111
www.cnrlawlawyerattorneyeverett.com
wmc@cnrlaw.com

$365

Mitchell Cogdill
Ian Johnson
William Mitchell
Todd C. Nichols
Cory D. Rein
Douglas M. Wartelle
Michael Andrews
Moren Benedeth

Kennewick

Celski Law Firm, PLLC
5219 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite 16
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 735-5683
888-CELSKI1 (888-235-7541)
celskilaw@hotmail.com

$175

Jason A. Celski

Lake Stevens

Law Office of G. Benjamin Lindsey III
2012 Grade Road, Suite 202
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
(425) 263-9585
www.gbl3law.com
guslindseyiii@gbl3law.com

$300

G. (Gus) Lindsey

 

Olympia

Morgan Hill, P.C.
2102 Carriage Drive SW, Bldg. C
Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 357-5700
www.olympialegal.com
clint@olympialegal.com

$300

Clinton L. Morgan

Pasco

Kuffel, Hultgreen, Klashke, Shea & Ellerd
1915 Sun Willows Blvd., Suite A
P.O. Box 2368
Pasco, WA 99302
(509) 545-8531
www.khkslaw.com
dgood@khkslaw.com

$220 - $265

Edward F. Shea
Tim Klashke
Dan Hultgrenn
Heidi Ellerd
Allyson Dahlhauser

Puyallup

Law Office of Thomas A. Baldwin, PS
1002 39th Ave. SW, Suite 205
Puyallup, WA 98373
(253) 864-7800
www.tbaldwinlaw.com
tbaldwinlaw@gmail.com

$200

Thomas A. Baldwin

Redmond

Wong Fleming, PC
10675 Willows Road, Suite 250
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 869-4040
rdehkhoda@wongfleming.com

$325 - $375

Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele
Qian Xie
Candace Wilkerson
Shahzad Qadri
Noel Yumo
Vanessa Moore

Renton

Sekhon Law, PLLC
707 S. Grady Way, Suite 600
Renton, WA 98057
(425) 207-7505
harkiran@sekhonlawpllc.com

$200

Harkiran K. Sekhon

Seattle

Holman Cahill Garrett Ives Oliver & Andersen

5507 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 547-1400
www.holmancahill.com
john@holmancahill.com

$300

John J. van Velthuysen
Lars W. Anderson

Seattle

Law Office of Todd P. Kimball
1546 NW 56th Street
Seattle, WA 98107-5224
(206) 818-5523
www.toddkimballlaw.com
todd@toddkimballlaw.com

$175

Todd P. Kimball

Seattle

Law Offices of Bradford G. Moore
220 – 2nd Ave. S., Suite 309
Seattle, WA 98104-2222
(206) 487-7255
brad@pnw-law.com

$275

Bradford G. Moore

Spokane

Phillabaum, Ledlin, Matthews & Sheldon, PLLC
1235 N. Post, Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99201
sheryl@spokelaw.com

$175

Sheryl S. Phillabaum
Benjamin D. Phillabaum

Spokane

Powell, Kuznetz & Parker, P.S.
316 W. Boone Ave., Suite 380
Spokane, WA 99201-2346
(509) 455-4151
www.pkp-law.com
larry@pkp-law.com

$175 - $275

Larry J. Kuznetz
Michael M. Parker
Sarah N. Harmon

Vancouver

Broer & Passannante, P.S.
8904 NE Hazel Dell Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 576-7947
www.bplaw.org
grant@bplaw.org

$215

Grant Broer

Walla Walla

Ponti & Wernette, P.S.
103 East Poplar
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525-5090
www.mpwv-law.com

$205

R. Gary Ponti
Richard G. Wernette
Robert Van Dorn