Andy Backlund

Andy Backlund

Managing Member
Location:
Seattle, Washington
Phone:
206-745-2839
Email:

Andy Backlund is an experienced employment attorney and litigator.  He has a background representing Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes cases against other major corporations.  He knows the arguments and strategies that the other side is likely to use, and he knows how to protect employee rights.

Mr. Backlund was licensed to practice law in 2000. Since then, he has conducted hundreds of depositions, argued numerous motions and managed a wide array of cases.  Mr. Backlund established the Banklund Law Firm to leverage his extensive experience and highly regarded legal education for the benefit of employees' rights.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Disability Law

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor cum laude - 2000
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Politics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Emerald City Attorney Network, Contract Attorney and President, 2013 - Present
  • Washington WINGS Guardianship Network, Legislative Committee, Member, 2016 - 2017
  • Disability Rights Washington, Staff Attorney and Volunteer Attorney, 2015 - 2017
  • Bowman and Brooke LLP — Minneapolis, MN, Attorney, 2002 - 2004
  • Moss & Barnett, A Professional Association — Minneapolis, MN, Attorney, 2000 - 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota — Minneapolis, MN, Extern/Clerk, 2000
  • Hessian & McKasy P.A. — Minneapolis, MN, Summer Associate/Law Clerk, 1999
  • Walsh Law Firm — Minneapolis, MN, Law Clerk, 1998
  • Lexis-Nexis, University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, MN, Lexis Representative, 1998 - 1999
  • Stress Photonics (Engineering Firm) — Madison, WI, Office Manager and Administrative Assistant, 1996 - 1997
  • Haji Publishing — Seattle, WA, Research Assistant, 1993

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Disability Rights Washington — Seattle, WA, 2015 - 2017
  • Client Intake Volunteer, Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis — Minneapolis, MN, 1997 - 1998