During this COVID-19 crisis, we understand that you may be having issues with your employer, COVID-19 related, or otherwise. Please know that Backlund Law Firm is open and accepting phone and online inquiries, as we always have. Backlund Law Firm is, and has always been, mostly paperless and mostly remote… so we were already prepared to continue our important work. Please reach out if you are having any issue with your employer.

Andy Backlund
  • Managing Member


Seattle, WA




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


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

Pro Bono Activities

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