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Clive Pontusson advocates for his clients in a straightforward and empathetic way. His practice focuses on helping employees who are discriminated against because of their gender, race, disability, or age, and employees who face retaliation for voicing concerns in their workplaces. He also seeks unpaid wages for employees under state and federal laws.
He has represented many types of workers—retail employees, nurses, firefighters, engineers, government administrators, and sales professionals. He has sought justice for his clients in state and federal administrative proceedings, arbitrations, and lawsuits in state and federal court. Prior to joining Skidmore | Fomina, PLLC, Clive’s practice focused on the representation of public sector labor unions and their members. He holds a J.D. from the University of Washington and a B.A. from Cornell University.
In his spare time, he maintains a diverse pro bono practice, including work for the Unemployment Law Project, King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics, and the King County Housing Justice Project. He is also a certified Election Observer with the King County Board of Elections.


  • Employment Law
  • Litigation


  • Washington


  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA
  • B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association


  • All Washington State Courts
  • U.S District Court for the Western District of Washington

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1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4400 Seattle, Washington 98154

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14205 SE 36th Street, Suite 100
Bellevue, Washington 98006

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Spokane, Washington 99201

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