Investigations Attorney Trish Murphy is the founder of Northwest Workplace Law PLLC, a Seattle-based law firm offering independent investigations and labor and employment law services. Trish focuses her practice primarily on conducting thorough, timely, and impartial investigations, often involving multiple claims, complex facts, and sensitive issues.
Over more than 250 cases, Trish’s experience has included investigating allegations of discrimination, hostile work environment, sexual misconduct and harassment, retaliation, ethics violations, improper governmental actions, and bullying. Her investigations have involved a varied array of parties and witnesses, such as executive leadership, unionized employees, law enforcement, students, tenured faculty, attorneys, and human resources professionals.
In addition to holding a private investigator license, Trish has completed extensive investigation training, including the Association of Workplace Investigators Training Institute (earning the AWI-CH designation) and Title IX/civil rights investigator certifications. She is also a preapproved sexual misconduct investigator for United Educators.
Trish’s background includes representing and advising employers, employees, and unions and serving as a neutral for a civil rights enforcement agency. A portion of her practice is devoted to advising on all aspects of labor and employment law, with an emphasis on proactive measures. Since 2015, she has served as a Contributing Editor for the American Bar Association’s Bloomberg BNA labor law treatise, The Developing Labor Law.
Trish is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of the University of Washington. She received her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, where she was an Editor of the Washington Law Review and recipient of the Mary Ellen Krug Award.View Profile