People: Thomas J. Wybenga, Partner

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Thomas J. Wybenga

Partner

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-1518
Fax: (310) 282-6968
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Since graduation from law school in 1996, Mr. Wybenga's practice has focused exclusively on employment law.  In 2001, he joined Seyfarth Shaw's Labor & Employment Practice Group within the Firm’s Atlanta office.  Later he transferred to Seyfarth’s Los Angeles office, and ultimately moved to Seattle for a long-term client assignment.  Mr. Wybenga litigates federal and state employment cases (single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class/complex actions), typically involving the defense of claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various other statutory and common law causes of action.  Mr. Wybenga also manages federal, state, and local agency charges and provides clients with advice and counseling regarding legal issues in the workplace.

Since graduation from law school in 1996, Mr. Wybenga's practice has focused exclusively on employment law.  In 2001, he joined Seyfarth Shaw's Labor & Employment Practice Group within the Firm’s Atlanta office.  Later he transferred to Seyfarth’s Los Angeles office, and ultimately moved to Seattle for a long-term client assignment.  Mr. Wybenga litigates federal and state employment cases (single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class/complex actions), typically involving the defense of claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various other statutory and common law causes of action.  Mr. Wybenga also manages federal, state, and local agency charges and provides clients with advice and counseling regarding legal issues in the workplace.

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law (1996)
    Recipient of U.S. Department of Education FLAS Fellowship to the Universiteit van Amsterdam;
    CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Civil Law Practicum and European Union Law
  • B.A., Calvin College (1989)
    Dean’s List 1985-89; Awarded Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • Washington

Courts

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
  • Various U.S. District Courts

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Calvin College, Board of Trustees
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF, Seattle Guild), Board of Trustees
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation, Trustee (2008-2014) and Corporate Council