Employment Law, End of Employment, Severance Agreements, and Unemployment Appeals

Improving workers’ lives by protecting their rights has been the passionate cornerstone of Hugh McGavick's legal career for more than 40 years. He feels blessed his career has given him a platform for social justice, a chance to help level the playing field between workers and corporate or government employers. Hugh works closely to help clients understand their unique facts and circumstances. As a skilled negotiator and courtroom advocate, he prefers to avoid courtroom battles if possible, and litigate when necessary.

Is your job coming to an end, or already has? Have you been offered or would like to request a severance package? Negotiations near the end of employment can be a critical win-win opportunity for all involved to move forward, with the closure and certainty everyone needs to recalibrate.

Unemployment appeals can be scary, with a lot at stake. Hugh’s successfully handled more than 100 of these appeals since March 2020.

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Representative Cases

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About Hugh

A native Washingtonian (raised in Tacoma) and a self-employed attorney since 1983, I have had an active federal and state court litigation practice in Pierce and Thurston counties, focused on civil rights and employment law, with some criminal defense, personal injury and consumer protection cases.  Read More.

Hugh McGavick, Attorney