Firm Overview

Karen Kruse Law, PLLC is proud to help workplaces work — for both employers and their employees. Having practiced employment and labor law for more than 25 years, Seattle attorney Karen Kruse has broad and deep experience in this business‑critical and human‑centered practice area. Karen's interest in employment law was sparked during her several years serving as a personnel and labor relations professional for the State of Alaska — experience that inspired her to earn a law degree and to focus her practice on the workplace. Decades later, she remains intensely interested in the many dimensions of employer‑employee relationships, and in the problem‑solving opportunities these relationships present.

In 2016, after almost 25 years of practicing at national law firms, Karen founded Karen Kruse Law, where she continues to provide quality, responsive client services but at lower rates and with more flexibility. She is excited and honored to continue serving as outside employment counsel for several long‑time clients, as well as to earn the trust of new clients.

Clients Served

Based in Seattle, KKL serves clients throughout Washington State. Examples of the economic sectors in which Karen has represented employers include:

  • Technology
  • Transportation, including maritime
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Healthcare and assisted living
  • Home and field services
  • Insurance
  • Staffing
  • Professional or legal services
  • Government contracting
  • Energy

Whatever the field, Karen enjoys getting to know her clients' businesses, which helps her provide more tailored and effective client services.


KKL believes that clients deserve:

  • Personalized service and context‑sensitive analysis — we treat your situation like the individual matter it is.
  • Informed, practical and strategic advice.
  • Strong, well‑thought‑out, and efficient advocacy during litigation and other dispute resolution processes.
  • Flat‑fee pricing, where appropriate for the project.
  • Reasonable hourly rates for less predictable matters.
  • Honesty and integrity in all we do.

Learn More

We encourage you to learn more about founding attorney Karen Kruse and KKL's legal services. For more information about how we may be of service to you, please contact KKL.