Bio: Judith A. Lonnquist '62

Judith A. Lonnquist ’62

Judith A. Lonnquist is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the University of Chicago Law School. In 1961, she served as a summer intern for U.S. Senator Paul H. Douglas (D. Ill.) and in 1964, as a result of that internship, served as a law clerk to the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board – leading to a 50-year career in labor and employment law. Judith is the former General Counsel to the Washington Education Association and in 1986, founded the Law Offices of Judith A. Lonnquist, P.S., a woman-owned business.

Since 1966 she has specialized in employment and civil rights law with an emphasis on sex discrimination and sexual harassment law. She is a founder of the Northwest Women's Law Center (Legal Voice) and served as National Legal Vice President to the National Organization for Women, as a member of Washington State's Gender & Justice Taskforce, and currently serves on the Gender & Justice Commission. A life-long women’s activist, the license plate on her car proudly reads: “FEMINST.”

Lonnquist is a member of various Bar and legal associations and she served as President of the Washington Employment Lawyers Association, on the Board of Governors of Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and on the Executive Committee for the Washington State Bar Association Litigation Section. A frequent speaker on plaintiff’s employment law and trial and appellate procedure and strategies, Lonnquist was named one of Seattle's "100 Most Powerful Women," and is listed in America’s Best Lawyers, Seattle’s Best Lawyers, and annually as a "Top Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics.