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Your Workforce Partner


Watkinson Legal PC was established in December 2013 by attorney Kate Watkinson Wright. Watkinson Legal PC works with public and private clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, providing seasoned employment advice.  

Employees are often a businesses or government's most valuable, and expensive asset.  Maintaining a productive workforce while complying with the myriad of state and federal employment laws and regulations is no easy task. 

Whether you are a business owner, individual, Indian tribe, in-house counsel, HR representative, or law firm attorney seeking specialized assistance for one of your clients, Watkinson Legal PC is here to help.

Watkinson Legal PC is Your Workforce Partner.




Watkinson Legal PC is a law firm solely devoted to advising clients in all matters employment-related. The firm's employment clients consist of businesses, Indian tribes, and individuals.  

Watkinson Legal PC counsels employers and individuals from a wide range of industries regarding day-to-day personnel issues, employee discipline, OFLA and FMLA medical leaves, injured and disabled workers, independent contractor agreements and classification issues, wage and hour claims, compensation systems, terminations, reductions in force, and discrimination and harassment.  Watkinson Legal PC can assist in preparation of employment agreements, employee handbooks and conducting employment related trainings for your organization.

Watkinson Legal PC also represents clients in connection with BOLI, EEOC and OSHA investigations. 


To learn more about how we can help you manage your workforce, visit the Legal Services page.

News & Publications
August 19, 2021: Kate Watkinson Wright Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022

Kate Watkinson Wright has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Employment Law - Management!  Kate has been selected for this prestigious honor in the area of Employment Law - Management every year since 2013.

November 4, 2021: Watkinson Legal PC Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report 

Watkinson Legal PC has again been included in the prestigious 2022 “Best Law Firms” list for Employment Law - Management.  Watkinson Legal PC has been included in the list every year since 2015.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations as well as peer review from leading attorneys in the field.

Clients and peers are asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

Contact Watkinson Legal PC

294 Warner Milne Road

Oregon City, OR 97045



Watkinson Legal PC can help you with...


COVID Policy and Compliance

Emergency COVID Sick/Family Leaves

Advice and Counseling

Employment Contracts

​Employee Handbooks

Policy Review and Implementation

Independent Contractors

Trainings and Seminars

Performance Management

Workplace Investigations

BOLI and EEOC Complaints

Wage and Hour Issues

Tribal Employment Matters

State and Federal Family Leave

Paid Sick Leave

Severance Agreements

Layoffs/Reductions in Force

Harassment and Discrimination

Employment Litigation Consulting




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