Elizabeth Hanley

Attorney

206.622.8000

hanley@sgb-law.com

The best lawyer - I would choose her over and over again

I had never hired a lawyer before but had heard many good things about Elizabeth. She was so helpful, kind, and amazing through the whole process. She never stopped fighting for me and my case through the very end. She was also very responsive to all my several hundred questions along the way. I can't thank her enough and would highly recommend her!

Elizabeth is highly competent, intelligent, tenacious, & effective - I could not be more pleased!

I interviewed four other attorneys prior to finding Elizabeth to help me with a complex workplace discrimination issue. As an executive who is highly critical of those in professional service fields, I give her the highest rating! She is an absolute gem who delivered outstanding results on my behalf.
Elizabeth was easy to talk to, trustworthy, objective and compassionate. She is clearly a well-read expert in her field, but also quick and agile on her feet in the moment. She clearly articulated options and risks. She led me through a vulnerable situation with confidence, letting me know what to expect each step of the way. She advised several points I never would have considered and knew how to leverage them for maximum benefit. I am incredibly grateful for her help and cannot recommend her highly enough!

Top Notch Attorney who Delivers Results

I cannot speak highly enough about Elizabeth's legal representation. It was easy for me to trust Elizabeth's advisement as she was always honest (even when the truth was difficult to hear), provided context, and respected my budget. I knew having Elizabeth on my side that there were no surprises which afforded me the ability to maintain a stress free life during this contentious time. Elizabeth is extremely well-versed in Employment and Labor, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment laws and how navigate the legal and court process so that they benefited me and my case. She is a truly talented attorney and always had my best interest in mind. Elizabeth genuinely cared about me and my case and I couldn't have been more pleased with the legal representation she provided me. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone in need of an attorney.

Top employment attorney delivers again!

You know it’s a very good signal when you ask trusted contacts who is the best employment attorney and you hear the same name over-and-over, "Elizabeth Hanley". Having just completed a successful engagement with her I can tell you why.

1) She is honest:
She fully explores your issue, quickly distills your legal options and most importantly states whether or not she is best positioned to help you. In an industry where some attorneys over-sell to acquire clients she is the opposite. She is realistic, disciplined, pragmatic and ultimately tells you what you need to know not what you might want to hear. Further, she has conviction around what she wants to work on and for whom. I value and admire that.
2) She is a specialist:
Demonstrates strong command and depth of knowledge which is on target and valuable. I had a legal issue that extended outside of her space and she decisively brought in a lawyer from another firm who was uniquely qualified in that specialty.
3) She is experienced:
She knows how to execute. Whether its establishing the frameworks for her arguments, supporting with legal precedents or successfully engage and communicating with opposing counsel she is highly credible and always in top form.
4) She cares about you:
She is compassionate about your situation and determined to help you prevail.
5) She delivers:
Simply put, I got the outcome I had hoped for!

Elizabeth is a Gladiator

When you hire an attorney you want to know that your hard earned money that you are handing over is hard at work. This woman is a gladiator which is what you need when you have a large company after your job. Elizabeth didn't contact just any company attorney she contacted the Attorney in charge of the attorneys. She works weekends and even holidays. The night before Thanksgiving I was speaking to Ms. Hanley and she told me she would contact the company attorney on Thanksgiving and throughout the weekend because when her clients need something she does what it takes. A little crazy but she got it done by Monday all of my demands were accepted.

She is also upfront if she doesn't think she will win she will not take on your case. A lot of people work for Fortune 500 Companies and are afraid of trying to sue them or think that attorneys won't touch them. Elizabeth is not that person. She has no fear of them at all.

Absolutely, the best in the industry. Don't waste your money on any attorney. Spend the consultant money on Elizabeth and be confident that your case is valid before writing the big retainer check.

Excellent Lawyer

A small group of colleagues and I hired Ms. Hanley several years ago for a pay dispute. She's extremely knowledgeable and more importantly genuinely cares about her clients. She always would take the time to make sure we understood the intricacies of the law and how it applied us. It's really rare to find someone that genuinely enjoys helping and fighting for people, and that's what I believe fuels Ms. Hanley in what she does. My colleagues and I are extremely grateful for the amazing work she has done.

Grateful for her help!

After finding myself in a very tenuous situation with a former employer, a colleague recommended Elizabeth to me. In my first meeting with Elizabeth, I found her to be both knowledgeable and practical. We reviewed the situation in detail, and I felt like she was the right choice to represent me in the matter.

Working with Elizabeth was extremely easy. She was thorough in her approach and combed through all pieces of information related to my case. She negotiated with the other attorney (representing the company) in both a professional and practical manner. Additionally, the team supporting Elizabeth was equally professional and easy to work with.

Though it took nearly a year, Elizabeth never lost focus on the matter. She diligently worked through the issue and ultimately was able to reach a settlement that met my expectations.

Since working with Elizabeth, I've recommended her to two other colleagues.

Promise Fulfilled

Elizabeth helped me to reach a settlement in an ADA discrimination case against my former employer. Elizabeth was always kind in her dealings with me and helped me throughout the process. She was an excellent communicator and responded to my concerns right away. I appreciated the fact that she approached my case pragmatically and was always looking out for my bottom line by pointing out the best ways to keep legal fees down. Elizabeth came through on her promises to me and worked hard to see to it that I walked away with what was fair. I would not hesitate to recommend Elizabeth in the future.

Elizabeth delivers results!

I had a situation where an employer was withholding earned wages. I was referred to Elizabeth via an industry colleague who praised her knowledge of the law and customer service. After my initial meeting with Elizabeth, I was very confident that she would deliver the results I was needing. In short, Elizabeth exceeded my expectations with her expertise and tenaciously litigating my case. Elizabeth recovered my earned wages and then some. If you have a shady employer who is violating employment laws, they will quickly learn that is just not acceptable behavior if you chose to have Elizabeth represent your case.