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Jon L. Seitz




Jon L. Seitz serves as general counsel to a number of public and private entities located throughout eastern Washington, including school districts, housing authorities, real estate management companies, and other businesses.

Jon counsels and represents clients on a wide swath of legal issues, including employee wages and benefits, employee discipline or discharge, workplace harassment, discrimination, accommodation, student discipline and records, public records, and disclosure, open public meetings, privacy rights, collective bargaining agreement grievances and arbitration, unfair labor practices, public works, procurement, contracting, public housing programs and administration, and landlord evictions.


Kiona-Benton City School District, Decision 11563 (EDUC, 2012), Washington Public Employment Relation Commission (defended school district on charges of unfair labor practices –all charges against client dismissed by examiner and upheld by commission on appeal) 

Granger School District, Decision 13036 (EDUC, 2019), Washington Public Employment Relation Commission (defended school district on charges of unfair labor practices – all charges against client dismissed by examiner)

Butler v. Singh et al., Yakima County Superior Court, Case No. 14-2-02926-7 (2014) (summary judgment in favor of client dismissing plaintiff’s breach of contract claims on gas station sale agreement)

Lyle School District No. 406 v. Brenda Sorensen, Klickitat County Auditor, Klickitat County Superior Court, Case No. 12-2-00190-7 (obtained injunction for school district to prevent county auditor from reporting and certifying the results of a special election levy that was illegally placed on election ballot)


“Evictions: When the Agreement Ends…For Better or Worse.” Sterling Education Services. Landlord-Tenant Law. Kennewick, WA., March 10, 2016

“Evictions: Excuses and Traps When Things Go Bad.” Sterling Education Services. Landlord-Tenant Law. Kennewick, WA., March 27, 2015.

“The Landlord’s and the Tenant’s Rights and Obligations.” Sterling Education Services. Landlord-Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New Market. Yakima, WA., December 11, 2013.


Law School:

Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2006


Washington State University, M.A., 2007


University of Idaho, B.A., 1997




Yakima County Bar Association, past Secretary

Washington Council of School Attorneys, past Board Member, current Member

National Council of School Attorneys, Member

Yakima Chamber of Commerce, pro bono legal counsel

New Leaders of Yakima County, past Board Member

Leadership Yakima, Participant

Committee Member representing landlord interests on Yakima County Judges / Attorneys Working Group regarding 2021 legislative changes and governor’s proclamations impacting unlawful detainer practices and procedures

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