Jon Howard Rosen

Jon Rosen is in solo practice as The Rosen Law Firm after having been a partner in the labor and employment law firm of Frank Rosen Freed Roberts LLP which he co-founded over 35 years ago.  Jon’s practice is limited to representing and advising labor organizations, individuals, and, occasionally, employers across a broad range of labor and employment law issues in Washington and across the United States.

After graduating from St. John’s University School of Law in 1968, Jon served as a staff attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration in its New York regional office.  He joined the legal office of the Air Line Pilots Association in 1971 representing pilots and flight attendants in collective bargaining, arbitration, lobbying, and litigation.  He moved to Seattle to enter private practice in 1977.

Jon has chaired several committees and subcommittees of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.  He has been a member since 1977 of the King County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section which he chaired in 1986.  He has also served as chair of KCBA’s Aviation & Space Law Section and the Labor and Employment Committee of the Washington State Association for Justice.  He was one of the first members of the National Employment Lawyers Association and helped found and has chaired NELA’s Washington State chapter.  He is a frequent presenter at labor and employment law seminars and programs in Seattle and around the country and has written extensively on many labor and employment law topics.

Jon has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1987 and is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.  His biography appears in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.  He has been regularly recognized in Seattle Magazine and Washington Law and Politics as one of Seattle’s “Super Lawyers.”   He is a Fellow and sits on the Board of Governors of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  In 2009 the Council on American-Islamic Relations presented Jon with its Humanitarian Award for his work representing Muslims in workplace disputes.

Jon was appointed by the Seattle City Council to a position on the Seattle Arts Commission in January 2009 and was elected by his fellow commissioners to serve as its chair in 2012 and again in 2013.  He serves also as a member of the boards of directors of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Classical KING-FM. He is a past president of Temple De Hirsch Sinai where he has long been an advisor to and member of its personnel committee and a past board member of Music of Remembrance and Jewish Family Services.  He has been an active member of both the Commission on Social Action and the Commission on Outreach and Membership of the Union for Reform Judaism and has sat on its national board of trustees.  Jon chaired the Friends of 4th and Ward Park which financed and constructed, in conjunction with the City of Seattle, a much needed family-friendly urban park facility on the south slope of Queen Anne near where he resides with his wife Patricia, a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center.  Patricia and he have three daughters, two sons and three grandsons.

Jon was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up on Long Island.  He received his undergraduate degree from Hobart College in Geneva, NY.