ADDRESS
1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4200, WA98154
PHONE
(206) 689-2102
MOBILE
FAX
(206) 340-0902
SOCIAL NETWORKS
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About Onik'a Gilliam-Cathcart

Professional Experience

Ms. Gilliam-Cathcart’s practice primarily focuses on conducting investigations concerning claims of discrimination and retaliation, and representing independent and public schools (and other public entities) in a wide range of civil litigation matters pending in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, with an emphasis on employment-based and negligence claims.  She also regularly trains and presents to employers on civil rights compliance and employment best practices.

Ms. Gilliam-Cathcart has practiced in Washington for the past seven years following a move from the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where her practice extended to all aspects of civil litigation before the Federal District and Territorial Courts in defense of corporate clients in varying tort and employment matters.  Representative clients included Sears Holdings, RadioShack and refinery HOVENSA, L.L.C. Prior to her work in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Ms. Gilliam-Cathcart served almost two years as a Staff Attorney to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and also worked for the Office of the City Attorney for the City of Berkeley.

Admissions

  • United States District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Washington State Court of Appeals
  • Washington State Bar
  • California State Bar

Achievements

  • Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder, Association of Workplace Investigations, 2020

Volunteer Board Service

  • Member of Board of Directors, Washington State Council of School Attorneys, 2019-2022
  • Member of Board of Directors, Washington Initiative for Diversity, 2017-2020
  • Past Member of Board of Trustees, Giddens School

Professional Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Diversity Committee
  • Washington State Council of School Attorneys
  • Association of Workplace Investigators