LGBT Rights Symposium

Gay Rights Bowtie

Join HKM & Community Rights Leaders

600 Stewart Street, Suite 901
Seattle, WA 98101

Saturday, June 20
11:00 am-12:30 pm PST

HKM Employment Attorneys is pleased to invite you to a symposium about recent development in gay rights in Washington and the United States. The panel discussion is designed for non-attorneys, and it is free of charge. The panel will include leaders in the LGBT rights legal community, including Professor Peter Nicolas, Jeffrey and Susan Brotman Endowed Professor of Law, a leader in gay rights in the United States. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by HKM Employment Attorneys LLP


Peter Nicolas joined the UW law school faculty in 2000 following a clerkship with Judge Michael Boudin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Professor Nicolas is the author of an evidence textbook, a series of books comparing the federal rules of evidence with those of Florida, Texas, and New York, and numerous law review articles in the areas of federal courts, evidence, and constitutional law. From 2008 – 2010, Professor Nicolas served as Associate Dean of the UW law school. Prior to pursuing a career in the law, Professor Nicolas was a Research Economist at the University of Michigan and served for two, two-year terms as a member of the Ann Arbor, Michigan, City Council. He is a member of the bars of New York, U.S. District Court of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.


Judi O’Kelley is the Deputy Director of Development and Director of Law School Development for Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest legal organization dedicated to the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV. Judi brings more than 18 years of political and legal experience working for equality within the LGBT community. Judi received her B.A. from the Colorado College in 1990. After receiving her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1996, she served as a law clerk for Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practiced appellate and employment law with the firms of Jones Day; Kirkley & Payne; and Penn Payne, LLP. She is admitted to practice in the state bars of Georgia, Alaska and Washington, D.C.
Daniel Kalish Employment Attorney
Daniel Kalish is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, and an experienced trial lawyer who has tried more than thirty trials to jury verdict. Mr. Kalish’s practice focuses on complex trial work, and he represents employees in all aspects of employment litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kalish was a felony prosecutor at the King County Prosecutor’s Office, where he tried several cases, ranging from identity theft to first degree murder. Prior to that, he clerked for a federal judge and worked at Perkins Coie, the premier defense law firm in the Northwest.