As plaintiff-side trial lawyers, Friedman Rubin | PLLP is a proud member of Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), the oldest and largest civil justice advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. By being dedicated to safeguarding the Seventh Amendment constitutional right to a trial by jury, WSAJ works with Washington’s top law firms, attorneys, legal professionals and consumer groups to protect the legal rights of wronged consumers, injured citizens, patients and workers.
Every year WSAJ presents a number of awards to recognize outstanding consumer activists, journalists, legislators, judges and lawyers. This year, we are thrilled to have two WSAJ award winners within the firm. We couldn’t be prouder to have Rachel and Ron as part of Friedman | Rubin PLLP!
Rachel Luke – Carl Maxey Diversity Award
At Seattle University, Rachel was the Managing Editor of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and Vice President of the Black Law Student Association. She has co-chaired the WSAJ Diversity Committee, currently serves on the WSAJ Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce, and was instrumental in the decision to hire a Diversity and Inclusion consultant. She has mentored Fellows from the WSAJ Trial Advocacy Summer Fellowship program. Rachel has maintained leadership positions in the Korean-American Bar Association and the Lauren Miller Bar Association for several years. She volunteers her time pro bono for the Sexual Violence Law Center.
Click to watch Rachel being presented with her award.
Ron Park – New Lawyer “Ready to Soar” Award
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the UC Irvine School of Law, Ron served as law clerk to the Hon. Josephine L. Stato at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Hon. Jacqueline H. Nguyen at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ron is the current president of the Korean-American Bar Association and donates his time pro bono for their legal clinic. Ron has contributed significantly to numerous cases handled by Friedman | Rubin PLLP including trying two cases together with firm partner Peter Mullenix during the COVID pandemic. Internally at the firm Ron is known as “the kind of guy when you don’t know where else to turn you turn to Ron. He gives you the answer, quick, it’s always right, it’s well reasoned, and it’s supportive.”.
Click to watch Ron being presented with his award.