Posted on April 12, 2017 in Biographies
Written by: David B. Honig
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
600 108th Avenue NE, Suite 320
Bellevue Corporate Plaza
Bellevue, WA 98004
Sevilla Rhoads has practiced labor and employment law for approximately 20 years. A former health care provider and health care business owner herself, Sevilla has a genuine appreciation for how a lawyer should support clients’ patient care priorities and business realities. Her behavioral health training and significant workplace conflict resolution experience helps clients positively navigate disputes with the least disruption to patient care. She is also experienced in finding practical compliance solutions tailored to her clients’ specific work environments. Compliance and prevention services offered by Sevilla include workplace investigations, training, contract and policy drafting.
When faced with litigation, clients benefit from Sevilla’s extensive trial and arbitration background. Understanding the importance of their relationships with other providers, patients and the community, she obtains dismissals and verdicts in her clients’ favor without compromising the clients’ organizational values around respect and collaboration.
In addition to her focus on health care, Sevilla has had the distinct honor of many years advising and representing Indian Tribes, including defending sovereignty rights and strategies for increased self-governance. She is a frequent presenter on the unique issues arising in human resources for Tribes.
- Mount Holyoke College, B.A. – 1991, American School of Professional Psychology, M.A. – 2009
- University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D. – 1995
Admitted to Bar
- Washington – 1995
- Oregon – 2011
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit – 1999
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit – 1999
- U.S. District Court, Western District of WA – 1995
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of WA – 2005
- American Health Lawyers Association, 2015
- Washington Contemplative Lawyers, Founding Member, 2011
- Urban Indian Legal Clinic, Founding Committee Member and Volunteer Attorney, 2007-2008
- Washington State Bar Association Collaborative Task Force, 2005
- International Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2003-2008
- Access to Justice Conference Planning Committee, 2001-2008
- Washington State Bar Association Civil Rights Committee, 1998-2001; Chair, 1999-2000
- Washington State Bar Association Diversity Committee, Co-Chair, 1997-1998
- Washington LEGALS, Co-Chair, 1996-1998
- Washington Women Lawyers, King County Chapter, Vice President at Large, 1996-2000