Adam Pechtel devotes his practice to advancing dignity and respect for employees in the workplace. This includes both (1) advising clients on employment contracts, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, and reasonable accommodations for disabilities and (2) litigating wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and wage theft claims. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and has favorably resolved multiple cases on their behalf. Mr. Pechtel also represents injured persons and criminal defendants.
Mr. Pechtel is admitted to the Washington State Bar (2011), the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (2011), and the U.S. District Court, for the Eastern District of Washington (2015). He obtained his B.A. from Taylor University (2007) and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law (2010).
Mr. Pechtel is active in the legal and local communities. He belongs to the Washington Employment Lawyers Association, the Benton-Franklin County Bar Association, the Litigation Section of the Washington State Bar Association, and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 2017, the Federal Defenders Office for Eastern Washington and Idaho awarded the Judy Clarke Public Service Scholarship to Mr. Pechtel. From 2015 to 2017, he served as a volunteer on the City of Richland's Code Enforcement Board. He also belongs to the Inter-Mountain Alpine Club.