Phone: 360-816-2465 (WA)  |  503-283-3393 (OR)
Fax: 360-816-2466
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James Sikora’s practice focuses on advising and counseling businesses throughout Washington and Oregon in employment law and related areas. A priority of James’s is to provide custom-tailored solutions to challenges faced by businesses that take into account the uniqueness of each business and other non-legal factors of a particular situation. He assists businesses with employment issues encountered throughout the lifespan of a business, including employee handbooks, equal employment opportunity practices, leaves of absence and disability accommodations, wage and hour practices, terminations, workplace investigations, employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and workplace trainings.

Additionally, when disputes arise, James represents and advocates for employers before state and federal agencies, including the EEOC, Washington Human Rights Commission, Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), and Department of Labor and Industries, and in state and federal court.    

In his spare time, James enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, listening to podcasts, and running. He recently ran this year’s Pittsburgh Marathon and is a member of the firm’s Hood to Coast team.

Admitted to practice:

  • State of Washington

  • State of Oregon

  • United States District Court, District of Oregon

  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2008

  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, summa cum laude, 2005

Professional memberships & Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association

    • Labor & Employment Law Section

  • Washington State Bar Association

    • Labor & Employment Law Section

  • Oregon State Bar Association

    • Labor & Employment Law Section 

  • Clark County Bar Association

  • Multnomah County Bar Association

Past experience:

  • MacColl Busch Sato, P.C., Attorney, 2013-2015 

  • Cummins, Goodman, Denley & Vickers, P.C., Attorney, 2009-2013

Awards & Recognition:

  • University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Member and Articles Editor, 2007-2009

  • Excellence in Health Law Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, May 2008

Published Articles & presentations:

Community Activities:

  • Humane Society for Southwest Washington, Board Member, 2019-Present

  • Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Member of Public Affairs Committee, 2018-Present

  • Southwest Washington SHRM, Board Member, 2017