Miller Nash welcomes John Stellwagen as partner to the firm’s growing employment law and labor relations team, adding further depth to the team’s capabilities. John’s practice focuses on labor contract administration, employee relations, collective bargaining, discipline and discharge, representation before state and federal agencies, labor arbitrations, preventive law/risk management, education, and municipal law. John has spent most of the past 20 years representing and providing legal guidance to public sector clients throughout Oregon and Washington, including higher education institutions, K-12 school districts, municipalities, public utilities, special districts, healthcare providers, and tribal entities.
About John Stellwagen
John’s experience includes serving in both in-house and outside legal counsel roles which have provided him with insight into the complexities of governmental entities and the unique pressures and regulatory frameworks they must navigate. Prior to joining Miller Nash, John worked at an employment, labor, and employee benefits firm in the Pacific Northwest. Before that, John worked at Portland Public Schools as senior legal counsel, focusing on employment and labor matters. Earlier in his career, John served as a Washington State assistant attorney general with the University of Washington Division where he supported the University and UW Medical Center on employment and labor matters. He also worked with the Oregon School Boards Association. John received his B.A from Gonzaga University before earning his J.D. at University of Washington School of Law.