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Attorneys/Labor Consultants

Our Staff

Lara Harlan – Legal Assistant

Mary Fuji – Accounts

Leah Julius – Compensation Analyst/Support

 

 

Labor Consultants

Christopher Vick

Jeffery Julius

 

 

 

Derrick Isackson

Mr. Isackson graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Mr. Isackson went on to receive his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from Gonzaga University in 1993 graduating magna cum laude. Mr. Isackson worked as a litigation attorney in Seattle for several years.

In 1997, Mr. Isackson became a police officer and worked at both the Edmonds and Bellevue police departments.  While working at those departments he was elected to the executive board in each of these unions, becoming the president of the Bellevue Police Guild which ultimately led to his employment with Vick, Julius, McClure in 2006. Mr. Isackson became a partner in the firm in 2012.

Mr. Isackson serves as general counsel to several police guilds/associations across Washington and has extensive experience in police law matters including the representation of officers during the investigation of officer involved shootings.  Mr. Isackson has negotiated contracts for many law enforcement agencies, has participated in numerous arbitrations and proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Commission.

 

Hillary McClure

Ms. McClure graduated from Whitworth College with honors where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies with a minor in Art.  She then received her Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from Seattle University School of Law graduating summa cum laude.

Prior to joining Vick, Julius, McClure, (formerly Aitchison & Vick, Inc.) Ms. McClure practiced in municipal and employment law. Hillary joined the Firm in the Washington office in July 2002, and, in 2008 became a partner in the Firm.

Ms. McClure serves as general counsel to several police guilds/associations across Washington and has extensive experience in police law matters including the representation of officers during the investigation of officer involved shootings.  Ms. McClure has negotiated and administered multiple contracts for many law enforcement agencies, both large and small and has represented those agencies in numerous arbitrations and proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Commission.

Erica Shelley Nelson

Ms. Shelley Nelson received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Western Washington University in June 2001. She graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 2005, and participated as a member of Gonzaga’s National Trial Team.  After graduation, Ms. Shelley Nelson  relocated to the Bay Area and practiced as a litigation and employment attorney before returning to Seattle in 2010.  Prior to starting at Vick, Julius, McClure, Ms. Shelley Nelson worked for over three years at a law firm representing public safety labor unions in Washington.  She joined Vick, Julius, McClure in 2017.

Ms. Shelley Nelson serves as a board member on the Washington State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee.  She has published several articles and professional works, including co-authoring “Helping the Injured or Disabled Member: A Guidebook for the Washington Law Enforcement and Fire Union Representative.”

 

 

Laura M. Alspach

Ms. Alspach graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology.  After college, she became a deputy sheriff with the King County Sheriff’s Office where she worked nighttime patrol in the southwest districts of King County.  While continuing to work patrol at night, she pursued her law degree during the day.  She graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2009.  In 2012, Ms. Alspach moved into the role of detective where she specialized in white-collar crime, financial exploitation of the elderly, and other fraud-related cases.  In her 18-year career in law enforcement, she received several commendations, such as a life-saver award and detective of the year.  She was also a member of the US Secret Service Task Force.  For the past 10 years, Ms. Alspach regularly worked at King County’s Neighborhood Legal Clinic as a volunteer attorney, providing limited free legal advice to members of the community who may not have access to the legal system.  In 2021, Ms. Alspach joined the team at Vick, Julius, McClure where she continues her passion for supporting the first responders in Washington State.

 

 

Vick, Julius, McClure, P.S.

5506 6th Ave S # 201A
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 957-0926
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