BRIAN J. SUTHERLAND
Brian J. Sutherland focuses his practice on the representation of plaintiffs
in employment discrimination, retaliation, and other civil rights cases.
He has experience handling cases for victims of race, national origin,
gender, age, and disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, sexual
harassment, whistleblower retaliation, and constitutional civil rights
Brian is a
summa cum laude graduate of the Seattle University School of Law. He was a recipient of
the Trustee's and Achievement Scholarships, served as a Research and
Technical Editor for the Seattle University Law Review, and was the founder
and president of the student chapter of the American Constitution Society.
He also participated in the Access to Justice Institute's Community
Justice Centers and served as a judicial extern for United States District
Judge Marsha J. Pechman in the Western District of Washington.
Before joining Buckley Beal LLP, Mr. Sutherland served as a Trial Attorney
for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its Miami
District Office and prosecuted employment discrimination and retaliation
cases for the federal government. Prior to that, he was a Staff Attorney
for the American Civil Liberties Union Southern Regional Office and Voting
Rights Project, where he represented plaintiffs in federal and state voting
rights and constitutional litigation and engaged in lobbying and public
education efforts related to voting rights. He has published scholarly
articles on institutional race discrimination, attorney's fees in
civil rights cases, and voting rights issues.
Brian is a member of the State Bars of Washington State and Georgia, and
is admitted to practice in the state courts of Washington and Georgia,
the Georgia Supreme Court, the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia,
and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys sailing, bicycling, camping, and taking
his dog Amy to the dog park at Piedmont Park. He also enjoys spending
time with his immediate family, which also relocated from Washington and
now call Georgia home.