J.D. cum laude, University of Puget Sound / Seattle University School of Law (1983)
B.A. Business Administration, International Christian University Tokyo, Japan (1979)
Aaron Owada is the lead attorney for Owada Law in the state of Washington focusing primarily on Labor and Employment law, though he has worked in a diversity of areas in past. His primary focus involves representation of employers in regard to citations from Washington State Safety Act (WISHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Mr. Owada also focuses on the representation of employers with issues regarding Workers’ Compensation, and Audits.
In 2018, Mr. Owada founded Owada Law, that same year he was named as one of five Amazing Attorneys by Washington CEO Magazine. Before founding Owada Law, Mr. Owada worked for the Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General for almost 17 years. After leaving the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Owada entered private practice at Williams, Kastner & Gibbs in 2000. In 2002, he became a shareholder of Northcraft, Bigby & Owada, P.C. In his new firm, Mr. Owada has represented employers with WISHA/OSHA matters in the state of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Outside of the firm, Mr. Owada is a member of the North Thurston Public School Board, Board of Visitors for the Seattle University School of Law and a member of the Japanese American Citizens League. He has also served as a Fire Commissioner for the Lacey Fire District, President of the University of Puget Sound Law Alumni Society, and President of the Thurston County School Directors Association.
1995 Distinguished Law Graduate of the University of Puget Sound / Seattle University School of Law, Seattle Vicinity Construction Safety Council Safety Professional of the Year
Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.