Ted is a litigator in the General Liability Litigation Practice Group. He previously represented employers and management-level employees in civil litigations alleging discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and other unlawful employment practice claims. Ted has handled more than 20 occupational safety and health-related investigations, inspections and appeals, including contesting citations for alleged violations of federal and state occupational safety and health laws and regulations. 

Before entering private practice, Ted was the honors deputy attorney general in the California Department of Justice in San Francisco. He represented state agencies and personnel in more than 30 prisoner litigations in federal and California courts, with claims involving the federal and state constitutions, statutes and regulations. 

Ted earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, where he was an executive articles editor for the Washington Law Review. During law school he also interned for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General and externed for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. At the Court of Appeals, Ted directly managed seven cases involving federal civil rights claims, challenges to state and federal agency decisions, and public employment discrimination allegations.

Ted is a veteran, having served in active duty for the U.S. Marine Corps for four years before his honorable discharge.