Tana Lin


1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98101 

Tana Lin uses her knowledge, skills, and passion to fight for justice for her clients. And she gets results. Tana has nearly 30 years of litigation experience in civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts throughout the country. She is a member of the firm's nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group. 

Tana joined Keller Rohrback in 2004 after practicing as a civil rights and criminal defense attorney. She began her legal career as a trial attorney with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, one of the preeminent public defender offices in the country, where she handled cases at the trial level and argued appellate cases before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Tana then joined the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she enforced federal discrimination laws across the country. At the DOJ, and later at the Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Tana investigated and prosecuted employment discrimination cases against large governmental entities such as the Louisiana State Police and private corporations such as Wal-Mart. She also served as the Litigation Coordinator for the Michigan Poverty Law Program, developing statewide projects to address issues facing low income communities and crafting creative solutions by developing partnerships with interested stakeholders.

At Keller Rohrback, Tana has achieved significant settlements for her clients. She has won landmark victories for shareholders of mutual funds in suits alleging breaches of fiduciary duty by investment advisors in violation of the Investment Company Act. She has protected the retirement funds of employees whose employers had breached their fiduciary duties in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Tana has also stood up for workers who had been denied their proper wages and overtime payments. She was recently part of the trial team representing 20,000 Detroit nurses alleging an antitrust conspiracy by healthcare providers to depress compensation levels. This extraordinary case settled on the eve of trial. Tana played an essential role in recovering almost $90 million on behalf of affected Detroit nurses.

Tana’s pro bono work includes Doe et al. v. Donald Trump, President of the United States, et al., Case No. C17-0178JLR (W.D. Wash.), where she obtained a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s suspension of follow-to-join refugee admissions which was part of the latest installment of the Muslim travel ban.

Tana's wide ranging experience helps her quickly grasp what issues will dictate a case's outcome, and she works tirelessly to see that her clients obtain the best result available.

Read more about what drives Tana to be a voice for people who have been treated unfairly in the 2016 Washington Super Lawyers publication.

Community Conversations: Immigrant Life in Uncertain Times: Hear Tana respond to questions about Doe v Trump.


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