Kimberly K. Geariety, MPA, SPHR
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Kimberly K. Geariety

Kimberly K. Geariety



I have over thirty years of experience conducting workplace training throughout the United States. I work with both private and public sector, union and non-union employers of all sizes. I use my legal knowledge and skills developed as an attorney and my prior work experiences as a Human Resources and Labor Relations Manager to train employees, managers, and executives on employment law and HR best practices to create a legally compliant and courteous workplace.

I am fluent in workplace laws and regulations affecting union and non-union businesses in both the private and public sectors. I synthesize complex legal regulations and requirements into conversational, understandable and practical terms, giving supervisors, managers, and employees the tools they need to comply with the various laws affecting the workplace.

When my schedule permits, I also conduct workplace investigations involving claims of discrimination and harassment, or similar workplace misconduct. I also conduct facilitation or mediation to assist organizations to identify workplace issues or solve workplace conflicts. In addition to training, investigations, and conflict resolution, I also consult with and advise employers and employees about a variety of employment law matters and human resources best practices.

My office and home are located in Mount Vernon, Washington (about 60 miles North of Seattle).

Education and Other Credentials

  • Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification
  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law
  • Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Willamette University College of Law
  • Master's in Public Administration from the University of Alaska
  • Bachelor's in Business and Public Administration from University of Puget Sound
  • Certificate in Administrative Law from National Judicial College
  • Ten years of experience as an attorney in private practice
  • Two and one-half years of experience as a human resource manager for State of Alaska
  • Six years of experience as a labor relations manager for State of Alaska
  • Three and one-half years of experience as a union business agent for Alaska Public Employees Association (state employee union)
  • Licensed to practice law in Washington State and Alaska



Making Employment Law Work in the Real World

1500A East College Way #549 Human Resources Law Mount Vernon, WA 98273
360-336-5245 (office)  Human Resources Legal Management