Attorneys


Our team of Attorneys is dedicated to providing comprehensive representation to the working people of the Pacific Northwest.



Kristina Detwiler

Kristina Detwiler is the managing partner.  Kristina joined Hafer, Price, Rinehart & Robblee as an associate attorney in 1996. Her experience includes significant federal and state court litigation, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employees Relations Commission, grievance arbitrations, and advising clients on employment issues, organizing campaigns, strikes and picketing.

In addition to her union clients, Kristina also represents joint apprenticeship and training committees and appears regularly before the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council.  Kristina’s practice includes representation of the Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council as well as work with regional building trades councils.

Kristina received her undergraduate degree from Willamette University with a double major in political science and international studies.  She graduated from George Washington University School of Law with high honors and is a member of the Order of the Coif.  While in law school, Kristina clerked for the NLRB and interned with the Department of Labor and the United States Department of Justice.

Kristina went to law school to “help people” and could not be more satisfied with the path that her career has taken.  She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to work with clients to improve the working lives of men and women and to be fighting the good fight alongside union clients.

Email: kdetwiler@unionattorneysnw.com


Bradley Medlin

Bradley Medlin is a partner at Robblee Detwiler PLLP where he focuses on serving the litigation and collection needs of the firm’s union and individual clients. He represents unions and union members in all aspects of labor and employment law in federal and state court, before the National Labor Relations Board, and the Public Employment Relations Commission. Brad also litigates wage and hour cases on behalf of individual workers.

Brad earned his B.A. from Missouri State University, cum laude and his J.D. from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law – San Diego, magna cum laude. Brad is licensed to practice law in California and Washington. Brad also serves as an elected union counsel representative on the Washington State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee.


David A. Hannah

David Hannah returned to Robblee Detwiler as Of-Counsel on August 1, 2019.  After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 1988, David joined what was then the firm Hafer, Price, Rinehart and Schwerin.  In 2004, David became Senior Labor Relations Counsel for the Air Line Pilots Association, representing the pilots of Alaska Airlines and remained with ALPA for the past fifteen years.

David began working with Kristina Detwiler in 1996.  He is very pleased to have “joined forces” with Kristina again, and to work with the outstanding group of attorneys and staff members in Robblee Detwiler in the continued service of labor organizations in a variety of vocations and trades throughout the Pacific Northwest.

David has over three decades of experience in litigation, labor arbitration and collective bargaining negotiations in both the public and private sector.  He is also a former Associate Editor of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law The Developing Labor Law and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University.

Email: dhannah@unionattorneysnw.com


Angelo Cruz

As an attorney, Angelo Cruz has dedicated himself to advocating for labor organizations and individual employees.  Since joining the firm in 2017, Angelo has strived to provide reliable, efficient representation for the firm’s clients before state and federal court, the NLRB, and in arbitration.  Unions are at the forefront of the fight to advance workers’ rights, and Angelo appreciates the role he plays in helping Unions do so.

A native of Guam, Angelo has resided in Washington long enough to consider the state his home.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington – Bothell, and his JD from Seattle University School of Law.  Prior to becoming an attorney, he spent a decade as a classically-trained chef, and still loves cooking for friends and family.  In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the natural beauty of Washington with his family, and expressing his appreciation in the form of poem.

Waves seem calm today,
But looks can be deceiving:
Gilligan’s Island.

Email: acruz@unionattorneysnw.com


Alea M. Carr

A native of Western Washington, Alea Carr has dedicated her career to supporting and advocating on behalf of our State’s workforce. Inspired by a series of internships at the public defender’s office, the ACLU, and Enterprise Community Partners, Alea knew that she wanted to dedicate her career to protecting and empowering vulnerable people and organizations.

After beginning her professional legal career in 2017, Alea was quickly drawn to employment law where she worked with victims of discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. In this capacity, she gained litigation experience working in both Federal and State Court. In 2019, Alea became part of the Robblee Detwiler team as an associate attorney. Here, she is committed to protecting the rights of working people through steadfast representation of the labor organizations fighting for them. Whether it’s in arbitration, before the National Labor Relations Board, or in State or Federal Court, Alea understands the critical role that labor organizations play in ensuring the proper treatment of working people and is honored to support these efforts.

Alea is a graduate of Western Washington University where she earned a  bachelor’s degree in economics and political science before attending law school at Seattle University. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and admitted to practice in Federal Court in both the Eastern District and Western District of Washington. Outside of work Alea enjoys travel, yoga, and walks with her dog.

Email: acarr@unionattorneysnw.com


Madison Brown

Madison Brown joined Robblee Detwiler PLLP as an Associate Attorney in 2019. A proud triple-dawg, Madison earned her B.A. in Law, Societies, & Justice and Political Science, Master of Public Administration, and Juris Doctorate degrees all from the University of Washington. While at UW, Madison served as President of both the Public Interest Law Association and the Women’s Law Caucus.

Prior to law school, Madison’s own experiences as a low-wage worker gave her a passion for protecting women in the workplace and a desire to fight for the dignity of all workers. An avid women’s rights advocate, her experiences include community organizing, legislative and electoral advocacy, digital communications, and grassroots fundraising.

These experiences led Madison to two Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships during her time as a law student; one with the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters in D.C. and one at Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP. She was awarded the Mary Ellen Krug Scholarship in 2019 for her work in labor law.

Madison is proud to advocate for labor organizations and individual employees before state and federal courts, the NLRB, PERC, and in arbitration.

Email: mbrown@unionattorneysnw.com


Richard H. Robblee

Dick started at the firm in 1977 as a law school intern.  Upon graduation from the University of Washington Law School, Dick was hired as an Associate Attorney and then progressed to Partner and then Managing Partner.  Having held every legal position in the firm, Dick now serves in an Of Counsel capacity.

In a career spanning over thirty years, Dick has had a strong building trades practice, focused on strategizing and assisting clients with litigation, strike management, unfair labor practices, and contract negotiations and administration.  In addition to the representation of individual union locals, Dick has been counsel to the Washington State Building Trades and Construction Council and has represented local building trades councils throughout the state.

After 35 years of practice with the firm, Dick retired as Managing Partner in June, 2012, and transitioned to Of Counsel status.  Dick remains available for consultation and advising.