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Joann Leigh Pheasant

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Employment & Labor, Contracts & Agreements, Constitutional, Wills & Living Wills… more 

Joann Pheasant

About Me

I am licensed in both California and Washington States. I have been fortunate to have litigated a wide variety of cases including Employment law, personal injury, Civil Rights, mental health, bankruptcy. I have practiced for the Government, in private practice, and as a staff trial attorney. I have experience for both plaintiff and defense sides which brings a balanced approach to my practice. I have practiced in Superior Courts, Appellate Courts and Federal Courts.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    18 years, 400 cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
    18 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    11 years, 20 cases
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    11 years, 15 cases
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joann. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brad Allan Lancaster

    Joann Pheasant cares about her clients and the integrity of the legal system. I have known Joann since we attended law school together. She is very bright, like most attorneys, but her intelligence is also both moral and practical. Joann knows how to dig her fingernails into a case, but she does so without rancor or bitterness. And Joann takes cases of legal substance. She cares when a circumstance is wrong. She does something about it. Such lawyers are gems, and Joann Pheasant is priceless. Oh, yes, she will make you laugh too.

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    Brad Lancaster Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

372 Florin Rd Ste 179
Sacramento, CA, 95831-1407

Law Office Of Joann L. Pheasant

372 Florin Road Suite 179
Sacramento/CA 95831 - all mail to CA office
Seattle, WA, 98107

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200702/26/2015
WAActive199705/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Canadian Master's Rowing Gold Medal Women's 8Canadian Master's Rowing Association1988
Canadian Master's Rowing Gold Medal Women's SingleCanadian Master's Rowing Association1988
United States Bronze Medal Rowing Women's Lt 8US Rowing (predecessor association)1975
United States Silver Medal Rowing Women's Lt 4US Rowing (predecessor association)1975

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Joann L. Pheasant2006 - Present
Contract AttorneyLaw Office of Amy Hansen2005 - Present
Staff CounselLaw Office of Kenneth R. Scearce, Traveler's Insurance Counsel2000 - 2002
AssociateForsberg & Umlauf, P.S.2000 - 2000
Assistant Attorney GeneralWashington State Office of the Attorney General1998 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Sacramento County Bar Associationmember2008 - Present
California State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm SectionMember2007 - 2007
California State Bar Association groupMember2007 - 2007
University of Washington Big W AssociationLifetime Member2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2007
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
University of Washington Alumni AssociationLifetime MemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Detention of L.W. 88 Wash. App. 1024 (2000), unpublished opinionPrevailed
Bryant v. Craftsman Sandrini Boys., 105 Wash.App. 11003 (2001)Remand for trial and settlement
Rifino v. United States, 245 F. 3d 1083 (2001)Debtor had to repay student loans

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJuris Doctor1997
University of Washington -SeattleHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1979

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of California DavisEnd of Life Legal Issues and Ethics - Seminar for Undergraduate Students2006