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Joanna Plichta

Joanna Plichta

also known as Joanna Plichta Boisen, Joanna Boisen

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About Me

Languages Spoken: Polish

Practice Areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 75%
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%

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Contact Info

1111 3rd Ave Ste 3400
Seattle, WA, 98101-3264



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
40 Under 40Puget Sound Business Journal2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Thomas Neville Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Outstanding Recent AlumnaSeattle University School of Law2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Pro Bono Litigator of the YearFoster Pepper PLLC2008
KCBA Motion for Revision Volunteer of the Year AwardKing County Bar Association2007
Access to Justice Institute's Public Service DistinctionN/A2006
Women's Law Caucus Kellye Testy Scholarship AwardN/A2006
WSBA President's Scholar Essay Contest AwardWashington State Bar Association2006
CALI Legal Excellence, Family LawCALI Legal Excellence2005
CALI Legal Excellence, Child Family & StateCALI Legal Excellence2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyFoster Pepper PLLC2005 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Board for Judicial Administration Filing Fee Work GroupCommittee Member2013 - 2013
Federal Bar Association - WDWA - Ethics and Practice CommitteeCo-chair, Pro Bono Committee2013 - Present
United Way of King CountyLegal Steering Committee2011 - Present
Seattle University Law School Law Alumni BoarBoard of Directors2011 - Present
LAW Fund & Campaign for Equal JusticeBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Seattle Post-Intelligencer OnlineCity Brights Writer2011 - Present
Washington Attorneys Assisting Community OrganizationsBoard of Directors2010 - Present
King County Bar Association Domestic Violence Impact ProjectSupervising Attorney2008 - Present
Foster Pepper Summer Associate Recruiting CommitteeCommittee Member2008 - 2013
National Association of Pro Bono CounselMember, Publications and Communications Committee2007 - Present
Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, University of WashingtonAdvisory Board2007 - Present
Seattle Area Pro Bono Counsels and CoordinatorsChair Elect2007 - Present
Washington Young Lawyers Division (WYLD)Member2006 - Present
Access to Justice Institute, Seattle University School of LawPublic Service Liaison2005 - 2008
New BeginningsCrisis Clinic Advocate2005 - 2007
Seattle-Gdynia Sister City AssociationMember2004 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar News5 Steps to Pro Bono: How Your Law Firm Can Develop a Successful Program2011
Washington State Bar NewsBriefly About Me: Joanna Plichta Boisen2011
Seattle Post Intelligencer50% of Our Children “Not Ready to Succeed2011
Seattle Post IntelligencerTen Steps to a Domestic Violence Protection Order2010
Seattle Post IntelligencerForget Me Not: Working with Holocaust Survivors -2010
Seattle Post IntelligencerFree Family Law Help - Access to Advocacy2010
Seattle Post IntelligencerHow To Get Free Legal Help2010
Seattle Post IntelligencerKCBA Providing Help and Hope in Hard Times2010
Seattle Post IntelligencerThe Greatest Gift2010
King County Bar Association NewsFive Ways to Make a Difference2010
King County Bar Association NewsForget Me Not: Holocaust Survivor Community2010
King County Bar Association NewsBuilding Experience Through Pro Bono2010
Seattle Post IntelligencerNot on the Books: Law Library To Be Cut from Budget2009
Seattle Post IntelligencerVolunteer Efforts Help to Preserve Housing in King County - One Tenant at a Time2009
Seattle Post IntelligencerPay to Play: Justice for All or Only for Those Who Can Afford It?2009
Seattle Post IntelligencerThe Pro Bono Revolution: Fundamental Change in Pro Bono Culture2009
Seattle Post IntelligencerHelping Holocaust Heroes2009
Seattle Post IntelligencerA Street Kid Named Ruvin2009
Seattle Post IntelligencerFacing the Civil Legal Aid Catastrophe2009
King County Bar Association NewsFrom the School of Hard Knocks to a Diploma2009
King County Bar Association NewsCenter Stage: New UW Law Dean Kellye Testy2009
King County Bar Association NewsBright Ideas, Big Plans: Native American Group Opens Eyes2009
King County Bar Association NewsPolish Heroes: Shedding Light on a Dark Time2009
King County Bar Association Bar BulletinProfile on Starbuck's Lucy Helm: Filling the Pro Bono Cup2008
Foster Pepper PLLC NewsGreat Companies: Pillars of Corporate Social Responsibility and Good Citizenship2008
King County Bar BulletinProfile on David Soukup: Mi CASA Es Su CASA2008
King County Bar BulletinMore Firms Leaping into Pro Bono2008
King County Bar BulletinFederal Bar Pro Bono Offers Easy Resolution2008
King County Bar BulletinGetting Past the Fear of Saying Pro Bono2008
King County Washington Women Lawyers NewsletterAdvancing Women's Rights Through Breast Cancer Litigation2007
King County Bar BulletinGiving A Voice to Native American Rights2007
King County Bar BulletinPro Bono Making Corporate Inroads2007
Foster Pepper PLLC NewsFoster Pepper Proactive About Providing Access to Justice2007
Foster Pepper PLLC NewsPro Bono Annual Report2006
Foster Pepper PLLC NewsPro Bono Work - A Diverse Mix of Activities2006
Judge's JournalPutting It into Words: The Judicial Branch and the Four Corners of Freedom2006
Foster Pepper PLLC NewsPromoting Pro Bono2006
Washington State Bar NewsRestoring Faith in the Independent Judiciary through Greer's Story2006
Foster Pepper PLLC NewsFoster Pepper Enhances Pro Bono Program2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Washington -SeattleInternational Political EconomyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
UW Law International Law CourseUsing Law and Policy to Fight Violence Against Women and Children2013
Tribal Economic Development: Protecting the Rights of Native Americans Through Nonprofit and Intellectual Property LawProtecting Native Intellectual Property2013
Foster Pepper Litigation Group Advocacy SeriesAdvanced Legal Writing and Editing2013
Seattle University School of LawLawyering for a Just & Humane World2012
WSBA Preadmission ProgramIntegrating Pro Bono into Legal Practice2011
Representing Native Americans in Washington: An Indian and Tribal Law Primer CLRepresenting Native Americans in Washington: An Indian and Tribal Law Primer CL2008
Domestic Violence Protection Order Motion for Revision CLEComprehensive History of the Motion for Revision Project2008
Social Justice Week Career PanelPublic Interest Law and Pro Bono Panel2007
Seattle University School of Law, SU Law Days of Service PanelHow to Successfully Become a Public Interest Law Professional2007
Pro Bono Partnerships and the Role of Public Service Organizations in Advancing Native American RightsAn Introduction to Basic Indian Law and Tribal Courts Training and CLE2007
East King County Bar Association Pre-admission CLEMaking Community and Pro Bono a Comprehensive Part of Your Practice2007
Domestic Violence Protection Order Revision Squad Training and CLEHistory and Overview of the Motion for Revision Project and Team Mission2007