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Devra S. Hermosilla

Devra S. Hermosilla

also known as Devra Sigle Hermosilla

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Employment & Labor, General Practice

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About Me

Devra Hermosilla's practice focuses on employment law, civil litigation, and criminal defense.  In her position immediately prior to forming Sigle Law PLLC, Devra concentrated her practice on employment defense litigation in Portland, Oregon.  Prior to that, she practiced law in Spokane, Washington at the law firm of Paine Hamblen, primarily in general civil litigation with occasional criminal defense matters.

On the criminal defense side, in addition to private criminal representation, Devra currently acts as assigned counsel for Grant County juvenile court.  She represents her clients in the defense of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, including plea negotiations, arraignments, motion practice, bench and jury trials.


On the civil litigation side, Devra regularly represents clients before administrative agencies and state and federal court.  Her practice includes representing clients in alternative dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. She is licensed in state and federal courts in Washington, inactive in Idaho and Oregon.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Devra worked in human resources for a large manufacturing company.  This human resources background contributes to her unique perspective on the legal concerns of her business and employer clients - and their need to meet their budget obligations. 

As a fluent Spanish speaker, Devra also offers individual and small-group employee training and investigatory interviews in Spanish. 


Devra was named as a "Rising Star" in the 2009, Oregon Super Lawyers (Employment Litigation:  Defense) and was a printed nominee for the 2010 Women in Business award, Portland Business Journal.


Devra speaks at employment and training seminars, has authored local and nationally published articles on employment laws in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  She is a member of the national and local Human Resources Management Associations, currently serving on the board of the Lower Columbia Human Resources Management Association.  Devra also serves as a member of her local Bar Association’s diversity and leadership committees. 


When she is not practicing law, Devra participates in local community leadership groups, family activities, and is involved with her roller derby team, The Rodeo City Rollergirls. 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    0 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
    0 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    0 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200/hour), Contingent (33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Chong Hae Ye

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    Chong Ye Car Accidents Attorney
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  • Joseph A Romberg

    Devra is a thoughtful and diligent attorney. I respect her advice and feel completely comfortable both turning to her for input and referring clients to her care.

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    Joseph Romberg Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Sigle Law PLLC

Washington Office (Main Office)
221 East 4th Avenue
Ellensburg, WA, 98926-2480

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200107/06/2015
ORSuspended - Non-Disciplinary200707/18/2015
IDResigned200607/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
No. 3 (tied) Best AttorneyDaily Record, Best of Kittitas County2014
Nominee, Women in Business AwardsPortland Business Journal2010
Super Lawyers Rising StarOregon Law and Politics2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney, ShareholderSigle Law LLC2010 - Present
AttorneyBullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson LLC2006 - 2010
AttorneyPaine Hamblen LLP2000 - 2006
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of Kameron C. Cayce and Associates1999 - 2000
Legal InternLaw Offices of Douglas W. Hale1998 - 1999
Personnel SpecialistThe Boeing Company1990 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kittitas County Bar AssociationPresident2014 - 2014
Kittitas County Bar AssociationVice President2013 - 2013
Lower Columbia Human Resources Association (LCHRMA)Treasurer, Board of Directors2010 - 2010
Multnomah Bar AssociationEquality Committee Member2007 - 2010
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2010
Oregon Women LawyersLeadership Committee2006 - 2010
Defense Research InstituteEmployment Law Section2005 - 2009
National and Local Society for Human Resources Management AssociationMember2005 - 2011
Spokane County Bar AssociationDiversity Committee2004 - 2006
American Law Firm AssociationEmployment Law Section2001 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Oregon and Idaho State BarsAdmitted to Practice2001 - 2012
Girl Scouts of America, Inland Northwest CouncilBoard of Directors2001 - 2005
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
Moot Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, Seattle UniversityExecutive Committee1998 - 2000

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kilb v. First Student Transportation LLC, (for employer)For Employer- dismissal of case upheld on appeal

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Oregon Business MagazineEmployer Liability for Workplace Violence2010
WorklawExecutive Summary on Employment Law in Idaho2010
Oregon Bar Association PublicationMilitary Leave Laws (Contributing Author)2010
South County SpotlightIn the Employer's Corner - Monthly Column2010
Oregon Business MagazinePitfalls Numerous in Social Networking Sites2009
Society for Human Resources Management and SHRM OnlineBOLI Clarifies Meal and Rest Break Rules2009
Northwest Women's JournalProtecting Your Business from Employment Related Lawsuits2007
Society for Human Resources ManagementInterval Rules Amended for Consistency and Clarity2007
Society for Human Resources Management and SHRM OnlineViolation of Paycheck Rules May Expose Employers to Stiff Penalties2007
American Law Firm AssociationWorkers' Compensation State-by-State Compendium - Washington2005
American Law Firm AssociationEmployment Law State-by-State Compendium - Washington2005
American Law Firm AssociationWorkers' Compensation State-by-State Compendium - Washington2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Pacific Lutheran UniversityGlobal Economy and Public RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Comprehensive Employment LawTechnology in the Workplace, Employee Discipline and Termination2014
Sterling Education ServicesHiring & Terminating: The Pre-Hiring Process2013
Kittitas County Coalition for Drug Awareness and PreventionHow Legalized Marijuana affects Employers in Washington2013
Lower Columbia Human Resources Association (LCHRMA)Tips to Help Human Resources Managers Avoid Employment Litigation2010
Summer Workshops for EmployersDrug Testing and Documentation2008
Society of Human Resources ManagementReasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act2007
Oregon Bureau of Labor and IndustriesHarassment 101 - Employer Technical Assistance Training Series2007
Klamath Falls Chamber of CommerceDrug Testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act2007
Three Rivers Entrepreneur NetworkManeuvering the Employment Law Minefield2005