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Emily K. Arneson

Emily K. Arneson

also known as Emily Kelly

Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 40%
  2. Litigation: 40%
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
  4. Communications & Media: 10%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Heather Rogers Straub

    Emily is an outstanding young lawyer and exemplifies all the traits I look for when I need to refer matters for estate planning or guardianship issues: she's extremely intelligent and always very professional, but she also possesses a warm demeanor and a wonderful personality that make her a pleasure to work with. Is it possible that lawyers can be not only diligent craftsmen of documents and navigators of our legal system, but trusted advisers that you can count on? Absolutely. One need look no further than Emily Kelly, a rising star in Washington state legal practice.


    Heather Straub Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew N. Ackley

    I have known Emily for many years. She is shrewd, caring, extremely intelligent, and as diligent as any lawyer I've met. I would eagerly recommend her services.


    Andrew Ackley Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Witherspoon Kelley

422 West Riverside Ave.
Ste. 1100
Spokane, WA, 99201


IDAuthorized to practice law201511/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyMorton McGoldrick, P.S.2010 - 2013
Legal ExternUnited States District Court (E.D. Wa), Chief Judge Whaley2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane County Chapter)President2015 - Present
Junior League of SpokaneProject Research & Development Chair2015 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident-Elect2015 - Present
Idaho State BarMember2015 - Present
Idaho State Bar, Young Lawyers SectionMember2015 - Present
Idaho State Bar, Employment and Labor Law SectionMember2015 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Executive CommitteeYoung Lawyer Liaison2015 - Present
Spokane Society of Young ProfessionalsMember2015 - Present
Washington Coalition for Open GovernmentLegal Committee Member2014 - Present
Washington Coalition for Open GovernmentBoard Member2014 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane County chapter)Vice President2014 - 2015
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember2013 - Present
Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of WashingtonMember2013 - Present
Northwest Communication Law GroupMember2013 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionTrustee2013 - 2015
Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane County chapter)CLE Chair2013 - 2014
Junior League of SpokaneMember2013 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers (Pierce County chapter)State Board Liaison2011 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember2010 - 2012
Tacoma Parents of MultiplesMember2010 - 2012
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
Whitman CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Witherspoon Kelley Employment Law ReviewEmployment Law2015
State of the Public Records Act in 2014 and BeyondPublic Records Act2014
New Admittee CLEEthics for New Lawyers2014
May DayMental Health & the Law2014
Open Public Meeting Act ForumOpen Government2013
Health Information: What's New with the HIPAA Final Rule?Medical Records and Health Information2013