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Joann’s comment: “I have practiced since 1997 without any problems. I was disciplined in my representation of a man who had filed a wrongful termination lawsuit. His previous attorney had fired him because he was a liar and had unreasonable expectations. He was never an employee of the company he was suing. He turned down a $20,000 offer for the 45 hours of training.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Canadian Master's Rowing Gold Medal Women's 8||Canadian Master's Rowing Association||1988|
|Canadian Master's Rowing Gold Medal Women's Single||Canadian Master's Rowing Association||1988|
|United States Bronze Medal Rowing Women's Lt 8||US Rowing (predecessor association)||1975|
|United States Silver Medal Rowing Women's Lt 4||US Rowing (predecessor association)||1975|
|Principal||Law Office of Joann L. Pheasant||2006 - Present|
|Contract Attorney||Law Office of Amy Hansen||2005 - Present|
|Staff Counsel||Law Office of Kenneth R. Scearce, Traveler's Insurance Counsel||2000 - 2002|
|Associate||Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S.||2000 - 2000|
|Assistant Attorney General||Washington State Office of the Attorney General||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||member||2008 - Present|
|University of Washington Big W Association||Lifetime Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member||N/A|
|University of Washington Alumni Association||Lifetime Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|California State Bar Association group||Member||2007 - 2007|
|California State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section||Member||2007 - 2007|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1997 - 2007|
|Sharp v. Weston, et. al. 233 F.3d 1166 (9th Cir. 2000) (Second chair Attorney.)||Defense Prevailed. Injunction dissolved.|
|In re Detention of L.W. 88 Wash. App. 1024 (2000), unpublished opinion||Prevailed|
|Bryant v. Craftsman Sandrini Boys., 105 Wash.App. 11003 (2001)||Remand for trial and settlement|
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|University of Washington School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Washington -Seattle||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|University of California Davis||End of Life Legal Issues and Ethics - Seminar for Undergraduate Students||2006|
Posted by Crista
Ms. Pheasant worked with me on my complicated employment law case around my schedule. She was thorough in her research and support. Working tirelessly to develop a case which was labor intensive All of which led to a successful outcome
Posted by Monica
Our artist's cooperative was having difficulty working with our landlord. The landlord wouldn't work with us to improve several safety issues associated with the retail site. We hired Ms. Pheasant to give us legal advice on how we might proceed with severing our ties with the landlord. Her legal advice was concise and spot on. We followed her advice, drafted our letter, submitted it to our landlord and reached a resolution that was palatable to both parties. Ms. Pheasant saved us quite a large sum of money which, in turn, allowed us to look for a different retail space without the safety problems.
Posted by Caroline
Joann helped us find a family lawyer in New York - we live in Washington - during a messy family law case. She not only put out a call to all her peers, but she looked up precedent info and reassured us about jurisdiction rules. Despite a full case load of paying clients, Joann was very responsive and helpful. And she didn't charge us for the advice she provided. This was over 3 years ago, but we are still grateful today for the handholding and professional guidance.
Brad Lancaster, Probate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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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