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I attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where I studied engineering and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. While at Vanderbilt, I was the Associate Editor of Vanderbilt’s student newspaper, performed in, wrote, and directed several plays and short films.


After I graduated from Vanderbilt, I spent the summer in Israel on an archaeological excavation before moving to Spokane.  I continued to perform in, write, and direct plays.  In the summer of 2005, I studied acting at the Michael Howard Studio in New York.  Shortly after returning to Spokane, Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans.  I volunteered with the Red Cross and spent a month in San Antonio working in a shelter for evacuees.


In 2009, I enrolled at Gonzaga University School of Law. While at Gonzaga, I interned with the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, externed at Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals, served as chair of the Alliance for Social Justice, was a semi-finalist on the National Tax Moot Court, earned CALI Awards for Excellence in Business Associations and Constitutional Law II, and successfully argued in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I graduated magna cum laude from Gonzaga.


My legal practice focuses on general civil litigation, including business and construction disputes, and employment discrimination.


Contact info

Dunn & Black, P.S.

111 N Post St Ste 300
Spokane, WA, 99201-4911

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
  2. Business: 15%
  3. Corporate: 15%

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IDAuthorized to practice law201307/12/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firms - Commercial LitigationU.S. News & World Report2015
Top Ranked Law FirmCorporate Counsel Magazine2015
CALI Award for Excellence, Constitutional Law IIGonzaga University School of Law2011
National Semi-FinalistMugel National Tax Moot Court2011
CALI Award for Excellence, Business AssociationsGonzaga University School of Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateDunn & Black, P.S.2012 - Present
Legal externWashington Court Of Appeals, Division III2012 - 2012
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney, Eastern District of Washington2010 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of WashingtonMember2014 - Present
Idaho State BarMember2013 - Present
Federal Bar Association, District of IdahoMember2013 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Gonzaga University School of Law, Mentor ProgramMentor2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Raul Villacana-OchoaConviction affirmed
Hewes Marine Company, Inc. v. Action Recycling, Inc.Settled case prior to trial
Phillips v. Universal Sales & ServiceSettled case prior to trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Vanderbilt UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Whitman County Career FairLitigation as a Career2013