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.
|OR||Suspended - Non-Disciplinary||2007||05/15/2022|
|ID||Former Member - Resigned||2006||05/09/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|No. 3 (tied) Best Attorney||Daily Record, Best of Kittitas County||2014|
|Nominee, Women in Business Awards||Portland Business Journal||2010|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Oregon Law and Politics||2009|
|Director of Career Services / Adjunct Law Professor||University of South Dakota School of Law||2016 - Present|
|Attorney, Shareholder||Sigle Law LLC||2010 - 2016|
|Attorney||Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson LLC||2006 - 2010|
|Attorney||Paine Hamblen LLP||2000 - 2006|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Law Offices of Kameron C. Cayce and Associates||1999 - 2000|
|Legal Intern||Law Offices of Douglas W. Hale||1998 - 1999|
|Personnel Specialist||The Boeing Company||1990 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Admitted to Practice||2001 - Present|
|Kittitas County Bar Association||President||2014 - 2014|
|Kittitas County Bar Association||Vice President||2013 - 2013|
|Lower Columbia Human Resources Association (LCHRMA)||Treasurer, Board of Directors||2010 - 2010|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Equality Committee Member||2007 - 2010|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||2007 - 2010|
|Oregon Women Lawyers||Leadership Committee||2006 - 2010|
|National and Local Society for Human Resources Management Association||Member||2005 - 2011|
|Defense Research Institute||Employment Law Section||2005 - 2009|
|Spokane County Bar Association||Diversity Committee||2004 - 2006|
|Girl Scouts of America, Inland Northwest Council||Board of Directors||2001 - 2005|
|American Law Firm Association||Employment Law Section||2001 - 2007|
|Oregon and Idaho State Bars||Admitted to Practice||2001 - 2012|
|Moot Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, Seattle University||Executive Committee||1998 - 2000|
|Oregon Business Magazine||Employer Liability for Workplace Violence||2010|
|Worklaw||Executive Summary on Employment Law in Idaho||2010|
|Oregon Bar Association Publication||Military Leave Laws (Contributing Author)||2010|
|South County Spotlight||In the Employer's Corner - Monthly Column||2010|
|Oregon Business Magazine||Pitfalls Numerous in Social Networking Sites||2009|
|Society for Human Resources Management and SHRM Online||BOLI Clarifies Meal and Rest Break Rules||2009|
|Northwest Women's Journal||Protecting Your Business from Employment Related Lawsuits||2007|
|Society for Human Resources Management||Interval Rules Amended for Consistency and Clarity||2007|
|Society for Human Resources Management and SHRM Online||Violation of Paycheck Rules May Expose Employers to Stiff Penalties||2007|
|American Law Firm Association||Workers' Compensation State-by-State Compendium - Washington||2005|
|American Law Firm Association||Employment Law State-by-State Compendium - Washington||2005|
|American Law Firm Association||Workers' Compensation State-by-State Compendium - Washington||2003|
|University of South Dakota||Master of Education - In Work||2018|
|Seattle University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Pacific Lutheran University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Comprehensive Employment Law||Technology in the Workplace, Employee Discipline and Termination||2014|
|Sterling Education Services||Hiring & Terminating: The Pre-Hiring Process||2013|
|Kittitas County Coalition for Drug Awareness and Prevention||How Legalized Marijuana affects Employers in Washington||2013|
|Lower Columbia Human Resources Association (LCHRMA)||Tips to Help Human Resources Managers Avoid Employment Litigation||2010|
|Summer Workshops for Employers||Drug Testing and Documentation||2008|
|Society of Human Resources Management||Reasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act||2007|
|Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries||Harassment 101 - Employer Technical Assistance Training Series||2007|
|Klamath Falls Chamber of Commerce||Drug Testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act||2007|
|Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network||Maneuvering the Employment Law Minefield||2005|
|Kilb v. First Student Transportation LLC, (for employer)||For Employer- dismissal of case upheld on appeal|