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Geana M. Van Dessel

Transition Partner

Geana has significant experience in all phases of complex commercial litigation. She has tried both bench and jury cases and has represented clients in AAA commercial arbitration. Geana's litigation experience includes trademark, copyright, business and contract, securities, banking, employment and consumer protection, both in federal and state courts. She has defended multiple federal class action lawsuits, and she has a proven appellate record before the Washington State Supreme Court, Division III of the Washington State Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit.

Geana also consults with clients on all aspects of electronic discovery and record management.
Government Service
  • Honorable Judge Fred Van Sickle, federal district court judge for the Eastern District of Washington, clerk

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation, 2019
  • Washington Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2016-2018
  • Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine, Top Litigator, 2016-2017
  • Lawyer Representative for the EDWA to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014-2017
  • Spokane County Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program Fundraising Volunteer of Year, 2015
  • Judge Clarke Public Service Scholarship, 2014