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Geana M. Van Dessel

Transition Partner

Geana has trial experience in both federal and state courts; both jury and bench trials. And she has AAA experience representing businesses in commercial and employment and labor disputes. She has significant experience in all phases of complex commercial litigation. She routinely represents businesses in contract disputes, securities, white collar crime, consumer protection, trademark, and employment and labor. She spent years representing banking institutions. And she has defended multiple federal class action lawsuits. 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, 2019-2020
  • Washington Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2016-2019
  • 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