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Heather C. Yakely


Heather is the managing partner in the firm's Spokane office and has experience in both state and appellate courts in employment and constitutional law issues, municipal law, and tort defense. She has successfully defended law enforcement and municipalities in civil rights defense throughout her career. Heather has also successfully defended clients, municipal and private, in various employment matters, including discrimination, sexual harassment and ADA litigation. 

She has presented at various seminars regarding employment law issues, as well as other topics. 

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Spokane "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation-Municipal, 2021-2023