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Virginia joined Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt in 2007. Her first career was working with network and messaging technologies for prominent local technology firms. After years in IT, she grew tired of asking "have you tried rebooting?" and decided to pursue a career in law to compliment her technical skills. Virginia is a commercial litigator with a special interest in intellectual property and health care.
Virginia was raised on a small cattle ranch near Crater Lake National Park. This background provides her unique perspective on the issues facing small businesses and life in general. She has developed an interest in wine law and enjoys the fact that it requires a bit of wine tasting.
Professional & Community Activities
Virginia is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She serves on the King County Bar Association's Pro Bono Services Public Relations Committee.
Virginia serves on the Board of Directors for Family Law CASA of King County.
Admitted to Practice
Washington State Courts
United States District Court, Western District of Washington
United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Oregon State Courts
Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude (2007)
Oregon State University, Bachelor of Science degree (1985)
Conflict Resolution in Social Purpose Corporations, December 10, 2012
Assistance Available for Job-Seekers in Washington's Tough Market, August 14, 2009
Advice for Those Thinking of Taking on Their First Pro Bono Case, June 1, 2009