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Jamila A. Johnson - Government Dispute Attorney‎ - Seattle, WA

Jamila A. Johnson


206-407-1555 Direct
206-351-1133 Cell

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Professional Experience

Jamila Johnson focuses her practice on litigation and government affairs. Jamila leverages her personal background and professional experience on behalf of clients and causes, bringing passion backed by creative approaches to advocacy, a strong research skill set, and a professional writing background. She is experienced in:

• Constitutional Law
• Eminent Domain
• Open Government
• Public Policy and Affairs
• Political and Government Compliance
• Indian Law
• Construction
• Environmental Contamination
• Class Action Defense
• Employment Discrimination Defense

Jamila's practice is primarily about obtaining "government accountability" for the benefit of businesses and individuals. Prior to joining Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt she was an election law extern with the Washington Secretary of State, and a law clerk at Perkins Coie, LLP. In law school she served as the editor-in-chief of her law journal, Washington Journal of Law Technology & Arts.

In addition, Jamila has earned a tremendous reputation in the legal and non-profit communities for her tireless service and work on behalf of many important issues. Building on her own unique personal story and path to the law, Jamila's combination of insight informed by professional experience makes her a powerful force for her clients, her colleagues, and the community.

Professional & Community Activities
WDTL Community Leadership Award, 2014
IADC Trial Academy, Stanford University, 2014
Leadership Tomorrow (Class of 2014)
ACLU-WA, Board Member (2013-present)
Legal Voice, Board Member (2012–present)
Seattle Women's Commission, Commissioner (2010–2013), Chair (2010–2012)
Washington Housing Action Fund, Board Member (2012–present)
NWLawyer, Editorial Advisory Committee Member/Chair (2011–2013)
Board of Bar Examiners, Board Member (2011–present)
Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute (2011)
Institute for a Democratic Future (2010)
De Novo, Editor (2009–2010), Managing Editor (2008–2009)

King County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (2011)
Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine (2012–2013)

Admitted to Practice
Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Ms. Johnson is a prolific writer in the legal community—having published more than 50 ‎articles on the practice of law and public policy over the last decade. In addition to her articles, ‎Ms. Johnson has worked on a number of legal treatises, writing, reviewing or editing chapters on ‎personal jurisdiction, counterclaims and crossclaims, temporary restraining orders and preliminary ‎injunctions, case management and pre-trial conferences, public trials and court records. She is ‎currently working on a chapter for a publication on eminent domain litigation. ‎

Sample Presentations
Co-chair of the upcoming CLE "Suing and Defendant Government" The Seminar Group, Seattle, WA, Expected May ‎‎2014.
• "Students Rights & Responsibilities in the Digital Age", Washington Journalism Educators Association Annual Conference, March 15, 2014.
"Ethics of Social Media for Lawyers" WSBA, Seattle, WA, May 2013, November 2013.
"Compensability of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions in Condemnation" at ‎Eminent Domain: Current Developments in Condemnation, Valuation & Challenges, The Seminar Group, Portland, ‎OR, June 2013.

University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (2007)
Seattle University, Bachelor of Arts (2004)

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