About Me

I grew-up on Bainbridge Island and now live in North Seattle. I spent most of my twenties in Vermont, Alaska, Maine, New York, and Idaho before finally settling down back here. During those years, I was engaged primarily in commercial fishing, commercial diving, and journalism. I started my own practice in 2003.

I received my B.A., cum laude, with honors, from Middlebury College, Vermont, my M.S. from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York, and my J.D. from the University of Washington. During law school, I was on law review and published two law review articles, one of which took first place in the annual writing competition sponsored by the American Indian Law Review.

While I was in law school, I went through my own catastrophic divorce. I know what some of my clients are going through based on personal experience as well as the experiences of my other clients. I know what it is like to be separated from one’s children.

PUBLICATIONS

Lewis, O. Yale III, “Treaty Fishing Rights: A Habitat Right as Part of the Trinity of Rights Implied by the Fishing Clause of the Stevens Treaties,” American Indian Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, p.281 – 311 (2002).

Lewis, O. Yale III, “Cargo Residues and Cargo-Associated Garbage: Are They Regulated by the Ocean Dumping Act or the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships?,” University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 270 – 304 (2002).

MEMBERSHIPS

* Washington State Bar Association;
* King County Bar Association;
* Washington Defense Trial Lawyers;
* Yakama, Sauk-Suiattle, Muckleshoot, and Tulalip tribal bars; and
* University Congregational United Church of Christ.