Providing advocacy with zeal and honor
Before joining our firm, Desirée worked as an associate attorney with Lighthouse Law Group, where she advocated for cities’ interests on a wide range of topics. She defended lawsuits involving property law and conflicts between local ordinances and state statutes, as well as representing individual council members against Open Public Meetings Act violation charges. During her time with Lighthouse, Desirée also provided cities support on issues including First and Second Amendment law, telecommunications siting, environmental regulation, low-income housing, and ADA compliance.
Desirée has served as the local prosecutor responsible for negotiations and court hearing appearances on all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases within the jurisdiction.
While at University of Washington Law School, Desirée was the Legal Writing Center Student Director and the co-captain of her moot court team. She served as Notes & Comments Editor for the Washington Law Review and the Editor-in-Chief of the Education, Law & Public Policy Review. Desirée participated in multiple organizations and projects, including the Immigrant Family Assistance Project (IFAP), Technology & Public Policy Clinic, Parents Attending Law School, National Security Law Association, Peer Counseling, and the Law School’s Admissions Committee. Desirée also spent a year as a Student Liaison to the Minority & Justice Commission of the Washington State Supreme Court.
In her free time, Desirée enjoys singing, ballroom dancing, and board games.