Deanna Willman

Deanna Willman

Associate Attorney

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Personal Statement

Deanna Willman is currently practicing in the areas of Business Litigation and Business Transactions. Her practice focuses on providing straightforward, compassionate assistance. Deanna knows that people bring some of their most sensitive matters to attorneys, and strives to provide her clients with comfort, while handling their problems efficiently and thoroughly. She believes in client relationships built upon a foundation of mutual respect and trust.

Background

An area local, Deanna grew up in Cheney, WA and went on to become a double Zag, attending Gonzaga University and Gonzaga University School of Law. Her favorite memories of Gonzaga University include her years spent playing on the women’s rugby team. During law school, Deanna interned for the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office, and another local firm, before finally finding her niche at Wolff, Hislop & Crockett, PLLC. Deanna excelled while in law school and won awards for her litigation skills and advocacy. She was also a two-year member of Gonzaga Law’s National Appellate Advocacy Team and was instrumental in winning the 2017 regional competition. Deanna uses her ever developing advocacy skills to achieve her client’s goals and better the community she grew up in.

In her free time, Deanna likes to spend as much time outdoors as she can with her fiancée and their golden retriever.

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 2017
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  •  Gonzaga University
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: 2014
    Women’s and Gender Studies, French (Double Minor)
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Distinctions and Awards

  • Gonzaga National Appellate Advocacy Team, Regional Champion
  • Gonzaga National Appellate Advocacy Team, 3rd Best Brief
  • William Clarke Oral Advocacy Intraschool Competition, Runner Up
  • CALI Excellence Award, Trial Advocacy Lecture & Lab
  • CALI Excellence Award, Litigation Skills & Professionalism Lab
  • Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project, Grant Recipient
  • Women’s Law Caucus, President

Community Involvement

  •  Washington Women Lawyers, Member
  •  Spokane Young Lawyers Division, Member
  •  Washington State Bar Association
  •  Spokane County Bar Association

Admissions

  • All Washington State Courts