Heather C. Yakelyhyakely@ecl-law.com
PRACTICE AREA EMPHASIS
Civil Rights and Municipal Defense
Ms. Yakely is a Spokane native who obtained her undergraduate and law degrees from Gonzaga University. Born in Spokane, Washington, September 8, 1971; admitted to bar, 1999, Washington; 2004 Idaho. Education: Gonzaga University, B.A., 1993; Gonzaga University, J.D., 1998. Member: Spokane County and Washington State Bar Associations, Idaho Bar Association. Ms. Yakely is a principal in the firm and practices in the areas of employment and constitutional law issues, municipal law, and tort defense. She has successfully defended law enforcement and municipalities in civil rights defense throughout her career. She has also successfully defended clients, municipal and private, in various employment matters, including discrimination, sexual harassment and ADA litigation. Ms. Yakely has experience in both State and appellate courts, and is admitted to the State of Idaho, the Federal District Courts of Idaho, Washington and the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Yakely has presented at various seminars regarding employment law issues, as well as other topics. She most recently served as a Spokane County Bar Trustee and was a member of the Bar Examiners Committee for seven years.