KELLEN A. HADE
Kellen is a partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, where he counsels clients through many types of business disputes, including contract, partnership, consumer, internet, trademark, and trade secret matters. Before private practice, Kellen clerked for Justice Mary Yu of the Washington Supreme Court and Judge Robert Whaley of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. He also serves on the board of directors of the Legal Foundation of Washington's Campaign for Equal Justice.
Shayna V. Israel
Shayna Israel is an associate at Skellenger Bender, P.S. Shayna’s practice focuses primarily on family law, including divorce/dissolution, domestic partnership issues, parenting plan and child support modifications, child custody, parentage actions and adoption. Prior to joining Skellenger Bender, Shayna served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Mary I. Yu of the King County Superior Court.
Jamie is an attorney at Perkins Coie LLP, where she focuses her practice on corporate law, emerging companies and venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions. She also works with university spin-outs and regularly advises social entrepreneurs and social purpose entities. Maintaining an active pro bono practice, Jamie works with nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and volunteers at Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Domestic Violence Impact Project (DVIP) clinics. Prior to law school, Jamie graduated from Seattle University where she was a NCAA Division I intercollegiate athlete on the women’s basketball team and attended the Albers School of Business and Economics.
and Nominating Committee
Dana Savage is the Founder of Helios Law Group, PLLC, where she leads a team of experienced attorneys as Managing Partner. In addition to overseeing the general operations of the firm, Dana represents clients in cases involving small businesses, civil rights advocacy, family law, debt defense, and crisis management. In addition to serving as a Vice President and Chair of the QLaw Advocacy Committe, Dana volunteers her times and talents throughout the community with organizations such as the GSBA, the KCBA Legal Clinic, and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
Ada Danelo is a partner at Summit Law Group, where they advise clients in lease negotiations on behalf of commercial landlords and tenants, as well as the acquisition and disposition of real estate. In their free time, Ada advocates for trans youth, backcountry skis, and enjoys the mountains with their family.
Ryan Barnes is the Director of Creative Services at Whitman College. He is an accomplished creative director with more than 16 years' experience with knowledge in brand strategy, creative direction, digital media, and web management. He served as a board member to Simple Measures, the Washington State Bar Association's Disciplinary Board, and the Seattle Opera's BRAVO! Club. He was previously the Assistant Director for Design & Brand Marketing at Seattle University School of Law. He has earned his BFA in Digital Design and MFA in Arts Leadership.
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Sarah is a principal with Skellenger Bender, P.S., where she heads up the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group. In addition to being on the QLaw Board, she is co-chair of QLaw's Judicial Evaluation Committee, and regularly mentors law students through QLaw. Sarah started her career by clerking for a justice on the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and then as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City. She worked as a commercial litigator in New York and for a small boutique firm in Seattle before beginning a long stint as a career clerk at Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington. Sarah has a broad range of interests, including access to justice, racial equity, behavioral psychology, visual art, languages and good TV. Most recently, in 2021, Sarah was selected by Senator Patty Murray to be on the bipartisan Federal Judicial Merit Selection Committee, which was created to vet candidates for open seats on the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Law Student and Scholarship Committees
Nic is an associate at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where he works with employers and management to resolve a broad spectrum of local, state, and federal employment issues, including wage and hour, leave, workplace health and safety, harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination claims. Nic also maintains an active pro bono practice working with organizations including the Seattle Clemency Project and Seattle University’s Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.
Cam is an intellectual property lawyer and Senior Attorney and Head of the Trademarks Team at Microsoft. His current practice focuses on trade mark due diligence and brand counselling, multi-jurisdictional trade mark portfolio management, and trade mark enforcement. Prior to joining Microsoft, Cam worked in private practice in the UK specialising in contentious, advisory and commercial work in all areas of intellectual property law. Cam has been involved in QLaw’s Judicial Evaluation Committee since 2019, has volunteered at Lambert House for over a year, and is one of the leads of the LGBTQ+ employee network of Microsoft’s legal department.
Dustin O’Quinn is a partner at Lane Powell and chair of the firm’s Immigration Practice. Dustin’s practice focuses on employment-based immigration and related compliance for companies of all sizes across all industries. Dustin also serves on the board of the Red Cross of King County and the Greater Seattle Business Association.
Jason represents real people against insurance companies and those who have injured his clients. Since starting his practice in 2001, Jason has litigated cases ranging from insurance coverage for property damage and personal injury, to medical malpractice, wrongful death, and sexual assault claims. His practice includes a large number of LGBTQ clients, for whom access to justice can be difficult. Jason is a proud graduate of Trial Lawyer’s College and active in the Seattle plaintiff’s bar.
Deb Wechselblatt is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Vancouver, Washington. Deb has worked in the Domestic Violence and Elder Justice units and currently oversees the Juvenile unit. Recently, Deb helped launch a felony-level Mental Health and Veterans Court in Clark County. Prior to going to law school, Deb was a community planner at the City of Lake Oswego and environmental advocate working for non-profits in Portland, OR. Deb was a 2019 Washington Leadership Institute Fellow (WLI) and is committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession and access to justice through her volunteer activities. Outside the practice of law, Deb enjoys hiking, cycling, backpacking, gardening, birding, and going to see live music. When it comes to sports, Deb roots for the Timbers and Thorns.
Law Student Representative (Seattle University)
Law Student Representative (University of Washington)
Law Student Representative (Gonzaga University)