Ms. Dickinson has practiced law for over 22 years in the Spokane, Washington and North Idaho areas. She is well-known as a tough litigator as well as a skilled negotiator. She is also a certified mediator through the National Judicial College.She is a Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyer" in the category of Business Law. Lisa J. Dickinson is also "AV" Rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and ethics.Ms. Dickinson believes in serving her community both through leadership in the profession and in service on other community boards.
"My goal is to serve my clients in an efficient and honest manner with the best representation possible."
— Lisa J. Dickinson
Admissions to Practice:All Washington State Courts; U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington; All Idaho State Courts; U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho; (Washington State Bar Association, 1999, Idaho State Bar, 2001); Various Tribal Jurisdictions available on request.Judicial Experience:Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings, Administrative Law Judge Pro Tem 2012-present;Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Supreme Court Chief Justice, 2012-2015, Supreme Court Justice, 2020, Trial Court Judge Pro Tem 2012-2015; Nez Perce Tribe, Appellate Court Justice, 2006-present; Trial Court Judge Pro Tem 2006-present; Northwest Intertribal Court System, Appellate Court Justice 2004-present;Organizations, Awards and Service Activities: American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates, WSBA Delegate 2010-2014; 2018-2023; HOD Technology & Communications Committee, 2012-2014, 2022-2023; Standing Committee on Membership 2021-2023; Standing Committee on Professionalism, 2012-2015; Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems (SCOTIS), 2015-2017; Chair 2018-2021, ABA Cybersecurity Task Force Standing Committee Member 2019-2021.ABA TIPS (Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section) Tips Council 2019-2023; General Committee Board Chair 2022-2023; Cannabis Law and Policy Committee Chair 2022-2023; Ethics and Professionalism Committee Chair 2016-2017; Business Litigation Committee Chair 2017-2018, Solo Small Firm Committee Chair, 2018-2019, TIPS Leadership Academy 2009-2010; Liaison to CPR/SOC Committee on Ethics & Professionalism, TIPS Liaison to ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism 2016-2019, Standing Committee on Technology.ABA Solo Small Firm, Gen. Practice Division, GP Solo Council, 2018-2022, Construction Law Section Chair 2015-2016; Litigation Section Chair 2015-2016; Technology Committee, Awards Committee, Diversity Fellow 2014, Diversity Board Member; Ethics & Professionalism Committee 2014; Strategic Communications Committee, Co-Chair 2015.Washington State Bar Association, Professionalism Committee 2005-2009, Chair 2009; Adjunct Investigative Counsel Panel 2010-2015; Hearing Officer 2015-2017; Leadership Institute Fellow 2005, Leadership Institute Advisory Board 2006-2009, Random Acts of Professionalism Award Recipient.Association of Washington Generals, Board Member, 2018-2019, Honorary Washington General National Judicial College, Tribal Advisory Board 2018-2023. Northwest Tribal Courts Judges’ Association, President, 2021-2023, Board Member 2015-2021. Spokane County Bar Association, Board of Directors, At Large Member, 2022-2023, SCBA Indian Law Section, Secretary/Treasurer 2012-2013;Northwest Justice Project, President, 2012, Vice President 2010, 2011, Board Development Chair 2010, 2011, Treasurer and Audit/Budget Committee Chair 2008-2009, Board of Directors 2007-2012.Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, Chair 2019-2020, Commissioner, 2011-2020, 2nd Vice Chair 2013-2015, 1st Vice Chair 2015-2018. Northeast Washington Education Council, Vice President 2012-2017. Communities in Schools, Spokane, Board Member 2011-2012, Legal Counsel 2012-2014. Martin Luther King Family Outreach Center, Board Member 2009-2012.Washington Women Lawyers Spokane, President 2003-2004, Chapter Member of the Year 2002, 2004; Judicial Evaluation Co-Chair 2011-2012.Asian Bar Association of Washington, President, 2015, Board Member, 2013-2022, ABAW Representative to Federal JAJEC (Judicial Eval. Panel), 2011, 2013.National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Affiliate President, 2015, Solo Small Firm Committee, Membership Co-Chair 2015-2016, 2019-2022.Washington State Minority and Justice Commission, Member 2016-2019, Minority Bar Representative, 2015-2016.Spokane County Young Lawyers, President 2005-2006, Board Member and Officer 2001-2006.Rotary Club 21, Board Member 2007-2009, Membership Development Co-Chair 2005-2007.JACL Spokane, Legal Advisor.Spokane Tribe of Indians, Special Counsel, 2014-2019.Super Lawyers – Business Law Thomson Reuters, 2022.Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Award, Washington Law and Politics 2006, 2010-2015.Top Women Lawyers in Washington, Super Lawyer, Business Law 2022; Rising Star, Business/Corporate Law, Seattle Met Magazine, 2014.Martindale Hubbell – AV Rated.