BrittaLisa Gess

Conflicts Counsel | Seattle | 206.223.7066 |

Gess, BrittaLisa

Gess, BrittaLisa

Conflicts Counsel

Professional Experience

BrittaLisa Gess serves as Lane Powell’s Conflicts Counsel. She reviews the Firm’s new matters for conflicts and identifies and resolves conflicts of interest while developing risk management policies aimed at bringing new business into the Firm in an efficient and ethically responsible manner.

Prior to joining Lane Powell, BrittaLisa worked as a Client Intake and Conflicts Specialist with Garvey Shubert Barer in Seattle. She also served as a volunteer and intern in Seattle with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the King County Bar Associate Housing Justice Project and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. While attending law school, she clerked with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, the South Texas Civil Rights Project in Alamo, Texas and the Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services office in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington


  • Hamline University School of Law (J.D., 2014)
    • Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
    • Constance L. Bakken Research Fellow
    • Minnesota Justice Foundation 2012 Public Interest Law Fellow
    • CALI Awards: Immigration Law; Social Welfare Law; Sexual Orientation Law
    • Dean’s Honor Roll (2012-2014)
    • Outstanding Student Worker Award (2014)
  • Seattle Pacific University (B.A., cum laude, Sociology and Islamic Studies, 2008)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as a Next Generation Leader by the American Constitution Society
  • Selected for the Public Service Incentive Award by the Washington Young Lawyer Committee
  • Recognition for Completion of 50+ Hours of Public Service by the Law School Public Service Program

Professional and Community Activities

  • Board Member, American Constitution Society Puget Sound Lawyer Chapter
  • Next Generation Leader, American Constitution Society
  • Volunteer Attorney, King County Bar Association: Family Law Mentor Program
  • Volunteer Attorney, King County Bar Association: Housing Justice Project
  • Volunteer Attorney, Northwest Justice Project Cross-Cultural Family Law Clinic
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association