Geana Van Dessel


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Gonzaga University B.A., Sociology, magna cum laude


  • Admitted to practice law in the state of Washington
  • Admitted to practice law before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the field of Commercial Litigation, 2019
  • Honored on the Washington Super Lawyers list for Business Litigation, 2018

Geana has significant experience in all phases of complex commercial litigation; she has tried both bench and jury cases and has represented clients in AAA commercial arbitration. Her litigation experience includes trademark, copyright, business and contract, securities, banking, employment, and consumer protection, both in federal and state courts. She has defended multiple federal class action lawsuits, and she has a proven appellate record before the Washington State Supreme Court, Division III of the Washington State Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit. She also consults with clients on all aspects of electronic discovery and record management. Geana is an appointed member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Eastern District of Washington. Following law school, Geana clerked for the Honorable Judge Fred Van Sickle, federal district court judge for the Eastern District of Washington.