Vanessa L. Wheeler


Vanessa is an associate concentrating primarily on matters involving general litigation, intellectual property, and environmental law. Vanessa’s litigation experience includes trademarks, contracts, franchises, securities, real estate disputes, and the Consumer Protection Act. Her environmental experience includes matters involving CERCLA liability, general environmental contamination, asbestos, and insurance defense. Vanessa has significant trial experience from her time as a Trial Fellow at the King County Prosecutor’s Office, where she assisted in prosecuting felony cases.

Vanessa is the interim co-chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion committee and a member of the Hiring committee. She is also actively involved in law student recruiting and mentoring the firm’s Diversity Fellows.


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2014
  • B.A., University of Washington, 2011

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