Joanna M. Eide


Experience & Practice Area

Joanna’s career has been exclusively devoted to public service. Most recently, Joanna spent approximately three years as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Federal Way where she was principally focused on providing legal advice to the Parks/Recreation/Facilities and Buildings Department, Human Services Department, several City Commissions, and the Police Department. Joanna was also the lead attorney for civil asset forfeitures and provided in-depth legal support for the City relating to the Public Records Act (“PRA”), including creating, updating, and implementing training on PRA requirements and the Open Public Meetings Act. For approximately ten years, Joanna served in various roles and departments with the State of Washington, including serving as a Criminal Justice Liaison and Regulations Coordinator with the Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife; Policy and Rules Coordinator and Tribal Liaison with the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board; Legislative Director with the Washington Dept. of Natural Resources; and Director of Government & External Affairs with the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises.


University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 2011
Western Washington University, B.A., 2005

Admitted to Practice

Washington, 2012

Professional Activities

Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
Government Lawyers Bar Association, former Board Member
Washington State Bar Association


Serving Washington Cities and Public Agencies Since 1993
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