Desiree's practice focuses on municipal law, covering a wide range of matter types. She has defended lawsuits involving property law, the tension between local ordinances and state statutes, personal injury and other torts, and the Open Public Meetings Act. She has also provided support on First and Second Amendment law, telecommunications siting, environmental regulation, ADA compliance, and affordable housing.
Desiree has served as local prosecutor responsible for negotiations and court hearing appearances on misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases.
In her previous capacity as a professional economist, Desiree served for multiple years on the Central Puget Sound Real Estate Research Committee and as the President of the Seattle Economics Council. She also has experience analyzing local labor trends and serving as a public utilities economist.
During law school Desiree served on Law Review and headed the Education, Law & Public Policy Review. She was the Legal Writing Center Student Director and the co-captain of her moot court team. Desiree also spent a year as Student Liaison to the Minority & Justice Commission of the Washington State Supreme Court.
In her free time, Desiree enjoys board game parties, singing, and ballroom dancing.