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Joyce Heritage, Attorney

I am Attorney Joyce Heritage and am committed to providing clients in Kittitas County, Washington, and the surrounding areas with excellence in client service and legal representation. Whether it's a traffic violation, negligent driving, reckless driving, minor in possession (MIP), DUI or another such charge, I work hard to pursue effective and efficient solutions for each of my valued clients.

Recently, I and eleven of my colleagues began the Washington Association of Traffic Attorneys (WATA), which maintains the integrity of traffic defense work and protects the rights of drivers throughout our state.  I am also a member of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) and the Kittitas County Bar Association (KCBA).  I attend an annual continuing legal education (CLE) seminar on defending against DUIs put on by the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice (WFCJ).  In 2015, I became certified in standardized field sobriety testing through LaPier & Associates, LLC.

I have close to two decades of legal experience in a variety of areas of law and more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry.  The knowledge I have gained from this experience is an invaluable asset as I can relate to the everyday needs and concerns of my clients.

In addition to my vast experience across a wide range of legal disciplines, I concentrate in traffic and criminal defense throughout much of Washington state, giving me a strong knowledge of the defenses available for all my clients.  My knowledge of Washington's traffic laws, as well as my knowledge of local judges, prosecutors and court procedures, enables me to provide the qualified representation that is critical in traffic, minor in possession (MIP), reckless driving, negligent driving, DUI and other criminal cases.

My husband and I have two children and three grandchildren.  I enjoy gardening, cooking, needle craft activities and the Seahawks.  I happily shares these joys with my grandchildren.  My husband and I enjoy traveling, mainly road trips.

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Liz Gagley, Licensed Legal Intern

I am Liz Gagley and have been working for Joyce since 2013. After completing my bachelor's degree at Western Washington University, I am now working my way through the Washington State Rule 6 Law Clerk Program, which will allow me to take the Washington state bar exam at the end of four years of work and study with Joyce. In August 2016, I completed two-thirds of the program and was able to apply to become a Rule 9 licensed legal intern, allowing me to practice law under the supervision of an attorney.

After becoming an attorney, I will continue to work for Joyce and will eventually take over the practice when she retires. I am fortunate to call Joyce my mother and grandmother to my children. I look forward to continuing to learn from her experience and to work with her as an attorney in the near future.

On a personal note, I happily live in Cle Elum with my husband and two young children. I enjoys being outside with my dogs and spending time with family and friends. My favorite pastimes include watching the Seahawks, fishing, camping, baking and sewing.

Contact Our Kittitas County Law Firm Today

To speak with attorney Joyce Heritage or Liz Gagley, contact our law office in Cle Elum, Washington. For assistance, call 509-899-5375 or 425-397-9400 or email the firm.