Emily Hutchison Geddes is an attorney licensed in Idaho and Washington. Prior to joining Smith + Malek as an attorney, Emily worked with us as an intern while she attended Gonzaga University School of Law, where she graduated first in her class and was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence. While in law school, Emily was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Gonzaga Law Review. She brings a wealth of knowledge to Smith + Malek. Prior to attending law school, Emily received her Master of Business Administration from Eastern Washington University and worked as the Chief Operating Officer at a local non-profit for a number of years.
For Emily, a career in law offers her the opportunity to combine her love of learning new things, solving problems, and helping people. She was drawn to Smith + Malek because she wanted to start her legal career with a firm that does high-quality work, encourages the development of the whole person as a unique individual, supports women and families, and allows her to explore many different areas of law.
Giving back to her community has always played an important role in Emily’s life, and she has served as a member of the KSPS Public Television Community Advisory Board; a volunteer writer, chief operating officer, and operations advisor with SpokaneFaVS; a World Relief Spokane volunteer refugee companion and receptionist; a Spokane School District classroom volunteer; and Meals on Wheels volunteer bi-weekly delivery route driver.
Outside of work, you’ll most likely find Emily with a book (or two) in hand. This avid reader is always in the middle of at least a couple, and when asked to pick a favorite, she pointed out that it’s impossible to pick just one. She also enjoys spending time with her family, attending or participating in theatre and musical performances, and chauffeuring her children to their multitudinous activities.
Besides your laptop and cell phone, what’s always on (or in) your desk?
If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be?
Please share a quote that captures your approach to your career.
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” —Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg