Elizabeth A. Tellessen

Elizabeth A. Tellessen

Elizabeth Tellessen’s practice focuses on agricultural, private and public land use, in addition to real estate transactional and litigation matters. In these areas she assists clients in decision-making, and issues arising from boundary lines, easements, building and zoning codes, covenants, water and other matters related to use and development of land.

Land Use
Provides legal counsel in the areas of local and municipal law, administrative law and procedures, growth management law and policy, zoning regulations, state environmental regulations and policies, and land use.

Real Estate
Ms. Tellessen represents businesses and individuals in matters relating to the purchase and sale of real property, breach of contract, and matters relating to the ownership and interest in real property, including damage to real property, commercial agricultural leases, title insurance, covenants and restrictions on land, easements, access, and boundary lines.

Water Law
She also provides legal counsel in the areas of local, municipal, and administrative water law with regard to obtaining and maintaining water rights, shoreline and growth management law and policy.

Professional and Civic Activities

Washington State Bar Association, Sections of Real Estate, Probate and Trust, and Environment and Land Use Law

Spokane County Bar Association

Junior Livestock Show of Spokane

Leadership Spokane, Class of 2014

Greater Spokane Incorporated, AgriBusiness Steering Committee


Martindale-Hubble – AV Preeminent Peer Rating

SuperLawyer™ – 2013-2020 Rising Star

Inland Business Catalyst Magazine – Emerging Woman in Business 2014

Areas of Emphasis

Land Use

Real Estate & Property


Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005

Colorado State University, B.S. in Animal Science, cum laude, 2001

Admitted to Practice

Supreme Court of the United States

Washington State Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Idaho

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho