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Nancy L. Isserlis

Nancy L. Isserlis
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Administrative Assistant:
Janel Martindale

Nancy Isserlis rejoined Winston & Cashatt in 2016 after serving for four years as the City Attorney for the City of Spokane. Over that period, she gained knowledge of the various aspects of municipal law. Nancy has been in practice in Spokane since 1981 focusing on insolvency, restructuring, commercial law, and receiverships. She has served as a Chapter 11 Trustee and state court receiver in numerous cases in Washington, Idaho, and Montana. She also served as the Regional Directing Attorney for Columbia Legal Services for 5 years.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Insolvency
  • Restructuring
  • Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Bankruptcy
  • Receiverships
  • Municipal Law


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D. 1980
  • Linfield College, B.A. with honors, 1975

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Nancy is the recipient of the Smithmoore P. Myers Professionalism Award from the Spokane County Bar Association in 2004, and received the Spokane County Bar Association Volunteeer Lawyer of the Year award in 1995.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Endowment for Equal Justice, board member, 2014 to present
  • Washington Leadership Institute, board member, 2013 to present
  • Elected to the Board of Governors for the Washington State Bar Association, 2009 to 2012, serving as Treasurer 2011 to 2012
  • Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners, board member (2001 to 2008); served as General Counsel 2008 to 2012
  • Ninth Circuit Representative, E.D. Washington Federal Court 2007 to 2009
  • Spokane City Ethics Committee, Chair, 2006 to 2009
  • Health Sciences and Services Authority (HSSA), current Board Chair, appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire in 2008
  • Legal Foundation of Washington, board member (1997 to 1999, 2005 to 2008); served as Board Chair in 2008
  • Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute (SIRTI), Board Member 1998 to 2005
  • Spokane County Bar Association Past President, 2001 to 2002
  • Access to Justice Board, Founding Member
  • Washington State Bar Association Client Security Fund Committee
  • Washington State Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
  • Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Legislation Committee
  • Chaired numerous judicial campaigns for Washington Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Superior Court, and District Court judges
  • Appointed by Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to co-chair several Bi-partisan Federal Judicial Selection Commissions to screen applicants to the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington