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I became a lawyer because I wanted to help people who were
overwhelmed and at a disadvantage in the legal system, specifically low-income women and children.
Before law school, I went to college at Gonzaga University
(Go Zags!) and worked as a waitress.
My greatest talent as a lawyer is the ability to connect with
jurors during voir dire.
My greatest accomplishment as a lawyer is probably when
I convinced the prosecutor to dismiss a case where my client
was accused of murder.
The best advice I have for new lawyers is always be professional and courteous to support staff and the members of the
Successful attorneys don’t take the work personally and
have a life outside of their career.
During my free time, I play with my son, attend events with
my husband, and volunteer for many different nonprofit organizations.
The most memorable trip I ever took was when my husband
and I went to London and Stratford-upon-Avon for our honeymoon — so much to see and do.
I absolutely can’t live without sleep. I need lots of it.
I create work/life balance by not taking my work home with
me and spending time with my family on the weekends —
and by being involved in the community. There is definitely
more to life than work.
My favorite place in the Pacific Northwest is the Oregon
Coast (including Lincoln City and Cannon Beach). It’s so
peaceful and relaxing.
Nobody would ever suspect that I have dual citizenship
(Canada and the U.S.) because my dad is not a U.S. citizen.
Friends would describe me as full of energy and loyal. There
is nothing I wouldn’t do for my friends.
I give back to my community by volunteering with the Yakima Junior League, making meals for homeless youth at Rod’s
House, buying Christmas gifts for Angel Tree kids and fam-
Quinn R. Dalan
ilies at the Yakima YWCA, and assisting clients at the local
This makes me smile: My two-year-old son. He is so cute
and just really enjoys life. Even though he’s young, he has a
great sense of humor.
I am thankful that I have a supportive husband who is my
biggest cheerleader and never complains about the time I
spend investing in the community.
My favorite band/musical artist is Kelly Clarkson (I’ve seen
her in concert three times) and Adele.
My first car was a red 1997 Honda Civic ‒ I loved that car and
I named her Eileen, after my grandma.
If I could get free tickets to any event, I would attend the
Super Bowl. It wouldn’t even matter to me who was playing
in it, although bonus if it was the Seahawks or the Saints.
My all-time favorite movie or TV show is anything funny
and light-hearted — life has too much pain and drama. I love
shows like New Girl, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, and
If I have learned one thing in life, it is that I’m not in control
of what happens, just how I react to it.
Bar Number: 40056
Law School: Regent University
School of Law in Virginia
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My name is QUINN DALAN. I worked as a prosecuting
attorney for three years, when I met, and ultimately married, a defense attorney. I’ve done defense work since
2011 in Grant County and Yakima County. I currently
work for Yakima County Department of Assigned Counsel handling felony cases. I have a two-year-old son. I love
Yakima, and it makes me happy to get involved in making
my community a better place to live. My contact information is email@example.com and 509-574-1160.