Emily A. Yoshiwara


206.507.3691 Direct



Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Order of the Barristers | Seattle University Law Review, Associate Editor

University of Washington, B.A.


State Courts of Washington

United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Emily Yoshiwara serves as counsel to construction industry and government contracts clients. She assists clients on a wide variety of issues, including contract review, pre-trial discovery, motion practice, and litigation of complex claims. Emily has represented clients on both public and private construction projects as well as in a variety of government contracts matters, including local, state, and federal bid protests. During law school, Emily served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Theresa L. Fricke of the Western District of Washington and represented Seattle University in the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s National Trial Competition.  


Professional Associations, Activities & Recognition

  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Construction Law
  • Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington, Board Member
  • CREW Seattle
    • Sponsorship Committee

Selected Publications & Seminars

  • Emily Yoshiwara and Evan Brown, Court of Appeals’ Decision Warns Disappointed Bidders to Act Fast or Lose Opportunity for Relief, Construction Law (WSBA Construction Law Section Newsletter), Spring 2022, at 8-9