Abra J Conitz, Esq.
Before attending law school, Ms. Conitz taught elementary school for five years in Arizona and Washington. In the course of her teaching, she worked with minority children living under conditions of extreme poverty. She strove to create an environment in which the students were able to overcome their prejudices, whether based on race, gender, or disability in order to be successful, both in the classroom and in the community.
Passion for Social Justice and Family Advocacy
Ms. Conitz attended Seattle University School of Law because of its focus on social justice and legal writing. During her time at Seattle University, Ms. Conitz exceled in her legal writing courses and served as a research assistant for three professors, helping edit books and articles. Ms. Conitz focused her coursework and externships during law school on family law, tribal law and social justice issues.
Throughout law school, Ms. Conitz worked for Disability Rights Washington (DRW), a non-profit organization focusing on helping individuals with disabilities become successful self-advocates, as a Technical Advocate. While at DRW, she worked on issues surrounding special education, especially improper discipline and educating students on their legal rights regarding education.
Additionally, Ms. Conitz worked with the Chief Justice of the Tulalip Tribal Court during her last semester of law school. One of the many projects Ms. Conitz worked on was helping the Tribal Court begin implementation of the 2013 update to the Violence Against Women Act.
Redmond Resident and Eastside Volunteer
When she is not practicing law, Ms. Conitz enjoys hiking, riding her bike throughout the eastside including Redmond, Woodinville, Duvall, and Carnation.
Some of the local organizations Abra volunteers with includes:
- King County Bar Association’s Housing Justice Project
- United Way of King County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
- Tacoma Volunteer Legal Services
Education and Affiliations
- J.D. – Seattle University School of Law, 2014
- B.Ed. – Elementary Education – Central Washington University
Graduated with Departmental Honors, 2006