Asa LaMusga Receives Washington State Bar Association Local Hero Award │ July 26, 2019
Richland Attorney Cheered for Leadership, Mentoring New and Young Lawyers
RICHLAND, WA [July 26, 2019] — The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) has named Asa LaMusga as the most recent recipient of the Local Hero Award, in appreciation for his professionalism and efforts to mentor new and young lawyers.
The Local Hero Award is given to those who have made noteworthy contributions to their communities. WSBA President Bill Pickett will present the award on Friday, July 26, as part of a Board of Governors meeting held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Richland, Washington. LaMusga was nominated by District 4 WSBA Governor Dan Clark.
Asa LaMusga with WSBA
LaMusga has plenty of experience to impart—and he does. LaMusga is a partner at Gravis Law, which itself is a business partner with Fuse, a coworking space in Richland that brings a wide variety of professionals together—ranging from lawyers to photographers—to encourage innovation and collaboration in a shared space.
“Asa and Gravis Law have consistently gone above and beyond to be supportive of new/young attorneys,” said District 4 Governor Dan Clark. “They have a really cool model program that helps foster mentoring and networking—I wish we would have had that when I was a new/young attorney. As an outsider who started to go to these meetings after being elected governor of District 4, I've been super impressed with the people who attend and Asa's been awesome to work with. It’s a very successful program that I would like to see more county bars emulate around the state.”
LaMusga earned his J.D. at Gonzaga University School of Law, which is also where he met his wife, also an attorney. He practices family law, criminal defense, business formation, estate planning, probate, Indian law, Social Security disability, and general civil litigation, with a focus on helping individuals navigate difficult situations and reach amicable resolutions.
He is a member of a number of professional organizations including Collaborative Professionals of Washington, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Benton-Franklin Counties Bar Association. Additionally, LaMusga is president of Benton-Franklin Counties Young Lawyers.
As a law student, he interned at the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho, and at University Legal Assistance. LaMusga is licensed to practice in both Washington and Idaho, as well as the Eastern District of Washington federal court, and he is accredited by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans regarding VA matters.
About the Washington State Bar Association
The WSBA operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court and exercises a governmental function authorized by the Court to license and regulate the state’s nearly 40,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, limited practice officers, and limited license legal technicians. The WSBA both regulates legal professionals under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. The WSBA administers the Bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; administers the lawyer discipline system; and provides continuing legal education for legal professionals, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities. The Bar’s mission is to serve the public and its members, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.