Chanele Reyes follows a simple life motto: Choose the path that’s going to bring more good into the world.
That drive to do good led Chanele to plaintiffs’ side litigation. Chanele advocates for clients who’ve been wronged or harmed by corporations or other entities. As an attorney in Keller Rohrback L.L.P.’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group, Chanele is committed to breaking down barriers to justice.
Chanele—the first person in her family to attend college—used her education to broaden her worldview and actively pursue social change. After completing a master’s degree focused on the discrimination of the Romani (Roma) people, she was inspired to pursue a legal education. Throughout her law school career, Chanele’s commitment to justice was proven time again through work at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the Oregon Department of Justice’s Financial Fraud & Consumer Protection Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle.
After graduation, Chanele continued to serve the public by clerking for the Honorable Robert H. Whaley in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. During her clerkship, Chanele worked on a wide variety of civil and criminal issues, including matters in the Central District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
When not at work, Chanele enjoys plant-based cooking, geocaching, traveling, and destroying the competition at pub trivia.
Bar and Court Admissions
2017, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Stetson University – B.A., 2003, cum laude, Russian Studies
University of Texas at Austin – M.A., 2007, Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
Seattle University School of Law – J.D., 2013, magna cum laude, Seattle Journal for Social Justice
Honors & Awards
Seattle University School of Law Scholar for Justice
American Bar Association’s Janet D. Steiger Fellowship
U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship
Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society