Dana Savage is an Assistant Attorney General in the Social and Health Services Division in the Seattle Attorney General’s Office, where she has been since she joined the AGO in May 2019. Her primary work responsibilities include representing the Department of Children, Youth, and Families in dependency and juvenile litigation matters. Prior to joining the AGO, Dana was managing partner of a boutique litigation firm in Seattle, Helios Law Group, from 2014-2019. She is currently serving as President of the QLaw Bar Association of Washington and has been one of the lead advocates and drivers to state lawmakers for the passage of the 2020 ‘Gay & Trans Panic Defense Ban’, also known as the Nikki Kuhnhausen Act, as well as co-author of the 2021 ‘Gender Affirming Treatment Act’ SB 5313. She is presently working with stakeholders across the legal community in updating Washington’s State Court Rules to be reflective of the Washington Law Against Discrimination as well as devising new legislation aimed at improved protections for marginalized populations in an effort to combat systemic erosion of civil rights at the national level.
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