YOHANNES K. SIUM
119 1st Avenue South Suite 260, Seattle, Washington 98104 • 206-457-0043 email@example.com
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Washington, DC
Juris Doctorate, May 2009 Member, George Washington International Law Society Participant, Moot Court, Negotiations and Client Counseling Skills Competitions Member, Black Law School Association (BLSA)
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY, Seattle, WA
Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, June 2006 Deans list Columnist for student newspaper Co-founder and Vice President of National Eritrean Union of Youth and Students Seattle Branch
THE LAW OFFICES OF YOHANNES K. SIUM
January 2012- Present Representing plaintiffs made up primarily of immigrant owners and operators of taxis, limousines and
trucks in litigations involving automobile collisions, insurance disputes and business litigation Advocating for the Seattle-King County taxi owners by writing proposed edits to draft legislation on
Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Winning a six figure award representing nearly a dozen immigrant cab owners against Seattle-Tacoma International Taxi Association (STITA Airport Cab)
THE LAW OFFICES OF LEMBHARD G. HOWELL P.S.
August 2009 June 2012 Practicing in Washington State Courts (mostly King and Snohomish), the Federal District Court of Western Washington, Washington State Appellate Court (Div. I) and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Representing plaintiffs in civil rights and personal injury lawsuits against corporations, individuals, and municipalities including the City of Seattle (SPD), King and Snohomish Counties, Washington State Researching and drafting various motions and pleadings, from simple discovery documents (notices, interrogatories, motions to compel discovery) to state and federal court appellate briefs Assisting lead attorney in multiple federal civil rights jury trials, King County Superior Court trials, 9th Circuit and state appellate court cases, and litigating sixand seven figure personal injury cases Receiving training and guidance from my boss and mentor Lembhard G. Howell
ERITREA-ETHIOPIA CLAIMS COMMISSION
Asmara, Eritrea The Hague, Netherlands
May 2008 August 2008 Researching and writing sections of Eritrea’s final damages memorial submitted to the Commission Preparing evidence/slides used by Eritrea’s attorneys during two-week oral argument at the Peace Palace Supervising Eritrean legal interns by summarizing their research into written memo for lead attorney Preparing evidence used by Eritrea’s attorneys on a daily basis during two-week oral argument at the Peace Palace (International Court of Arbitration) in the Hague, Netherlands.
COMMUNITY SERVICE Vice President, Eritrean Community of Greater Seattle (June 2014 –Present) Steering Committee and Fundraiser, Rainier Valley Core Steering Committee (October 2012 Present) Board Member and Secretary, Eritrean Development Foundation (August 2012 –Present) Organizer, Immigrant, Refugee and People of Color Coalition (October 2013 Present) Interviewer, Committee to Hire New Director of Office of Immigrants and Refugees for the City of Seattle (March 2014 June 2014) Founder, From the Horn to the West, Oral History of Refugee Community (May 2013 Present) Co-Founder and Outreach Coordinator, Teach for Eritrea (July 2011 Present) Organizer, Asmara Library Project (December 2011 December 2012) Panelist, Seattle City Council Committee on Taxi, For-hire and Limousines (March 2013) Executive Board Member and Secretary, National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students North America (January 2007—May 2009) Mentor, Hope and a Home (June 2007 –May 2009)
BAR ACTIVITIES Member, Loren Miller Bar Association (2011 –Present) Interviewer, Loren Miller Bar Association Judicial Review Committee (June 2013 Present) Member, Washington State Association of Justice (2011 –present) Member, Civil Rights Section of Washington State Association of Justice (2012) Member, King County Bar Association (2014 present) Participant, Minority black book networking event for King County Bar (2014) Member, New Trial Lawyers of Washington (May 2014 Present) Graduate, Steve Fury’s Trial Skills Workshop (October 2012 June 2013) Participant, WSBA Young Lawyer Annual Trial Lawyer Program and Mock Trial Competition (October 2012 November 2012)
PUBLICATIONS AND WRITING SAMPLES Sium, Yohannes. May 2013. Our Future: Oral History of Horn of Africa Community in Seattle.Daero Community Newspaper. Page 17-18. Sium, Yohannes. October 2012. How to File a Consumer Protection Complaint with the Attorney General's Consumer Resource Center. Daero Community Newspaper. Page 12. Sium, Yohannes. March 2012. Knowing your Constitutional Rights When In Contact With Police. Daero Community Newspaper. Page 12. Brief of the Respondents. Seattle-Tacoma International Taxicab Association v. Kochar et al. No. I-70843-1-I (WA App. Div. I, pending decision) Brief of the Respondents. Seattle-Tacoma International Taxicab Association v. Kochar et al. No. 68702-6-I (WA App. Div. I, Sept. 2012) Co-author Appellants Opening and Reply Brief, Chance Brumfield v. James Dyment et al., 12-35009 (9thCir. May 2013) Co-author Appellant Opening Brief, Paul L. Dews v. Kenny So et al. ,No. 66477-8 (WA. App. Div. I,March 2012) Co-author AppellantsOpening and Reply Brief, Elliot Gibson et al. v. City of Kirkland et al., 10-35251
(9th Cir. May 2011) When In Contact With Police.
Daero Community Newspaper. Page 12. Brief of the Respondents. Seattle-Tacoma International Taxicab Association v. Kochar et al. No. I-70843-1-I (WA App. Div. I, pending decision) Brief of the Respondents. Seattle-TacomaInternational Taxicab Association v. Kochar et al. No. 68702-6-I (WA App. Div. I, Sept. 2012) Co-author Appellants Opening and Reply Brief, Chance Brumfield v. James Dyment et al., 12-35009(9th Cir. May 2013) Co-author Appellant Opening Brief, Paul L. Dews v. Kenny So et al. ,No. 66477-8 (WA. App. Div. I, March 2012) Co-author Appellants Opening and Reply Brief, Elliot Gibson et al. v. City of Kirkland et al., 10-35251 (9th Cir. May 2011)