Ms. Bemis began her career as a prosecutor for the City of Tacoma where she successfully tried a number of cases before moving on to civil practice at McGavick Graves. She is a partner at McGavick Graves and concentrates her practice in the area of litigation. Ms. Bemis has experience litigating many types of cases including complex cases in the areas of employment discrimination, commercial matters, and breach of contract cases.


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association – YLD, Treasurer, 2007 to 2008
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • Association of General Contractors
  • Master Builders Association of Pierce County
  • Phi Delta Phi – Honor Society



  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
  • J.D. – 2002
  • Honors: cum laude
  • Gonzaga University
  • B.A. – 1999



  • CALI Award – Criminal Procedure
  • Business Examiner Forty Under 40


Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Employment Law & Labor Law
  • Litigation
  • Management Training
  • Municipal & Government Law


Plaintiff’s Personal Injury

  • Trust & Estate Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2002
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2002