Since 2012, Anessa has been meeting the civil legal needs of moderate and low income individuals and their families by offering reduced fees and by actively participating in various pro bono and volunteer programs such as Northwest Immigrants' Rights Project, El Centro de la Raza Legal Clinic, and King County Volunteer Legal Services. Anessa has assisted workers, immigrants, and people in debt and other crises to achieve practical solutions to their legal problems. One of her favorite parts of practicing law is connecting with her clients and helping them to tell their stories.
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Anessa Novasio is a proud graduate of the City University of New York School of Law, where she focused on poverty law and social justice. Sliding Scale Law is a reflection of her dedication to CUNY Law School's mission of "law in the service of human needs".
Conscientious. Competent. Compassionate.
"Conscientious, Competent, Compassionate. Anessa was my legal counsel for filing bankruptcy chapter 7. When we first met, I was confused and feeling very vulnerable about possible future consequences. As we reviewed the circumstances and financial documents, her sincere, compassionate, nonjudgmental qualities began to reassure me that the outcome would not be as devastating as I expected. She is a conscientious, competent, organized attorney. Anessa methodically prepared the forms and preserved all listed assets without loss. Throughout the four-month process toward the final discharge date, she calmly communicated and transformed the entire experience from distress to peace of mind. I am profoundly grateful and appreciative for Anessa's skilled representation." - Bankruptcy Client
Work with one attorney through the entire process.
At many law firms, your case will be passed back and forth between attorneys. This can be confusing and can result in repetition of efforts and inflated costs to you. At Sliding Scale Law, Anessa will work with you from the beginning to end. In the process, you will know that she is on your team - that you truly are a team working for the best results for you. To accommodate schedules of working clients, Anessa is available to meet clients on evenings/ weekends, as well as electronically/ telephonically. She understands that life isn't always easy and will do her best to help ease your burden.
Anessa's office is located in the Southside Commons at 3518 S. Edmonds Street in the Columbia City neighborhood in South Seattle.