Joyce Brake

For over two decades, Joyce has honed her unique approach to legal advocacy and policy analysis in all three branches of government and in the private sector. She serves businesses, public officials, and individuals with state and municipal counsel, family law, property, and estate planning matters. Her breadth of experience includes government relations, policy analysis, employment law, and landlord-tenant disputes. 

Joyce’s career in advocacy began in Berlin, Germany, where she worked in the German federal parliament as a Bundestag fellow. Joy was also a Fulbright Scholar on the German-Polish border, where she led a youth campaign to fight neo-Nazi violence and promote regional integration. Since then, she has advised Washington state officials as both Senate policy counsel and a legislative liaison. She has represented industrial manufacturing and health care businesses in midwestern and southern state capitals. In Salem and Olympia, Joyce has represented diverse industries, ranging from health care to higher education to human services.   

Joyce received a B.A. in International Relations and German from Rollins College in Florida and a J.D. from Seattle University. Born in Indiana and raised in North Carolina, she has called the Pacific Northwest her home for over 20 years.  

Joy and her husband Adam were thrilled to embrace the opportunity to move from Tacoma to the Gorge in 2012. Their family continues to enjoy the strong sense of community and the breathtaking landscapes our region offers.