The Washington State Bar Association honored Vancouver lawyer Alicia “Lisa” Lowe with its Local Hero Award for “her exemplary service in Clark County” on Friday.
The award is given to those who have “made noteworthy contributions to their communities,” according to a news release from the WSBA. Lowe, who works at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, was nominated by the Clark County Bar Association.
“I am very proud to tell people in the Clark County community that Lisa is my mentor,” Paige Spratt, one of Lowe’s colleagues, said in the press release. “The amount of time and energy that Lisa puts into her work and the community makes you want to do and be better. She is truly a local hero.”
Lowe has more than 24 years of service with the Port of Vancouver and has been the port’s general counsel for about half that time. She also provides general counsel services to other ports as needed. She was the first nonport employee to serve as chair of any Washington Public Ports Association committee, the news release states.
Lowe has also served on various local boards and committees, such as the Columbia River Economic Development Council, Humane Society for Southwest Washington and Camas-Washougal Chamber Board of Directors. She was the first female chair of Identity Clark County and a founder of Empower Women + Girls, which raises money for nonprofits that create programs to support women and girls.
“The legal industry is more than a profession to Lisa; she serves as a role model to an up-and-coming generation of women seeking to enter the legal industry,” Spratt said in the news release. “Lisa continues to inspire and motivate those of us around her to do better and be better in all aspects of our lives.”