Anela Summers is an associate in the financial services department specializing in real estate and tribal matters. Anela began at Miller Nash as a summer associate in 2021 where she supported the firm’s real estate and tribal teams by conducting legal research and drafting memoranda. During law school, Anela continued working as a law clerk at Miller Nash where she assisted with research and drafting real estate and business documents for the firm’s financial services, real estate, and tribal clients.
While in law school, Anela served as a judicial extern to Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis at the Washington State Supreme Court. As an extern, Anela supported the justice in resolving a wide range of complex legal questions by completing various writing and legal research assignments. She also volunteered with the Rural Alaska Tax Assistance Program and helped Alaska Native communities attain over a million dollars in tax refunds. Prior to law school, Anela spent three years working as a communications and strategy associate for a private operating foundation in Hawai’i. She is a proud Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian).
Anela’s unique personal and professional experiences enable her to provide thoughtful and responsive guidance to her clients. Her extensive background in tribal and real estate law enables Anela to resolve complex and multi-faceted legal issues with efficiency and attention to detail.
Outside the Office
Anela enjoys getting outdoors and paddleboarding (in the summer), hiking (in the fall), snowboarding (in the winter), and strolling through Washington vineyards and tasting rooms (in any season).