Lewiston City Attorney – Lewiston, Idaho
B.A., University of Idaho, ’04; J.D., University of Idaho, ’09
Jana Gómez is the City Attorney for the City of Lewiston. She earned her undergraduate degrees in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Idaho in 2004, graduating summa cum laude. In 2009, Ms. Gómez graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law, summa cum laude. That same year, she was honored by the Moscow community with the Rosa Parks Human Rights Junior Award.
Upon graduating law school, Ms. Gómez clerked for United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Thomas G. Nelson. Following her clerkship, she was a Civil Deputy Prosecutor for Ada County and Latah County. In 2014, Ms. Gómez was honored as the Idaho State Bar’s Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year.
Ms. Gómez was born and raised in Lewiston, Idaho. Her husband, Omar, was born and raised in Michoacán, Mexico; and together they have a five-year-old bilingual daughter, Mia. Ms. Gómez is a member of the Lewiston Independent Foundation for Education; a member and past Vice Chair of the Idaho State Bar Diversity Section; and a member and former Chair of “Love the Law,” a subcommittee of the Diversity Section that performs outreach to Idaho high school and college students of diverse backgrounds.