Spokane, Washington Municipal Lawyers
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Michael Golden is a former prosecutor with over 20 years of experience as a litigator in criminal and civil cases in city, state and federal courts throughout the State of Washington. An aggressive and tenacious courtroom attorney, Mike will fight for your rights.
Ray Weber has over 20 years experience in civil litigation. His practice concentrates on product liability, construction defect, personal injury, highway design, and insurance coverage. He has successfully defended product manufacturers in cases involving automotive, marine, medical and agricultural products; and local governmental entities in liability cases ranging from catastrophic injuries to public records act claims.
As a fourth generation Washington lawyer, Hunter developed an early interest in the legal profession. He was drawn to the profession’s challenges and complexities, as well as the sound judgment required of good lawyers. Hunter pursued his interest at the University of Washington School of Law. There he researched and authored reports on modern legal issues for Law School Dean Kellye Testy and served as managing editor of the Washington International Law Journal. Hunter also served as a legal extern to United States District Court Judge Robert J. Bryan. Hunter’s practice areas include business and commercial litigation, municipal liability, insurance...
For the past 30 years, she has represented businesses and individuals interfacing with the government; she helps businesses and individuals obtain all types of zoning and land use permits, assists individuals facing government compliance and penalty actions and represents individuals with property disputes about easements, boundaries and adverse possession. She also obtains licenses for all types of business enterprises. Ms. Koler frequently challenges arbitrary requirements associated with government compliance and land use permitting. See Guimont v. Clark, 121 Wn.2d 586 (Washington Supreme Court invalidated state law imposing mobile home relocation fee on developer); Berst v. Snohomish...
Legal advice and legal services on environmental, land use, natural resource, real estate, and business matters. Providing legal advice, advocacy services, civil litigation services, and government relations services. Works at Cascade Pacific Law. Our clients come to us because we know the law, we are creative, and we help our clients solve problems. We are adept at finding balanced and effective solutions that meet our clients’ objectives. As a small law firm, we are nimble, client-focused, and can evolve to meet our clients’ needs.
John Fetters represents individuals and businesses in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including business and complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage, municipal liability, personal injury, product liability, and aviation law. John has tried cases to verdict in state and federal court and has handled many successful arbitration proceedings. Super Lawyers Magazine selected John to its “Rising Stars” list in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Nikki Carsley’s civil litigation practice focuses on insurance coverage, tort liability, aviation law, employment law, and commercial and property disputes. She has represented businesses and individuals in both trial and appellate courts. Nikki joined the firm in 2013 after graduating from the University of Washington School of Law with high honors. During law school, Nikki served as a managing editor for the Washington Law Review and was selected by the faculty as a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes. She also successfully worked to exonerate wrongfully convicted prisoners as a member of the Innocence Project Northwest Clinic. Prior to...
Gretchen Salazar concentrates her practice on employment law, representing both employers and employees. Her work for employers includes advising clients with regard to compliance; representing clients before administrative agencies; employee relations counseling; and the review and drafting of handbooks and agreements. Gretchen provides employees with advice and counsel with regard to their rights and advocates for the enforcement of those rights through negotiation, mediation, administrative action, and litigation. Gretchen also practices commercial litigation and municipal law.
Geoff Grindeland is a trial lawyer who regularly defends police officers, municipalities, manufacturers, and other individuals and businesses in high-stakes litigation arising out of airplane crashes, officer-involved shootings, fatal accidents, and other serious incidents. Prior to attending law school, Geoff was a Navy pilot who managed safety, flight-training, and aircraft-maintenance programs. He is particularly proud of his work defending police officers, and he also enjoys cases that involve scientific, engineering, or other technical issues. Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Geoff to its “Super Lawyers” list each year since 2013.