Handling or associating in USERRA litigation, Veterans Benefits and hiring... more
Handling or associating in USERRA litigation, Veterans Benefits and hiring preference claims, and Federal or State civil appeals. Admitted in Washington State; the Federal Courts of Washington, E. Dist of Wisconsin, District of Colorado; the 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; the Merit System Protection Board; and the United States Supreme Court. Accredite... view profile
I am married and have three sons. When I am not practicing law, teaching or taking... more
I am married and have three sons. When I am not practicing law, teaching or taking care of my family, I love to go camping or skiing. I started my own practice in 1995 in order to be able to represent the people and cases that I choose. I am guided in my practice by being forthright and honest, hardworking, responsive and dedicated tobeing a formidable advocate for my client's interests.... view profile
Current or former board member of the Spokane Food Bank, the Greater Spokane... more
Current or former board member of the Spokane Food Bank, the Greater Spokane Coalition Against Poverty, the Fair Budget Action Campaign, the City of Spokanes Human Services Advisory Board, the Legal Aid Committee of the Washington State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington, the Northwest Autism Center, Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest, th... view profile
Federal and state government agencies are required to follow certain procedures in order for their actions to be constitutional. For the federal government, these procedures are generally outlined by the Federal Administrative Procedure Act (FAPA). Each state government has its own set of administrative procedures as well, some of which are modeled after FAPA. An administrative law attorney specializes in administrative procedures at the federal and/or state level. Some examples of administrative agencies include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If, for example, the FDA passes new rules that affect your business, you may benefit from the services of an administrative law lawyer to better understand whether the FDA followed the correct procedure in passing these rules and whether you should contest them.