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About Me

Member, Thorner, Kennedy & Gano P.S., specializing in civil trial law with emphasis on the defense of medical, professional, personal injury, and product liability claims.  1988 – Present: Extensive service as Mediator and Arbitrator.





“Effective Use of Independent Medical Examinations”, For the Defense, 1984.


“Impasse Resolution:  Binding Arbitration and the Right to Strike of Uniformed Public 


  Employees in  the State of Washington”, Gonzaga Law Review, 1980.




Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel


Defense Research Institute


American College of Civil Trial Mediators


Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association


American Bar Association


Washington State Bar Association (Disciplinary Board Hearing Officer, 1991 – present)


Idaho State Bar Association


Yakima County Bar Association (Chair, Superior Court Bench Bar Liaison Committee, 2006 –    present)


Spokane County Bar Association




Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  2. Arbitration: 25%
  3. Mediation: 25%
  4. Business: 15%
  5. Insurance: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Bryan Gregory Smith

    I endorse this lawyer. David is one of the most well-respected, professional, yet dogged advocates I've seen in the industry. He is a talented mediator, as well as formidable opponent in many of the cases I have handled over the years.


    Bryan Smith Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jacob Brian Smith

    Best mediator I have ever had the pleasure of working with. David can perform miracles and does so with ease. Great guy as well.


    Jacob Smith Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Thorner, Kennedy & Gano, Ps

Po Box 1410
Yakima, WA, 98907-1410


IDAuthorized to practice law200609/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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