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Aaron D Goforth

Practice areas:

Litigation, Business, Trade secrets, Contracts & Agreements, Employment & Labor, Corporate & Incorporation

About Me

My practice includes all phases of commercial litigation in the state and federal courts of Washington and Idaho.  My primary areas of emphasis are the following: breach of contract; trade secrets; receiverships; business law; torts; employment disputes; non-solicitation and non-competition agreements; physician discipline; residential construction disputes; bankruptcy litigation; Consumer Protection Act; intellectual property; arbitrations; mediations; appeals in state, federal, and bankruptcy court; and general litigation.  I have earned an AV ("preeminent") rating from my peers through Martindale-Hubbell.  I have also been selected as a ‘Washington Rising Star’ by Washington Law & Politics, and as a "Top Lawyer" by Spokane Living Magazine for 2011-2014.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Litigation: 85%
    16 years
  2. Trade secrets: 5%
    16 years
  3. Business: 5%
    16 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 3%
    16 years
  5. Other: 2%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($325/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • John Reed Zeimantz

    I endorse Aaron. I’ve seen his work in cases where I have represented other parties. Aaron provides excellent representation to his clients. He is well prepared, argues his clients position effectively and backs up his argument with well written pleadings.

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    John Zeimantz Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Gregory C Hesler

    I have worked with Aaron on several occasions--both as opposing counsel and behalf of co-defendants. He exhibits a high degree of professionalism and advocacy on behalf of his clients. I would, and have, recommended him to individuals/entities in need of legal representation.

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    Gregory Hesler Energy & Utilities Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Davidson Backman Medeiros PLLC

601 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 1550
Spokane, WA, 99201

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
IDAuthorized to practice law200508/12/2015
WAActive199807/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in SpokaneSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2014
Best Lawyers in SpokaneSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2013
Client Choice AwardAvvo2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best Lawyers in SpokaneSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Best Law FirmsU.S. News2011
Best Lawyers in SpokaneSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberDavidson Backman Medeiros, PLLC2014 - Present
Managing PartnerReed & Giesa, PS2011 - 2014
PartnerReed & Giesa, P.S.2005 - 2011
AssociateReed & Giesa, P.S.1998 - 2005
ClerkJudge Neal Q. Reilly1996 - 1996

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of WashingtonMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2011 - Present
Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate PanelMember2010 - Present
Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsMember2010 - Present
United States District Court for the District of IdahoMember2005 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of IdahoMember2005 - Present
Idaho State Bar, Intellectual Property Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Idaho State BarMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionMember2000 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionMember2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonMember1999 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of WashingtonMember1999 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember1998 - 2005
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
William & Mary Law School Judicial CounselAssociate Justice1996 - 1998
William & Mary Student Legal ServicesMember1995 - 1996

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re Spokane Raceway Park, Inc., 392 B.R. 451 (2008)My client's motion to dismiss was granted
Ambach v. French, 167 Wn.2d 167 (en banc 2009)Claim against our Firm's client dismissed
Washington Motorsports Ltd. v. Spokane Raceway Park, Inc., 156 Wn. App. 1035, 2010 WL 2433128 (2010)$341,000 in sanctions awarded to my client was upheld.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William & Mary Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Eastern Washington UniversityEconomics, Magna Cum LaudeBA - Bachelor of Arts1994