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Christopher Joseph Kerley

Christopher Joseph Kerley

Practice areas:

State, Local And Municipal Law, Health Care, Education, Employment & Labor, Appeals

Christopher Kerley

About Me

Outside-of-work interests include snow skiing, scuba diving and playing the guitar in a classic rock band


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. State, Local And Municipal Law: 25%
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
  3. Education: 20%
  4. Health Care: 20%
  5. Appeals: 15%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Brad E Smith

    I wholeheartedly endorse Chris. We have worked together on a couple of matters, and I've been impressed with both his knowledge and legal expertise, as well as his commitment for his clients. I have also worked on the opposite side of the case as Chris, and he is respectful and ethical, as well as a pleasure to work with and against.


    Brad Smith Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael H. Church

    I endorse Chris as an outstanding attorney and a great asset to the Spokane legal community. Chris is highly skilled, professional and experienced and I recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice or representation.


    Michael Church Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Evans, Craven & Lackie, P.S.

818 W Riverside Ave Ste 250
Spokane, WA, 99201-0994


IDAuthorized to practice law199205/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerSpokane Coer d' Alene Living Magazine2013
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2005
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2004
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2003
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2002
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2001
BV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2000
Excellence in Torts, Contracts and Wills and TrustsAmerican Jurisprudence1988
Magna cum laudegonzaga school of law1986

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerEvans, Craven and Lackie P.S.2006 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Idaho State BarMember1988 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember1986 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Wynn v EarinN/A
Donahue v Quick Collect IncN/A
Pope v HansenN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Gonzaga Law ReviewCase Note-Heidebrink v MoriwakiN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor-Magna Cum Laude1986
University of WashingtonEconomics and Political ScienceBA1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Parks Association ConferenceRecreational Immunity2014
employment discriminationcivil jury trial2014
Risk Managment ConferenceWashington's Recreational Land Use Immunity Statute2013
Civil jury trialCivil Trial-Dental Malpractice2012
United States District Court for ED of WashCivil Trial-USERRA claim2011
Civil Appeal-Oral ArgumentCivil Appeal-Abuse Reporting Statute2011
Oral ArgumentCivil Appeal-FDCPA Matter2010
Bankruptcy Court-Eastern District of WashingtonAdversary Proceeding-Property Rights2010