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Dennis Charles Cronin

Dennis Charles Cronin

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Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Civil Rights, Appeals

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Appeals: 25%
  2. Civil Rights: 25%
  3. Domestic Relations: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%

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Contact Info

D.C. Cronin

724 N. Monroe Street
Spokane, WA, 99201




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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell Judicial Edition2014
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell Judicial Edition2013
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell: Judicial Edition2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
Super LawyerLaw and Politics2000
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1998
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1997
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1997
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1997
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1996
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1995
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1994
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1993
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1992
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1991
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1990
Who's Who in Practicing AttorneysWho's Who1989
Reginald Heber FellowSpokane Legal Services Center1986
High Grade ClinicianGonzaga University Legal Assistance1985

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Commissioner Pro TemporeSpokane County Superior Court2005 - 2015
AttorneyLaw Offices of D.C. Cronin2003 - Present
PartnerHearrean and Cronin, P.S.2001 - 2003
Associate General CounselMaxey Law Offices, PS1987 - 2001
AttorneySpokane Legal Services1986 - 1987
Public DefenderKootenai County Public Defender1985 - 1986
Rule 9 InternGonzaga University School Of Law University Legal Assistance1984 - 1985


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Northwest Mediation Center Advisory CouncilMember2014 - 2014
Washington State Bar AssociationFamily Law Executive Committee (FLEC)2013 - Present
West Central Resiliency ConvergenceSponsor2012 - 2012
Spokane County Superior Court Guardian ad Litem Subcommittee for Parental AlienationMember2011 - 2011
Spokane County Bar Association District Court Judicial Evaluation CommitteeMember2011 - 2011
West Central Neighborhood Project HopeMember2011 - 2011
Spokane County Juvenile Court Dependency Working GroupMember2009 - 2010
Spokane County Superior Court Pro Se Video Working GroupMember2009 - 2009
Spokane County District 3 Voter Protection TeamMember2008 - 2008
City of Spokane Human Rights CommissionChair2008 - 2010
Spokane County Superior Court Liaison CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Gonzaga University ULA Linden Cup Moot CourtMoot Court Judge2008 - 2012
Spokane County Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Chair2007 - Present
City of Spokane Human Rights CommissionMember2007 - 2010
Spokane County Superior Court Unified Family Court CommitteeMember2006 - 2009
Spokane County Superior Court Family Court Improvement SubcommitteeMember2006 - 2009
Spokane County Superior Court Guardian ad Litem CommitteeMember2003 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Lincoln County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember, Volunteer Lawyers ProgramN/A
Federal Bar Association Eastern District of WashingtonMemberN/A
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember, Washington ChapterN/A
Washington State Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Spokane County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Farrakhan v. Locke, 987 F. Supp. 1304 (E.D. Wa. 1997)N/A
Becker vs. Pierce County, 126 Wn. 2d 11 (1995)N/A
County of Spokane vs. AFSCE, 76 Wn. App. 765 (1995)N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Wash. Fam. Law. NewsletterMediation Confidentiaity1994


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine School of Law/Strauss InstituteMediation - CertificationCertification2009
Northwest Mediation CenterCertification-MediationCertification2006
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Fairfield UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law Section CLEServing up Family Law with an Extra Helping of Ethics2013
(To Edit - Add Event Name)The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act2013
Family Law Section CLEDangers Amidst the Dandelion Fields: Negotiating the Judicial System: Ethical, Legal and Clinical Aspects of Forensic Evaluations2012
Family Law Section Midyear20 Family Law Cases You Need to Know2011
Continuing Legal EducationThe Feres Doctrine: Service Members' Relief Act2009
(To Edit-Add Event Name)Contempt: A Drastic Extraordinary Equitable Remedy2009
(To Edit-Add Event Name)Lis Pendens for the Family Law Practicioner2008
SCBA Continuing Legal EducationContempt1996
WSTLA CLEPolice Shooting and Discovery Motion to Block Discovery Under 42 USC Section 1983 and Harlow v. Fitzgerald1995