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Eric James Sachtjen

Eric James Sachtjen

Practice areas:

Business, Tax, Estate Planning, Probate, Health Care

About Me

Born and raised in Alaska, I spent a year as a Rotary Exchange student in Spain before setting off to college. After completing my undergraduate degree I headed to the Pacific Northwest for lawschool then to Florida where I obtained my Masters in Tax Law. The lure of the Pacific Northwest called me back and I've been here ever since.


When not practicing law or teaching at Gonzaga University School of Law I can be found coaching youth soccer and training for long distance triathlons. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Tax: 35%
    14 years
  2. Business: 35%
    14 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    14 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    14 years
  5. Health Care: 5%



Hourly ($285-370/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Kelly Drew

    Eric is a fantastic attorney - highly recommend!


    Kelly Drew Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jordan Charles Urness

    Eric Sachtjen is one of the most competent and hard-working attorneys I know. He is experienced, efficient, and puts forth maximum effort to meet the needs of his clients.


    Jordan Urness Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Paine Hamblen, LLP

717 West Sprague Ave., Ste. 1200
Spokane, WA, 99201-3505



IDAuthorized to practice law200808/12/2015
AKActive Out of State200001/16/2013

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in Spokane-TaxSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2012
Best Lawyers in Spokane:TaxSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2009
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2008
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2007
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorGonzaga University School of Law2002 - Present
MemberWorkland & Witherspoon, PLLC2001 - 2012
Legal InternEtter, McMahon, Lamberson, Clary & Oreskovich, P.C.1998 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Idaho State BarN/A2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Spokane Estate Planning CouncilN/A2001 - Present
Alaska Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Stahl v. United StatesTaxpayer prevailed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2001
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Boston CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
VariousI've spoken at a variety of continuing legal education seminarsN/A