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Gregory Sims Johnson

Gregory Sims Johnson

also known as Greg Johnson

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About Me

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I am licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho.  I act as the Chair of Paine Hamblen's E-Discovery and Document Mangement Practice Group.  I have been named on of Spokane's Top Lawyers in Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine, every year since 2008,


When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, camping, biking and rowing a single scull.  I have also served as an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 393 and am pleased to relate that my son became an Eagle Scout!


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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Intellectual Property: 30%
  4. Internet: 5%
  5. Energy & Utilities: 5%



Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • John Stuart Reid

    Mr. Johnson is "Mr. Straight-Up" - he'll tell you like it is, and won't put any "lipstick on the pig". If I had a case in which I felt was meritorious (i.e., I truly believed I was in the right), I would want Mr. Johnson to represent me, without any reservations. Mr. Johnson is as honest and reputable as an Alaskan summer day is long.


    John Reid Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • J Michael Keyes

    Greg is a diligent, thoughtful, and knowledgeable attorney who serves his clients very well.


    J Keyes Trademark Infringement Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Paine Hamblen LLP

717 West Sprague Avenue
Suite 1200
Spokane, WA, 99201


IDAuthorized to practice law201509/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2014
Avvo Top Energy/Utilities LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Avvo Top Intellectual Property LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2008
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Moot Court BoardUniversity of Puget Sound School of Law1983
National Trial Competition TeamUniversity of Puget Sound School of Law1983
Jessup International Law Moot Court TeamUniversity of Puget Sound School of Law1982
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney - Legal TechnologistPaine Hamblen, LLP1995 - Present
Attorrney - Legal TechnologistLaw Office of Gregory S. Johnson1990 - 1995
Contract AttorneyGibson, Dunn & Crutcher1987 - 1990
Rule 9 Intern/AssociateDetels Madden Crockett & McGee1982 - 1984
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Distric Court and Bankrupcty Court District of IdahoAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
Idaho State BarAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
Spokane Public MarketBoard Member - Vice President2010 - 2011
Free Rein Theraputic RidingBoard Member2008 - 2014
Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionCo-Founder, Member, Vice President2005 - 2013
Leadership Spokane Alumni BoardMember2001 - 2008
Leadership Spokane, Class of 2000Member2000 - 2000
Inland Technology AllianceMember & Current Board President1996 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1988 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice1985 - Present
Seattle King County Bar AssociationMember1983 - 1992
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice1983 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
THE TERREMORE TRUST v. SCHIRO (E.D.Wash. 2005)Motion to dismiss granted.
LINDAL CEDAR HOMES v. WILKINSONFavorable mediated settlement
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Publication NameTitleDate
The Lawyer's PCEnCase Forensics 5.0.2006
The Lawyer's PC"E-Discovery and EnCase."2004
The Lawyer's PCTrial Presentations 2001 — Going to Trial with Indata Corp’s Director Suite."2001
Gonzaga Law Review"A Practitioner’s Overview of Digital Discovery." Vol. 33:2,1998
Washington State Bar NewsWhen the Clock Strikes 2000 - Practical and Legal Y2K Issues1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Marietta CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Everything You Don't Know About E-Discovery (But Wish You Did)The Latest E-Discovery Precautions Risk and Advice2014
Ethics PotpourriEthics in Electronic Discovery2013
16th Annual Intellectual Property InstituteE-Discovery, Intellectual Property and Ethics2011
16th Annual CUNA Technology Council ConferenceThe Legal Aspects of E-Discovery: What You MUST Know!2011
SCBA LuncheonE-Discovery Updates; Litigation Holds & Sanctions2010
Ethics Popourri CLEEthics & ESI (Electronically Stored Information)2010
ALFA International - E-Discovery Update TeleseminarE-Discovery, a Coast to Coast Update and Review: A Panel Discussion of Zubulake, Pension Committee, And How They Impact Upon Practice and Discovery Beyond The Southern District of New York2010
Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee Midyear MeetingComputer Fraud & Abuse and Intellectual Property Issues2009
Business and Licensing CLEBusiness, Ethics & ESI2009
Best of CLE 2009: Encore of ExcellenceFamily Law, Ethics & ESI2009
9th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference SeminarThe Practical Side of Electronic Discovery2009
2009 Family Law Section Midyear Meeting and SeminarFamily Law, Ethics & ESI2009
Unity Community Opportunity 2008Ethics & ESI2008
PUD and Municipal Attorney Summer CLEEthics & ESI2008
Document Retention and Destruction in IdahoElectronic Documents, Records Destruction and Litigation Issues2008
Spokane IT SIG AllianceIntellectual Property Overview2007
Federal Bar Association CLEESI, E-Discovery and the F.R.C.P. Amendments2007
Federal Bar Association CLEESI and the FRCP Amendments2007
2007 Northwest Regional SeminarEverything You Wanted to Know About ESI and E-Discovery but Were Afraid to Ask2007
2007 ALFA Northwest Regional SeminarEverything You Wanted to Know about ESI and E-Discovery but Were Afraid to Ask2007
WSU Cybercrime and Digital Forensics ConferenceE-Evidence for the Courtroom2006
Regional MeetingE-Discovery: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You2006
Electronic Discovery IssuesEthics and ESI2006
Southwest & Pacific Regions Combined MeetingE-Discovery — Avoidance, Obligations and Cost-shifting2005
Corporate Counsel InstituteEthical & Malpractice Considerations2005