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James Joseph Workland

James Joseph Workland

Practice areas:

State Taxation, Estate Planning, Business

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1965

  1. Business: 25%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. State Taxation: 25%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Logan T. Bohman

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jim on a number of complex tax issues. He is very pragmatic and easy to work with. He is very knowledgeable with regards to tax issues and has a very pleasant personality.


    Logan Bohman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • April L Anderson

    I am privileged to work with Jim. He is an excellent tax and business attorney. He is also quite a character and makes work fun.


    April Anderson Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC

601 West Main Avenue Suite 714
Spokane, WA, 99201-0613



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Law Firm - Tax LawBest Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2015
Best Attorney in WashingtonBest Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Lawyer - TaxBest Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
Cum LaudeGonzaga University School of Law1964

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerWorkland & Witherspoon, PLLC1985 - Present
Federal Taxation, Adjunct ProfessorGonzaga University School Of Law1975 - 1987
AttorneyPrivate Practice1967 - 1985
Assistant to PresidentSunshine Mining Company1964 - 1966

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ninth Circuit Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory GroupChairman1996 - 1996
Eastern District of Washington Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee, Ninth Circuit Judicial ConferenceChairman1996 - 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Judicial ConferenceLawyer Representative1992 - 1992
Ninth Circuit Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory GroupMember1992 - 1992
Gonzaga University Law School Board of AdvisorsGonzaga University Planned Giving Committee Member1986 - 1986
Gonzaga University School of Law Capital CampaignSpokane Regional Committee Member1986 - 1986
Gonzaga University President's CouncilBoard Member1986 - 1986
Gonzaga University Law SchoolLaw Council1986 - 1986
Gonzaga University Board of RegentsMember1986 - 1986
U.S. Supreme CourtMember1979 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitMember1972 - Present
U.S. District Court of Eastern WashingtonMember1970 - Present
U.S. Tax CourtMember1967 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1965 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic ChurchMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sowder v. U.S.Two trips to the 9th Circuit. Won.
Stahl v. U.S.Favorable result for client.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1967
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1964