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Jeffry K. Finer

Jeffry K. Finer

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Social Security, Workers Compensation

About Me

My private practice is limited as I have joined the Center for Justice located at 35 West Main, Spokane, WA. Read about the Center at www.cforjustice.org and focus on Civil Rights cases for prisoners in custody.


 


I review and when appropriate will accept criminal defense cases (trial or appeal), civil rights cases, and workplace injury and disability (Social Security) appeals.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    31 years
  2. Civil Rights: 40%
    31 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 5%
    31 years
  4. Social Security: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jeffry. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric Mitchell Christianson

    Considering the kind of treatment that some inmates are receiving in custody, Mr. Finer's work to help them is incredibly noble and absolutely necessary.

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    Eric Christianson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jeffry K. Finer, PS

35 W Riverside
Suite 300
Spokane, WA, 99201-0513

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198407/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Civil Rights AttorneySpokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine2009
Top Civil Rights AttorneySpokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine2008
Top Civil Rights AttorneySpokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Director of LitigationCenter for Justice2007 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Jeffry K Finer2003 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorGonzaga Law School1999 - 2008
PartnerFiner & Pugsley1990 - 2002
AssociateLaw offices of Patrick Stiley1984 - 1990

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT COMMITTEECo-Chair2003 - 2009
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysGovernor2001 - 2001
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysVice President2001 - 2001
Federal Defenders of Eastern WashingtonPresident of the Board (2009-11)1994 - 2011
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysVice President1993 - 1994
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysGovernor1992 - 1994
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1984 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1984 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bering v. SHARERestraint on anti-abortion picketing
United States v. CarnieroWiretap
United States v. $405,089.12Double Jeopardy, reversed

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)Use of Force Policies (Otto Zehm recap)2012
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPretrial Motions2003
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCharacter Evidence -- Offense and Defense2001
UnknownNew Science of Cross Examination1997
Defense Magazine (WACDL)Representing Grand Jury Witnesses1994
Defense Magazine (WACDL)Science of Cross Examination1994
Defense Magazine (WACDL)Armed Career Criminal Sentencing1994

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
NATIONAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE COLLEGEN/AN/A1989
University of New Mexico School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Yale UniversityFine ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersEvidence Update 20122012
Chelan Annual MeetingVoir Dire2011
Trial TechniquesVoir Dire and Opening2010
Chelan Annual MeetingProsecutorial Misconduct2002
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual MeetingImperfect Defenses2000
Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, AspenForfeiture & Double Jeopardy1996
Washington State Criminal Justice Institute Annual Meeting, SeattleCross Examination of Police Officers1995
New Mexico Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual MeetingDouble Jeopardy1995
Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & IdahoLook-Good Cross1994
Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & Idaho, CJA trainingBasics of Grand Jury Representation1993
Spokane County Medical AssnAIDS, Privacy & Denial of Medical Services1988
NAF, Annual MeetingDefending Clinics1986