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Karen Suzette Lindholdt

Karen Suzette Lindholdt

About me

I am an experienced and effective advocate and litigator.  I have done over 35 jury trials and practice in the States of Washington and Idaho. I have litigated against large corporations and businesses, individuals, and state and federal agencies.  I am a 2009 graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.   


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    21 years, 2 thousand cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Karen Lindholdt is a very sucessful and highly regarded attorney in both criminal and civil law. She is very client centered who has handled many high profile cases over the last 20 years. I would highly recommend Karen Lindholdt as one of the top lawyers in Eastern Washington.


    Jeffrey Leslie Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Holland Ilene Mcburns

    Karen Lindholdt is honest and trustworthy. If you are looking for an attorney who is diligent and compassionate to handle your family law needs, I would highly recommend her.


    Holland Mcburns Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Karen S. Lindholdt, PLLC

901 North Adams
Spokane, WA, 99201

Spokane County Public Defender's Office

1033 W Gardner
Spokane, CA, 99260-0280



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2011 Washington Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2011
The Iron Honey AwardThe Lands Council2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKaren S. Lindholdt, P.S.2005 - Present
Staff AttorneyThe Lands Council2002 - 2005
Adjunct ProfessorGonzaga University School of Law2001 - 2003
AttorneyCenter for Justice1999 - 2001
AttorneySpokane County Public Defender's Office1994 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Character and Fitness BoardBoard Member2012 - Present
Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and IdahoBoard of Directors member2010 - Present
Save Our SummersBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Idaho State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Save Our Summers v. Washington State Department of EcologySettlement
Safe Air For Everyone v. Idaho State Department of AgricultureSettlement involving monetary damages and programmatic changes
The Lands Council v. McNairPreliminary Injunction
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Publication nameTitleDate
Spokesman Review NewspaperLeaders Treat Clean-Air Custodian Like Dirt2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2009
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Pomona College (Claremont)International RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Minority and Justice Commission Community ForumMinority and Juvenile Justice2004
Environmental Law ITeaching NEPA, Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act2003