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Kevin W Roberts

Kevin W Roberts

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employment & Labor, Construction & Development

About Me

   A Principal of Dunn & Black, P.S., Kevin is a trial attorney whose practice consists of complex civil litigation including condemnation cases, government liability litigation, commercial litigation, trade secret litigation, employment related issues, class actions, and wrongful death. He also represents employers, employees, prime contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in various types of employment and construction related disputes.  Kevin’s broad experience includes successfully litigating jury trials, trials to the court, administrative hearings, arbitrations and assisting clients in resolving matters through alternative dispute resolution. He has also argued numerous matters before the Washington State Supreme Court, Washington State Court of Appeals and the Oregon State Court of Appeals.  


  Kevin frequently speaks at eminent domain, construction, and employment law seminars.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gonzaga University. Originally from Melstone, Montana (and a Montana native) Kevin received his B.A. from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and his J.D. from the University Of Idaho College Of Law. Kevin was named a “Rising Star Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics Magazine (2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009); was included in The Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Law (2007,2008); and was identified by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine as one of “Spokane’s Best Lawyers” (2008).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Litigation: 40%
    16 years
  2. Construction & Development: 30%
    16 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 30%
    16 years

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Dunn, Black & Roberts P.S.

N 111 Post Street
Suite 300
Spokane, WA, 99201

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MTActive201007/16/2015
IDAuthorized to practice law200808/12/2015
ORActive200008/16/2015
WAActive199907/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Identified as one of Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Listed as a "Top Lawyer"Spokane Couer d'alene Living Magazine2011
Listed In Top Lawyers EditionSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2010
Listed In Top Lawyers EditionSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2009
Rising Star Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Identified In Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Rising Star Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Identified In The Best Lawyers In AmericaN/A2007
Rising Star Super LawyerN/A2007
Rising Star Super LawyerN/A2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorGonzaga University - Adjunct Professor2006 - 2008
PrincipalDunn, Black & Roberts, P.S.1999 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Spokane County Bar AssociationTrustee2005 - 2007
SCBA - YLDPresident2003 - 2004
SCBA-YLDPresident-Elect2002 - 2003
SCBA-TrusteeTrustee2001 - 2002
Oregon State BarN/A2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Associated General Contractors of AmericaN/A1999 - Present
Associated Builders and ContractorsN/A1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Coffield v. State of Washington Dept. of TransportationPlaintiff verdict in excess of $725,000
JD's Dragon, Inc. et al. v. J&J's Casino Investments, LLC et al.Multimillion dollar summary judgment for client.
Coastal Construction v. Stellar JJudgment of $809,921.71 (10 day Jury Trial)

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Pacific UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Labor & Employment Law ConferenceClass Action Basics / Wage and Hour Update2006
Change Orders In WashingtonDelays and Suspensions of Work2006
Boundary Disputes:Resolving Client ConflictsTrial Preparation and Litigation2006
Developments In Eminent Domain In WashingtonEminent Domain Update / Relocation Assistance2005
Nuts & Bolts of Construction LawContract Litigation2004
Employment Law UpdateWage and Hour / Sexual Harassment2003
Employment Law Brown Bag SeriesAvoiding Discharge Claims2003
Employment Law Brown Bag SeriesSexual Harassment Prevention Training2003
Eminent Domain In WashingtonPre-Trial Strategy / Relocation Benefits2003
ABC Legal SeminarSelect Contract Provisions2002
Employment Law UpdateUSERRA Obligations / Employment Relationship2001
ABC Legal SeminarWashington Retainage & Bond Claims2001
Construction Law UpdateWashington Liens2000