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Melody Dawn Farance

Melody Dawn Farance

Practice areas:

Litigation, Insurance, Family, Estate Planning

About Me

After 22 years as a legal assistant and paralegal, I went to law school and graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2000.  The first three years of my career were spent in a small boutique insurance defense firm in the Chicago Loop, where I defended high exposure claims involving commercial lines of insurance.  In 2003 I returned to the Pacific Northwest and have continued my career with Stamper Rubens, P.S.  My practice focuses on litigation in all areas of employment law, including discrimination claims, trade secrets violations, and wage dispute, as well as business contractual disputes, and personal injury matters.  I also represent clients in domestic relations cases.


In my free time, I enjoy traveling, theater, movies, and concerts, and my brand new granddaughter.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Litigation: 85%
    15 years
  2. Insurance: 12%
    15 years
  3. Family: 2%
    15 years
  4. Estate Planning: 1%
    15 years



Hourly ($200/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. Melody is an extremely knowledgable lawyer with amazing analytical skills and a palpable passion to advocate for her clients. I would gladly look to Melody for advice on any personal matters I might encounter, and often look to her for advice and direction on the current status of the law in her various areas of expertise.


    Dianne Rudman Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Troy Young Nelson

    I endorse this lawyer. I had a case against Melody. I found her to be a great advocate for her client. She is ethical, well-prepared and very professional.


    Troy Nelson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

720 W Boone Ave Ste 200
Spokane, WA, 99201-2560


ILVoluntarily Inactive200005/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI Awards, Legal Drafting and Advanced Legal WritingCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction/Chicago-Kent College of Law1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalStamper Rubens, P.S.2003 - Present
Associate AttorneyMoore, Maisel & Strickland2000 - 2003

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Defense Research Institute chaptermember2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Richey v. MetaXpert, et al.Settled
MacArthur Co./Systems Roofers Supply v. AppleArbitration award in favor of plaintiff
Jackson v. OakleySettled

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Publication NameTitleDate
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Challenging Admissibility -- Causation Evidence In Fibromyalgia Claims2006

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
General meetingSocial Media in the WorkplaceN/A