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Michael John Kapaun

Michael John Kapaun

also known as Mike Kapaun, Michael Kapaun

Practice areas:

Banking, Litigation, Construction & Development, Appeals, Government Contracts

Michael Kapaun

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About Me

I joined Witherspoon Kelley in 2010 after more than four years as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG).  From 2006 to 2010, I served in the Chief Counsel’s Military Honors Program for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, DC, where I specialized in government contracts, domestic and overseas construction projects, and legislation.


 


My current practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, banking, construction defects and contract disputes.  I have experience representing financial institutions in lawsuits involving money judgments and foreclosures.  I also have significant experience with professional negligence and malpractice actions, including specific representations in the architectural and construction industries.  I have lectured on various aspects of federal government contracting and fiscal law topics.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Banking: 50%
    6 years, 75 cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    6 years, 80 cases
  3. Construction & Development: 10%
    10 years, 10 cases
  4. Government Contracts: 5%
    10 years, 100 cases
  5. Appeals: 5%
    10 years, 5 cases

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

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    Mike Kapaun is a valuable colleague and a pleasure to work with. His legal and military background and expertise brings tremendous value to any endeavor. His character and leadership are demonstrated by his diverse involvement in social and legal initiatives. Mike is a well rounded individual who would be a strong asset to any firm.

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    Stephan Rice Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Thomas G Jarrard

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike gave my client invaluable assistance in a time sensitive appellate matter. His advise forecasted the client's best outcome in the case... Mike is that sharp.

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    Thomas Jarrard Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, P.S.

US Bank Building
422 W Riverside Ave Ste 1100
Spokane, WA, 99201-0302

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200505/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2015
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Army2010
Army Commendation MedalUnited States Army2009
Order of the BarristersUW Chapter, Order of the Barristers2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateWitherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, P.S.2010 - Present
Judge Advocate - Military Honors ProgramUnited States Army2006 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted2013 - Present
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Construction Law SectionMember2010 - Present
UW Moot Court Honor Board Alumni Advisory BoardBoard Member2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Order of BarristersMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Houk v. Best Development & Const. Co., Inc., et al., 179 Wash.App. 908 (Div. III 2014)Obtained dismissal of all claims against LLC and managing member on appeal, plus an award of attorney fees.
Davey v. Windermere Services, Co, 172 Wn.App. 1011 (2012) rev. denied 177 Wn.2d 1005 (2013) cert. denied 134 S. Ct. 425 (2013)All claims dismissed and plaintiff ordered to pay defendants' attorney fees.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Gonzaga UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Construction Law CLEFederal Government Contracting2011
Charleston District MILCON TrainingIntragovernmental Acquisitions2008