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I am the criminal defense and family law attorney for our firm in Spokane, WA and also in our main office in Redmond, WA. In other words, I handle the "not-so-fun" cases ... DUI, Divorce, Assault, Child Support, Custody, Shoplifting. But I do understand, because these types of cases are the last thing you want to deal with. I am here to help you deal with your issues and obtain the best possible resolution in a cost-effective manner.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    18 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    18 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    18 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    18 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Richard S. Lowell

    Olaf's work as a family law attorney is impressive. He truly understands the family court. He knows what the judges will and won't do; what they'll 'buy' and what they won't 'buy.' As a result, he works efficiently, and serves to maximize his client's results while keeping costs and fees down. When all is said and done, in this State, if one spouse wants a divorce, the court will order it. Why not minimize the wrangling and, at the same time, maximize the result? That's what Olaf does; time after time. And I've met his clients afterward, who are thrilled with his efforts on their behalf. Divorce is often an ugly business. Olaf helps his clients through the muck; and more often than not, they come out the other end with a smile, and encouraged about their future.


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Contact info

Magnuson Lowell, P.S.

1312 N Monroe Street, Ste 99
Spokane, WA, 99201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's RecognitionOld Puget Sound Beach RFC2007
Certificate of AppreciationN/A1995
Certificate of AppreciationN/A1994
Dean's ListN/A1992
Dean's ListN/A1991
Presidential Physical FitnessN/A1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMagnuson Lowell, P.S.2000 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of G. Olaf Hansen1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Family CASAGolf Tournament Committee Member2006 - 2007
Old Puget Sound Beach RFCPR Director2006 - 2007
Old Puget Sound Beach RFCPresident2003 - 2004
USA Rugby Super LeagueCharter Member Rep1996 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of Furrow, 115 Wn.App. 661 (2003)Court reinstated her rights
In re Parentage of C.S., 134 Wn.App. 141 (2006)Court dismissed paternity action.
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarFailure to Obtain and Interpret all Financial Documents2015
National Business Institute SeminarFailure to Account for Debts2015
National Business Institute SeminarDiscovery in Divorce2014
National Business Institute SeminarCommon and Not So Common Family Law Issues and Answers2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Washburn University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Common Mistakes in Dividing AssetsFamily Law2015
Family Law From A to ZFamily Law2014
The Ultimate Guide to Trying a Case in King County ... and BeyondDefending Clients in Criminal Court2008
Business LawJury Selection2006
Business LawCriminal Defense2005