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Peter A. Witherspoon

Peter A. Witherspoon

Practice areas:

Business, Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning

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About Me

Peter A. Witherspoon is a Partner of Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC, in Spokane, Washington.  He founded the firm with James J. Workland in 1985.  Licensed in Washington, Mr. Witherspoon's practice has focused primarily on business and commercial law, real property, estate planning, trusts and probate, charitable organizations, and creditors' rights law for over 37 years.


 


Mr. Witherspoon earned his undergraduate degree (Phi Beta Kappa) in Political Science in 1974 from Colorado College in Colorado Springs.  He obtained his law degree (J.D.) in 1977 from the University of Washington.  Thereafter, he was an associate attorney at Witherspoon, Kelly, Davenport & Toole, P.S. (Spokane) from 1977-1980 and a partner at Neff, Nayes and Witherspoon (Spokane) from 1980-1985.


 


Mr. Witherspoon specializes in real estate law and litigation, trust and probate disputes, general business representation and charitable organizations.  He is currently a member of the Spokane Estate Planning Council and of the Business Law; Real Property, Probate & Trust; and Creditor Debtor Rights Sections of the Washington State Bar Association.


 


When he is not hard at work for his clients, Mr. Witherspoon enjoys spending time with family and in the great outdoors.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Estate Planning: 25%
  2. Civil Litigation: 25%
  3. Real Estate: 25%
  4. Business: 25%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael Bradley Love

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several matters to Peter Witherspoon and have worked with him on client matters. He is one of the most respected business and real estate lawyers in the Pacific Northwest and is a highly ethical person in dealing with his clients and fellow counsel.

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    Michael Love Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Jessica C. Allen

    Peter is a very skilled and capable attorney, and he is an excellent advocate for his clients.

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    Jessica Allen Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC

601 West Main Avenue, Suite 714
Spokane, WA, 99201-0613

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197707/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated-Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated in Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best Law FirmBest Lawyers2015
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2015
Best Law FirmU.S. News and World Report2014
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2008
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2007
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2006
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2005
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights LawThe Best Lawyers in America2004
Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor RightsThe Best Lawyers in America2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
Phi Beta KappaColorado College1974

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerWorkland & Witherspoon, PLLC1985 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorGonzaga University School Of Law1984 - 1987
PartnerNeff, Nayes & Witherspoon1980 - 1985
AssociateWitherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, PS1977 - 1980

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
U.S. District Court of Western WashingtonMember1992 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitMember1991 - Present
Article 9 Executive CommitteeMember1987 - 1996
Article 9 Revision CommitteeMember1980 - 1980
U.S. District Court of Eastern WashingtonMember1978 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Dushey v. Fidelity Nat. Title GroupSummary Judgment in client's favor both obtained and affirmed in Court of Appeals
Lamar Outdoor Advertising v. HarwoodSuccessfully defended claim by ground lessee that ground lease not validly terminated.
Crafts v. PittsPrevailed in Supreme Court on issue that specific performance claim not discharged in bankruptcy

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Commercial Law DeskbookArticle 9 - Secured Transactions, Perfection1982

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Colorado CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Eastern Washington Escrow Association SeminarReal Estate2009
Drafting and Foreclosing Deeds of Trust After the Amendments of the Deed of Trust ActDeeds of Trust1998
Real Property ForeclosuresHow to Successfully and Cost-Effectively Handle Foreclosures1992