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Phillip James Wetzel

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Phillip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Karrina Renee Guilbault

    Dutch is the best at what he does. He is a strong advocate for his clients and has many years of experience. Additionally, he is a kind and honest man. I endorse this lawyer.


    Karrina Guilbault Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Phillip J Wetzel Attorney at Law

901 N Adams St
Spokane, WA, 99201-2050



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Rating (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2008
Smithmorre Myers Professionalism AwardSpokane County Bar Association2006
President's AwardWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneySpokane County Prosecutors Office1979 - 1986

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Conference of Criminal Justice Act LawyersEastern Washington Representative2000 - 2003
Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Washington)Former President1986 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Washington v. Joseph AndrewsMistrial - Hung jury
United States v. RandockSuccessful Plea Bargain

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor cum laude1978