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Shelley Ripley practices in the areas of banking, real estate, business and corporate matters, and creditors’ and insolvency issues.


Shelley has considerable experience in advising financial institutions on regulatory and compliance issues.  She also has experience in commercial loan documentation and commercial loan workouts, and represents creditors in all aspects of collection, including bankruptcy, real estate foreclosures and receivorships.  In addition to working with financial institutions, she assists clients with asset and stock purchase transactions and represents clients in all aspects of the landlord/tenant relationship. 


Practice areas


  1. Banking: 30%
    16 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    16 years
  3. Business: 20%
    16 years
  4. Debt Collection: 20%
    16 years
  5. Mergers & Acquisitions: 10%
    16 years



Hourly ($225-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jennifer Marie Simpson

    Shelley Ripley is a dedicated advocate. She utilizes both her extensive legal knowledge and creative strategic solutions to help clients resolve complex collection and banking issues.


    Jennifer Simpson Banking Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Lisa Jill Dickinson

    Ms. Ripley is an excellent, detail-oriented attorney, who can get the job done for her clients. I have worked with her as creditors' counsel in bankruptcy cases, and against her as bank's counsel in Superior Court. Ms. Ripley is extremely brilliant, and will work non-stop to get the job done right. I highly recommend her to any bank or client needing a creditor's rights attorney.


    Lisa Dickinson Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Witherspoon Kelley

422 W. Riverside Avenue, #1100
Spokane, WA, 99201-0302


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Banking ComplianceLorman Education Services2012
Renaissance AwardWitherspoon Kelley2002
Renaissance AwardWitherspoon Kelley2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorCommunity Colleges of Spokane2002 - Present
PartnerWitherspoon Kelley1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Susan G. Komen, Eastern Washington AffiliatePresident2011 - Present
Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts of AmericaExecutive Board Member2010 - Present
American Society of Women AccountantsMember2009 - Present
Eastern Washington University FoundationBoard Member2008 - Present
Washington Society of Certified Public AccountantsMember2003 - Present
Washington State Board of AccountancyCertified Public Accountant (CPA)2003 - Present
United States Court of Federal Claims Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane County chapter)State Board Representative2000 - 2001
United States District Court, Eastern District of WashingtonMember1999 - Present
United States District Court, Western District of WashingtonMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Clare House Apartments L.P. v. S.A. Group Properties, Inc.Successfully restrained non-judicial foreclosure
In Re LLS America, LLCSuccessfully pursued substantative consolidation of Debtor and Non-Debtor entities.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Spokane County Medical SocietyWashington's Medical Lien2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Eastern Washington UniversityBusiness Administration with an emphasis in AccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Gonzaga Preparatory SchoolN/ADiploma1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lien RightsLien Rights2012
Bootcamp: Foreclosures and Loan WorkoutsForeclosures2012
Judgments: you've Won! Now What?Enforcing and Perfecting Judgments2009
Foreclosure and BankruptcyResidential Foreclosures under Washington Law2009
Advanced Commercial LeasesTax Considerations2008