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About me

I am an actively practicing attorney in Spokane, Washington.  My practice emphasizes criminal defense, including DUI's, felonies, post-sentencing work, and traffic infractions / speeding tickets.  I pride myself in being an attorney who genuinely cares about each and every one of my clients and the outcomes of their cases.  I strive to provide an excellence in service that takes into account my client's best interests not only today, but also in the near and distant future.  I take both a theoretical and a relationship based approach to the practice of law, and I believe this allows me to obtain exceptional results. 


Outside of practicing law I enjoy hunting, fishing, hockey, SCUBA, all things outdoors and spending time with my family.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    700 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%



Contingent (33%), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sean M Downs

    Brendan works hard for his clients and always makes the extra effort to get the best results possible for them. I am fully confident in his legal abilities and in endorsing his work.


    Sean Downs Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Cooney Law Offices, P.S.

910 W. Garland Ave
Spokane, WA, 99205-2819


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI - Insurance LawGonzaga University School of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateCooney Law Offices, P.S.2009 - Present
OwnerThe Law Office of J. Brendan Kidd2009 - 2009
AssociateThe Bradshaw Law Group2008 - 2009
Legal InternJohn Cooney & Associates PS2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Eastern Washington DUI Defense AssociationMember2013 - Present
Washingon Defenders AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Spokane County Bar Associationmember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Deer Park v. BattersNot Guilty
City of Spokane v. Jane DoeMotion Granted
State of Washington v. MansonDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Iowa State UniversityHistory and Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spokane County Bar Association DUI CLEChanges in DUI Laws2015
Linden cup Moot CourtJudge2013
Linden Cup Moot CourtJudge2012
Gonzaga Law School Criminal Law Societyprosecutors vs. defenders2011
District / Municipal Court CLEPost Sentencing2010