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About me

I am a third generation lawyer and lifelong resident of Spokane. In 1995 I acheived the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated from Gonzaga Preparatory School. That same year I started college at Gonzaga University. After studying and traveling through Gonzaga's study abroad program in Florence, Italy and I graduated in 1999 with a degree in Psychology.  I immediately started law school at Gonzaga University School of Law and have been licensed to practice law in Washington State since 2002.


My family lives in the Downriver area of Spokane, Washington.  We enjoy walking our dog around the neighborhood park.  I jog in a few local races a year including the Couer D'Alene Half Marathon.  In the winter you can find us cheering for Gonzaga's basketball teams. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    14 years, 500 cases
  2. Car Accident: 25%
    5 years, 40 cases
  3. Brain Injury: 25%
    5 years, 5 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 25%
    5 years, 40 cases



Contingent (33-38%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact info

Cooney Law Offices, P.S.

910 W Garland Avenue
Spokane, WA, 99205-2819


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers 2015Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2015
Top Lawyers 2014Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2014
Top Lawyers 2013Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2013
Top 100 Lawyers: DUI/DWISpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2012
Top 100 Lawyers: DUI/DWISpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2009
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Partner/OwnerCooney Law Offices, P.S.2008 - Present
AssociateJohn Cooney & Associates PS2002 - 2007
InternJohn Cooney & Associates PS2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - 2014
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - 2014
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. SmithHung Jury
Hall v. Department of LicensingFinding in Mr. Hall's favor
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Gonzaga UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DOL Administrative Licensing Hearings and the Late Night Phone CallMidnight Calls and DOL Administrative Hearings2013
Criminal HodgepodgeDUI Update2011
Criminal Defense CLEOrganizer and Host2010
District/Municipal Court CLEOrganizer and Host2009