My practice concentrates on representing individuals with serious injuries, companies in business disputes, as well as businesses and individuals in employment matters.
I have represented clients in accidents involving death,quadriplegic injuries, brain injuries, etc. I work closely with my clients to understand their specific needs and to resolve their cases based on those needs.
I have represented clients wronged in various business transactions, including breach of contract, construction, buy/sell agreements, etc.
I have also represented clients regarding the enforcement of non-compete agreements, overtime law, unpaid wages, sexual harassment and discrimination.
Licensed since 1990
Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (33-40%)
Although I have not worked with Geoff, I know Geoff on a personal level. In getting to know Geoff, one thing has become very clear; he is tough and knows how to persevere. Toughness and perseverance are qualities that any person looking for an attorney should search for. Geoff possesses those qualities, which I can only conclude makes him a great advocate for his clients.
Jordan Urness Estate Planning Attorney
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|ID||Authorized to practice law||2003||07/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Lawyer||Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine||2010|
|Merit Scholarships & Law Review||Seattle Univeristy||1999|
|Partner||Law Office of Geoffrey D. Swindler||2004 - Present|
|Partner||Andrews & Swindler, P.S.||2001 - 2004|
|Associate||Paine Hamblen LLP||1995 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Spokane County Bar Association||member||2001 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|Ludescher v. Lithia Motors||We won on every issue.|
|Johnson||significant settlement in wrongful death|
|Gold v Parker Toyota, Inc.||The federal court granted my motion to dismiss the entire lawsuit.|
|University of Puget Sound Law Review||Joint Ventures in the Soviet Union||1990|
|University of Washington School of Law||Mediation||Certificate||2005|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|George Washington University||International Relations||MA - Masters||1985|
|University of Washington -Seattle||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Evidence and Expert Testimony||Evidence at trial||2010|
|Civil Trial Mechanics||Direct and cross examination of witnesses||2010|
|Non-Compete issues for business owners||Non-Compete issues for business owners||2008|
|Insurance Coverage Litigation in Washington||Bad Faith Litigation||2008|
|Insurance Law Update||Coverage under insurance policies||2007|
|LITIGATION STRATEGIES||Pre-trial motion||2005|