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Joseph A. Blumel, III was born in Spokane, WA and has practiced law since graduation from Gonzaga Law School in 1977.



Mr. Blumel is admitted to the Washington State Bar; the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington; Spokane County Bar Association; Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (Eagle).




The firm provides a wide range of legal services with special emphasis in the areas of personal injury, product liability, premise liability, toxic tort, medical malpractice, wrongful death and Labor & Industries third party actions.





"Representing Injured Persons Since 1977"


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    36 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    36 years
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 20%
    36 years
  4. Professional Malpractice: 20%
    26 years
  5. Workers Compensation: 10%
    36 years



Contingent (25-45%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Timothy B. Fennessy

    I have known of Joe for more than 20 years and his reputation in our community has always been as a stand up guy. I also have had the opportunity to watch as his work came to fruition in a couple of cases where Joe associated with attorneys that were in the same office as me. If you need an attorney, Joe is one of the good guys!


    Timothy Fennessy Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Joseph A. Blumel III, P.S.

4407 N Division St Ste 900
Spokane, WA, 99207-1660



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2009
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2008
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2007
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2006
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2005
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2004
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney - PresidentLaw Office of Joseph A. Blumel III, P.S.2008 - Present
State Bar ExaminerWSBA1994 - Present
Senior PartnerBackman & Blumel, P.S.1977 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Martindale HubbellPreeminent Member2003 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle Member2002 - Present
American Trial LawyerMember2002 - Present
WSBA Bar ExaminerState Bar Examiner1996 - Present
WA State Trial LawyersMember1980 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Geffre v. Washington State UniversitySettlement mid-trial $3.7 million
Confidential Claimants vs. Society of Jesus, Oregon ProvinceConfidential Settlement
Confidential Claimants vs. Morning Star Boys RanchConfidential Settlement
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Gonzaga UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973