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Timothy J. Donaldson

Timothy J. Donaldson

Practice areas:

Litigation, State, Local And Municipal Law, Appeals

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Litigation: 50%
    28 years
  2. State, Local And Municipal Law: 45%
    19 years
  3. Appeals: 5%
    28 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    Mr. Donaldson has the best legal mind that I have come across. He has impeccable integrity. .

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    Richard Wernette General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew Brent Leonhard

    Brilliant.

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    Matthew Leonhard Native Peoples Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

15 N 3rd Ave
Po Box 478
Walla Walla, WA, 99362-0216

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
IDAuthorized to practice law199408/12/2015
ORActive199208/16/2015
WAActive198707/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Graduate of DistinctionWalla Walla Public Schools2010
Distinguished Citizenship AwardWalla Walla Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2872007
Judiciary Excellence Superstar AwardWashington State Traffic Safety Commission2001
School Board of the Year (board member co-recipient)Washington State School Directors' Association2001
Star AwardUnigard Insurance Company1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Walla Walla City AttorneyCity of Walla Walla1996 - Present
In-house counselUnigard Insurance Company1990 - 1996
AssociateEvans, Craven & Lackie, P.S.1987 - 1990
Legal InternEvans, Craven & Lackie, P.S.1985 - 1987

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysBoard Member2008 - Present
Walla Walla County Traffic Safety and DUI Task ForceBoard Member2007 - 2008
Walla Walla County Traffic Safety and DUI Task ForceChair2006 - 2007
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys - Amicus CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceMember2004 - Present
Walla Walla School District No. 140Board President2003 - 2004
Walla Walla YMCABoard Member2003 - 2007
Walla Walla School District No. 140Board of Directors1999 - 2007
Walla Walla Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention CommitteeMember1996 - Present
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysMember1996 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember1996 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Legal Notes, Information Bulletin No. 540, Municipal Research and Services Center of WashingtonUpdate on Court Rules Proposals: Public Defense Standards2011
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Legal Notes, Information Bulletin No. 540, Municipal Research and Services Center of WashingtonMental Health Alternatives2011
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Legal Notes, Information Bulletin No. 535, Municipal Research and Services Center of WashingtonCrawford: Forfeiture and Use of Material Witness Warrants2010
Public Law Ethics Primer - 2010 Update, Ch. 8, Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys and Municipal Research and Services Center of WashingtonEthical Issues for Prosecutors (co-author)2010
Regent University Law ReviewDying to Testify? Confrontation vs. Declarations in Extremis (co-author)2010
Lincoln Law Review"Classic Abusive Relationships" and the Inference of Witness Tampering in Family Violence Cases after Giles v. California (co-author)2009
Washington State Bar Association DeskbookInvoluntary Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance 2d ed. suppl.2009
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Legal Notes, Information Bulletin No. 531, Municipal Research and Services Center of WashingtonA Blast from the Past: Crawford, Giles and Confrontation Forfeiture- 2008 WSAMA Fall Conference2008
Idaho Law ReviewCombating Victim/Witness Intimidation in Family Violence Cases: A Response to Critics of the "Forfeiture by Wrongdoing" Confrontation Exception Resurrected by the Supreme Court in Crawford and Davis2008
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Legal Notes, Information Bulletin No. 526, Municipal Research and Service Center of WashingtonDealing with Statutory and Other Defenses in Negotiations with Defense Counsel - 2006 WSAMA Fall Conference2006
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Legal Notes, Information Bulletin No. 523, Municipal Research and Services Center of WashingtonProsecution after Crawford v. Washington - 2005 WSAMA Fall Conference2005
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Legal Notes, Information Bulletin No. 520, Municipal Research and Services Center of WashingtonUsage of Hearsay in Criminal Cases after Crawford v. Washington - 2004 WSAMA Fall Conference2004
Washington State Bar Association DeskbookInvoluntary Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance (rev. ed.) - Ch. 10 of the Washington Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Deskbook 2d ed.2001
Washington State Bar Association DeskbookInvoluntary Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance (rev. ed.) - Ch. 10 of the Washington Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Deskbook1998
Washington State Bar Association DeskbookInvoluntary Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance - Ch. 10 of the Washington Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Deskbook1995
Gonzaga Law ReviewWhen is Bad Faith Claims Handling an Unfair Trade Practice? Actions Against Insurers Under Washington's Consumer Protection Act1992
Gonzaga Law ReviewJurisdictional Survey of Tort Provisions of Washington's 1986 Tort Reform Act (co-author)1986

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Whitman CollegeMathBA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2011 WSAMA Fall ConferenceUpdate on Court Rules Proposals: Public Defense Standards and Roundtable Discussion: Mental Health Issues2011
Washington State Domestic Violence Team TrainingProsecution of Family Violence Cases2010
2010 WSAMA Fall ConferenceCrawford: Forfeiture and Use of Material Witness Warrants2010
Washington State Domestic Violence Team TrainingProsecution of Domestic Violence Cases2009
Are We There Yet? Commemorating the Past, Creating the Future: A 30th Anniversary Domestic Violence SymposiumConfronting DV in Mayberry2009
2008 WSAMA Fall ConferenceA Blast from the Past: Crawford, Giles and Confrontation Forfeiture2008
Washington State Domestic Violence Team TrainingProsecution of Family Violence Cases2007
2007 WSAMA Fall ConferenceStrengthening Relations with Your Police Department2007
Washington State Domestic Violence Team TrainingProsecution of Family Violence Cases2006
2006 WSAMA Fall ConferenceDealing with Statutory and Other Defenses in Negotiations with Defense Counsel2006
Washington State Domestic Violence Team TrainingProsecution of Family Violence Cases2005
Criminal Domestic Violence Best PracticesInvestigation and Prosecution of Family Violence Cases2005
2005 WSAMA Fall ConferenceProsecution After Crawford v. Washington2005
Washington State Domestic Violence Team TrainingProsecution of Family Violence Cases2004
2004 WSAMA Fall ConferenceUsage of Hearsay in Criminal Cases after Crawford v. Washington2004
Washington State Domestic Violence Team TrainingProsecution of Family Violence Cases2003
Washington State Domestic Violence Team TrainingProsecution of Family Violence Cases2002
Washington State Domestic Violence Team TrainingProsecution of Family Violence Cases2001
Washington State Domestic Violence Team TrainingProsecution of Family Violence Cases2000
Washington State Domestic Violence Team TrainingProsecution of Family Violence Cases1999
Personal Injury Defense: Practical Tips and Update on the LawPolicy Issues: Reading the Fine Print1993