John Black has an extensive background and expertise in construction cases. For over... more
John Black has an extensive background and expertise in construction cases. For over 24 years, John has represented contractors, subcontractors, and owners in all aspects of industrial, public works and commercial construction. He has successfully litigated and arbitrated multi-million dollar disputes involving prisons, hospitals, schools, dams, military installations, and commercial projects.
I am a happily married father of three. I enjoy spending time with my family,... more
I am a happily married father of three. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading (The Economist and Atlantic Monthly), and exercise (www.crossfit.com). I am also an officer who is actively serving in the Washington Army National Guard where, from 2003 to 2004, I deployed to varied countries throughout the Middle East in support of post 9/11 policies and objectives. Prior to that I ha... view profile
John has been a partner in the firm since 1983. His practice involves serious... more
John has been a partner in the firm since 1983. His practice involves serious personal injury complex litigation, with an emphasis on traumatic brain injuries and spinal/aquatic injuries. John is active within the Washington State Brain Injury Association and has served as past executive director for the local chapter. John is currently the president of the Foundation Board for Inland No... view profile
I’m a Montana wheat farmer’s daughter, born and raised. I followed the bright lights... more
I’m a Montana wheat farmer’s daughter, born and raised. I followed the bright lights to the big city (yes, Spokane was a BIG city when I first arrived). I’m a double Zag alumna. In my free time I love to run, ride my Harley Davidson softail deluxe, enjoy a glass of good wine, cooking, reading and spending time on Lake Pend Oreille. As a lawyer I'm excited to be a part of the Lee & Hayes ... view profile
My practice involves civil litigation with primary focuses on employment and labor... more
My practice involves civil litigation with primary focuses on employment and labor law, personal injury, products liability, medical negligence, insurance law and insurance defense. I represents a broad array of clients ranging from employers, employees, injured individuals and insurance companies. An associate with the firm, I joined Winston Cashatt in early 2011. I grew up in Miss... view profile
Sure I love the law and I have a great job, but I also enjoy getting out and getting... more
Sure I love the law and I have a great job, but I also enjoy getting out and getting away from my desk. To balance out the negative impact that riding a desk can have, I've taken up triathlons. I've completed Ironman CDA in 2008 and 2006. My three kids are awesome and keep Dad busy. They make me proud to be their father.
I am a life long Spokane resident with the exception of the four years I spent doing... more
I am a life long Spokane resident with the exception of the four years I spent doing my undergraduate work inpsychology at the University of Washington. After UW I returned to Spokane and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Gonzaga University School of Law. After law school, I joined the firm of Layman, Layman Robinson, PLLP. I have a diverse practice focusing on assisting those who have... view profile
I enjoy working with clients to provide a clear road map to their success, whether... more
I enjoy working with clients to provide a clear road map to their success, whether in business, real estate transactions or the development of an effective estate plan. Working as an in-house lawyer for small businesses has provided me with direct and first-hand knowledge of the work and drive necessary to make a small business succeed and the challenges that small business owners experience, a... view profile
If you have issues with someone and want to sue, you will need a litigation lawyer. Litigation lawyers handle the litigation process and understand all of the ins and outs of the courtroom. A litigation lawyer can also help you decide whether your case is appropriate for a lawsuit, or if it might be better handled through the mediation or arbitration process. The litigation lawyer will research the facts that caused the dispute, and analyze them to identify the appropriate law and how it applies. After this preliminary review, the litigation lawyer gives you an analysis of your rights and an estimate of your ability to be successful in court. The litigation lawyer will know the information you need to present in court as well as the process, procedures, and deadlines you must meet to keep your lawsuit on track.