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I have served clients in North Idaho for over 34 years with my work in real estate, business and commercial transactions, corporate law, and government relations. I was an Idaho State Senator from 1989 to 1994 and served as Assistant Minority Leader in 1993-1994. I was appointed by the Idaho State Bar to a six-year term on the Idaho Judicial Council, completing my service in 2005.


I handle a variety of commercial and residential real estate transactions, as well as counseling numerous small to national-sized companies on issues including contracts, commercial transactions, real estate acquisition and development, employment matters and corporate law.


I currently chair Coeur d'Alene, Idaho's urban renewal agency board in a volunteer capacity.  I also serve on the University of Idaho College Law Advisory Council.


Listed in "Who's Who in American Law", Millennium Edition.


Recipient of the Idaho State Bar Professionalism Award, 2010.

University of Idaho President's Medallion Recipient, 2012.


Contact info

Witherspoon Kelley

Spokesman Review Building
608 Northwest Blvd., Suite 300
Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814-2174

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    38 years
  2. Business: 25%
    38 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    38 years
  4. Banking: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($290-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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IDAuthorized to practice law197707/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's MedallionUniversity of Idaho2012
ProfessionalismIdaho State Bar2010
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalWitherspoon Kelley1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of Idaho College of LawMember, Law Advisory Council2012 - Present
Inland Northwest Community Foundation Gift Planning and Marketing CommitteeMemberN/A
University of Idaho Northern Advisory BoardExecutive CommitteeN/A
Coeur d'Alene Area Chamber of CommerceFormer Legal CounselN/A
Coeur d'Alene Planning CommissionFormer CommissionerN/A
Human Rights Education Institute, Inc.Founding and Former Board Member and OfficerN/A
Lake City Development Corporation (an urban renewal agency)Board ChairmanN/A
Coeur d'Alene Sunrise RotaryFormer PresidentN/A
Idaho State Bar Association, Business and Corporate LawN/AN/A
Coeur d'Alene City Planning CommissionFormer MemberN/A
Idaho State Bar Association, Real Property Law SectionBoard of Governors2003 - 2005
University of Idaho Research Park Advisory BoardChair1998 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of IdahoN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Estate Trends 2015 - Inland NWReal Estate Trends2014
Real Estate Development in Eastern Washington & IdahoReal Estate Development2013