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I grew up in the Flathead Valley in Montana. After High School I attended Montana State University in Bozeman, receiving a B.A. degree in English Literature in 1976. After a year and a half as a bank officer in Minnesota and Wisconsin, I decided to become a lawyer and enrolled in University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1978. I was awarded a J.D. degree in May 1981, sat for the Washington State Bar Examination in July 1981, and, after passing the exam on my first try, in October 1981 the State Supreme Court licensed me to practice law in Washington. Since then I have been licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington (1986) and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (2011). At times in the past I served as a judge pro tem in Chelan County Superior Court, Chelan County District Court, and Douglas County District Court. and as a Court Commissioner in Grant County Superior Court. My Service to the State Bar Association includes service on a number of Bar Association committees, boards, and panels, including the Hearing Officer Panel, Bar Examiners Committee (writing questions for the State Bar examination and grading answers to determine legal competency of applicants for admission to the Washington State Bar Association), Fee Arbitration Panel, and MCLE Board. Formerly I was an adjunct professor teaching real estate law, and later business law, at Wenatchee Valley College. As of 2015 my practice is general in nature although I emphasize litigation, particularly, but not only, employment  litigation. I have practiced in Wenatchee since 1981, but have had cases in U.S. District Court, various superior courts or administrative agencies in several counties including Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanagon, Adams, Benton, King, Thurston, and Mason Counties, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Division 3 of the State Court of Appeals. I love the outdoors and over the years have been an avid motorcycle rider, bicycle rider, baseball player, snow skier, boater, water skier, swimmer, golfer, hunter, and hiker. My lovely wife of 40 years and I have two fabulous children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, one gorgeous granddaughter, and another grandchild due April 2016.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 45%
    35 years
  2. Employment: 35%
    24 years
  3. General Practice: 20%
    35 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Dale M. Foreman

    I endorse Lew Card as he is an excellent lawyer. For over 25 years I have watched him work in North Central Washington courtrooms. He has been my opponent more than once. We have worked together on the same legal team. He is smart, hard working and if I needed a lawyer to represent me, he would be the one I would call.


    Dale Foreman Agriculture Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lewis Card, c/o Davis Arneil Law Firm

617 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA, 98801


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
rated BV Distiguished, 4.4Martindale-Hubbell2015
Certificate of AppreciationBrd. of Governors-Washington State Bar Association2007
ProfessionalismWashington State Bar Association subdivision2006
Certificate of AppreciationWashington State Bar Association2005
Distinguished LeadershipUnited Way1988
Award of ExcellenceUnited Way1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
partner in LLPDavis, Arneil Law Firm, LLP1998 - Present
principalCard & Galbraith, P.S.1994 - 1998
principalCarlson, Drewelow, Galbraith, Card & McMahon1992 - 1994
lawyerWhitmore Phelps Law Firm1981 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationDisciplinary Selection Panel Member2015 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationSecretary-treasurerN/A
Washinton State Bar AssociationMCLE Board Member2004 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationDisciplinary Hearing Officer2004 - 2010
Washington State Bar AssociationBar Examiner Committee1995 - 1996
United WayPresident1987 - 1988
United WayAdmissions and Allocations Chairman1986 - 1987
United WayVice President1986 - 1987
Wenatchee Downtown AssociationVice President1986 - 1987
United WayBoard Member1986 - 1989
Mission Ridge Volunteer Ski PatrolSki Patrolman1983 - 1987
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationSecretary/Treasurer1983 - 1985
Sigma Nu FraternityMember1973 - 1976
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lin v. Grant County; Chelan County Superior Court case # No. 12-2-01098-1Settled for $140,000.00
Kelly, et al., vs Grant County PUD & Port of Quincy, No. CV-11-023-JLQSettlement whereby lot and condominium lessees were allowed to stay on Crescent Bar Island until 2052, subject to some conditions.
Coon v. Central Washington Health Services Association, Eastern District of WA (2010) 2:10-cv-00194Summary Judgment in favor of my client, the Employer
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Montana State University, BozemanEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Managers SeminarWorkplace Discrimination2011
Managers Meeting--12/15/10FMLA and Disability Discrimination2010
Disability and Accommodation Training for Managers and SupervisorsDisability Discrimination in the Employment Arena2008
Department Head (Directors) MeetingFamily Medical Leave Act Issues2005
People's Law SchoolFamily LawN/A
People's Law SchoolLitigationN/A
Business Law InstructorBusiness LawN/A
Business Law InstructorBusiness LawN/A
American Institute of Banking InstructorLaw and BankingN/A