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Christal S. Lam

Business Attorney at Liberty Lake, WA

5.0   67 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 9 years
    Washington - WA 10 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christal

Learn Christal’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    We help business owners by providing practical and strategic advice to help them build and protect their business. Whether you need help with formations, contracts, real estate, buying or selling a business, we have the experience to to guide you!

  2. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    If you're dealing with clients, vendors, leases, employees, independent contractors, buying or selling a business, or making any sort of deal, you need to make sure someone is protecting you and your business.

  3. Car accident
    10%
    If you've been injured in a car accident that wasn't your fault, don't be taken advantage of! We work for free until we win or settle your accident case! Let us answer your questions and and provide support. We want to get you a fair settlement!

  4. Commercial real estate
    10%
    Commercial real estate deals can be complicated. There are often many parties involved and managing all of the moving parts can be a lot to handle. Let us make your purchase or sale of commercial real estate as smooth as possible.

  5. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Are you ready to start a business? If so, make sure you're doing things the right way from the beginning. We can help you choose the right entity, get registered with the State, and help you lay a solid foundation.

  6. Limited liability company (LLC)
    10%
    If you're ready to start a business, an LLC may be the right choice. We help you make the right decision and then make sure you're properly advised.

  7. Mergers and acquisitions
    10%
    Ready to sell your business? Make sure you get top dollar! Are you ready to buy a business? Let us protect you. There's a lot more than goes into a business purchase or sale than most people think. We can guide and advise you through the process!

  8. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    We know you have places to be. There's no reason to let one speeding ticket negatively impact your insurance! We help protect your driving record. We've helped hundreds of drivers (business people, parents, kids) and we can probably help you too.

YOU HAVE BUSINESS. WE HANDLE IT.

Christal Lam is the Founder and Managing Attorney of Spokane Business Attorneys. The law firm helps business owners have more fun, make more money, and stay out of trouble as they build and grow their businesses. By combining business and legal advice into a single strategy, Christal helps clients build their legacies and have the peace of mind of knowing that they are protected. She is driven to teach business owners about the legal side of their business and provide them with the structure they require in order to thrive. Christal lives in Spokane, Washington and loves to ski and snowboard.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 4 ...

Location

Spokane Business Attorneys

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  67 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Matt | February 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, easy outcome
I found Ms. Lam after being referred by a reputable Seattle-based firm. She and her team responded almost immediately and walked me through all the steps. The process for representation as easy and could be handled entirely remotely from my phone. I was made fully aware of every step in the process and the outcome of the case was even better than I expected. 10/10 recommend
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Posted by Becky | January 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Such a Positive Experience
Christal and her team were responsive, knowledgeable, pro-active, great counselor, and most of all positive. Christal was always willing to listen, answer questions and kept an upbeat outlook during the stressful time of buying a business with a tight deadline. Every obstacle we brought to her was met with professional perspective and never a doubt that we would accomplish our goals.
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Posted by Mark | September 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Convenient Service
I was referred to Christal's office to help me with my case. I'm glad I made the decision to work with them!
Posted by Sandro Montana | October 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great!!
she is great and I am glad she represents me , have referred her to my friends and family. Her defense is top notch! Recommended! -Sandy
Posted by Jared | January 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Christal and her team were amazing. I'm not sure if I can really go into details on the case, but she went above and beyond in putting my mind at ease and helping to get some of my life back after the accident. Would definitely recommend. She is going to be upfront, let's you know what to expect, and puts in the work to ensure you are taken care of. Cannot thank her and her team enough.
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Posted by Erik | January 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
ROCK STAR!!!!
I was referred to Christal's office to help me with my case. The staff & Christal were very professional and efficient. I explained my situation, and got a very knowledgable response, with several optional directions to go. She got me everything I wanted
Posted by Bryan | November 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just awesome
I never had to appear. My attorney handled absolutely everything for me and was able to get my ticket reduced to a non moving violation. Worth every penny.
Posted by Ron | November 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
Marvelous attorney, she does a great job have used Christal twice, the first time dismissed speeding ticket the second time reduced to expired tabs. I always go to her when I get a speeding ticket so my insurance rates to not go up. I highly recommend Christal.
Posted by David | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our company has worked with Attorney Christal Lam for years, she is a 5-star attorney! Highly recommended!
I have worked with Ms. Lam's office on many cases for our company over the last few years. Both Ms. Lam and everyone in her office are professional, courteous, communicate well, set clear expectations, and are easy to work with! I highly recommend her and her team. Ms. Lam will always be my first call whenever our company has any sort of issue in the Spokane area. Thank you Ms. Lam!!
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Posted by Bethany and Jon | February 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Closing Our Business
We hired Christal to assist us in terminating our relationship with the franchise we were a part of. Due to military orders returning us to active duty, we closed our small family business. In the process of closing the business, we had some potential responsibilities (financial and otherwise) to the franchise corporation. Christal thoroughly reviewed our contract with the franchise, drafted a detailed letter and handled the correspondence with the franchise headquarters. The result of her efforts saved us much time, stress and up to approximately $25,000 in early termination fees. We are extremely pleased with Christal's work and her assistance. Would definitely recommend Christal to other business owners!
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Posted by Todd | February 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
speeding ticket
Was very Happy with all she did to help me. 5+ stars would hire her again if it was needed. would recomment her she was very fast and easy to deal with. Thank you
Posted by Craig | January 30, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
I had received a speeding ticket in Spokane, I have a CDL and did not want the ticket to effect my record or insurance rates. They took my information and handled the whole thing, this was great and saving me the travel expenses form living in Western WA and the financial costs for taking time off. I would highly recommend Cristal and her team!
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Posted by Maria | January 23, 2024
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EXCELLENT SERVICE!!!!
Adrienne and Christal, thank you very much!!! They are truly the best!!! They helped me to contest my speeding ticket and saved me tons of money paying for insurance premiums. Super thorough communication of the whole process, super quick responses, addressed all my questions, amazing results. Do not hesitate and just work with them, you will be 100% satisfied, as I am :)
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service and Advice
I had hired Christal to assist with a traffic violation for a minor. She took the time to answer all my questions, give advice on the best options as well as went to court and took care of everything. Christal was efficient, timely in her communication with me and made sure all my concerns were addressed. I highly recommend her and the firm if ever you need representation.
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Posted by Adam | November 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fought hard for justice.
Christal fought hard to get my speeding ticket deferred and saved me a lot of time in court and bureaucratic hassle. Very professional and communicative. If I ever need legal services in the future, she'd be the first person I call.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Great service, very courteous, Whitman county cops can take a hike! I had more than one ticket and Christal took care of every one of them, thanks Christal, wish there were more attorneys like you. :)
Posted by Austin | November 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket Infraction
Christal and the team were very quick to help me and made the whole process a breeze. They were able to keep the traffic violation off of my driving record which is of the most importance. I could not be more satisfied with the result.
Posted by Jen | September 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Jen C
Crystal was top notch. She was able to have my ticket dismissed!!! Clear and concise communication along the way, and w fantastic results. I would recommend Crystal - she’s a 10!!
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done!
Christal was professional, efficient and effective in her handling of a traffic citation. Worth every penny!
Posted by Barry | July 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ticket correction
They did great I’m from Cali and got a ticket it Washington they did their magic and got it reduced and I’m super pleased thank you so much
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Managing Attorney
  • Spokane Business Attorneys
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Kairos Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • C&A Law
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Rule 9 Law Clerk
  • Washington State Attorney General
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Unemployment Law Project
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Biola University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • WA v. N.T.
  • Dismissed
  • Fair Housing Case
  • Resolved

Associations

  • Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington Defender's Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Supreme Court Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Supreme Court Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Dean’s Platinum Pro Bono Distinction
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Spokane Coeur d' Alene Living
  • Are You Ready to Sell Your Business?
  • 2017
  • Kairos Law
  • 10 Ways to Avoid Destroying Your Business
  • 2015
  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • Technical Editor
  • 2012
  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • Associate
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Spokane County Bar Association, Solo & Small Practice Section
  • Scheduling for Sanity: Using Your Calendar to Get Your Life Back
  • 2018
  • Starting a Business
  • Contract Basics for a Small Business Owner
  • 2017
  • Starting a Business
  • Choosing the Right Business Entity
  • 2017
  • How to Start a Business
  • Starting a Business
  • 2016
  • From Dream to Reality
  • Forming Your Business
  • 2016
  • Dream Builder
  • Legal Entities for Your Business
  • 2016
  • Starting Your Business
  • Avoiding Legal Pitfalls
  • 2015
  • Small Business Bootcamp
  • Choosing the Right Business Entity
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
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Business Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christal is an outstanding lawyer and business professional. She is truly able help her clients reach their business goals and protect them from liabilities. She is a great "out of the box" thinker that truly gets to know her clients and their unique needs and goals. She is a a champion for the business owner who does not have the time to mess with legal issues while they are building their business. I would highly recommend Christal to anyone who needs the best possible business law representation!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christal is intelligent and clearly loves the practice of the law. She definitely is a good listener and will hear out your problems; while thinking about solutions."
Business Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christal is the perfect lawyer for any business owner who needs solid advice but doesn't feel comfortable with the stereotypical uptight corporate attorney."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christal is bright, creative, and well-spoken. She will go the extra mile to make sure Clients understand their Matter. Christal really cares and shows it by taking the time to cultivate lasting relationships with her Clients."
Business Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Lam is a very conscientious and diligent practitioner. I have found her approach to advising her clients to be both compassionate and imaginative."
Business Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"ChristaI is knowledgable and a zealous advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Chrystal is dedicated to helping her clients and goes the extra mile to provide highly valuable legal services."
Business Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. You will be hard pressed to find a lawyer who cares more about her clients than Christal."
Business Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Other
"I know Christal to be an insightful and creative attorney. Her law practice is on the cutting edge of business practice management, and she provides a great value to her clients. I would recommend Christal to anyone looking for solid business law solutions."
Business Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Her valuable insights and contributions to the legal community undoubtedly reflect her approach to practice. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christal and I were co-counsel on a difficult DUI matter. Her acumen and level head provided the client with exceptional representation and a favorable result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Christal to be a competent and professional member of our legal community and endorse her as a fellow criminal defense attorney in the Spokane area."
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Liberty Lake Business Lawyer Christal S. Lam
Christal S. Lam
Business Attorney
Liberty Lake, WA
Licensed for 10 years
Virtual consultation available