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About me

I have been in private practice since 1997. The primary focus of my practice has been  representing defendants in civil litigation  in Washington and Idaho.


Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife, traveling to places with warm weather and beaches, watching college sports (Pac-12 and Gonzaga basketball) and playing golf.




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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    19 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Thomas Ries

    Dan is a highly capable and professional attorney in commerical litigation matters. I have worked with him in the past, and I endorse him.


    Matthew Ries Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Stephen Maurice Lamberson

    Mr. Stowe is an excellent trial lawyer with substantial courtroom experience. I endorse him without qualification.


    Stephen Lamberson Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Law Offices of Raymond W. Schutts

24001 E. Mission Avenue Suite 101
Liberty Lake, WA, 99019-2500


IDAuthorized to practice law200208/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Attorneys In WashingtonSeattle Met Magazine2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2013
Best Answer - Contingency FeesAvvo2012
Best Answer - Employment ContractAvvo2012
Best Answer - LitigationAvvo2012
Best Answer - LitigationAvvo2012
Best Answer - NegligenceAvvo2012
Best Law FirmsUS News2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Liberty Mutual Field CounselLaw Offices of Raymond W. Schutts2015 - Present
PartnerEtter, McMahon, Lamberson, Clary & Oreskovich, PC2013 - 2014
Senior AssociateEtter, McMahon, Lamberson, Clary & Oreskovich, PC2009 - 2013
PartnerBohrnsen & Stowe2001 - 2009
AssociateBohrnsen Law Office1997 - 2001
Rule 9 InternBohrnsen Law Office1996 - 1997
Law ClerkBohrnsen & Owen1994 - 1995
Multiline Casualty Claims AdjusterSafeco Insurance Company1992 - 1994
Signal CorpsUnited States Army1989 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
Kalispel Tribal CourtAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
US District Court, District of IdahoAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
Idaho State BarAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Washington chapter)Attorney Member1999 - Present
US District Court, Eastern District of WAAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersAttorney Member1997 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1997 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice1997 - Present
Hangman Valley Golf Course Men's ClubMember1995 - Present
WDTL Board of Trustee Development CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2012 - 2013
Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionAttorney Member1997 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fabrique v. Choice Hotels, 144 Wn. App. 675 (2008)No causation as a matter of law. Summary judgment upheld by court of appeals
Stage v. First Realty/Better Homes and Gardens, 129 Wn. App. 1018 (2005)Dismissed as a matter of law, elements of CPA claim not met.
Miller v. Catholic Bishop of Spokane, 123 Wn. App. 1020 (2004)Dismissal upheld on appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMembership Focus Group2012
Spokane County Superior CourtCivil Jury Trial - Trip & Fall2011
Spokane County Superior CourtCivil Jury Trial - Property Damage2011
Spokane County Superior CourtCriminal Jury Trial - Vehicular Homicide / Vehicular Assault2011
Association of Washington CitiesThe Recreational Immunity Statute2010
Association of Washington CitiesLiability for/to Volunteers2010
Association of Washington CitiesUnderstanding Liability for Sewers and Storm Drains2010
Association of Washington CitiesSpecial Events Liability2010