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My practice focuses on litigation support in most areas in which the firm practices. I provide research and brief writing for case preparation at both the trial and appellate levels, in both state and federal courts.

I offer each practice group research and analysis of the law relevant to each case and the issues that arise, from initial case evaluation to final judgment, writing or responding to many of the briefs necessary to the motion practice throughout the course of a case, including discovery motions, summary judgments, evidentiary motions, trial briefs and post-trial briefs. I have been extensively involved in the practice areas of construction, insurance defense, personal injury, employment law, and other commercial litigation.


I also have an extensive background in reviewing trial records, researching and preparing briefs on appeal in both the state and federal systems, and have argued appeals in the Washington State Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.


A Principal in the firm, I joined Winston & Cashatt in 1984 to focus on creating a research division to assist the litigation attorneys within the firm. I taught legal research and writing at Gonzaga School of Law as an adjunct professor for over twenty years. 


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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 25%
  2. Employment: 25%
  3. Contracts: 25%
  4. Insurance: 25%


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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, A Professional Service Corporation

601 West Riverside
1900 Bank of America Building
Spokane, WA, 99201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best Lawyers in SpokaneSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2015
West Region Top Ranked Law FirmsFortune Magazine2014
Spokane County Chapter Member of the YearWashington Women Lawyers2014
Smithmoore P. Myers Professionalism AwardSpokane County Bar Association2014
Pro Bono Firm of the YearSpokane County Volunteer Lawyers Program2014
Washington's Top 50 Law FirmsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalWinston & Cashatt, Lawyers, A Professional Service Corporation1988 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorGonzaga University School Of Law1992 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane County chapter)Chair of Judicial Evaluations2013 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1984 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Washington chapter)N/A1998 - 2008
Gonzaga School of LawAdjunct Professor1991 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hess v. North Pacific Ins. Co.,Insured entititled to actual cost of dwelling
Girtz v. New Hampshire Ins. CoInsured precluded from recovering under UIM policy.
Reese v. Sears, Roebuck & CoWorkers compensation ruled inapplicable to bar handicap discrimination claim, setting new Washington precedent.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Northwest LawyerBid Protest Preparation2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Whitman CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seminar for Student HiringInterview Tips for Law Students2009