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About me

I believe that most lawyers resolve rather than create conflict. I believe that we are called to create more justice, not be content with the injustice inherent in the status quo. In the future, the law will serve every day people and I devote myself to creating that future in my lifetime.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 25%
    25 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    25 years
  3. Employment: 20%
    19 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    25 years
  5. Environmental: 10%
    25 years



Hourly ($225-375/hour), contingent (30-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Breean is an excellent attorney. He is dedicated, intelligent, and very dedicated to his clients. You are in very good hands with Breean as your lawyer.


    Stuart Cassel Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Shadan Kapri

    I highly recommend Breean. He not only has a sharp legal mind but also a heart of gold who will go that extra mile for his clients. He is a natural born advocate.


    Shadan Kapri Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Paukert & Troppmann, PLLC

522 W Riverside Ave
Suite 560
Spokane, WA, 99201-0519


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Civil Rights LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2010
Best Civil Rights LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2009
Uncommon Contributor to the CommunitySpokesman Review2008
Best Civil Rights LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2008
Best Civil Rights LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Human Rights AwardWhatcom Human Rights Task Force2003
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2003
Local Hero AwardWA State Bar Association2003
Outstanding Young Lawyer of the YearWA State Bar Assoc. Young Lawyers Division1996
Order of the CoifUniversity of Washington School of Law1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPaukert & Troppmann, PLLCP2010 - Present
Chief CatalystCenter for Justice2004 - 2010
PartnerBrett & Daugert PLLC1996 - 2004
AssociateBrett & Daugert1991 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
WA Supreme Court Access to Justice BoardBoard Member2011 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2011 - Present
Pipeline Safety TrustBoard PresidentN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Trustees2002 - 2005
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1998 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dosanjh V. Bhatti, 85 Wn App 769 (1997)Prevailed
State of WA v. J.D., 86 Wn App 501 (1997)Prevailed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Race, Culture, Psychology & Law 141Cross-cultural Forensic Neuropsychological Assessment2005
De NovoLawyers Saving Trees1997
De Novo1990 Study Indicates NW Law Students Suffer Higher Than Normal Rates of Clinical Depression and Alcohol Abuse1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Whitworth CollegeInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WA Coalition for Open Government CLEOpen Government in WA State2011
Gonzaga University School of LawPatriot Act Debate2011
Whitworth University Presidential Inauguration WeekCommunity of Courage2010
Washington Defender Association CLEWinning Cases of Misconduct: Success with the Public Records Act2010
Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho CLEFirst Amendment Issues with the Spokane Co. Jail Correspondence Policy2010
Seattle University School of Law CLEWhy There Should Be Lawyers in Misdemeanor 1st Appearances2009
Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho CLELegal Right to Medical Care in Jail2009
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEthics Principles2007
Sterling Education Services CLEResidential Landlord-Tenant Law2006
Spokane County Bar Association CLEStreet Law2006
Gonzaga University School of LawThe Use and Effect of International Law in US Courts2006