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Joanna Lee Puryear

Litigation Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 3 years

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An Eastern Washington native, I attended Washington State University where I graduated with my B.A. in Political Science. After relocating to Spokane, I spent seven years working for a Spokane law firm while completing the Washington State Bar Association’s APR6 Program. My practice focuses on general litigation, employment law, construction law, and estate planning. 

I am active in the Spokane legal community, serving as President for the Spokane Young Lawyers Division. I also serve on the HOBY WA corporate board, a nonprofit organization that offers leadership development programs to high school students throughout the state.

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Licensed for 3 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2019
Updated 11/25/2022

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Witherspoon Kelley
422 W. Riverside Ave. Ste. 1100
Spokane, WA, 99201


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Posted by Josh | July 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Joanna is a wonderful attorney
Even though I was the respondent, I felt like we were always in front of matters due to Joanna's prompt filings and strategic foresight. She provided sound, straightforward, and correct counsel throughout the case. Joanna demonstrated her thorough understanding of the applicable laws, as the opposing counsel had to shift their position/strategy in response to our filings. I wholeheartedly recommend Joanna and know that I couldn't have found a better attorney to represent me. Very thankful for how things were settled.
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Posted by Cassie | March 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Joanna is AMAZING! She supported my daughter and me 100% during our custody court dates. She was there for us mentally, emotionally, and legally. She was my advocate in every aspect of our lives and through our relocation.
Posted by Jason | November 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Joanna was excellent at laying out my options and providing answers to all my questions not matter how insignificant they might have been. Always prompt and on time with responses. At all times she made me feel like I was a priority and would go that extra mile. She is a true go getter. Can't say enough great things.
Posted by Nalo | July 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly professional and courteous!
Joanna did a great job from the beginning, setting realistic expectations and not just giving me a fairy tale expectation. She delivered our message well to the Commissioner and got a favorable outcome! I could see her taking notes and altering our plan by using the other parties words against them, it was just overall impressive to watch. **I have had other council before, so I have something to compare to, and Joanna was just fantastic all around!*
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Posted by Kristi | June 29, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Knowledgeable
I consulted Ms. Puryear regarding a legal separation and she was very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her services.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Zigler Family Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Burke Law Group
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Paul B. Mack
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Paralegal
  • Burke Law Group, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2019
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  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • John Doe v. Jane Doe
  • Dismissed.


  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Divi
  • President
  • 2022 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Divi
  • President-Elect
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Treasurer
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Trustee
  • 2019 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Paralegal of the Year
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Introduction to the Courts CLE
  • RPC 1.6: Confidentiality of Information
  • 2021
  • Introduction to the Courts
  • RPC 1.18: Duties to Prospective Clients
  • 2020
  • Family Law in the Next Decade
  • Washington State Relocation Act
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"My experience with Joanna is that she is knowledgeable, conscientious, and works hard for her client. She is a good advocate but always respectful and civil. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Joanna. She has been a professional, but tough opponent who fights hard for her client."
Family Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joanna for almost three years and refer all of my potential family law clients to her. Joanna is a smart, talented, exceptionally hard-working attorney who cares deeply about her clients and will work hard to achieve the best possible results for you."
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Spokane Litigation Lawyer Joanna Lee Puryear
Joanna Lee Puryear
Litigation Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 3 years