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Karen Suzette Lindholdt

Personal injury Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   25 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Automobile and car accidents, wrongful death and serious injuries.

    7 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Murder, Manslaughter, Assault First Degree, Assault Second Degree, Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault, Domestic Violence, Drug Distribution and Possession

    29 years, 4,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    25%
    Assault, Violation of protection orders, Malicious Mischief, Rape, Unlawful Imprisonment, Harassment Threat to Kill, Trespass, misdemeanor and felonies.

    29 years, 4,000 cases

At Karen Lindholdt, PLLC, we're able to handle complex cases other attorneys can't by using cutting-edge investigative techniques, the best expert witnesses, and years of courtroom experience. We want our clients to feel confident that someone capable is looking out for them, and we want them to feel that their case really matters to everyone at our firm who touches it. 

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Licensed for 28 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 01/19/2023
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 02/01/2023

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

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Karen S. Lindholdt, PLLC
1310 W. Dean
Spokane, WA, 99201

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Posted by Ashley | June 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond exceptional representation!
Karen Lindholdt is an extremely personable, focused, driven, dedicated and knowledgeable professional. She showed so much compassion for our family being in such a predicament for 2 years with such serious allegations towards my husband. She reassured us each time we visited that we were on the right track and doing all we could to fight this. I honestly have so many positive emotions for that verdict that will forever be engrained into my memory and I am SO beyond thankful that Karen was by our side throughout the whole ordeal and fought tooth and nail in the utmost professional way leaving NO detail unturned during our trial. I cannot recommend Karen Lindholdt enough if you are looking for solid representation. I will forever be grateful for all she has done for my family. She truly saved our lives and I cannot thank her enough!
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Posted by Albert | October 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
For the first time in my adult life I was charged with a crime. I researched many attorneys. I met with Karen and immediately felt comfortable with her. I hired her on the spot. Throughout the process she returned phone calls and emails. She dealt with the prosecuting attorney sending evidence on my behalf. In the end Karen was able to have the case dismissed. Hard working and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her she has practiced both as a prosecutor and defense lawyer.
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Posted by Jeffrey | March 12, 2021
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Exceptional!!
Having found myself in need of legal representation, my online search lead me to contact Karen. She immediately reached out and I couldn't be more thankful that she did. From our first appointment and all throughout the process, she demonstrated her thorough professional knowledge and expertise in such an understanding and non-judgmental way. She is an excellent communicator and made everything so easy to understand. She quickly determined the best, most appropriate path to resolve my case. As we pursued resolution, her care and encouragement made all the difference to me as she helped me navigate through a difficult time. Because of her thorough and comprehensive efforts, my case was resolved fairly as she believed it would be all along. If you find yourself in need of compassionate and determined legal counsel, I would absolutely encourage you to contact Karen. She was an absolute blessing to me and I could never thank her enough for her counsel.
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Posted by Dawn | January 25, 2021
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Excellent!
Excellent! Karen Lindholdt is not just a great attorney, but a great person! She is honest, direct, knowledgeable, professional and compassionate, she truly cares. When faced with the fear of the unknown and unfamiliar with the legal process, Karen will walk you through it and is the best legal representation out there. I recommend Karen Lindholdt for your legal needs, taking comfort in knowing you have hired the very best!
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Posted by Nancy | November 10, 2020
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Great representation!!
I just finished up a two year long case in which Karen representing me. I told her what I wanted as the end result and she nailed it. I could not be happier. She maintained contact with me through out the entire process and never sugar coated anything. I knew the possibility of the worse and best case scenarios. Karen is very knowledgeable and I recommend her for anyone needing great representation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2019
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A strong, smart, and compassionate defender
Karen is one of the most kind, hardworking, down-to-earth, and strong women I've ever met. I am a college student and had a first-time offense (prescription drug charge) this summer concerning some issues at the border while coming back from a music festival. I found myself terrified that it would affect my financial aid, ability to get a job, and thought my life as I knew it would be over. When I called to set up an appointment with Karen, I immediately felt like she was on my side. I felt incredibly supported and like I had a friend to help guide me through all the hairiness of the legal system. She did large amounts of research to help my case, worked graciously with my financial constraints, and was always available when I had questions and concerns (or mild freak outs!). My court date was about 8 hours away from where I live and I was juggling a full-time school and work schedule when I was required to show up in court. When the big day came, Karen picked me up from the airport and bought me coffee on the way to the hearing. During the hour drive, I learned so much about her, her life, and her dedication to helping people. It's clear that people are her passion and she will go to great lengths to help those who need it. The Aftermath: The hearing ended very well -- way better than I expected! My felony got dropped to a misdemeanor, my fines got cut in half, and the charge will most likely be off my record in a year. :) I literally could not ask for a better attorney. I learned a lot from Karen and my experience with this "hiccup" in my life. Quite honestly, I look up to her as a role-model. It's not often you see an attorney that's not only intelligent and hardworking, but also extraordinarily compassionate and understanding. She put so much of herself and her effort into making the process as painless as possible for me. Previously, I felt that I was a bad person and I held onto a lot of guilt about my situation, but she made it clear to me that I actually am a good person. I am a good person that just made a mistake. Karen is truly the kind of rare person that is hard to come by. I truly feel so, so lucky that I got to work with her. If I could give her 10+ stars, I would!
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2019
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Amazing Attorney
I was going to be charged with crimes I didn’t commit from an incident that happened several years prior, so I quickly needed to find an attorney. From the first phone call until my case was tried and later dismissed, Karen was reliable and easy to work with at a fair price. Although being stressed at the time, her knowledge and confidence was reassuring. Not only did Karen assure me that we would win the case, but she was reassuring to my family and friends as well. She is very personable as well as a dedicated professional. Although she had other clients I never felt like she was too busy to respond to any questions I had and she still spent a great deal of time on my case. I would definitely recommend working with her.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2019
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Karen is the best
From start to finish, Karen worked hard to see that I was treated fairly by the court system. She advocated for me, and was able to get me a much-reduced Judgement. Not only that, but Karen showed care and compassion for me and my famity throughout. I simply cannot recommend her strongly enough.
Posted by Torrey | February 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Karen Lindholt Saved my life
I was recently accused of some horrible things I didn't do. During the scariest time of my life Karen Lindholt was there. From coming over right away after our first phone call and giving me a consultation while I was in jail, all the way to winning in court Karen was there. She gave me a fair set rate and stuck to it even when we eventually had to go to trial. She was meticulous and extremely thorough. Karen spent multiple hours on my case doing all the necessary research. Karen uses a Private Investigator Tim who was also vital in the process and worth every penny. He worked closely with Karen and myself to ensure every stone was unturned. She is not the most expensive but 100% she is the best. Her amazing demeanor and high level of professionalism during my trial was something to be seen. She completely outclassed the prosecutor while staying sharpe objecting any time he crossed the line. She was completely fearless, she didn't sit back, she spoke up for me every chance she got. Karen's level of knowledge in the law is as high as anyone's to say she knows her stuff would be a huge understatement. Karen Lindholt saved my life, I will never forget it, if you find yourself in a hard situation there is no one better than her to call for help.
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Posted by Michal | February 12, 2019
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My bandmates and I were charged with serious felony crimes. Ms. Lindholdt worked tirelessly on my case and all of my charges got dismissed. She worked very hard for me and was a tireless and zealous advocate. I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Ross | February 12, 2019
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Lifesaver!
If you’re looking for a lawyer you’re probably in a jam. It’s no time to fool around with a hit or miss outcome. We found ourselves in a terrible situation but also found ourselves a wonderful advocate in Karen. She’s got longtime experience in the court system in Spokane, she’s personable and caring, she’s well-connected and knowledgeable. Being involved in litigation can be a cold and daunting for sure—Having Karen represent us brought not only peace of mind but a resolve better than what we were hoping for!
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2019
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Worked Hard on Our Behalf
The results of our case were better than we could ever believe! She took the time to explain things to us, she kept us informed and kept us calm through the whole process. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!
From the moment I retained Mrs. Lindholdt she was working hard for me. Not only was i confident that the outcome would be great but i felt comfortable talking about what was bar none, the most embarrassing experience of my life. I was charged with a DUI with more than enough evidence to prove me guilty, that also looked awful on my record. Knowing friends who had to wait up to 8 months for their case to be resolved, some who were on very strict probation, and others who even served jail time. I was pretty scared. However, after meeting with Karen i felt a lot more relaxed. She was able to get my DUI knocked down to a negligent driving with minimal fines and no jail time, as well as both traffic tickets cited during the stop dismissed. It was a true best case scenario, I saved thousands of dollars, and also saved my future. I highly recommend Karen Lindholdt.
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Posted by Ian | March 14, 2017
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EXCELLENT!
Ms. Lindholdt is very professional and is excellent at her craft. Accomplished a difficult goal of mine. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Oregonian | December 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I was fearful that criminal charges would be filed against me so I hired Karen Lindholdt. She was very responsive to me and moved quickly on the case, and the Prosecuting Attorney's Office made a decision not to file the charges. I highly recommend her due to her professionalism, knowledge/background in the judicial system, and her efficiency.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2012
Outstanding suppoort
I interviewed Karen to help me with my divorce. Even though she was unable to take my case due to her workload, she gave me great advice and recommended another attorney that would well exceed my expectations.
Posted by Chad | September 8, 2012
Great Lawyer!
Karen did a great job for me during my divorce. She knew how to fight hard for me while also knowing what not to do to keep things from escalating. Because lets face it, during a divorce with emotions running high escalating the situation is very easy. I feel she is honest and trustworthy and would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Nick | May 13, 2012
The best lawyer ever!!
After going through a horrible experience with Spencer Harringtons law firm i hired Karen to help me with my child custody and divorce case. Karen helped me, the father, get full custody of my two children! She also treated me like a human being and a friend. I was proud to walk inti the court room with Karen. She put myself and more importantly my childrens best interests first. I cant thank you enough Karen
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Posted by Robert | November 20, 2011
Outstanding!
I was being served late on a Thursday while getting chemo on charges that were completely fabricated for a hearing on the following Monday. Because I had to come over from Seattle, Karen was willing to meet with me on a weekend and was able to help me with my defense and have my accuser and her attorney back down entirely from their erroneous trumped up charges. Even though I live in Seattle, I have happily secured her as my attorney in Spokane to represent the best interests of my daughter, son and I. I would strongly recommend her to anyone in need of a highly skilled representative for righteous and just causes. I am proud to have Karen Lindholdt as my counsel for representing me professionally and advising me on all legal matters.
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Posted by Patti | September 13, 2010
Injury from burning permitted by government agencies
Karen is a competent and tireless advocate for her clients. She is well-prepared and professional. She is a great listener and can assist clients to review their options in the process of going through litigation. She assisted us to comb through public records for evidence, prepared a legal strategy using the Americans With Disabilty Act as a basis, and prepared our case in Federal Court. She eventually won a judgement for us after going through two mediations.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Karen S. Lindholdt, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • The Lands Council
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Center for Justice
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Spokane County Public Defender's Office
  • 1994 - 1999
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Education

  • Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2009
  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Pomona College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • The Lands Council v. Martin
  • Preliminary Injunction/Settlement
  • The Lands Council v. McNair
  • Preliminary Injunction
  • In re Marriage of Davisson, 158 Wash. 2d 1004 (Div. 3 2006)
  • Declaratory Judgment
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Character and Fitness Board
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho
  • Board of Directors member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Save Our Summers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 2011 Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • The Iron Honey Award
  • The Lands Council
  • 2005

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Minority and Justice Commission Community Forum
  • Minority and Juvenile Justice
  • 2004
  • Environmental Law I
  • Teaching NEPA, Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (11)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked with her in the past, Karen is a phenomenal attorney with a keen sense of legal issues and reaching an agreeable settlement. She is hard working, dedicated, and incredibly smart. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Karen Lindholdt is a very sucessful and highly regarded attorney in both criminal and civil law. She is very client centered who has handled many high profile cases over the last 20 years. I would highly recommend Karen Lindholdt as one of the top lawyers in Eastern Washington."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen Lindholdt is honest and trustworthy. If you are looking for an attorney who is diligent and compassionate to handle your family law needs, I would highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is a very bright, compassionate, experienced and knowledgeable advocate. Her clients are lucky to have her and our legal community is better with her in it!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is a highly effective attorney and an excellent advocate for her clients. I highly endorse Karen's work."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is an experienced and highly skilled trial lawyer. She has completed extensive advanced training at Trial Lawyers College. I have full confidence in her to do a great job on any case entrusted to her."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen goes above and beyond when it comes to being the best representative for her clients. Karen has devoted her personal time and resources to fine tuning her skills as an advocate; and I am always confident that the people I refer to her will be in excellent, experienced and caring hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Karen for several years and can attest that she is as dedicated to her clients and causes as any attorney working in Spokane. You will definitely be satisfied with the personal attention she gives you and your case."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Karen to be a highly competent and skilled lawyer who is greatly respected by her clients, as well as the judges and fellow lawyers in our Region. I would not hesitate to recomend her services to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Karen Lindholdt and I have found her to be compassionate, tenacious, and dedicated. I know that she has worked with, and trained with, some of the best trial lawyers in the country, and it shows when you work with her. When Karen works with her clients she does not treat them as if they are just another case. She really understands and respects the pain and stress that her clients and their families are subjected to. Karen is a great lawyer and a great human being. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen Lindholdt is competent and aggressive when defending her clients. She really seems to care about her clients and is mindful of any special needs or goals they may have."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have been a colleague of Ms. Lindholdt for thirteen years. Ms. Lindholdt has successfully litigated in a diverse range of practice areas, including environmental and criminal law. Ms. Lindholdt is smart, compassionate, and aggressive. Ms. Lindholdt's ability to connect with juries is impressive. Her research and writing skills are excellent. She scrupulously adheres to the rules of professional responsibility and conduct. She always has her clients' best interests in mind. Overall, Karen Lindholdt embodies all of the qualities one would wish for, in an attorney. I don't hesitate in my recommendation of Ms. Lindholdt, for representation in both civil and criminal matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is the type of lawyer who gives all lawyer's a good name. She is highly competent but approaches her work with humility. I know her work well because I clerked for her as a law student. She has remained my mentor ever since. I have been fortunate to benefit from her knowledge and experience."
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Spokane Personal injury Lawyer Karen Suzette Lindholdt
Karen Suzette Lindholdt
Personal injury Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 28 years