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Kathleen Heather Paukert

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   14 reviews

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Kathleen Paukert practices law in Washington and Idaho and is committed to providing outstanding, compassionate and timely representation to her clients. Kathleen has obtained multi-million dollar results for her clients, and she frequently serves as an arbitrator and mediator. Her main practice areas include insurance, personal injury, disability and nursing home abuse and neglect. She has been rated as a Top Lawyer by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine yearly since 2008. To learn more about Kathleen, research her at www.AVVO.com, where she received a superb rating and see reviews submitted by clients.

Kathleen is the author of the book, The Fulfilled Lawyer: Create the Practice You Desire published by the American Bar Association. She consults with lawyers and law firms on improving their practice satisfaction personally and financially. Kathleen has developed a unique practice model for her firm and conducts seminars on the model.

To hear an interview with Kathleen Paukert about her book The Fulfilled Lawyer, go to this link here: http://tobtr.com/s/6491095

Licensed for 32 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/20/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/25/2022

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Paukert & Troppmann, PLLC
522 W Riverside Ave
Suite 560
Spokane, WA, 99201-0504

Reviews

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Posted by Susan | November 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, professional representation
We hired Kathy to help us with a personal injury claim against an insurance company. She was straightforward, honest, and an excellent communicator. She had the expertise to handle it and was able to assist us with an excellent settlement. We could not be happier with her work. We highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable
We hired Kathy to help our family with a nursing home case. She was a pleasure to work with and is extremely knowledgeable in this area of the law. We would highly recommend her. She is responsive, intelligent, professional, and caring. Thank you, Kathy! (Also kudos to her wonderful office staff.)
Posted by Kevin | July 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent.
Kathleen took a case that others may have declined and made it happen. Super cool and professional. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2018
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Experienced and Knowledgeable
Kathy Paukert represented me on a personal injury matter. Because of her knowledge and experience, the matter was settled in a timely, professional and very fair manner. I would not hesitate to hire Kathy again and would recommend her highly to family and friends.
Posted by Norma | March 25, 2018
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Auto incident
I was referred to Kathleen Paukert by another attorney. I am so thankful for that referral. She was efficient, professional and kind. Kept me posted on every level of the case. I would definitely hire her again if need be. Thank you again and again Kathy!!
Posted by P & J R | February 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Kathleen Heather Pauket
Kathleen was kind and efficient and we appreciate her help on our recent dismissed case. thank you!!!
Posted by John | November 21, 2016
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Professional, Thorough, and Friendly
I met Kathy and Mike Paukert through a mutual friend. I had a slip and fall claim that they handled beautifully. They were professional, thorough, friendly and kept me in the loops during the process. The insurance company was bullying me and Kathy and Mike put a stop to it. They also have a great staff that is willing to go above and beyond to be helpful.
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Posted by Paul Lindholdt | August 16, 2016
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Automobile Injury
Mr. Paukert came to our aid when our son was seriously injured in an auto accident. None of the carriers were forthcoming till she expertly stepped up the stakes. It took three years for auto insurers and HMOs to do the right thing, and throughout it all she was patient but firm and persistent. We have nothing but respect for Ms. Paukert, as did the judge most openly when we finally settled.
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Posted by Jeannie Lengyel | April 25, 2016
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Personal Injury
I have hired Kathy twice. She has an excellent knowledge of the law & I was very pleased with the results & the settlements both times. She works fast but was maticulous with my cases. Would definitely hire her again!
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2014
Best decision to hire her
I was referred to Kathy by a friend for my automobile accident. While she gave me great advice while not trying to sell herself to me I eventually chose her when insurance companies kept contacting me. She acted very professional and would always recommend her to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Stephen | January 1, 2014
Kathleen Paukert handed disability claim with major insurer admirably
Kathy handled a ERISA case, a disability lawsuit admirably. Finding anybody in Spokane with familiarity and comfort dealing with large terrible Insurance company was very difficult. I have nothing but good things to say about her services
Posted by Bob and Margaret | December 4, 2013
Hired following and automobile accident
In my 68 years of life in America my wife and I have found need of an Attorney's help more than a few times, be it for business or help in fighting for a fair settlement from the insurance companies in two automobile accidents, neither of which were the fault of my wife or myself. Of all the attorneys we have used, Kathy Paukert stands far above the rest in knowledge, dedication to her clients' best interest, and most importantly, results. She knows the ropes of the legal "game" inside and out, not to mention excellent relationships with the key players, and is incredibly detailed in the depth's of her research. And she never gives up or settles for less. In fact, the settlement my wife and I received following a recent traffic accident, although well deserved considering the pain I will suffer for the rest of my life, far exceeded our expectations, especially after our personal attempt to negotiate a fair settlement directly with a senior claims officer at the driver at fault's Insurance, company. Since you are obviously here out of need, I must say that you will never find a better, more caring, dedicated, or competent attorney to represent your needs in Washington or Idaho.
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Posted by Michael | August 9, 2013
Auto Insurance/Car accident review for Kathy Paukert
I was referred to Kathy through a close friend after getting into a terrible car accident where I sustained a severe concussion and neck injury. Although I was not at fault the other driver's insurance company was going to hold me partially liable for the accident. It was at this time that I made my appointment with Kathy, which I am extremely grateful I did because she did everything in my best interest to a "T". Being both mentally and physically unable to deal with most of the intricacies of my case for months after the incident, Kathy was very helpful explaining to me my options for the present and future. Kathy and her helpful staff handled everything for me and therefore taking all the stress off of myself which greatly helped with my recovery process. If I ever had any question, concern or other issue she was always there for me and provided me with everything I needed to get through my case as well as other advice where applicable. I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case and getting my life back together wouldn't have been possible without her help. I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone who needs the best representation within her scope of practice. Thanks Kathy!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2007
Compassionate and Professional
The law group of Paukert and Sherman is top notch. I have been with Mrs. Paukert for over 11 years and she has consistently represented me with professionalism, kindness, integrity and determination. My case has been against an insurance company that has seen me only as a social security number and not a human being. My family is a military family and we have endured countless relocations and deployments. This law firm stuck by me and regardless of no longer being in the same state, always represented me. When seeking legal counsel, you need someone trustworthy and reliable. Someone who cares for your needs and is a good listener. Her staff (Kris, Margaret) maintains the same professionalism and kindness. You could not go with a better lawyer and a better team of legal experts. Mrs. Paukert is not one to back down against the "big corporations" and will give you a voice when yours has been silenced with injustice and unfairness. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring for me and my family and fighting for what is good and right and fair in the world. We won. We beat them. We were right.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Paukert & Troppmann, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Gonzaga University School Of Law
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Paukert Law Group ,P.S.
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Paukert and Sherman, P.L.L.C
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Paukert and Watts
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Partner
  • Morrison and Leveque
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Intern
  • Washington State Attorney General
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Program Analyst
  • Pentagon
  • 1988 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Mediation Certificate
  • 2004
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Montana State University, Bozeman
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Webb v. Neuroeducation Inc., P.C. Kimberly Chapudia, Ph.D. 121 Wn. App 366, 88 p.3d419, (2004)
  • Prevailed

Associations

  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member and former Trustee
  • 1990 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Inland Northwest Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Former Member and Corporate Achiever
  • N/A
  • Washington State Pharmacy Board
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Former Vice President
  • N/A
  • Washington State Young Lawyers
  • Former Liaison to state board
  • N/A
  • Women of WSAJ
  • Section Vice Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Go Red For Women
  • Committee Chairperson
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Member
  • 1997 - 2017
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane chapter)
  • Past Member and Vice President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2019
  • Recognized as Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2017
  • Passing the Torch Award
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2008
  • Gubernatorial Appointment Pharmacy Board
  • Washington State Govenor Locke
  • 2001
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Publications

  • The Fulfilled Lawyer: Create the Practice you Desire.
  • Author
  • 2014
  • The Road to Independence: 101 Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms
  • Contributing Author
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Arbitration Ethics CLE
  • 2018
  • Whitworth University
  • Law & Society
  • 2017
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • IMPROVE YOUR PRACTICE, IMPROVE YOUR LIFE: Tips on practice management, marketing and work-life balance
  • 2017
  • Whitworth University
  • Law & Society
  • 2016
  • Gongaza University of Law
  • Business of Law
  • 2016
  • Whitworth University
  • Law & Society
  • 2015
  • WA State Association for Justice, Spokane County Round Table
  • Like Clockwork: Practical Advice for Running an Efficient Law Practice
  • 2015
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Integrating Work and Life: Law School and Beyond
  • 2015
  • Whitworth University
  • Law & Society
  • 2014
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • An Evening with Justice Stephens and Judge Peterson, Moderator
  • 2014
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • At Arm's Length: The Competing Roles of the Lawyer, Guardian Ad Litem, and Mediator
  • 2014
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Rules, Robes & Reception, Panel Moderator
  • 2014
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Law Firm Economics, Panel Speaker
  • 2014
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Work Life Balance
  • 2014
  • Coeur D'Alene Chapter of Idaho Women Lawyers
  • The Fulfilled Lawyer: Create the Practice you Desire, Guest Speaker
  • 2014
  • Whitworth University
  • Law & Society
  • 2013
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Women of WSAJ (WOW) Section
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 2013
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Solo & Small Practice Section
  • Practice Management and Practice Satisfaction
  • 2013
  • 15th Annual Elder Law Seminar
  • Elder Law and Personal Injury
  • 2012
  • Street Law
  • Personal Injury
  • 2009
  • Street Law
  • Personal Injury
  • 2008
  • Street Law
  • Personal Injury
  • 2007
  • Litigation Strategies
  • Litigation
  • 2005
  • Winning in Voir Dire
  • Litigation
  • 2002
  • Cutting Edge-New Trial Techniques
  • Litigation
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (20)
Litigation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kathy is an excellent trial attorney who works hard for her clients. Her experience and professionalism also allow her to be a very effective mediator."
Insurance Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on cases against Kathy on several occasions. Her professionalism and pleasant attitude make working with her a treat. Kathy is a wonderful mediator and I look forward to working with her on cases in the future. I absolutely endorse her."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of working with Kathy for over ten years, and I recommend her highly. She is hard working, honest and will get the job done. She has no problem taking on a tough fight, and getting positive results. Her experience in representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants gives her a unique perspective and insight other attorneys don't have."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Kathy to anyone looking for quality representation in the area of litigation. I worked with her in the past, and was impressed with this her legal knowledge and experience, as well as her personable behavior."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kathy is an excellent lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working on some challenging cases where she has represented one of the parties. I fully endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Kathy frequently over the past several years. She prepares her cases meticulously and is vigilant about protecting and advancing her clients' interests. A strong advocate, Kathy is also eminently professional at all times. I do not hesitate to endorse her."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Ms. Paukert on a number of different occasions. During our work relationship I have found her to very professional and competent in the representation of her clients. She shows a great deal of care, concern and compassion for her clients. If I were in need of an attorney I certainly would consider hiring Ms. Paukert."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kathleen is a highly skilled and qualified trial lawyer with a proven track record of obtaining quality results for her clients. Not only are her trial skills commendable, but she also provides her clients with common sense advice and direction. I consider her to be a highly ethical lawyer and would recommend her without hesitation."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kathy is highly ethical and always acted with civility even when vigorously representing her client. I highly recommend Kahty to anyone needing quality legal repesentation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kathy knows her law in two states, is prepared to go to trial and exhibits superior empathy for clients."
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Spokane Nursing home abuse and neglect Lawyer Kathleen Heather Paukert
Kathleen Heather Paukert
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 32 years