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About me

I enjoy working with clients to further their goals and to solve legal problems that may affect those goals. Having been a client in my former business career, I place a high value on client relations and communications. Putting together deals that make sense and work for the client and solving legal puzzles are what I love about practicing law.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 55%
    21 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    21 years
  3. Banking: 20%
    21 years
  4. Business: 5%
    21 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jody Marie Mccormick

    Kathryn is a well respected lawyer in Spokane. She is my "go to" lawyer for matters that our office cannot handle do to conflicts of interest. She is bright and capable. I strongly recommend her.


    Jody Mccormick Debt collection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ashley A Richards

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the opportunity to get to know and work with Kathryn when I first became employed at Layman, Layman & Robinson. At that time, Kathryn was a partner and I had the pleasure of working with her on brief writing and was introduced to the practice of law in Idaho Courts. She is extremely ethical and has worked very hard to promote Women in the field of law. Kathryn is a top notch business attorney with the knowledge and skill to handling any of your business needs.


    Ashley Richards Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Paine Hamblen, LLP

717 W Sprague Ave
Suite 1200
Spokane, WA, 99201


IDAuthorized to practice law199608/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Spokane LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Spokane LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2014
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Attorneys in WashingtonSeattle Met Magazine2012
Top Women Attorneys in WashingtonSeattle Met Magazine2012
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Spokane's Top Lawyers 2012Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2012
Super Lawyer, Real Estate, Banking, Business/CorporateSuper Lawyers2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top 100 Spokane LawyersSpokane/Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
Super Lawyer, Real Estate, Banking, Business/CorporateSuper Lawyers2011
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Spokane's Top 100 LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Spokane's Top 100 LawyersSpokane/Couer d'Alene Living Magazine2009
Spokane's Top 100 LawyersCoeur d'Alene/Spokane Living Magazine2008
Avvo Top 10 Real Estate Lawyers - WashingtonWashington CEO Magazine2008
Spokane Chapter Member of the YearWashington Women Lawyers2007
Young Attorney of the YearSpokane County Bar Assn Volunteer Lawyers Program1999
Who's Who Among American Law StudentsN/A1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPaine Hamblen LLP2016 - Present
Of CounselPaine Hamblen LLP2013 - 2015
Adjunct Professor - Transactional Skills & ProfessionalismGonzaga University School of Law2010 - 2014
Adjunct Professor - Real Estate TransactionsGonzaga University School of Law2009 - 2014
PrincipalMcKinley Fossum, P.S.2005 - 2013
PartnerLayman, Layman, McKinley & Robinson, PLLP2000 - 2005
AssociateLayman, Layman & Fennessey1996 - 2000
AssociatePhillabaum, Ledlin, Matthews & Gaffney-Brown1995 - 1996
Vice President/Chief Financial OfficerCovalt Enterprises, Inc.1988 - 1992
Merger CoordinatorWashington Mutual Savings Bank1988 - 1988
Vice President/ControllerColumbia Federal Savings Bank1983 - 1988
ControllerProvident Federal Savings & Loan1982 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Standing Advisory Committee to Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of WashingtonBusiness Creditor Member2015 - Present
St. Paul's Episcopal ChurchBishop's Committee2012 - Present
St. Paul's Episcopal ChurchTreasurer2011 - Present
Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State BarMember2004 - Present
Idaho State Bar, Real Property SectionMember2000 - Present
American Cancer Society, Spokane Leadership CouncilMember1997 - Present
Idaho State Bar, Business & Corporate Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Idaho State BarMember1996 - Present
Business Law Section, Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMember1995 - Present
Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State BarPast Chair2011 - 2012
Commercial Law Center, Gonzaga University School of LawMember, Board of Advisors2011 - 2015
Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State Bar AssnChair2010 - 2011
Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State Bar AssnChair Elect & Treasurer2009 - 2010
Washington State Bar AssociationEditorial Board, Real Property Deskbook2009 - 2010
Washington Women Lawyers Judicial Evaluation CommitteeMember2007 - 2012
Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State Bar AssnDirector, Real Property Council2007 - 2009
Washington Women Lawyers, Spokane ChapterVice President, Judicial Affairs2006 - 2007
Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State Bar AssnReal Property Council Member2005 - 2007
American Cancer Society, Spokane Daffodil DaysChair1996 - 2010
Gonzaga Law ReviewResearch Editor1994 - 1995
Gonzaga Law ReviewAssociate Editor1993 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Carbon v. Spokane Closing and Escrow, Inc.,Favorable result for client in quiet title action
Pring Corp. v. Clipper Capital Management, LLCFavorable result for landlord client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Real Property Deskbook Vol. 6Editor - Washington Land Development Act2012
Washington Real Property Deskbook Vol. 4Editor - Attachments of Interests in Real Property2010
Gonzaga Law ReviewShould Washington Adopt the Reasonable Person Standard 1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Gonzaga University School of LawBusiness AdministrationOther - Masters1988
University of IdahoAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA, Real Property Probate & Trust Section MidyearBoilerplate in Contracts2016
Annual Spring Real Estate UpdateThe Cross-Border Real Estate Lawyer2015
Boundary Issues and Easement LawDefining Easement Types2014
Attorney's Guide to AccountingAccounting Terminology & Concepts; Reading the Balance Sheet2013
Her Day in CourtWomen in the Practice of Law2012
WSAJ EthicsRandom Trust Account Audits: What to Expect2010
Real Property Probate & Trust Mid-Year ConferenceChair2010
Spokane Washington Women Lawyers Monthly MeetingNew Trust Accounting Rules2007
Fall Real Estate ConferenceCo-Chair2007
Spring Real Estate CLECo-Chair2006
Fall Real Estate ConferenceCo-Chair2006
Real Property Probate & Trust Mid-YearDegunking Title2005
Real Estate Development In Washington From Beginning to EndInterstate Land Sales: Do's and Don'ts2003