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Kevin has been honored as a SuperLawyer by Washington Law and Politics Magazine every year since 2008. He has received the Champion of Innocence Award from the Innocent Project Northwest and the President's Award from the Washington ASsociation of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has attained  Martindale Hubbell's highest rating (AV-Preminent), is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the most prestigous legal organization in North America, is listed as one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, in additon to repeatedly being named one of the Top 100 Lawyers by Spokane-Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine.


Criminal Practice:.  Kevin’s 36 years of criminal defense experience includes some of Spokane’s highest profile cases, including successful defense of a double homicide death penalty case, Spokane's first mercy killing prosecution, the Valley View fire, the 8 Trey Crips indictments and many others. Kevin has lectured at seminars across the state on criminal practice and procedure. 

 Kevin has served as President of both  the Washington Association of Criminal Defense and  the Washington Defender Association, in addition to serving on their Board of Directors.

 Civil Practice: Kevin has represented clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in broad areas of commercial and business litigation, professional discipline and negligence.


Background: A firm principal since 1997, Kevin joined Winston & Cashatt in 1996.  Prior to this he was at Spokane County where he was a Senior Attorney.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    35 years
  2. Litigation: 25%



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  • Tyler Robert Whitney

    I am proud and honored to work alongside Kevin. His experience speaks for itself. Whether it be a civil litigation or criminal defense matter, Kevin is one of the first attorneys I would recommend to any potential client.


    Tyler Whitney Government Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Kevin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Winston & Cashatt Lawyers

1900 Bank of America Bldg
601 W Riverside
Spokane, WA, 99201-0695


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardWACDL2016
Innocence ChampionInnocence Project Northwest2016
SuperLawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2016
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2015
Top 100 LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2015
SuperLawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2015
SuperLawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2014
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2014
Top 100 LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2013
SuperLawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2013
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2013
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2012
SuperLawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2012
Top Criminal Defense LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Top Criminal Defense Lawyer-SpokaneSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in SpokaneSpokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine2009
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in Spokane (Rated #2)Spokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine2008
SuperLawyerWAshington Law and Politics Magazine2008
SuperLawyerSuperLawyers Magazine2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalWinston & Cashatt1996 - Present
AttorneySpokane County Public Defender's Office1982 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2015 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationDirector2004 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember (Inactive)1986 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysPresident2007 - 2008
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Governors2004 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Micro Enhancement International Inc., v. Coopers and LybrandDefense Verdict
State of Washington v. Joseph AndrewsMistrial - Hung jury
Gina Spain v. Lowell McMillanPlaintiff Award of $1.4 million
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Loyola Marymount UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winning Cases of MisconductEthics: Representation in a Post Padilla World2010
Vulnerable AdultsIssues Facing Professionals2010
Ethics PotpourriThe Smoking Gun2009
Do's and Don'ts of Civil LitigationLitigation Strategies2008
Ultimate Guide to Trying a Case in Spokane CountyLocal Practices2006
Construction Issues in WashingtonQui Tam2004
Criminal Law UpdateVoir Dire1996
Criminal Trial AdvocacyOpening Statements1994
Criminal Law ReviewSearch and Seizure1994