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Michael Robert Addams

Business Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Michael R Addams, Mike Addams

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    Business/Contract Law lecturer at Eastern Washington University

  2. Estate planning
    25%

  3. General practice
    25%

  4. State, local, and municipal law
    25%
    Contracted municipal prosecutor for Cheney, Medical Lake, and EWU

Location

Addams & Associates
1310 W Dean Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201

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Reviews

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Posted by Ryan | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mike and eric
Mike and Eric helped me with a couple issues with a custody case in Wich Eric was successfull with I'm so great full for his help really nice guy. .. and Mike helped me with another case in Wich I never even had to go to court He just handled it that was a first for me. .. I would and have already recommended them to others. .. they made me feel like they cared bout what I was going through and they wanted to help... and if I ever have any other issues where I need help I'm going straight to them. ..
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Posted by Casey | December 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and motivated
I was referred to Addams and Leavitt through my church. Michael offered an excellent consultation and worked with me on his hourly rate based on my income. His knowledge and experience ensured a winning outcome for my child custody case. I had many questions for Michael. He didn't have the answer to all of them immediately but he always researched and got back with me with the right information as he promised. I am truly grateful for his professional help and I would definitely recommend Addams and Leavitt to anyone needing honest representation.
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Posted by Lesley | November 16, 2015
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A family man with a heart
I going threw a parenting plan battle, and Mr. Addams was my lawyer. He not only help me threw the whole thing and went above and beyond the job. He even worked on Christmas with me, he actually cared for the outcome of my daughter and was looking for her best interests not just to make money. If I ever need representation or if I know anyone that does, Michael Addams I'd who I will send,
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Addams & Associates
  • 2022 - Present
  • Lecturer
  • Eastern Washington University
  • 2022 - Present
  • Director - Support Enforcement Program
  • Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Government Liaison
  • Washington State Division Of Child Support
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Counsel for Defense (Spokane County)
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Addams & Leavitt, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • Spokane County Juvenile Court Services
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Legal Intern
  • U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District Of Washington
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2014
  • Weber State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011
  • Community College of the Air Force
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • 2006
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Washington State v. Kitterman
  • Case dismissed with reinstated driver's license
  • State of Washington v. Smith
  • Reckless Driving reduced to infraction with minimum statutory fine, and other charges dismissed.

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Pro Bono and Public Service Committee
  • Former Co-chair
  • 2020 - Present
  • WSBA Juvenile Law Section
  • Former Chair, Former Secretary
  • 2021 - 2023
  • WSBA Administrative Law Section
  • Young Lawyer Liaison
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Teen Closet
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • CASA Partners
  • President
  • 2014 - 2023
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Public Service and Leadership Award
  • Washington Young Lawyer Committee - WSBA
  • 2016
  • Small Firm of the Year
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2016
  • Status Conference Volunteer of the Year
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2015
  • Thomas More Scholar
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • WAPA-SEP Ethics CLE Webinar
  • Representing a State Agency: Ethics, Objectives, and Cases of Interest
  • 2021
  • WAPA-SEP Annual Conference
  • To Promote the General Welfare: A Historical Overview of the Social Scurity Act Title IV
  • 2021
  • WICSEC 2019
  • Coming Together When Things Fall Apart: Best Practices for Collaboration Between the IV-D and IV-E Agencies and Courts
  • 2019
  • Moderate Means CLE
  • Moderate Means
  • 2016
  • Moderate Means 5th Anniversary
  • Moderate Means is Good Business Practice
  • 2016
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society and The Federalist Society
  • Law and Religion Panel
  • 2016
  • Family Law: What Do You Do When...
  • ...You Have a Problematic Client
  • 2016
  • Family Law: What Do You Do When...
  • ...Faced with Ethical Dilemmas?
  • 2016
  • Cheney High School
  • Digitally Aware Decisions (Sexting and Cyberbullying)
  • 2016
  • Alternative Legal Paths
  • Alternative Legal Paths
  • 2016
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Spokane chapter)
  • Contention in the Legal Field
  • 2015
  • IT / EdTech Forum
  • Sexting and Cyberbullying (Digitally Aware Decisions)
  • 2015
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Starting Your Own Legal Practice
  • 2015
  • East Valley School District
  • Sexting, Cyberbullying, and Online Predators (Digitally Aware Decisions)
  • 2014
  • Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Sexting and Cyberbullying (Digitally Aware Decisions)
  • 2014
  • Davenport High School
  • Digital Citizenship
  • 2014
  • Washington Leadership Conference
  • Sexting, Cyberbullying, and Online Predators (Digitally Aware Decisions)
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (21)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a zealous advocate, and he is personable and reasonable in negotiations."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a compassionate attorney who is generous with his time and knowledge."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Adams is one of the most caring attorneys I know. He has gone out of his way to help me in the legal field and treats everyone with respect and dignity. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent attorney. He is a hard-working, dedicated, and client-focused."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent attorney. I recommend him, without hesitation, to anyone seeking a compassionate and skilled family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I work with Mr. Addams nearly every day and am absolutely confident in his passion and ability to zealously represent his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael's respect and demeanor in the courtroom add to the level of professionalism that all attorneys should aspire to. Michael is a great lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael since he was a law student -- in fact, I was one of his teachers. Michael is a hardworking lawyer dedicated to helping his clients pursue justice. He is a man of deep conviction who cares about his clients and helping them navigate through the legal system to obtain an optimal result in their cases. I have no hesitation recommending Michael."
Family Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and have referred a number of clients to him. Mike Addams is one of the best young attorneys I have encountered. He is organized, diligent and professional. He goes above and beyond for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Friend
"Michael is an extremely hard worker who always puts his clients first. He is an excellent attorney and I endorse him without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Michael is a gifted advocate. He goes the extra mile for his clients. I easily endorse this lawyer."
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