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Michael Schmidt

Business Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 20 years
    Washington - WA 20 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

  • Commercial and business litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Easement and access disputes
  • Real estate transactions and litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Collection and enforcement of judgments
  • Foreclosures
  • Municipal and administrative law
  • Creditor representation in bankruptcy
  • States of Idaho and Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Idaho
  • Weber State University, B.A., with honors, Commercial German major, Business minor, 2000
  • University of Idaho School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Attended University of San Francisco School of Law, Semester Abroad (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Regular representation of numerous construction companies and homeowners in construction litigation
  • Selected as 2008 Mountain States Rising Star by Super Lawyers publication
  • Presenter at Kootenai County Bar continuing legal education seminar on construction law (Notice and Opportunity to Repair Act and Contractor Registration Act) 2006
  • Former Special Deputy Prosecutor for Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office
  • Governing Council, Idaho State Bar Real Property Section
  • Fluent in German
  • Member, Idaho Law Review
  • ITLA appellate brief competition finalist
  • Selected as 2012 Mountain States Rising Star by Super Lawyers publication  


Lukins & Annis, P.S.
717 W. Sprague Avenue, Suite 1600
Spokane, WA, 99201-3923
Lukins & Annis, P.S.
601 E. Front Ave., Ste 502
Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814
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Posted by Carrie King | February 18, 2013
Professional, articulate and determined
Michael took on a case for me normally outside his standard realm of practice. His dedication, caring and "pitbull" like approach were unsurpassed. He dug in and familiarized himself with all aspects and from the onset came up with a gameplan which was followed through and implemented to the highest degree of success. He always made time for me and explained all things thoroughly and completely. I personally appreciated his tenacity and no nonsense approach to an organization that deems itself above all others and rarely loses. In addition to not only great representation, he is also surrounded by excellent support staff, especially his assistant Katie. To have this team on your side is a tremendous burden lifted. At my hearing, I did not get to speak because after just an 8 minute introduction by Michael and covering the facts and errors, the "other side" conceded immediately and thus ended a 5 year personal hell for me. 8 minutes. I will be forever indebted to Mr. Schmidt as he not only represented me in the highest manner possible, he also ingratiated me with unmatched generosity and kindness.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lukins & Annis, P.S.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Special Deputy Prosecutor
  • Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Summer Associate
  • Creason, Moore & Dokken, PLLC
  • 2001 - 2001


  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Semester Abroad
  • 2003
  • Weber State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • Idaho State Bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar Real Property Section
  • At Large Council Member
  • 2004 - 2006

Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyer Mtn States Rising Star (Bk and Creditor Rights)
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Selected as one of top 100 Lawyers
  • Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2009
  • 2008 Mountain States Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter at Construction Lien Law Seminar for N. Idaho
  • ConstructionLien Law and Contractor's Registration Act, Bankruptcy
  • 2009
  • Kootenai County Bar Association CLE
  • Idaho Contractor Registration Act & Notice and Opportunity to Repair Act
  • 2006
  • Headline News, 2006 Legal Year in Review
  • Real Property Legislation and Case Law Update for 2006
  • 2006

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Spokane Business Lawyer Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt
Business Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 20 years