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Nick is a trial attorney whose practice consists primarily of complex civil litigation and construction litigation. Nick advises contractors, subcontractors, owners, sureties and all types of construction industry issues and disputes, as well as, litigates condemnation cases, commercial litigation, employment discrimination, government liability litigation, property disputes and other complex litigation.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Construction: 35%
  3. Employment: 15%



Hourly ($200-275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Piskel Yahne Kovarik, PLLC

522 W. RiversideAve.
Suite. 410
Spokane, WA, 99201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Best Lawyer in LitigationSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Journal of Law & Politics2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Negotiation Competition ChampionGonzaga School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/OwnerPiskel Yahne Kovarik, PLLC2012 - Present
PrincipalDunn & Black, PS2012 - 2012
AttorneyDunn & Black, PS2004 - 2011
Law ClerkDunn & Black, PS2002 - 2004
N/AC 7 Ranch1996 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montana State BarMember2005 - Present
Associated General Contractors of Americamember2004 - Present
Associated General Contractors of Washingtonmember2004 - Present
Associated Builders and Contractorsmember2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Rifle AssociationN/AN/A
Nebraska Cattleman's AssociationN/AN/A
Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionTrustee2004 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Michael W. Naccarato, et ux, et al v. Jack Finney, et ux, et alObtained a favorable result for client
Van Dinter v. OrrN/A
Ross v. Mister CarwashObtained Verdict in Bench Trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Gonzaga Law ReviewPiggy-Back Laws2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Creighton University School of LawPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
3rd Annual Labor and Employment LawEEOC Overview and Update2012
Employment Law UpdateEmployment law2007
Change Orders In WashingtonChange Orders2006
The Fundamentals of Constuction ContractsContracts2005