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Nikalous O. Armitage

Personal injury Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 9 years
    Washington - WA 15 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Nikalous

Learn Nikalous’s areas of practice.

I am a life long Spokane resident with the exception of the four years I spent doing my undergraduate work in psychology at the University of Washington.  After UW I returned to Spokane and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Gonzaga University School of Law.


After law school, I joined the firm of Layman, Layman & Robinson, PLLP.  I have a diverse practice focusing on assisting those who have been seriously injured whether that be on the job, because of a product product defect, or in a car crash. My background in psychology has also directed my practice towards helping those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.  I also practice in other areas involving complex civil litigation including medical malpractice, construction law and employment law.


I love golf, the outdoors, and spending time with my incredible family.


If you have found yourself in need of legal advice to deal with an insurance company, the Department of Labor and Industries, or the after effects of a severe injury, please do not hesitate to give me a call.


Armitage & Thompson, PLLC
220 W. Main
Spokane, WA, 99201

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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard working and knowledgeable
Nik was able to do more on my claim in the 5 months that he worked for the firm I hired than everyone else combined. He was diligent, smart and very easy to work with. I was very disappointed when he moved to a larger firm. I would have liked to have him take my case with him but that would have been a conflict of interest. I would and have recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by Sheri | June 1, 2015
A winner!
I can't say enough good about Nik Armitage! When hurt in a work related accident and with my future uncertain, I contacted Nik. I had been searching the internet, reading review after review when I found him. I had contacted a few attorneys already that were recommended by friends or family and just was not impressed. So I went on his website, left a brief note and he immediately rang me up. I knew after speaking with him for a few minutes, he was going to help me. He listened and cared and that was just what I needed. Against the odds, this young man came through for me. When faced with a no win situation he took me by the hand and guided me through a very tough lawsuit. When I was being unreasonable, he was clear and explained everything to me. Not in lawyer speak and not in 3rd grade language but in a professional yet kind manner. He keep me abreast of changes as they occurred and if those changes were daily, he contacted me. Every month I received a detail accounting of his charges. I was always relieved that they were so reasonable. I have always tried to avoid legal help at all cost and at my age I've dealt with a number of life issues when hiring an attorney is just a must. Nik has proven to me that he the most honest, knowledgeable and hard working attorney I have ever hired. I truly mean that. I would not hesitate to recommend or hire him again and again. Needless to say, we won a settlement that has relieved me of all my concerns for the future. If you want to work with a winner and become a winner, Nik is your next best friend. Don't let anyone rip you off but if they do, you must call Nik. You will not sorry you made that call.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2013
Dedicated, thorough, personal and highly competent!!!!
I started working with Nik over 3 years ago as the result of a rear end collision with left me with a severe whiplash which resulted in chronic migraines. Nik is personal and made me feel like my case mattered every bit a much as the next. He stayed on top of all aspects of the proceedings and kept me informed along the way. I was turned down by two other attorneys previously because they did not feel it was worth their time and they were not sure they would win. Not only did he win my case but I was awarded the maximum amount in damages. That I believe is because he went the extra mile to dig deeper into the severity of my injuries instead of just skimming the surface. I would hire Nik again. If you do decide to work with him, I know you will not be dissapointed.
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Posted by Wendy | September 30, 2013
Very satisfied with this attorney's legal services.
Very professional, staff responsive and helpful. Concerned about my welfare and reasonable in approach. Would call again and hire again! We appreciate his efforts to go the extra mile on our behalf. Excellent in keeping us updated and in contact!


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Armitage & Thompson, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Layman Law Firm, PLLP
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Layman Law Firm, PLLP
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Charles T. Conrad, PS
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Offices of Charles Conrad and Christine Weaver
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • Miller Devlin McClean & Weaver
  • 2004 - 2004
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Washington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Parsons Construction
  • Client was able to move forward with building


  • Providence Neuro-Ortho Council
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • St. Luke's Rehabilitation
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Washington chapter)
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Brain Injury Association of Washington, Spokane Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Campaign to Elect Tim Fennessy
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Gonzaga School of Law
  • 1L Mentor
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Veteran's Will Clinic
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Trustee
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Brain Injury Association of Washington
  • Spokane Chapter State Representative
  • 2008 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Affiliate Organization Award
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2007
  • Dean's List
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2006
  • CALI: Legal Research & Writing
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI: Trial Advocacy
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI: Employment Discrimination
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI: Administrative Law
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI: Corporations
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Gonzaga Business of Law Panel
  • Business of Law
  • 2015
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution: From Soup to Nuts
  • Settlement Demands
  • 2015
  • Law Day
  • Criminal Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (11)
Endorse Nikalous
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Both compassionate and competent, every referral I've sent Nik has been more than happy with the results and on the few occasions I've had to work with him, its been an absolute pleasure."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. I have known Nik for many years and know that he is a skilled attorney and strong advocate for his clients. I know he is well respected by colleagues for his work and character."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nikalous. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Armitage for a number of years in the Spokane legal community. He is well respected, knowledgeable in his practice areas, and a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse Mr. Armitage without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this attorney. I have known Nik since law school where he was well regarded as an accomplished student and respected for his high level of intelligence and understanding of jurisprudence. Since then, he has continued to demonstrate excellence and an unrelenting work ethic in private practice. I regularly refer clients in need of a Spokane-based personal injury attorney to him and do so with confidence. Simply put, Nik is a great person and a dedicated attorney."
Brain injury Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Nik is an exceptional lawyer and works diligently for his clients. His empathy and compassion are rare attributes that form the foundation of his approach in zealously advocating for his clients. Nik practices with integrity always promoting his client's interests in a strong, but ethical manner. Whether your claim is small or catestrophic in nature, Nik has the education, skill and understanding to provide you with the quality legal represenation you need."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I readily endorse this lawyer's work. I met Nik at law school, and he was one of the highest achievers in our class. Nik's strong work ethic and attention to detail followed Nik from law school into private practice. He is well respected in the legal community, and is committed to achieving the best results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nik is a great and campassionate lawyer. He is well versed in all areas of personal injury law, including brain injuries and automobile accidents. Nik works hard for his clients to ensure that they get the compensation they deserve."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Nik is an exceptional lawyer! He is a tremendously hard worker with a strong committment for the truth! He has worked on complex personal injury matters with very good results!"
Brain injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Nik. During law school, Nik routinely achieved honors for top in the class. Having continued to work with Nik in private practice, it is clear that nothing has changed. He has successfully handled numerous cases, and he has proved that he will not stop short of the best result for his client."
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Spokane Personal injury Lawyer Nikalous O. Armitage
Nikalous O. Armitage
Personal injury Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 15 years