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I am the criminal defense and family law attorney for our firm in Spokane, WA and also in our main office in Redmond, WA. In other words, I handle the "not-so-fun" cases ... DUI, Divorce, Assault, Child Support, Custody, Shoplifting. But I do understand, because these types of cases are the last thing you want to deal with. I am here to help you deal with your issues and obtain the best possible resolution in a cost-effective manner.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 40%
    19 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    19 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    19 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Noah K. Peterson

    Olaf provides aggressive legal representation to all his clients. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Noah Peterson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sarah Nikol Lowell

    Olaf has been a great mentor to me. He has willingly provided me with guidance and is very patient. I always feel comfortable asking him questions or for advice, and I am confident in his responses. After working with him, I admire his style in how he approaches family law cases and criminal defense cases. He does not have a “cookie-cutter” plan; rather, he strategically thinks each case through and provides his clients with legal advice of realistic potential outcomes from the point of view of a judge. Olaf is creative in his approaches - tailored to help meet each of his clients’ needs on an individual basis. In addition to his skills, clients constantly comment to me that they are thankful that he could “see the forest for the trees” during the times they could not. It is not uncommon for me to see his former clients reaching back out to him for other legal issues, regardless if it has been 1 yr. or 10 yrs. ago. Olaf is efficient, cost-effective, and very responsive to his clients.

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    Sarah Lowell Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Magnuson Lowell, P.S.

1312 N Monroe Street, Ste 99
Spokane, WA, 99201

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's RecognitionOld Puget Sound Beach RFC2007
RecognitionN/A2006
RecognitionN/A2005
Certificate of AppreciationN/A1995
Certificate of AppreciationN/A1994
MVPN/A1993
Dean's ListN/A1992
Dean's ListN/A1991
Presidential Physical FitnessN/A1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMagnuson Lowell, P.S.2000 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of G. Olaf Hansen1997 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Family CASAGolf Tournament Committee Member2006 - 2007
Old Puget Sound Beach RFCPR Director2006 - 2007
Old Puget Sound Beach RFCPresident2003 - 2004
USA Rugby Super LeagueCharter Member Rep1996 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of Furrow, 115 Wn.App. 661 (2003)Court reinstated her rights
In re Parentage of C.S., 134 Wn.App. 141 (2006)Court dismissed paternity action.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarFailure to Obtain and Interpret all Financial Documents2015
National Business Institute SeminarFailure to Account for Debts2015
National Business Institute SeminarDiscovery in Divorce2014
National Business Institute SeminarCommon and Not So Common Family Law Issues and Answers2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Washburn University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Common Mistakes in Dividing AssetsFamily Law2015
Family Law From A to ZFamily Law2014
The Ultimate Guide to Trying a Case in King County ... and BeyondDefending Clients in Criminal Court2008
Business LawJury Selection2006
Business LawCriminal Defense2005