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Richard Eugene Lewis

Car accident Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   12 reviews
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  • Licensed for 45 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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About Richard

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Richard has represented injured people for thirty years in Spokane, Washington. Richard has tried cases throughout Eastern Washington and represented injured people in several western states, including Idaho, Montana, California, Wyoming, Oregon and Arizona.


Richard's experience is extensive, representing injured people in automobile and trucking accidents, aviation crashes, medical negligence and claims involving property defects. His cases include an emphasis on injuries to children, brain injuries, burn injuries, amputations and wrongful death cases. These successful representations include million dollar recoveries.


Richard has served for many years as a member of the Board of Governors of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the invitation only Association of Attorneys for Injured Victims. Richard is regarded as one of the bestplaintiff's lawyers in the Spokane area. His clients receive the level of representation an injured person deserves.


Richard is often asked to speak at legal seminars to share his experience and insights on topics related to the representation of injured people.


Richard attended Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, graduating with majors in both economics and history. He graduated from Gonzaga University Law School with honors in 1978, where he was a member of the Law Review. Hemovich, Smith & Nappi (a specialized trial practice firm) hired Richard, where he worked until 1981, when he was asked to join Humphries & Patterson. He has been a partner there since 1981, handling a wide variety of personal injury cases, including severely injured children. Richard is frequently appointed by the court as a settlement guardian ad litem to represent the interests of injured children.


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Richard E. Lewis, P.S.
421 W Riverside Ave
Suite 512
Spokane, WA, 99201


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best
The day I met Richard I was surrounded by a team of friends who were there to help me navigate finding the best attorney to represent my dire situation. It was overwhelming, my daughter had just been killed by a drunk driver and I had no idea where to even start, I only knew it was imperative to find the best to represent my girl. I made it clear that we needed to interview no less than 5 attorneys. Richard was the first. When I walked out of his office that day, I was confident that no other interview was necessary. Richard is not only a great attorney who will fight for you and your case, he is also an incredible human. He never made promises he couldn’t keep, he was very clear about possible disappointments and outcomes, carefully weighing unfortunate circumstances we were up against in an effort to do the best thing for me. When I made the difficult decisions facing me, he gave everything to fight the fight that I needed fought. Even when I made decisions that weren’t going to be for the best financial gain, he supported my decision and did a better job than I can ever convey. His dedication and the time he spent fighting for justice for my daughter went far beyond any reasonable expectation I could have had. By the time we finally had our “day”(2weeks) in court, I didn’t think it was possible to appreciate Richard any more than I already did. I was wrong. He is a phenom in the courtroom. While most attorneys are not as elegant and sharp as what you see on-screen, I would say that Richard is an exception to that reality. I spent over a month in 2 separate trials last year and watched over 10 different attorneys plead their arguments in the courtroom. Out of all of them, I am pleased to say, mine is the best by a landslide. Thank you again, Richard. I am forever indebted to you.
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Posted by Michelle & Wayne | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence and Integrity
We chose Mr. Lewis because he was voted the best personal injury attorney BY HIS PEERS. He is articulate, honest, kind, and explained each step of the process. When we had questions he would respond quickly, either by phone or email, and even text messages sometimes. We could NOT have made it through this long process without him. Dealing with all the insurance companies, the offending party and their lawyers, and other attorneys involved, he took the stress off so that our focus could be on healing. If you're looking for the best - Richard Lewis is it!
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Posted by Carol | October 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Fantastic Attorney
Richard resolved my case resulting from a car accident and he did a fantastic job. He kept me informed every step of the way; consulted with me at every juncture and got an excellent settlement for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help.
Posted by Heather | November 20, 2014
Car Accident/Personal Injury Case
I never thought I would have to use legal services and was very scared but Richard Lewis was an amazing, attentive lawyer for me in my time of need. I can not thank him enough for helping me negotiate my case with Safeco Insurance. I was in a car accident in July 2013. There was not fault on my side, other car came out of Northtown Mall and hit us in the side while we were on Queen St. I've never been in an accident, let alone have to deal with massive medical bills. Insurance fought that the accident didn't cause my spinal injury or the on going condition. I was scared, in a lot of pain, in wheelchair, without medical insurance. Richard took my case and work diligently to get all my medical records and kept me up to date. After all the medical had been taken care of (I had to use medicaid) and I was in the process of healing (6+ months later), we started meeting and organizing the information. Lots of back and forth and finally mediation, where Richard and the mediator Frank, fought very hard for me. I felt comfortable with is guidance and direction and I'm very happy with the end result. I'm a year and couple months out from my accident and a year out from my spinal surgery, Richard helped work to give me a security while I could recover proper. I don't wish of others to be in a similar situation as mine but if you are, I will recommend Richard Lewis. He will fight for you and keep you in the loop, he works for you. Thank you.
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Posted by shelbie | October 1, 2014
Richard Lewis
Richard assisted me with a claim against my insurance, the day I hired him it was like a weight was lifted from my shoulders. He did a great job collecting the data and presenting my case. I am very pleased with all Richard all he and Frank did. If I have the opportuntiy I will refer people his direction.
Posted by Becca | July 23, 2014
Honest, knowledgeable and tenacious!
My husband and 3 boys were in a terrible car wreck on father's day. We thought we could handle the claims adjusters and insurance company without help. Barely a week into it we realized there was too much involved and trying to sort out our mess of a claim was way too stressful. It was then we decided to begin shopping for an attorney. I researched several local attorneys and after our meeting with Richard Lewis we knew he was our first questions asked. Instantly we knew we were in good hands and he had our best interest at heart. What struck me the most about Richard was that he is not your typical greedy, ambulance chasing lawyer. He carefully chooses his clients...only accepting them when he knows he can get the best results. We were thrilled about the outcome of our case. I can guarantee you'll get better results by having an experienced attorney in your you'll have zero stress when it comes to insurance and getting your medical bills paid. The best advice I can give anyone involved in an accident is to choose to have someone fight for you. Choose Richard Lewis.
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Posted by Charise | November 1, 2013
I highly recommend Richard Lewis for Injury Cases
I came to Richard Lewis when I slipped and fell in a local grocery store. When I realized that the other party was stating to me that they wanted to settle. I contacted Richard Lewis to make sure that I wouldn't be bullied into settling too soon before my treatment begun. I am glad I did. Richard and his staff were highly professional and were also responsive to questions in an appropriate amount of time. He professionally handled the other party, and not once in the process did I feel that Richard and his staff weren't in my corner. In the end we were able to reach a settlement that was satisfactory . I highly recommend Richard Lewis and his associates for injury cases.
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Posted by Sandy | December 2, 2012
Legal Review for Richard Lewis
Richard has helped me with legal issues a number of times and I have found him to be knowledgeable, fair and always returns calls promptly. He will consult fellow attorneys if needed and has spent time with me to explain the issues in order to make concrete and concise decisions. If I were asked to describe Richard in one word, I would say he is fair. For me, this was very important and he has always lived up to any expectations I might have of him. I would certainly recommend Rich to others if needed. I call him a friend.
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Posted by Lauren | June 12, 2012
A good one to have on your side
I was the victim in a car accident in 2010, when another driver ran through a stop sign and caused damage to my car and to myself. I hired Rich Lewis to help navigate through the insurance system. I found him to be attentive to detail, an expert at dealing with insurance and provider issues as they arose, and skilled at determining the best strategy to pursue along the way. My verdict- He is someone you want on your side if you are in an accident!
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Posted by Marcy and Richard | October 31, 2011
Richard Lewis is an Excellent Attorney!
Following a severe MVA in December 2009, my husband was unconscious and I had to act alone to decide how to proceed. Thank God I found Richard Lewis. He was there in person, on the phone, or email whenever things felt tough. He was always personable and knowledgeable. He really made a very bad situation resolve better than it would have without his expertise.
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Posted by Alex | September 19, 2010
Motor vehicle accident with injury
Having Richard and his law office to field insurance and legal issues following my no-fault MVA with injuries was nearly priceless; dealing with my physical limitations and required operations was more than enough for me to handle. Mr. Lewis is the quintessential professional - extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and able to achieve the best outcome in a timely manner.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2009
Client review
Mr. Lewis worked with me after an auto accident where I ended up with a partial amputation of my foot. He was sensitive to my needs and used creative problem solving to complete negotiations and resolve this case in a way that was satisfying to me. During his work with me, I found Richard to be pleasant to talk to, and he helped make the legal process more understandable. I am grateful for his patience and unhurried communication style. I never felt he was pressed for time when talking to me and he answered questions thoroughly. I would highly recommend Mr. Lewis because of his integrity, honesty, and willingness to work for what was best for me within the constraints of the legal options. His knowledge of the case was impressive as was his willingness to research alternative avenues. And lastly, but most importantly, Richard's kindness and gentle manner were and are greatly appreciated. In essence, he rocks!!!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Richard Lewis P.S.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Humphries Patterson Lewis
  • 1981 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hemovich & Nappi
  • 1978 - 1981


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor W/ Honors
  • 1978
  • Whitworth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972


  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governor
  • 2004 - 2008
  • American Association of Justice
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Spokane's Best Lawyers
  • Spokane Coeur d' Alene Living Magazine
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in Spokane
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2010
  • Spokane's Best Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Spokane Magazine
  • 2009
  • Insurance Fair Conduct Act Award
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Spokane's Best Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Spokane Magazine
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Spring Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2019
  • Ethics in Personal Injury Cases
  • Ethics in Subrogation
  • 2007
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Uninsured and Underinsured motorist claims
  • 2006
  • Handling Uninsured and Underinsured Claims
  • Uninsured Auto Claims
  • 2005
  • Ethical Issues in Personal Injury cases
  • Ethics
  • 2005
  • Lawyers Are From Mars
  • Jury Bias
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Richard
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rich is an excellent lawyer. The degree of preparation he brings to every court proceeding impresses me a great deal. He leaves no stone unturned in pursuing his clients' interests, thoroughly explores the legal issues they face, and is straightforward about his assessments of their claims. His professionalism is beyond reproach. I would recommend Rich to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer' s work. Rich is very experienced and a very good lawyer. I have had cases with him and against him. I am impressed with his knowledge and expertise. I highly recommend Rich as a personal injury attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Very organized. Excellent in court. Willing to go to bat for his clients even at great risk of a defense verdict. Cordial, with very good communication skills with his clients. Tireless legal researcher and investigator."
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Spokane Car accident Lawyer Richard Eugene Lewis
Richard Eugene Lewis
Car accident Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 45 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available