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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
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


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.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    38 years, 600 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    38 years, 725 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
    32 years, 50 cases



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact info

Richard Lewis Law, P.C.

2208 West Second Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Spokane's Best LawyersSpokane Coeur d' Alene Living Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in SpokaneSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2010
Spokane's Best Personal Injury LawyersSpokane Magazine2009
Insurance Fair Conduct Act AwardWashington State Trial Lawyers Association2008
Spokane's Best Personal Injury LawyersSpokane Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHumphries Patterson Lewis1981 - Present
AttorneyHemovich & Nappi1978 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2009 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Committee2005 - 2008
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governor2004 - 2008
American Association of JusticeMember1996 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor W/ HonorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ethics in Personal Injury CasesEthics in Subrogation2007
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist ClaimsUninsured and Underinsured motorist claims2006
Handling Uninsured and Underinsured ClaimsUninsured Auto Claims2005
Ethical Issues in Personal Injury casesEthics2005
Lawyers Are From MarsJury Bias1998