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About me

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.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
  4. Insurance: 20%
  5. Workers Compensation: 5%



Hourly ($225/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Layman Law Firm, PLLP

601 S. Division
Spokane, WA, 99202

Layman Law Firm, PLLP

800 Fifth Ave.
Ste. 4100
Seattle, WA, 98104



IDAuthorized to practice law201507/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Outstanding Affiliate Organization AwardWashington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2012
Dean's ListGonzaga University School of Law2007
Dean's ListGonzaga University School of Law2006
CALI: CorporationsGonzaga University School of LawN/A
CALI: Administrative LawGonzaga University School of LawN/A
CALI: Employment DiscriminationGonzaga University School of LawN/A
CALI: Litigation and Dispute ResolutionGonzaga University School of LawN/A
CALI: Trial AdvocacyGonzaga University School of LawN/A
CALI: Legal Research & WritingGonzaga University School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLayman Law Firm, PLLP2013 - Present
AttorneyLayman Law Firm, PLLP2009 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Charles T. Conrad, PS2008 - 2009
Legal InternLaw Offices of Charles Conrad and Christine Weaver2005 - 2008
ClerkMiller Devlin McClean & Weaver2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Providence Neuro-Ortho CouncilBoard Member2015 - Present
St. Luke's RehabilitationBoard Member2014 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionSecretary2013 - Present
Gonzaga School of Law1L Mentor2013 - Present
Veteran's Will ClinicN/A2012 - Present
Brain Injury Association of Washington, Spokane ChapterBoard Member2009 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Washington chapter)Attorney Member2009 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2009 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Brain Injury Association of WashingtonSpokane Chapter State Representative2008 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionTrustee2009 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Parsons ConstructionClient was able to move forward with building
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Washington School of LawPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Gonzaga Business of Law PanelBusiness of Law2015
Law DayCriminal Law2012