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Bryan P. Whitaker

Violent crime Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 28 years
    Idaho - ID 15 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2008
    Former Member - Resigned No misconduct found

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

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Before becoming an attorney I served for 10 years in the United States Air Force as an Spanish Airborne Cryptologic Linguist. After nearly 2 years of training, I was stationed in the Republic of Panama for just over 3 years and flew over 2000 hours on C-130 Hercules aircraft as an enlisted crewmember. I spent the balance of my second enlistment in San Angelo, Texas, at the Cryptologic Technical Training Center, Goodfellow AFB, where I was the NCO in Charge of Air Force Cryptologic training. I was a Technical Sergant (E-6) and a Master Training Instructor when I got out.

My wife and I moved to Spokane, WA, where she worked for Hastings Entertainment and I attended Gonzaga University School of Law. We have been here ever since.

In addition to being a Zag Basketball Fan, I am a Third Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo. I was the Head Instructor and owner of Spokane Kenpo Karate, an affilliate of the American Kenpo Training Association for a number of years. I had to turn over the leadership of my school because of my work schedule.

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Bryan P. Whitaker
815 W 7th Ave Ste 303
Spokane, WA, 99204-2839


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Blessing to Our Family
Bryan worked tirelessly to ensure that our legal issue was handled to our satisfaction. He didn’t give up and continued to fight for us until a satisfactory resolution was found. His costs are more than reasonable and I would recommend him to anyone. A true gem in our community!
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2012
Juvenile Defense
Very professional and reasonable rate. He got right to the crux of my case and defended me, getting my charge overturned.
Posted by Kevin | July 15, 2010
Hard Work, Honesty & Great Results
Had a couple of "episodes" forced into my life including police harassment and a 4TH amendment violation by a police officer followed by another harassment incident with a different officer combined with some serious charges and so on...Brian Whitaker did a great job of having everything rightfully dropped. He took his time to let the issue become less emotional and got the absolute best possible results available. I could not have expected any better at all.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bryan P. Whitaker Attorney at Law
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Spokane County Counsel For Defense
  • 1997 - 2005


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Angelo State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Torres
  • Not Guilty
  • United States v. Morgenster
  • On Appeal to 9th Circuit
  • State v. Ward
  • Not Guilty
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  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Best Washington Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Lawyers 2016
  • Spokane Living Magazine
  • 2017
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2008


  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • Empty Hands, Deep Pockets
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Ethics and The Media
  • 2004
  • Seattle University Law Review
  • Cross Examination
  • 2002
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Search and Seizure Public Schools
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bryan and I worked together on a difficult case that required compassionate and knowledgable legal advocacy. I was deeply impressed by Bryan's approach to the case, which resulted in a very favorable resolution for our client. I would recommend that you hire Bryan today."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bryan Whitaker is an experienced defense attorney who always serves his clients well. I have always been impressed with his practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Not only is Bryan a good person, he is also a skilled attorney who is well versed in State, Federal, and Juvenal criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is great. Over the years he and I have consulted on criminal cases and opposed each other on family cases. He is an aggressive advocate, but also easy to contact and talk to. As a result, his clients get superior representation, but avoid expensive and unnecessary fights. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan Whitaker is an exceptional criminal defense attorney. He has experience handling cases from shoplifting to murder. I have worked with him several times where we represented codefendants in serious state and federal criminal cases; his work has always impressed me. Anyone charged with a serious criminal offense will be well served having Bryan in their corner. I refer cases to him with confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bryan is an invaluable member of the defense bar and zelous advocate for his clients. If I have a complicated matter and need a co-counsel, Bryan is the first person I call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is very experienced and knowledgeable. He cares about his clients and works hard for them."
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Criminal defense