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Results driven - relationship oriented.  If you care enough about your future to hire an attorney, then look no further. My practice emphasizes criminal defense, including DUI's, felonies, post-sentencing work, and traffic infractions / speeding tickets.  I pride myself in being an attorney who genuinely cares about each and every one of my clients and the outcome of their case.  I strive to provide an excellence in service that takes into account my client's best interests not only today, but also in the near and distant future.  I take both a theoretical and a relationship based approach to the practice of law, and I believe this allows me to obtain exceptional results. 


Outside of practicing law I enjoy hunting, fishing, hockey, SCUBA, all things outdoors and spending time with my family.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    800 cases



Contingent (33%), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Jacqueline Porter

    Brendan is highly experienced in DUI defense. I would easily recommend him to anyone I know.


    Jacqueline Porter DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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Contact info

Cooney Law Offices, P.S.

330 W. Indiana
Spokane, WA, 99205


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2016
CALI - Insurance LawGonzaga University School of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateCooney Law Offices, P.S.2009 - Present
OwnerThe Law Office of J. Brendan Kidd2009 - 2009
AssociateThe Bradshaw Law Group2008 - 2009
Legal InternJohn Cooney & Associates PS2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2016 - Present
Eastern Washington DUI Defense AssociationMember2013 - Present
Washingon Defenders AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Spokane County Bar Associationmember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Spokane v. GlattDismissed
State v. CrossNot Guilty
State v. MorrisNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Iowa State UniversityHistory and Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spokane County Bar Association DUI CLEChanges in DUI Laws2015
Linden Cup Moot CourtJudge2013
Linden Cup Moot CourtJudge2012
Gonzaga Law School Criminal Law SocietyProsecutors vs. Defenders2011
District / Municipal Court CLEPost Sentencing2010