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  1. Energy: 100%
    13 years

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  • James Lewis Cooney

    I had the pleasure of acting as an arbitrator on a complex litigation case in which Mr. Hesler represented one of the businesses. His work product was thorough and showed a high level of legal knowledge. His professionalism during the process was also exemplary. I can strongly endorse Mr. Hesler.


    James Cooney Car accident Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Gregory. 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

Avista Corporation

1411 East Mission Avenue
PO Box 3727
Spokane, WA, 99220


IDAuthorized to practice law201107/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Nation's Top AttorneysNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
In-House CounselAvista Corporation2015 - Present
PartnerPaine Hamblen LLP2008 - 2015
AssociatePaine Hamblen LLP2003 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section Executive CommitteeMember2014 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2011 - Present
Idaho State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the District of IdahoMember2011 - Present
United Stated Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitMember2008 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonMember2004 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dix v. AOL, ICT GroupFavorable
Miguel Wong v. Community Health Center La ClinicaDefense verdict
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. et al. v. Roxann ClineFavorable
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Gonzaga UniversityAccountingOther - Bachelors2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction Law from A to ZConstruction Law and Litigation2007