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Shane P. Coleman

Contracts and agreements Attorney

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 16 years
    Utah - UT 21 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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About Shane

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I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I began my legal career in the insurance business as in-house counsel for a national excess and surplus lines insurance company which provided insurance for hard-to-find, high risk business and activities.  At the insurance company I was exposed to and defended the company against a wide variety of personal injury claims.  Specifically, I negotiated and settled claims ranging from simple car accidentsand slip and falls to wrongful death claims arising from various incidents. Not only did I gain experience defending the insurer, but I gained an understanding of what it takes to settle a claim from the injured’s position.

After gaining experience as a lawyer in the insurance field and negotiating personal injuryclaims, I accepted an in-house position managing litigation for a national mortgage servicer.  In my role as an attorney for the servicing company I managed and negotiated claims, lawsuits and bankruptcy adversarial matters covering all aspects of consumer lending lawincluding claims for violation of the Truth-in-Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act and various state and federal consumer protection acts. In addition, I helped create and implement policies and procedures to both keep the company in compliance with the strictly regulated mortgage industry and to prepare it for litigation.

In 2008, I relocated to Spokane, Washington to be closer to family and to accept an attorney position with Witherspoon Kelley, the oldest law firm in Washington and the largest in Eastern Washington.  My practice was built upon my experience in consumer lending and expanded into commercial lending.  In addition to individuals, I represented some of the largest regional banks in the area.  In my role role as attorney for these banks, I negotiated work-outs of troubled debts/assets, drafted a variety of documents and agreements (including, among other things, loan agreements and settlement agreements), sought collection of amounts owed to the banks/creditors, and proceeded with foreclosures, replevinsand garnishments when necessary. I also acted as the banks’ bankruptcy lawyer in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington.

In October 2010, I decided to start my own Spokane law practice.  I have taken my experience representing the “big guys” and am putting it to work being a Spokane attorney for the “little guys,” including smaller entities and individuals.  My desire is to continue providing quality service for my clients without them needing to spend the “big firm” money. 

In addition to the practice areas above, I received an advanced degree in Taxation (an LL.M) from the University of Washington School of Law.  In obtaining this degree, I gained the knowledge and experience to be an estate planning attorney able to assist Spokane individuals and families prepare wills and trusts, powers of attorney and to better understand the probate process; I obtained his tax degree because he desired to help individuals prepare for what can be a difficult time in life. Because of this desire to help individuals and families, my new law practice will include Estate Planning, Wills and Probate.

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Posted by Dan | December 14, 2014
explained it all
I have to say that i can make up questions as fast as any six year old, Shane answered them all and included me in the plans. I found him by accident but would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Shane
Posted by Case | December 12, 2014
Awesome and thorough
I enjoyed working with Shane Coleman as he was pleasant and very professional. He was timely and thorough in his work on my case. I was surprised how smooth the process went and appreciate all the work Shane does.
Posted by Cortney | December 11, 2014
Mr. Coleman is fantastic!
One of the best I've had and he kept me informed the whole time!!! Not one issue and was very flexible and relax with my situation. Would highly recommend him to everyone!
Posted by Nick | December 4, 2014
Excellent Job
Really enjoyed working with shane coleman he was very knowledgeable and helped me through a rough time i would recommend him wholeheartedly
Posted by David | April 15, 2014
Shane is client oriented
Shane did a great job representing me. He is client oriented. And his fees are extremely reasonable. He doesn't overcharge, like many attorneys. -Dr. David
Posted by Aaron | November 11, 2010
Great service from Shane P. Coleman!
I knew Shane from his days working in Salt Lake City, UT. The need arose for me to find legal representation for a car accident that happened in June, 2010. Shane was the first one I thought of because of how knowledgeable he's been for me while he lived in Utah, and even after he moved to Washington. I trust him completely and know he will be the best legal representation available.
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Posted by Adam | October 31, 2010
Review of Shane P. Coleman
Mr. Colman is a responsible, educated and respectful lawyer. He was diligent in his duties when performing the tasks I asked of him and kept me well informed of changes and services he was to perform. His insight and ability to get the job done in matters of specific law I needed were handled quickly, efficiently and a positive outcome for me was achieved. I will recommend and have recommend Mr. Shane P. Colman to my friends.
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Counsel
  • Mountain America Federal Credit Union
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Offices of Shane P. Coleman
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, P.S.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Counsel
  • Prime Insurance Syndicate, Inc.
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of the Estate of Eleanor Cohn
  • Presently being appealed


  • Bankruptcy Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Spokane Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Debtor Creditor Sections
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Lao
  • Thai
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Advanced Evidence
  • CALI
  • 2002
  • Cum Laude graduation designation
  • Gonzaga University
  • 2002
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Kiwanis International
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Primer
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2012
  • BNI Monthly
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Chapter 7 and 13 Basics
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Bankruptcy Primer
  • The Consumer Bankruptcy Process
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Shane
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Shane is very knowledgable about most areas of the law, but I found him to be very helpful in the bankruptcy area."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shane is an all around great guy. If you are looking for an attorney that is personable and down to earth, Shane is your guy. If I needed an attorney for estate planning or bankruptcy, I wouldn't hesitate to call Shane."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shane is a detailed oriented lawyer. I trust his work, and I would recommend him to my clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney in Spokane, I find Shane to be an intelligent attorney and one who I feel confident recommending to those looking for services in his areas of expertise."
Business Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need an attorney to handle business or other legal matters, I heartily recommend Mr. Coleman. He can deliver quality results with a caring, personal touch."
Banking Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shane is professional and attentive to detail in representing his clients' interests and a pleasure to work with."
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Patent application
Estate planning