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  • J.D., Gonzaga University, 1976, magna cum laude, Dean’s Award for top scholarship
  • B.A., Whitman College, 1967

Boards & Memberships:

  • Association of Washington Business
  • Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, former General Counsel and Director
  • Salvation Army, former Advisory Board Vice Chair
  • Human Resources Committee of the Idaho Association of Industry and Commerce, former member
  • Finance Committee for Congressman George R. Nethercutt, Fifth District of Washington, former member
  • Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Executive Board Member

Michael F. Nienstedt, Principal


P: 509.624.5265

F: 509.458.2728


Legal Assistant:  Emily Schilperoort


Mike Nienstedt has served the business interests of local and national companies in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho for over 30 years. His practice focuses on business and employment law. After serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles Powell, United States District Court Judge, Mike entered private practice. Mike also served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Mike regularly advises clients with respect to all aspects of transactions involving leasing, purchase and sale of businesses, and employment matters. He also has extensive experience with litigation related to his practice.

Mike has been recognized as one of the country’s Best Lawyers in Employment Law.  Best Lawyers, which is now partnered with U.S. News & World Report, is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. 

  • Licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho.
  • Joined Witherspoon Kelley in 1992.
  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, listed under Employment Law
  • Top Lawyer as listed in Labor & Employment
  • AVVO rating 10.0


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