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Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 624-5265

Spokane Coeur d'Alene Law Firm, Real Estate law, Business and Corporate law, Banking law, Tax law, Litigation, Labor and Employment. 


2019 Employment Law Conference

Georgie Feeser


Employment Law Review

October 23, 2019

8:30am - 12:30pm

Registration & Breakfast: 8:00am - 8:30am

Cost: $60.00

CenterPlace Regional Event Center

2426 N. Discovery Place | Spokane Valley, WA | 99216

Please join us for our Annual Employment Law Conference. If you are a human resource professional or in-house counsel, you won’t want to miss this!

Our employment attorneys will discuss recent legislative and case law updates as well as pending initiatives affecting the workplace in the Inland Northwest. Topics will include overtime changes and Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave updates.

Our panel of Washington and Idaho attorneys will also address the complexities faced by organizations with both Washington and Idaho operations.

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  • Approved for 3.5 PDC credits. Witherspoon Kelley is recognized by SHRM to offer PDCs for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

  • Approval pending for 3.5 HRCI credits.

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10 Witherspoon Kelley lawyers named to 2020 Best Lawyers® list

Georgie Feeser

 Witherspoon Kelley is pleased to announce that 10 lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Witherspoon Kelley would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America list:

2019 Employment Law Review

Georgie Feeser

Save the Date!

October 23, 2019

CenterPlace Regional Event Center

8:00am - 12:30pm

Witherspoon Kelley will be holding its Annual Employment Law Review in October.   This seminar, offered by attorneys in our Employment Practice Group, will provide an overview on important federal and state legislative changes, pending initiatives, and employment law updates, including Washington leave law implementation and white-collar exemption changes.  

Our panel of Washington and Idaho attorneys will also address the ever-increasing complexities faced by companies with both Washington and Idaho operations

Registration will open the beginning of September.

This seminar was designed for Human Resource Professionals and In-House Counsel.  Pending approval for 3.5 general SHRM/HRCI Recertification Credits.

Top Spokane Attorneys

Georgie Feeser

Congratulations to the 9 attorneys from Witherspoon Kelley who were listed in Spokane + Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine as a top Spokane attorney!

To view the full article in the August 2019 Issue of Spokane + Couer d’Alene Living, click here.

2019 EEOC TAPs Seminar

Georgie Feeser

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Technical Assistance Program Seminar

The Seattle EEOC Field Office will hold its annual Technical Assistance Program seminar on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, in Bellevue, Washington.  Witherspoon Kelley is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, our very own Employment Attorney, Kara Heikkila, will be co-presenting on legal updates and agency trends with John Stanley, the Supervisory Trial Attorney for the EEOC Seattle Field office.  This day-long seminar for HR and other employment specialists covers a range of important updates on discrimination, harassment and disability topics.  For more information and to register, please go to the EEOC Training Institute website.

Date: September 10, 2019

Program Hours: 9am - 5:30pm

  • Registration and Continental Breakfast begin at 8am

Location: Hilton Bellevue


Noncompete Agreement Legislation Update

Georgie Feeser

House Bill 1450 passed in the Washington Legislature. If signed into law as anticipated, among numerous limitations, the new law would limit when noncompete agreements may be used.

Kim Kamel and Bill Symmes, Employment Law Attorneys at Witherspoon Kelley, have outlined the limitations the new law will place on noncompete agreements. The article can be found in the Journal of Business, April 25, 2019 publication.

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Kim Kamel

Bill Symmes

Bill Symmes

Witherspoon Kelley is Growing

Georgie Feeser

We are pleased to announce we have hired three Associate Attorneys to join our legal team.

Lindsay M. Kornegay

A recent graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of Law, Lindsay’s practice will focus primarily on Business & Corporate and Banking & Finance matters.

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Nathan J. Orlando

A recent graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, Nathan’s practice will focus primarily on Litigation and Healthcare matters.

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Sawyer R. Margett

Most recently a clerk for the Court of Appeals of the State of Alaska, Sawyer’s practice at Witherspoon Kelley will focus on Litigation and Labor & Employment matters.

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BizConnect Mixer

Jake Cornell

Raising Business Capital
Tuesday, October 23; 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Are you an entrepreneur with a great business idea, but needing help and deeper understanding of how to navigate the unfamiliar terrain of raising business capital?

Join us October 23 for networking followed by insight from business attorney, Rick Repp, principal at Witherspoon Kelley. Rick will discuss raising capital from angel, venture capital and private equity investors and what an entrepreneur needs to know about private offerings.

Rick is a business lawyer and principal at the law firm of Witherspoon Kelley, where he practices in the areas of corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, banking and general business transactions.

An active member of the local entrepreneurial community, Rick serves on the boards of directors of the Spokane Angel Alliance and Innovate Cheney, the advisory board of Startup Spokane and is a frequent guest lecturer at Gonzaga University and Ignite Northwest. Rick graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in 1992 and the University of Idaho College of Law in 2001.
Networking and happy hour are from 5:30 - 6:00 pm; followed by Rick's presentation at 6:00 pm.

Space is limited. Reserve your seat by calling 459-4239 or online at
$5 for Spokane Club; $10 for guests

2018 Employment Law Conference

Georgie Feeser

Witherspoon Kelley will be holding it’s annual Employment Law Conference this upcoming October. If you are a human resource professional, or in-house counsel, you won’t want to miss this! The deadline for registration is Monday, October 15th.

Our employment attorneys from Washington and Idaho will discuss recent cases and outcomes for several topics including EPA, NLRB, Employee Medical Records, “Ban the Box” and “White Collar Exemption”. Additional topics include Washington State Paid Family Leave Program and Me Too Movement.

Conference Presenters

Place: CenterPlace Regional Event Center

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Registration & Breakfast: 8:00am - 8:30am

Cost: $60.00

Top Lawyers

Georgie Feeser

Congratulations to the Witherspoon Kelley attorneys that appeared in Spokane + Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine's Top Lawyer section of their August issue.

To learn more about each of the attorneys above, please click on their images.

The Spokane + Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine Top Lawyer article is available online here.