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422 W Riverside Ave, Suite 1100
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. 

Shelley N. Ripley

Shelley Ripley, Spokane Attorney

Spokane, WA
Phone: 509.624.5265

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Primary Practice: Banking & Finance, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Mergers & AcquisitionsTax


  • J.D., Gonzaga University, 1998, cum laude

  • B.A., Eastern Washington University, 1993

Shelley Ripley practices in the areas of banking, real estate, business and corporate and creditors’ and insolvency issues.  Shelley has considerable experience in advising commercial and corporate clients, including financial institutions, on regulatory and compliance issues.  She also has vast experience in asset and stock acquisitions, commercial loan documentation and workouts, commercial leasing, landlord tenant disputes, and represents creditors in all aspects of collection, including bankruptcy, real estate foreclosures and receiverships.

  • Licensed to practice in Washington

  • Joined Witherspoon Kelley in 1997


  • Certified Public Accountant licensed in Washington State

  • Spokane Community College, Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Transactions II

Representative Work

  • Lead attorney representing bankruptcy trustee in $138 million Ponzi scheme, 2011-present

  • Successfully consolidated non-debtor entities in Bankruptcy Court, In Re LLS America, LLC, 2011

  • Successfully pursued Ponzi scheme and insolvency finding, In Re LLS America, LLC, 2013

  • Awarded over $22 million against Ponzi scheme investors

  • Stock purchase of a west-side manufacturing company, 2014

  • Local financing transaction in excess of $100 million, 2008

  • Reverse merger of an international manufacturing company, $9 million, 2008

  • Stock purchase of an international manufacturing company, $9 million, 2007

  • Restraint of a $3.8 million commercial non-judicial foreclosure, 2007

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Eastern Washington University Foundation Board, Audit Committee

  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance

  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington

  • United States Court of Federal Claims

  • Washington Women Lawyers, former Spokane County Chapter State Representative

  • Susan G Komen Eastern Washington Affiliate, Past President

  • Inland Northwest Council, Boy Scouts of America, Board Member