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Kathleen H. Paukert

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Phone: 509-232-7760
Fax: 509-232-7762

522 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 560
Spokane, Washington 99201

Kathleen practices law in both Washington and Idaho. During law school she was an intern for the State’s Attorney General and was also an intern at the Pentagon. She then went to work at Morrison & Leveque from 1990 through 1997.

Kathleen started her own law firm in 1997, which is now known as Paukert & Troppmann, PLLC. Kathleen has represented many people over the years and is committed to providing outstanding representation in a timely manner. Practice areas include insurance, personal injury, wrongful death and nursing home abuse and neglect.

Kathleen has obtained multi-million dollar results for her clients. She frequently serves as an arbitrator and mediator.

To learn more about Kathleen research her at www.AVVO.com where she received a “superb” rating of 10/10.

To hear an interview with Kathleen Paukert about her book The Fulfilled Lawyer click on the link below:

Gonzaga University Alumi Profile: Kathy Paukert, Author & Firm Partner


Mediation Certificate, University of Washington School of Law, 2004

J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 1990

B.A., Speech Communication, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1987

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

State of Washington, 1990
State of Idaho, 1991
U.S. District of Idaho, 1991
U.S. Eastern District of Washington, 1990

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Washington State Trial Lawyers Association

Spokane County Bar Association
Member and former Trustee

Washington State Bar Association

Idaho State Bar Association

Go Red For Women
Committee Chairperson 2007-2008

Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane Chapter)
Past Member and Vice President

Inland Northwest Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society
Past Member and Corporate Achiever

Spokane County Young Lawyers
Past Vice President

Washington State Young Lawyers
Past Liason to state board

Work Experience

Partner at Paukert & Troppmann, PLLC, 2006 - present
Partner at Paukert & Sherman, PLLC, 2001 – 2006
Partner at Paukert & Watts, 1997 – 2001
Associate/Partner at Morrison & Leveque, 1990 – 1997
Intern at Washington State Attorney General, 1988 – 1990
Program Analyst at the Pentagon, 1988


Gubernatorial Appointment Pharmacy Board, Washington State Govenor Locke, 2001

Top Lawyer, Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine, 2008-2014

Speaking Engagements

Integrating Work and Life: Law School and Beyond. Panel Speaker, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2015

Like Clockwork: Practical Advice for Running an Efficient Law Practice. Speaker, Washington State Association of Justice, Spokane County Round Table, 2015

At Arm's Length: The Competing Roles of the Lawyer, Guardian Ad Litem, and Mediator. Speaker, Spokane County Bar Association, 2014.

An Evening with Justice Stephens and Judge Peterson, Moderator, Washington State Association of Justice, 2014

The Fulfilled Lawyer: Create the Practice you Desire., Guest Speaker, Coeur D' Alene Chapter of Idaho Women Lawyers, 2014

Law Firm Economics, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2014

Rules, Robes & Reception, Spokane County Bar Association, 2014

Open Forum, Women's Radio Network, 2014

Author Chats , Blog Talk Radio TM, 2014

Work Life Balance, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2014

Law & Society, Whitworth University, 2014

Law & Society, Whitworth University, 2013

May 2013 Spokane County Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Section.
Topic: Practice Management and Practice Satisfaction

February 2013 Women of Washington State Association of Justice
Keynote speaker

Elder Law and Personal Injury, 15th Annual Elder Law Seminar, 2012

Personal Injury, Street Law, 2009

Personal Injury, Street Law, 2008

Personal Injury, Street Law, 2007

Litigation, Litigation Strategies, 2005

Litigation, Winning in Voir Dire, 2002

Litigation, Cutting Edge-New Trial Techniques, 2002


The Fulfilled Lawyer: Create the Practice you Desire. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association. Spring 2014.

Contributing Author, The Road to Independence: 101 Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 2011. Print.