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H. Douglas Spruance III
421 West Riverside Ave. Suite 1400
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: (509) 838-6800 ext 110
Fax: (509) 744-3436
Email: doug.spruance@me.com
PRACTICE AREAS:
Sexual Abuse
Professional Negligence
Personal Injury
Nursing Home Litigation
Medical Device Litigation
Insurance
Govenment Liability
Entertainment Law
Employment Law
Defective Products
Arbitration and Mediation


EDUCATION:

The Catholic University of America,Columbus School of Law,  (Juris Doctorate, 1974);
University of Southern California (M.F.A. Film Production, 1982).

Miami University at Oxford, Ohio (B.A. in American Studies, 1971), (varsity soccer, Sigma Nu Fraternity);

BAR ADMISSIONS:

1993, Washington--U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington

1976, California--U.S. District Courts, Southern, Northern and Central Districts of Calif.

1974, Pennsylvania--U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania 


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Pennsylvania, California and Washington State Bar Associations
Eagle Member, Board of Governors, WSAJ (formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association) (Board of Governors 1999-2004 and 2011--present)
American Association of Justice (formerly ATLA)
Federal Bar Association of Eastern Washington
American Inns of Court

CLIENTS/EXPERIENCE:
Catastrophically injured/sexually abused, elder abused clients in complex civil litigation
National Paint and Coatings Assn, Washington, D. C.

Dino DeLaurentiis Corp.
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Pro-bono clients such as environmental land use client Moran Prairie Neighborhood Association vs. Spokane County, prevailing through WA Supreme Ct. cert. denial;
Current volunteer Board Member, Foundation for WA State Courts; Regular presenter/speaker to legal education seminars of WA St. Bar Association, WA St. Trial Lawyers Association and other.  Heal the Bay, Los Angeles, CA

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Current volunteer Board of Governors Member, Foundation for WA St. Courts
Incorporator and co-founder, environmental non-profit, Heal the Bay, L.A., CA
Member, Implementation Committee, WA St. Jury Commission re WA jury instructions, Ct. Rules re jurors and juror legislation (2000)
Co-founder, environmental organization, Save the Ballona Wetlands, L.A., CA
Incorporator and co-founder, non-profit Cup of Cool Water for street youth, Spokane, WA
Served three two year terms on vestry, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Spokane, WA
Current member, Board of Directors, Episcopal Diocese Properties
Contributor booster clubs, Freeman School and Lewis & Clark High School, Spokane, WA.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE:

Lifelong road bicycle racer/rider.  Former triathlete and member of Washington State Biathlon team; member of Episcopal Church; target shooter at Spokane Rifle Club; supporter and volunteer, environmental causes and projects.

LANGUAGES:
Spanish

LEGAL ASSISTANT
Carol Brown
Email: carol@spruancelaw.com