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Kevin J. Curtis


Kevin’s practice focuses primarily in criminal defense, complex civil litigation, and professional negligence. 

Awards/Honors: Kevin has been named one of Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Washington State by the National Trial Lawyers. He is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell, has been consistently named a SuperLawyer™ by Washington Law & Politics Magazine and one of Spokane’s Top Lawyers by Spokane/Coeur D’Alene Magazine. Kevin has consistently received AVVO’s top rating.

Criminal Practice: Kevin’s 34 years of criminal defense experience includes some of Spokane’s highest profile cases, including the successful defenses of Joseph Andrews in a double homicide death penalty case; Wallace Jones, Spokane’s first “mercy killing” case; the Valley View fire; the 8 Trey Crips indictments; WSU professor assault and many others. Kevin is the former President of both the Washington Defenders Association and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Civil Practice: Kevin has represented clients, including Fortune 500 companies in broad areas of commercial and business litigation, professional negligence and discipline, and class action lawsuits. He has obtained jury verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars on plaintiff cases and has obtained defense verdicts in multimillion dollar lawsuits.

Background: A firm principal since 1997, Kevin joined Winston & Cashatt in 1996. Prior to this he was at Spokane County where he was a Senior Attorney.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Washington Defender Association - former President and current Board Member
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys - former President
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Spokane County Bar Association

Reported Decisions

  • Micro Enhancement Int'l. v. Coopers & Lybrand, 110 Wn. App. 412, 40 P.3d 1206 (2002)
  • Johnson v. Camp Automotive, Inc., 199 P.3d 491 (Wash. App. Div. 3 Jan 08, 2009)

Unpublished Decisions

  • Sager v. County of Spokane, 2005 WL 429521 (Wash. App. Div. 3 Feb 24, 2005)



Kevin J. Curtis

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Areas of Emphasis


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Loyola Marymount University, B.A., 1978

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Washington, 1981
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1982
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 2004