Carl E. Hueber

Carl E. Hueber
Lawyer
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Cheryl Hansen

 


Carl’s practice is focused on civil trial work, criminal defense and appeals. He has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is licensed in Washington and Idaho.

Background
Carl joined Winston & Cashatt in 1986. After graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law, Carl was a judicial law clerk to Judge Ben McInturff at the Washington State Court of Appeals. He was also a trial lawyer with the Spokane County Public Defender’s Office. He has taught business law, criminal procedure, and legal writing at Gonzaga University and Gonzaga School of Law. He is a frequent seminar speaker.

Areas of Emphasis

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1981
  • Gonzaga University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1974

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Idaho Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Idaho

Construction Litigation
Carl represents contractors, owners, architects and engineers in all phases of construction litigation.

Commercial Litigation
Carl represents clients in cases involving breach of contract, business disputes, negligence, employment issues, consumer issues, land use issues, and class actions.

Criminal Defense
Carl joins Kevin Curtis, Greg Devlin and Collette Leland to form Spokane’s most experienced and respected criminal defense team. He handles cases in federal and state court with extensive experience in white collar cases and criminal appeals.

Government/Elected Official Representation
Carl has represented elected officials in relation to a number of unique issues, including proper recusal, court jurisdiction, as well as defending government entities.

Appeals
Carl handles appeals in state and federal courts. He has argued many cases before the Washington Supreme Court and regularly appears before the Washington State Court of Appeals. Carl was the Chair of the Appellate Liaison Committee of the Spokane County Bar Association from 1987 to 1999. He is a member of the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • President, Spokane County Bar Association, 2000-2001
  • Smithmore P. Meyers Professionalism Award – 2007
  • Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1997-1998
  • Washington Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Gonzaga University and Gonzaga School of Law, 1984-2009
  • Consultant, Office of Public Defense, 2001-2010
  • Bar Examiner, Washington State Bar Association, 1988-1997
  • Special Prosecuting Attorney for Spokane County,  1992-1998/2004-2013
  • Special Counsel – City of Spokane, 2012-2015
  • Special Prosecuting Attorney for Pend Oreille County, 2001-2002
  • Judge Pro Tem, Spokane County District Court, 1990-2004
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of Washington
  • Arbitrator, Spokane County Mandatory Arbitration Program, 1992-1996
  • Hearing Officer, Spokane School District #81, 2001-2013

Appellate Decisions

  • Hvolboll v. Wolff Company, WL 1573274 (2015)
  • Gray v. Suttell & Associates, 2014 WL 4251153, 334 P.3d 14 (Washington Supreme Court (2014)
  • State v. Gonzalez, 2014 WL 3940619 (2014)
  • Rushing v. Franklin Hills, 179 Wn.App. 1018, 2014 WL 346540 (2014)
  • Worden v. Smith, 178 Wn.App. 309, 314 P.3d 1125 (2013)
  • In re Estate of Givens, 175 Wn.App. 1072, 2013 WL 4069468 (2013)
  • Estate of Levy v. City of Spokane, 534 Fed. Appx. 595 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • State v. Hawkins, 175 Wn.App. 1046, 2013 WL 3777099 (2013)
  • Cannon v. Spokane Merchants Ass’n., 502 Fed. Appx. 683 (9th Cir. 2012)
  • Walters v. YWCA, 172 Wn.App. 1032, 2012 WL 6603082 (2012)
  • Marry v. Eling, 168 Wn.App. 1025, 2012 WL 1952633 (2012)
  • State v. Hawkins, 157 Wn.App. 739, 238 P.3d 1226 (2010)
  • State v. Boston, 152 Wn.App. 1054, 2009 WL 3465774 (2009)
  • State v. Garcia, 150 Wn.App. 1056, 2009 WL 1830800 (2009)
  • Stephens v. City of Spokane, 312 Fed. Appx. 66 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • City of Tacoma v. East Columbia Irrigation District, 145 Wn.App. 1039, 2008 WL 2655658 (2008)
  • State v. Jordin, 144 Wn.App. 1052, 2008, WL 2333102 (2008)
  • Magnuson v. Magnuson, 141 Wn.App. 347, 170 P.3d 65 (2007)
  • State v. Kynaston, 134 Wn.App. 1005, 134 WL 2025016 (2006)
  • City of Spokane v. County of Spokane, 158 Wn.2d 661, 146 P.3d 893 (2006)
  • State v. Merrick, 130 Wn.App. 1026, 2005 WL 3048027 (2005)
  • State v. Crabtree, 125 Wn.App. 1031, 2005 WL 225393 (2005)
  • State v. Trout, 125 Wn.App. 403, 2005 WL 147717 (2005)
  • Construction Enterprises Contractors, Inc. v. Orting School Dist. No. 344, 121 Wn.App. 1012, 2004 WL 837912 (2004)
  • Spokane County v. Specialty Auto and Truck Painting, 118 Wn.App. 1016, 2003 WL 21967269 (2003)
  • Mike M. Johnson, Inc. v. County of Spokane, 150 Wn.2d 375, 78 P.3d 161 (2003)
  • State v. Swiger, 101 Wn.App. 1014, 2000 WL 777889 (2002)
  • State v. Stearns, 113 Wn.App. 1021, 2002 WL 1902896 (2002)
  • Mike M. Johnson, Inc. v. County of Spokane, 111 Wn.App. 1051 (2002)
  • State v. Lopez, 147 Wn.2d 515, 55 P.3d 609 (2002)
  • State v. Lopez, 107 Wn.App. 270, 27 P.3d 237 (2001)
  • Aztech Electric, Inc. v. Oregon Machine Erectors, Inc., 106 Wn.App. 1007, 2001 WL 470052 (2001)
  • D.A. Zuluaga Construction v. Spokane Airports Board, 102 Wn.App. 1026, 2000 WL 1269667 (2000)
  • State v. Griswold, 98 Wn.App. 817, 991 P.2d 657 (2000)
  • McCann v. Orth, 95 Wn.App. 1040, 1999 WL 294819 (1999)
  • State v. Delu, 94 Wn.App. 1015, 1999 WL 96004 (1999)
  • Vukich v. Anderson, 97 Wn.App. 684, 985 P.2d 952 (1999)
  • State v. Epler, 93 Wn.App. 520, 969 P.2d 498 (1999)
  • Gamache v. Groenig, 87 Wn.App. 1109, 1997 WL 661324 (1997)
  • Hobart Machined Products, Inc. v. Saeilo Machinery Washington, Inc., 86 Wn.App. 1114, 1997 WL 428336 (1997)
  • Washington Equipment Mfg. Co., Inc. v. Concrete Placing Co., Inc., 85 Wn.App. 240, 931 P.2d 170 (1997)
  • State v. Thorn, 129 Wn.2d 347, 917 P.2d 108 (1996)
  • State v. Marler, 80 Wn.App. 765, 911 P.2d 420 (1996)
  • State v. McNichols, 128 Wn.2d 242, 906 P.2d 329 (1995)
  • J&J Drilling, Inc. v. Miller, 78 Wn.App. 683, 898 P.2d 364 (1995)
  • R.A. Hanson Co., Inc. v. Magnuson, 79 Wn.App. 497, 903 P.2d 496 (1995)
  • Westerman v. Cary, 125 Wn.2d 277, 892 P.2d 1067 (1994)
  • Matter of Ness, 70 Wn.App. 817, 855 P.2d 1191 (1993)
  • Hess v. North Pacific Ins. Co., 122 Wn.2d 180, 859 P.2d 586 (1993)
  • State v. Pike, 118 Wn.2d 585, 826 P.2d 152 (1992)
  • State v. Pike, 60 Wn.App. 738, 807 P.2d 368 (1991)
  • Warren, Little & Lund, Inc. v. Max J. Kuney Co., 115 Wn.2d 211, 796 P.2d 1263 (1990)
  • Keller Supply Co., Inc. v. Lydig Construction Co., Inc., 57 Wn.App. 594, 789 P.2d 788 (1990)
  • Warren Little & Lund, Inc. v. Max J. Kuney Co., 56 Wn.App. 74, 782 P.2d 222 (1989)
  • State v. Pockert, 53 Wn.App. 491, 768 P.2d 504 (1989)
  • U.S. v. Carniero, 861 F.2d 1171 (9th Cir. 1988)
  • Bechtel Civil and Minerals, Inc. v. South Columbia Basin Irrigation Dist., 51 Wn.App. 143, 752 P.2d 395 (1988)
  • State v. Pascal, 108 Wn.2d 125, 736 P.2d 1065 (1987)
  • State v. Pockert, 49 Wn.App. 859, 746 P.2d 839 (1987)
  • State v. Chain, 45 Wn.App. 466, 725 P.2d 1383 (1986)
  • State v. Zwicker, 105 Wn.2d 228, 713 P.2d 1101 (1986)
  • State v. Chain, 45 Wn.App. 466, 725 P.2d 1383 (1986)