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Lucinda S. Whaley

Lucinda S. Whaley

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Cindy Whaley’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including product liability, antitrust, franchise, unfair trade practices, as well as employment law.  She provides compliance advice to both businesses and non-profit organizations in these areas.

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  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1977
  • University of Oregon, B.S. Political Science, 1971

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Cindy joined Winston & Cashatt in 1977 and became a principal in 1982.  Prior to law school, she worked in Washington, D.C., on the congressional staff of U.S. Representative William S. Mailliard.  She moved to Spokane and was employed on the EXPO ’74 environmental symposium staff.  Since becoming an attorney, Cindy has been active in various state, local and federal bar activities and has been a frequent lecturer on antitrust, civil procedure, and employment issues. She has taught Antitrust Law at Gonzaga Law School.

Cindy has been accorded the highest lawyer rating of “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Member, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, 2009-Present. Chair, 2014
  • Lawyer Delegate, 9th Circuit Judicial Conference, 1994-1996
  • President, Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington, 1996
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1994-1997, 2000-2003
  • Executive Committee, Antitrust Section, Washington State Bar Association 1983-1986, 1993-1995
  • Washington State Bar Association, Special District Counsel, 1994-1996
  • Member, Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee, 9th Circuit Judicial Conference, 1995
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1998-2004
  • Washington State Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 1999-2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Antitrust Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, 1993
  • Leadership Spokane, 1985
  • Trustee, Spokane County Bar Association 1982-1986
  • Member, Client Security Fund

Professional Memberships

  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington

Reported Decisions

  • Hasbrouck v. Texaco, Inc., 496 U.S. 543 (1990)