AndrewBiviano

abiviano@pt-law.com  Download VCard

Phone: 509-232-7760
Fax: 509-232-7762
522 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 560
Spokane, Washington 99201

 

Andrew focuses on representing individuals who are not being treated fairly, especially those who have no voice in our society.

He began his career as a mental health professional, helping struggling people find health, respect, and dignity. He left this field and become a lawyer to help more people fight against the systemic challenges faced by the people most in need of help.

Andrew served for more than five years as an Assistant United States Attorney, representing the public in a wide array of civil and criminal matters. He continues to use this knowledge and experience to strive for fairness and justice. He helps people fight against discrimination, protect their civil rights, recover money that has been wrongly taken from them, and hold accountable those that profit from scamming and mistreating others. His main areas of practice are employment discrimination, wrongful death, consumer protection, personal injury, and violations of civil rights by government. He was recently part of a plaintiff’s litigation team that recovered damages for victims of the Taylor Bridge wildfire, which resulted in a settlement of nearly $60 million.

 

J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 2006

Summa Cum Laude
President’s Award for graduating as the top student in his class.

B.A., Yale University , 1997

Andrew has served as lead or sole counsel in appellate courts a dozen cases, several of which have led to published decisions on important public policy. These include:

Washington State Court of Appeals
Gorden v. Lloyd Ward & Assocs ., 180 Wn. App. 552 (Wash. Ct. App. 2014). This case helps protect consumers from violations of the Consumer Protection Act, and invalidated a mandatory arbitration clause when it violated attorney ethical obligations.

Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
Wapato Heritage, L.C.C. v. United States , 637 F.3d 1033 (9th Cir. 2011) (Concerning contract law and land held in trust for tribal members)

Donchev v. Mukasey , 553 F.3d 1206 (9th Cir. 2009) (concerning applications for asylum based on association with persecuted minority groups)

Lawrence v. Dept. of Interior , 525 F.3d 916 (9th Cir. 2008) (concerning Indian preference in federal employment)

Andrew has also contributed to the community as a board member for his children’s school, and as a community volunteer. He serves as a lecturer and guest teacher in law schools, high schools, and continuing education seminars, and participates in a number of social justice organizations.