Kathleen H. Paukert


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Kathleen Paukert practices law in Washington and Idaho and is committed to providing outstanding, compassionate and timely representation to her clients. Kathleen has obtained multi-million dollar results for her clients, and she frequently serves as an arbitrator and mediator.  Her main practice areas include insurance, personal injury, disability and nursing home abuse and neglect. She has been rated as a Top Lawyer by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine yearly since 2008. To learn more about Kathleen, research her at www.AVVO.com, where she received a superb rating and see reviews submitted by clients.

Kathleen is the author of the book, The Fulfilled Lawyer: Create the Practice You Desire published by the American Bar Association.  She consults with lawyers and law firms on improving their practice satisfaction personally and financially.  Kathleen has developed a unique practice model for her firm and conducts seminars on the model.

To hear an interview with Kathleen Paukert about her book The Fulfilled Lawyer click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/6491095


Mediation Certificate, University of Washington School of Law, 2004

J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 1990

B.A., Speech Communication, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1987

State of Washington, 1990

State of Idaho, 1991

U.S. District of Idaho, 1991

U.S. Eastern District of Washington, 1990

American Bar Association
Current Member

Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
Past Member

Spokane County Bar Association
Member and former Trustee

Washington State Bar Association
Current Member

Idaho State Bar Association
Current Member

Go Red For Women
Committee Chairperson 2007-2008

Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane Chapter)
Past Member and Vice President

Inland Northwest Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society

Past Member and Corporate Achiever

Spokane County Young Lawyers
Past Vice President

Washington State Young Lawyers
Past Liaison to state board

Partner at Paukert & Troppmann, PLLC, 2006 – Present


Adjunct Professor at Gonzaga University School of Law, Fall 2018
Litigation Skills and Professionalism Lab

Partner at Paukert & Sherman, PLLC, 2001 – 2006

Partner at Paukert & Watts, 1997 – 2001

Associate / Partner at Morrison & Leveque, 1990 – 1997

Intern at Washington State Attorney General,  1988 – 1990

Program Analyst at the Pentagon, 1988

Expert for Bad Faith Litigation, 2017

Recognized as Super Lawyer, 2019

Rated Top Lawyer, Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine, consistently since 2008

Passing the Torch Award, Washington Women Lawyers, 2017

Superb rating 10.0, Avvo.com

Character and Fitness Board, Washington State Bar Association, 2017

Gubernational Appointment Pharmacy Board, Washington State Governor Locke, 2001


Arbitration Ethics CLE. Speaker, Spokane County Bar Association


Law & Society, Whitworth University

IMPROVE YOUR PRACTICE, IMPROVE YOUR LIFE: Tips on practice management, marketing and work-life balance. Presenting Speaker, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers


Law & Society, Whitworth University

Business of Law, Gongaza University School of Law


Law & Society, Whitworth University

Integrating Work and Life: Law School and Beyond. Panel Speaker, Gonzaga University School of Law

Like Clockwork: Practical Advice for Running an Efficient Law Practice. Speaker, Washington State Association of Justice, Spokane County Round Table


At Arm’s Length: The Competing Roles of the Lawyer, Guardian Ad Litem, and Mediator. Speaker, Spokane County Bar Association

An Evening with Justice Stephens and Judge Peterson, Moderator, Washington State Association of Justice

The Fulfilled Lawyer: Create the Practice you Desire., Guest Speaker, Coeur D’ Alene Chapter of Idaho Women Lawyers

Law Firm Economics, Gonzaga University School of Law

Rules, Robes & Reception, Spokane County Bar Association

Open Forum, Women’s Radio Network

Author Chats , Blog Talk Radio TM

Work Life Balance, Gonzaga University School of Law

Law & Society, Whitworth University


Law & Society, Whitworth University

Practice Management and Practice Satisfaction, Spokane County Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Section

Keynote speaker, Women of Washington State Association of Justice


Elder Law and Personal Injury, 15th Annual Elder Law Seminar


Personal Injury, Street Law


Personal Injury, Street Law


Personal Injury, Street Law


Litigation, Litigation Strategies


Litigation, Winning in Voir Dire

Litigation, Cutting Edge-New Trial Techniques

The Fulfilled Lawyer: Create the Practice you Desire. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association. Spring 2014.

The Road to Independence: 101 Women’s Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 2011