Judicial Evaluation Panel formed to consider candidates for the Honorable Kathleen O'Connors seat on the Superior Court Bench

The Spokane County Bar Association is pleased to announce, that at the request of Governor Jay Inslee, it has convened a Judicial Evaluation Panel to consider each of the applicants for The Honorable Kathleen O’Connor’s seat on the Spokane County Superior Court bench. Please submit a CONFIDENTIAL copy of your Washington State Judicial application packet to the offices of the Spokane County Association at 1116 West Broadway, Annex 4th Floor, or by email to

Interviews of selected candidates are expected to be conducted by the Judicial Evaluation Panel during the week of January 4, 2016. The Panel’s evaluation results and recommendations will be forward to Governor Inslee’s Office for his consideration.




SCBA Board of Trustees Welcomes

David P. Garnder

The Spokane County Bar Association Board of Trustees welcomes David P. Gardner to the Board to complete Lynn M. Mounsey’s term on the Board.

David Gardner is a principal at the law firm of Winston & Cashatt, P.S. He provides representation for debtors, creditors, trustees, and receivers in all aspects of Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcies and state court insolvency proceedings. Mr. Gardner litigates civil matters in state and federal courts in Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

Mr. Gardner also prosecutes and defends appeals in state and federal courts. David received his Bachelor’s Degree from Western Washington University in 2002 and graduated, cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2007. He joined Winston & Cashatt, P.S. in August of 2007 and became a principal in 2012. He is admitted to Practice in Washington, Idaho and Montana and in the U. S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana and U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. He is a member of
the Washington, Idaho & Montana State Bar Associations, the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of WA and the American Bankruptcy Institute.