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Practice Summary

Spokane lawyer.
Estate planning and probate. 
Corporate & commercial matters for small, closely held businesses, including family farms and ranches.

Areas Of Law Emphasized

To help clients arrange their affairs so that they may focus on their own work and families with the least amount of legal worries, confident that what they are working so hard to build will not be lost or taken.

Services that may be provided include:

  • Estate planning
    • Wills
    • Living trusts
    • Testamentary trusts
    • Powers of attorney
    • Healthcare directives
    • Living wills
    • Community property agreements
  • Retirement planning
  • Probates
  • Generation transitions
  • "C" Corporations
  • "S" Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
  • Commercial transactions
    • Leases
    • Sales
    • Contracts

About Dan J. Cadagan III

Dan J. Cadagan III is a native of Spokane, Wash.  His law practice emphasizes small businesses and estate planning, with related corporate, commercial, real estate and probate matters.  Most of his clients are family farms and ranches, although his largest single client is a multi-million dollar software company.

He started slopping hogs and cleaning chicken coops at the age of eleven, and got through college and graduate school working for a wheat-pea-barley outfit near Walla Walla, Wash.

Dan has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Washington (1971), a Master's degree in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University (1974) and his law degree is from Gonzaga University School of Law (1986).  Admitted to bar, 1986, Washington, U.S. District (E. WA), U.S. Claims.  Member:  Spokane County, Washington State and American Bar Associations. [Lieutenant, USNR., 1971-1983, Vietnam combat veteran].

In addition to doing the legal work for several non-profit organizations, he has also sat on a number of local non-profit boards, including Planned Parenthood, Family-a-Fair, Spokane Downtown Rotary, and the Inland Northwest Land Trust.  Dan was chairman of the Spokane Downtown Rotary Club's construction of the Rotary Riverfront Fountain in downtown Spokane's Riverfront Park.

Current Position

1997 – Present: Attorney, Solo Practice; Spokane, Washington

Previous Legal Positions

1996 – 1997: LineSoft Corporation; CEO / In-House Counsel; Spokane, Washington

1995 – 1996: Lukins & Annis, P.S.; Senior Associate; Spokane, Washington

1984 -1995: Underwood, Campbell, Brock & Cerutti, P.S.; Intern, Associate, Partner; Spokane, Davenport, Sprague, St. John, Wilbur, Ritzville, Washington.

Admitted To Practice

Washington State, 1986; U.S. District Court (Eastern WA), 1987; U.S. Claims Court, 1986.

Professional Memberships

American Bar; Washington State Bar, and Spokane County Bar Associations

Areas of Law Emphasized

Agricultural and Commercial Closely Held Businesses; Estate Planning & Probate


Juris Doctorate: 1986, Gonzaga University School of Law.

Master of Arts: 1974, Agricultural Economics, Washington State University.

Bachelor of Arts: 1971, Economics, University of Washington.


Environmental Impact Statement, Economic Development Impact of An Expanded Wine Grape Industry in Washington, (with others) Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 1974.

Supply Response in the U.S. Concord Grape Industry, 1974.


505 W. Riverside Ave.
Suite 500
Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 744-3440
Fax: (509) 252-5002

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