Spokane Professionals



Michael Agostinelli
Mike specializes in managing the transactional demands of diverse financial groups with a special emphasis in commercial real estate transactions, strategic business planning and legal guidance for corporate officers and Board of Directors.
Richard Allen
Patent Attorney - Partner
Richard's practice focuses on domestic and foreign patent prosecution. Additionally, Richard prepares opinions related to invalidity, infringement, patentability, and freedom-to-operate.
Rhett Barney
Attorney - Partner
Rhett's practice includes advising clients on worldwide trademark and copyright protection and enforcement strategies, the selection and clearance of trademarks, and the management of global portfolios.
Kayla Brant
Patent Agent
Kayla's strengths include computer application development experience and a strong background in science and technology. Kayla has over eleven years of experience as a patent agent.
Sam Breeze
Patent Attorney
Sam advises and assists clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues including the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. His expertise in Life Sciences includes biology and biomechanics technologies.
George Brunt
George represents clients in the areas of copyright, trademark, corporate, entertainment and media law.
Melissa "Mel" Coombes
Patent Attorney
Melissa advises and assists clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues including the drafting and prosecution of patent applications
Thomas Cleary
Patent Agent
As a Patent Agent, Thomas drafts responses to office actions, performs prior art searches, creates patent landscape reports, and works with engineers to draft detailed invention disclosures.
Tyson Crane
Patent Attorney - Partner
Tyson’s practice focuses on counseling clients on a variety of aspects of building intellectual property portfolios in the context of each client’s business objectives.
Shaun Cross
General Counsel - Partner
Shaun, a fourth generation native of Eastern Washington, is a proven leader who has practiced corporate law and led various organizations over a 35 year career.
Aaron Cunningham
Patent Attorney
Aaron’s practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, primarily in the electrical and computer engineering fields
Richard Denenny
President - Partner
Richard’s experience includes practicing at a large international law firm, working as CFO/COO and General Counsel at a market-leading software company, and leading all customer-facing aspects of an established, larger network solutions provider
David Divine
Patent Attorney - Partner
As a partner in the firm, David specializes in developing comprehensive intellectual property strategies that give companies a competitive advantage in the marketplace
Sarah Elsden
Sarah's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and trademark and copyright litigation.
Shig Furukawa
Patent Attorney
Shig has over 15 years of IP experience and 13 years of RF engineering experience in receiver designs, radio performance and analysis.
Joshua Grandinetti
Josh advises clients in a variety of corporate and intellectual property areas including entity formation, IP ownership and transactions, trademark and unfair competition law, securities and fundraising, and best practices for web-based services.
Rob Hartman
Patent Attorney - Partner
Rob is a partner in the firm’s Spokane office, where he specializes in developing and managing intellectual property portfolios according to each client’s unique strategies and market positions
Christopher Hogstad
Attorney - Partner
Chris has 20+ years of experience, focusing on corporate, financing, merger and acquisition and commercial matters
Dan Hayes
Patent Attorney - Partner
Dan's expertise include proficiencies in Internet techniques and protocols, network communications, network security, cryptography, data compression, virtual memory techniques, smart cards, operating system components, music sequencing and computer generation of music, electronic circuits, microprocessors and related components
Terry Kelly
Attorney - Partner
Terry Kelly is a well known and respected tax attorney in the northwest with over 25 years of legal experience
Bea Koempel-Thomas
Patent Attorney - Partner
Bea leads Lee & Hayes’ International Practice. She advises and assists clients on a variety of intellectual property issues including drafting patent applications for international prosecution to enhance the business value of assets and managing international patent portfolios
Yanek Kondryszyn
Patent Attorney
Yanek drafts and prosecutes patent applications in a variety of technology spaces including signal processing, networking, cloud/distributed computing, operating systems, video games and gaming systems, business methods, APIs, electromagnetics, e-readers, and mechanical inventions.
Lewis Lee
CEO - Patent Attorney - Partner
Lewis is co-founder and partner of Lee & Hayes specializing in IP counseling, IP portfolio development, and commercialization of IP
Joel Lohrmeyer
Patent Attorney
Joel counsels clients on intellectual property rights and leveraging IP strategies. He is well versed in analyzing patent portfolios, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, performing patentability searches, and writing associated opinions
Christopher Lynch
Patent Attorney - Partner
Christopher Lynch is the practice group leader for the trademark, copyright, and licensing practice groups at Lee & Hayes. Chris has spent his entire legal career working in Intellectual Property Law
Cheryl Milone
Patent Attorney - Partner
Cheryl advises clients on intellectual property (IP) strategies, including IP portfolio development, strategic and competitive analysis of IP assets, and the commercialization of IP.
Susan Moss
Patent Attorney
Susan advises clients on a variety of intellectual property (IP) issues including the drafting and prosecution of patent applications
Brett Nelson
Patent Attorney - Partner
Brett is the chair of the Chemical and Life Sciences Practice Group at Lee & Hayes. He advises clients in a variety of intellectual property (IP) matters, with particular experience in the areas of chemical engineering, microbial engineering, vaccine technology, green technology, and cosmetics
John Nelson
Patent Attorney
John assists clients in the development and management of intellectual property (IP) portfolios. John’s technical expertise includes software, medical devices, building materials, energy-related devices, and chemical compounds
Matthew Perez
Patent Attorney
Matt is an associate with the firm’s patent practice group. He advises clients on an assortment of intellectual property matters including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
George R. Nethercutt, Jr.
Of Counsel
George practiced law in Spokane between 1977 and 1994, specializing in estate planning, probate and adoption law. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, defeating then Speaker of the House, Tom Foley
Nick Somers
Patent Attorney
Nick is an associate in the firm’s Patent Practice Group. His practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications and developing portfolios. Nick is proficient in a wide variety of technologies, including mechanical, electrical, computer, and medical devices.
Dave Thompson
Patent Attorney
Dave draws from years of intellectual property experience to develop strategies that protect client investments in research and development and generate substantial intellectual property value
Geana Van Dessel
Attorney - Partner
Geana has significant experience in all phases of complex commercial litigation; she has tried both bench and jury cases and has represented clients in AAA commercial arbitration. Geana’s litigation experience also includes securities, banking, employment, and consumer protection litigation, both in federal and state court
Eric Vandenburg
Patent Attorney
Eric advises and assists clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues including the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. Eric’s technical experience and knowledge covers power electronics, power system protection, computer software and hardware, and analog circuit design
Dan Wadkins
Attorney - Partner
Dan advises a wide variety of businesses, from startups to well-established companies, in the areas of corporate, securities and financing, trademark and brand protection, domain name transactions, intellectual property licensing, wine and beverage law, and commercial transactions
Bryce Wilcox
Attorney - Partner
With over twenty years of complex commercial litigation experience, Bryce has acted as lead trial counsel in numerous commercial cases throughout the Western United States, both in Federal and State courts
Kai Wimberley
Patent Agent
Kai's field experiences are solid and diverse ranging from difficult access drilling and geotechnical remediation to aerospace liquid-cooled computer manufacturing
Ken Zigler
Ken has a background in computer science and practiced litigation for nearly a decade. He recently passed the patent bar and is pending registration to practice as a patent attorney in the state of Washington.