Lee & Hayes’ Litigation Practice Group supports clients in federal, state, appellate, regulatory, and administrative matters related to complex commercial and intellectual property litigation.

Lee & Hayes’ team is comprised of experienced litigators and subject matter experts, making representation more stream-lined, cost-effective, and responsive to business objectives. Our litigation attorneys encourage clients to consider alternative methods to resolve disputes, including negotiation, arbitration or settlement, recognizing the expense and resources expended during the litigation process.

Complex Commercial Litigation

Our attorneys handle all types of intellectual property litigation, as well as complex commercial litigation involving contracts and leases, franchise disputes, environmental issues, insurance coverage disputes, employment, real estate, construction, and banking related issues.  In addition, our attorneys have robust experience in electronic discovery, which is a paramount skill in all types of litigation.  

Patent Litigation

The nationally-recognized litigators in our patent litigation group combine decades of first-chair trial experience for some of the world’s leading companies with creative, flexible approaches that make sense for clients, both large and small.  Equally comfortable in Federal courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), or before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), our in-house and industry experience help us understand the relationship between legal outcomes and business outcomes.  We partner with our clients to win on both fronts.   

Other Intellectual Property Litigation

Beyond patent litigation, our seasoned litigators are experts in all varieties of intellectual property litigation, including copyright infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, trademark dilution, trade secrets, false advertising, licensing, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), unfair competition, and anti-counterfeiting customs litigation.


  • Recipient of the U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” as a Spokane Tier 1 Firm for Commercial Litigation

  • Recipient of the U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Recipient of the U.S. News & World Report– Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar & White Collar