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Mary Schultz

Mary Schultz Law, P.S.
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Mary Schultz
Mary Schultz Law, P.S.

Selected Jury Verdicts

$19,480,000 Verdict: December 23,2022, for defamation, false light, reverse race discrimination, outrage and loss of consortium against Spokane County Washington and its Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.

$14,888,525 Verdict: Oral Surgery Negligence:"A Spokane jury ruled Tuesday that a local dentist was negligent in performing a series of aggressive jaw surgeries in 2000 and 2001 - awarding Kimberly Kallestad a total $14,888,525 million in economic and non-economic damages. A gasp went through the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Michael P. Price as he read the jury's figure - $10 million - for non-economic damages, including pain, suffering, disfigurement and "past and future loss of enjoyment of life." Kallestad, 29, whose jaw is fused shut, is permanently disabled and in chronic pain. The former WSU student and Lewis and Clark High School cheerleader and varsity tennis player who dreamed of becoming a lawyer cannot work and is being cared for by her parents.

Document: Jurors' verdict form (PDF)

$897, 190 Verdict: September 30, 2022, for wrongful termination of a physician in violation of public policy and breach of fiduciary duty. September 30, 2022. After ten days of jury trial, a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho jury entered a verdict for $879,190 in favor of Mary Schultz Law client, Coeur d’Alene physician Dr. Thomas Neal, against his former family medicine practice, Ironwood Family Physicians, on claims of wrongful termination and breach of fiduciary duty.

Read the full story here.

Verdict: $525,000 Private Club gender discrimination- Spokane Country Club Goes Broke Fighting Females  October 20, 2015:

Read the full story here.

Professional Recognition

2018- 2000 “Best Lawyers in America” in medical negligence, employment law, white collar criminal defense and nonwhite collar criminal defense.

2018-2012 Best Law Firms in America- U.S. News and World Report.

2018-2001 Superlawyer-Washington Journal of Law and Politics, including Top 50 women honor.

2018-2012 National Trial Lawyers Top 100

2018-2007 Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, New York, NY; speaker introduction, Litigation Counsel of America “Induction of Fellows” seminar, Nov 1-2, Scottsdale AZ.; Washington State Delegates Co Chair . This NYC originated organization seeks to identify and unite currently effective top flight trial lawyers from around the country.

2018-011 Superb rating with

2017-2010 Spokane Washington’s Top Lawyers, Spokane Couer d Alene Living Magazine; 2012 Feature article.

Lawyer of the Year, 2012, Spokane, WA. Labor and Employment Litigation,Best Lawyers in America,.

2013 Acquisition International Awards- Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year – Washington

2010 Spokane’s Top Medical Negligence lawyer, Spokane Couer D Alene Living

Chairperson/Speaker/Lecturer numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars for various professional organizations (see below)

Three time nominee to the Washington Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Governors. Last served term, June 1996.


2006- 2009 Hired by ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) as their “Champion for Change” to assist the company and its 74,000 diverse employees in monitoring and addressing any potential employment discrimination/glass ceiling issues, and in promoting and creating methods for change and continued integration among all employees at all levels.

Professional Admissions:

Northern District of California-U.S.D.C. August 27, 2013

Central District of California – U.S.D.C. December 2012

United States Supreme Court- July 2006

California State Bar–August 2004

United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit – August 1989

United States District Court, Western District of Washington – June 1986

United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit – February 1986

United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington- June 1985

Washington State Bar – July 1984

Washington State Supreme Court – 1984


Multnomah County Superior Court, Portland Oregon, January 2013

United States District Court, District of Minnesota (Minneapolis, March 2007) Francis Sandoval, v ABM Industries, Inc.

United States District Court, Northern District of Florida (July 2000)

Duey v. The Clinton Group, Inc.

United States District Court, Alaska (Dec. 1999 – 2000)

In re: Grand Jury Investigation, represented management employee of British Petroleum Exploration

United States District Court, District of Montana (1988)

Bohlman vs. United States, Criminal Forfeiture Trial

United States District Court – Central District of Utah (1987)

United States vs. Joseph Goot, Federal Criminal Jury Trial

First District Court of Appeals-Northern District of Florida-Tallahassee, Florida(2001)

Alachua County, State of Florida (1998)

Prestige Realty v. The Clinton Group

Idaho State Court of Appeals, State of Idaho

State of Idaho vs. Limberhand, 788 P.2d 857, 117 Id. 456 (1990)

Kootenai County Superior Court, State of Idaho (1989 – 1990)

Kootenai County District Court, State of Idaho (2017, 1989-1990)

Professional memberships

Litigation Counsel of America, Charter Fellow

National Trial Lawyers Association

Spokane County Bar Association

Published decisions

Estate of Michael Dempsey v Spokane Washington Hospital Co LLC, 1 Wash. App.2d 628 (Dec.14, 2017 (medical negligence expert access)

Gregg Becker v Community Health Systems, Inc and Rockwood Clininc PS, Washington State Supreme Court (constructive discharge)

Tsarbopolous v. Tsarbopolous, 176 F.Supp.2d 1045(U.S.D.C. E.D. Washington, November 2001) (Hague Convention)

Ziegler v Ziegler, 28 F. Supp. 2d. 601 (E.D. Wash. 1998) (US Supreme Court VAWA jurisdictional issue- commerce clause argument correct in similar challenge in U.S. v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 598, 120 S.Ct. 1740 (US 2000)

Forbes v ABM Industries (employment discrimination)

Wynn v Earin (HIPPA)

Julie Dailey et ux. vs. North Coast Life Insurance, 129 Wn.2d 572, 919 P.2d 589, 71 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas (BNA) (1996) (Pregnancy leave violation- availability of punitive damages in Washington)

John P. Nollette vs. Larry Christianson, 115 Wn.2d 594, 800 P.2d 359 (1990)

Strange v Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

In re Marriage of Zier, 147 P.3d 624 (Nov. 2006), petition for review filed Dec 21, 2006.

Momb v Ragone, 132 Wash. App. 70, 130 P.3d 406 (Div III, March 14, 2006).

Wynn v Earin, 131 Wash. App.28, 125 P.3d 236, 2005 WL 3498336 (Div III, Dec 2005), Set for Supreme Court hearing February 2007.

In re Marriage of Marzetta, 129 Wa. App. 607, 120 P.3d 75 (Div III, Apr 21, 2005)

Tsarbopolous v. Tsarbopolous, 125 Wa. App. 273 104 P.3d. 692 (Div. III, Aug. 31, 2004.)

Kimpel v. KImpel, 122 Wa.App. 729, 94 P.3d.1022 (Div III, 2004).

Landsdowne v. Ledgerwood, –P.3d–, 2004 WL 422719 (Div III, March 9, 2004)

Stranberg v. Lasz, et ux. Division III, 2003 WL 25314 (Div III, February 6, 2003)

In re Marriage of Hoseth, 115 Wa. App. 563, 63. P.3d. 164 (Div III Feb 2003)

In re Marriage of Griswold, 112 Wa. App 333, 48 P.3d 1018 (Div III, June 2002), Petition for review denied.

In re Marriage of Curtis, 106 Wa. App. 191, 23 P.3d 13 (Div. III, May 2001)

In re Marriage of Combs, 105 Wa. App 168, 19 P.3d 469 (Wa. App Div III, March 2001)

In re Marriage of Curtis, 23 P.3d 12 (Wa. App Div III, May 2001)

Gina Tiberino v. Spokane County, Office of Prosecutor, Cowles Publishing, Spokane Television, Inc., 103 Wn. App 680, 13 P. 3d 1104 (Wa. App Div III, Dec 2000)

Harting v. Barton, 101 Wn. App 954, 6 P.3d 91 (Wa. App Div III, Aug 2000)

Shawn Wright vs. Mead School District No. 354, 87 Wn.App. 624, 944 P.2d 1, 121 Ed. Law Rep. 312, 13 IER Cases 435 (Wa. App. Div III) (1997)

State vs. Crider, 72 Wn.App. 815, 866 P.2d 75 (1994)

State vs. Hoffman, 67 Wn.App. 132, 834 P.2d 39 (July 1992) (amendment published August 1992)

State vs. Shephard, 53 Wn.App. 194, 766 P.2d 457 (1988)

State of Idaho vs. Dale Limberhand, 788 P.2d 857, 117 Id. 456 (1990)

United States vs. Anthony Pitts, 908 F.2d 458 (9th Cir. 1990)

Employment background prior to Mary Schultz Law P.S.

Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney


City of Spokane Prosecutor’s Office, Intern to Assistant Prosecutor



Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, JD, 1984

Tulane University School of Law – International Law Summer Program Abroad,

Thessaloniki, Greece, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Moot Court Competition Team – Jessup Cup International Law

Regional Tournament: Boulder, Colorado, 2nd place team, 2nd place brief, individual oralist, top 10 honors.

National Tournament: Washington, D.C., 6th place

Jessup Cup Moot Court: Student Advisor

Moot Court Council:

Council Management Committee

Jessup Cup Chairperson

Regional Tournament Organizational Committee for National Moot Court

Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity

University of Texas at Austin

B.A. Cum Laude Ampla Et Magna (High Honors): Government

Cumulative GPA 3.36; Major GPA 3.9

Academic Activities:

Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor fraternity

Dean’s List

Case Litigation history, updated through 1998: Available On Request


Listed in Various Registries: Who’s Who, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who of American Executives, Who’s Who of American Professionals, Metropolitan Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women, Honors edition, Metropolitan Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Law, Honors Edition, etc. etc. since 1988.

Travel: Extensive nationally. Internationally includes extended time in Greece, Okinawa, Mexico, the Baja, lesser time in Turkey, Jamaica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, South Korea, Thailand, Spain, Bahamas.

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