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James M. Kalamon  Partner

Phone: 509-455-6183
Fax: 509-838-0007

james.kalamon@painehamblen.com


Licensed to practice in Washington Idaho

Practice Summary

Defends and counsels employers on all aspects of labor and employment law including NLRB matters, wrongful termination and discrimination litigation, collective bargaining, arbitration, workers’ compensation and other varieties of labor and employment litigation. Frequently conducts seminars and training sessions for employers.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002

Education

  • Gonzaga University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1977
  • Washington State University, B.S., B.A., with distinction, 1970

Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, including Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Gonzaga Law Review
    • Editorial Board
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Activities

  • Inland Automobile Association
    • Board of Directors
  • Spokane Civic Theater
    • Board of Directors
  • Museum of Native American Culture
    • Board of Directors
  • Spokane Neighborhood Accountability Board
  • Eastern Washington Historical Society
    • Board of Directors

Micellaneous

  • U.S. Navy
    • Ensign, Lieutenant (j.g.) and Lieutenant, 1970-1974