Richard L. Mount

A fresh approach with creative, innovative ideas and a tenacious attention to service.

Licensed to practice in Washington

Practice Summary

Rick Mount is an experienced advocate with expertise in various civil, criminal, and regulatory areas of the law. Having successfully represented both unions and employers in labor disputes and in employment discrimination / wrongful termination cases, Rick brings a unique experience to labor and employment law. Over the past 37 years, he has represented a diverse clientele in the areas of family law, unemployment law, personal injury litigation, criminal law defense, insurance defense, banking litigation and adversarial proceedings in Bankruptcy Court and the Federal District Court.
Rick is a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Spokane County and currently serves as the City Prosecutor for the City of Airway Heights, handling criminal matters in the Airway Heights Municipal Court and all appeals therefrom. He also practiced in the area of Guardianship Law representing two large hospitals in the Spokane area. Handling guardianship for incompetent individuals that are in need of medical services both in and out of the hospital. Rick has handled these matters from the initial petition for guardianship and appointment of guardian ad litem to trial if necessary.

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington
  • Cheney Public Schools, Board Member, 1996-2015
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Member


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1983

Community Involvement

  • Spokane County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2021-2022
  • Washington Initiative for Diversity, Board Member, 2019-Present
  • West Plains Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2003-2007; 2016-2022
  • Cheney Depot Society, Board Member, 2016-Present
  • Eastern Washington University Foundation, Board Member, 2016-Present
  • Cheney Planning Commission, Board Member, 2016-Present
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Washington

Significant Representation

  • Rowe v. Vaagen Brothers Lumber, Inc. 100 Wn. App. 268, Eash. App. (Division III) [Employment]
  • 137 million dollar Ponzi scheme trial beginning April 07, 2014


  • Smithmoore P. Myers Professionalism Award Recipient, 2019
  • West Plains Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award, 2021
  • Author and presenter for legal seminars