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Brian M. Werst

Fax +1.509.456.0146
Brian Werst is a partner in the Spokane office of K&L Gates.  His practice emphasizes general municipal law, public finance, real estate, labor and employment, transactional law and litigation. 

Professional Background

Brian served as a law clerk for Judge Dennis J. Sweeney of the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III.


  • Washington Law and Politics Magazine, "Rising Star," 2005

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Gonzaga Law Review, 1996-2000
  • Downtown Spokane Exchange Club, 2001-2006
  • Project Access Sustainability Committee, 2006-2007
  • Board Member, Community Health Association of Spokane, 2003-2009
  • Board President, Community Health Association of Spokane, 2006-2007
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
Mr. Werst represents a wide array of clients in the public sector, including counties, cities and towns, transit authorities, public utility districts, water districts, school districts, library districts, public hospital districts, and conservation districts.  He also represents nonprofit and for-profit entities and individuals in transactional, real estate, healthcare and affordable housing matters.