Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Law Office of Milton G. Rowland
LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD This award is a special award given for a lifetime of service to the legal community and the public.
Commercial, Business and Trade-Secret disputes.
Real Property, Easements, Boundary disputes.
Personal Injury and Insurance Coverage.
Construction and Contract disputes.
Employment and Labor.
Milton is a longtime trial lawyer and law professor whose practice focuses on civil litigation, including employment discrimination and wrongful termination law, general municipal law, complex litigation, construction, tort and land title cases, landlord-tenant cases, and dispute resolution and litigation for cities, counties and special purpose districts. Milton was litigation counsel for the City of Spokane from 1993-2007, and in that capacity handled many administrative and litigation matters, including employment, personal injury, malpractice and civil rights litigation.
Milton graduated in 1985 summa cum laude from Gonzaga, and began his teaching career there in 1987. He has taught hundreds of law students, not only at Gonzaga, but also at the University of Denver College of Law and the University of Idaho. Gonzaga students selected Professor Milton Rowland as the “Adjunct Professor of the Year” for so many years in a row that the award was finally named after him. He has written chapters for two books on torts and trial practice and presented CLE courses for the Yakima County Bar Association, the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and many other bar groups.
The Best Lawyers in America© Municipal Law, 2012-2019
Washington Super Lawyers list, 2015-2018
Washington State Bar Association, Lifetime Service Award, 2018
Partners in Justice Award, Lutheran Social Services, Spokane, WA 2009
Spokane Top Lawyers, Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Living magazine, 2008-2011, 2015
J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law (summa cum laude), 1985
B.A., University of Detroit-Mercy (cum laude), 1975
Foster Pepper PLLC, Of Counsel, 2007-2019
University of Idaho College of Law, Adjunct and Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999-2008
Gonzaga University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1987-Present
City of Spokane, Chief of litigation section, civil litigation, 1993-2007
University of Denver College of Law, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1989-1990
Paine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brooke & Miller, Associate, 1982-1993
APPELLATE COUNSEL IN CITY OF SPOKANE V. COUNTY OF SPOKANE
158 Wn.2d 661 (2007), Harden v. City of Spokane, 135 Wn.App. 742 (2006), City of Spokane v. World Wide Video of Washington, Inc., 379 Fed.Appx. 650 (9th Cir. 2010), and scores of other cases.
TRIAL AND APPELLATE COUNSEL IN CHINN V. CITY OF SPOKANE
429 Fed.Appx. 673 (9th Cir. 2011), Shanks v. Dressel, 540 F.3d 1082 (9th Cir. 2008), Harden v. City of Spokane, 135 Wn.App. 742, 145 P.3d 1244 (2206), and scores of additional cases.
TRIAL COUNSEL IN KELLER V. CITY OF SPOKANE
Spokane County Superior Court (traffic safety engineer malpractice; five week jury trial resulting in finding of no liability); Rongey v. City of Spokane, Spokane County Superior Court trial on employment discrimination claim; jury trial resulted in defense verdict; and dozens of other cases.
Fax: (509) 252-5094