Meet The Team

Providing a modern and pragmatic approach to solving the legal, business and practical problems inherent with all types of family units using advocacy and negotiation with the goal of helping create the best possible future for our clients.

Paul B. Mack
Family Law & Selective Personal Injury
Joseph W. Brown
Family Law & Appeals
Jamey M. Minnihan
Family Law
Joanna L. Puryear
Family Law
Carolynn R. Imes
Licensed Legal Intern
Melissa A. Donahue
Legal Assistant
Michelle K. Nay
Office Manager
April M. Dinwoodie
Paralegal
Deziree M. Phinney
Legal Assistant
Paul B. Mack

A graduate of the Phillips Exeter Academy, Skidmore College and the Gonzaga School of Law, Paul has been in private practice with his own firm since 1994. Prior to that he was a long serving trial lawyer as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Spokane County where he tried cases from misdemeanors to 1st degree murder.

A member and former president of the Spokane County Bar Association, Paul has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics magazine and a “Top Lawyer” as chosen by his peers in Spokane Magazine. He has served and chaired the boards of both Columbia Legal Services and the Legal Foundation of Washington. He was awarded the “Local Hero Award” by the Washington State Bar Association and is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Smithmoore P. Myers Professionalism Award.


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Joseph W. Brown

Originally from Brier, Washington, Joe attended the University of Washington in Seattle where he graduated with his B.A. in Political Science. He moved to Spokane to attend law school at Gonzaga University where he graduated summa cum laude. 

During law school, Joe both externed and worked in the Commissioner’s Office at Division III of the Washington State Court of Appeals. After graduating from law school, Joe moved to Olympia to work for Justice Mary Fairhurst of the Washington State Supreme Court. After a brief stint with the Office of the King County Prosecuting Attorney, Joe returned to Spokane to work for Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.  Joe joined the office shortly after his term ended at the district court.

In addition to his work at the firm, Joe has coached the National Moot Court team at Gonzaga University School of Law for several years. 


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Jamey M. Minnihan

Jamey is a persistent litigator focusing her career on family law matters, including custody, divorce, support, parenting, dependency, and appeals. Jamey brings a unique perspective to family law issues. Her philosophy is to provide her clients with not only excellent representation, but also with the needed skills to successfully move forward with their lives. Jamey’s clients range from the simplest of mediations to the most complex matters involving high assets and high conflict. Jamey is sensitive to her client’s issues while dedicated to aggressively advocating for their interests.

Jamey graduated from Eastern Washington, with a Bachelor’s degree in English, cum laude, and a Master’s degree in Education, summa cum laude. Jamey graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law with a juris doctorate degree, magna cum laude. In law school, Jamey served as Managing Editor for the Gonzaga Law Review and as a member of the Moot Court Honors Council.

Jamey’s experience includes work as an Assistant Attorney General with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Spokane County Prosecutor, and private civil and family litigation. She is admitted to practice in Washington and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.


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Joanna L. Puryear

An Eastern Washington native, Joanna attended Washington State University where she graduated with her B.A. in Political Science. After relocating to Spokane, Joanna spent six years working for a Spokane family law firm while completing the Washington State Bar Association’s APR6 Program. Her practice focuses on family law, estate planning and some probate.

Joanna is active in the Spokane legal community, serving as a Trustee for the Spokane Young Lawyers Division. She also serves on the HOBY WA corporate board, a nonprofit organization that offers leadership development programs to high school students throughout the state.


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Carolynn R. Imes

Carolynn, born and raised in Spokane, graduated with honors from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She began her career as a legal assistant, working at the Law Office of Paul B. Mack and other family law focused firms as she put herself through college. With over 10 years of experience assisting in complex family law matters and a genuine affinity for the nature of the work, Carolynn decided to enhance her abilities by becoming an attorney. In September 2016 she enrolled in the Washington State Bar Association Rule 6 Law Clerk program under the mentorship of Paul B. Mack and will sit for the July 2021 bar examination.

An alternative to a traditional law school education, the Law Clerk Program is an independent study program under the guidance of a practicing attorney, providing an additional emphasis on the practical matters of client representation. Now in her final year of the program, Carolynn is a Licensed Legal Intern managing cases under the supervision of Paul B. Mack and working closely with attorneys to execute representation.


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An Update Regarding
Covid-19
In response to federal, state and local guidelines, the people of The Law Office of Paul B Mack, PLLC will be working remotely whenever possible. We are augmenting remote work with in person meetings whenever possible using video-conferencing and, of course, telephone calls in addition to all other electronic forms of communication. Using careful advanced planning we will continue to deliver timely and excellent legal services. If you would like to schedule a consultation you may call our office or email us using the "Contact Us" tab to schedule a video conferencing consultation.
These are the
Areas of Practice
in which we excell
Divorce / Marital Dissolution
Child Custody
Business Valuations in Dissolutions
Child Support & Spousal Maintenance
Post-Decree Enforcement
Post-Decree Modification
Relocation of Parent
Professional Practice
Non-Parental Custody
Mediation
Property Rights of Unmarried Couples
Pre & Post-Nuptial Agreement Analysis
Appeals
Selective Personal Injury
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We are located on the 3rd floor of the GESA Credit Union Building in Downtown Spokane at 618 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 300, Spokane, WA 99201.  

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