Mike Connelly

Adjunct Professor


Biographical Information

Mike Connelly is a partner in the law firm of Etter, McMahon, Lamberson, Van Wert and Oreskovich, P.C., located at 618 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 210, Spokane, Washington 99201.

Mike began practicing law in 1981. His practice covers all aspects of general municipal law, including land use, zoning and development law, governmental operations, public contracts, construction law, public finance and tort defense litigation.

Mike has over 10 years’ experience as the City Attorney for the Cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley and 19 years’ experience in private practice representing municipal organizations.

Mike lectures extensively and provides training on the regulation of land and development, the review and revision of development codes, public record retention and disclosure, and all aspects of governmental operations including compliance with ethics rules and the Open Public Meetings Act.

Mike is also the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys. He can be contacted at (509) 723.3883 or by email.

Teaching Areas:

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Administrative Law