The Burke Law Group, PLLC
Old City Hall Building
221 N. Wall St., Suite 624
Spokane, WA 99201

Main Office: (509) 466-7770
Collaborative Law: (509) 999-6747

Attorneys & Staff

Kelly Padgham

Former Principal / Member of the Firm; Kelly passed away on September 20, 2015

IN MEMORIAM

KELLY W. PADGHAM

02/15/1977 – 09/20/2015

Kelly W. Padgham passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at home surrounded by her devoted family. Kelly was born on February 15, 1977 in Portland, Oregon. She grew up in Portland and the Seattle area. Kelly graduated from Forest Ridge High School in Bellevue, earned her bachelors degree from Whitworth University and her Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University.

After passing the bar in 2003, Kelly went on to serve the Spokane community practicing civil law, eventually focusing almost exclusively on family law. Kelly was a partner of Burke Law Group. She was well known for her strong legal advocacy and personal compassion.

Kelly had a strong sense of community and felt a need to assist others. During her relatively short professional career, she served on the Boards of Directors for The Arc of Spokane and The Greenhouse Community Center in Dear Park. She was also a frequent volunteer for the Spokane County Volunteer Lawyers Program and with the Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs (SNAP).

Kelly’s light, love and determination will live on through the many people whose lives she touched. Kelly will be missed by her husband John and daughter Cassandra. Kelly was predeceased by her daughter Amelia.


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Meet Our Attorneys

Dena Allen

Principal / Member of the Firm, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Collaborative Law Divorce, Cooperative Divorce, Adoptions, Estate Planning, and Probate

John Burke

Principal / Managing Member of the Firm, practicing in Collaborative Law for Divorce, Uncontested Divorce and Estate Planning

Matthew Fischer

Principal / Member of the Firm, practicing in all areas of Family Law Litigation, Divorce and Uncontested Divorce. Also serves as a Spokane County Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner

Cathy Helman

Associate Attorney, practicing in Appeals, Probate, Estate Planning, Family Law, and Bankruptcy. Also is an Administrative Law Judge Pro Tem with the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Joseph Linehan

Of Counsel, practicing in Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) appeals, Family Law Litigation, Divorce, and Dependency. Also serves as a Spokane County Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner

Robin Schmahl

Senior Associate Attorney, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Uncontested Divorce, Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship

Rhylee Smith

Associate Attorney, admitted to practice in Washington and Idaho, practicing in all aspects of Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Support, and Modifications to Existing Orders

Kenneth Zigler, Jr.

Of Counsel, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Divorce, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and SSI benefits, and Lawsuits and Disputes including Personal Injury

Joanna Stranger

Rule 9 Intern, practicing in Family Law and Divorce

Kelly Padgham

Former Principal / Member of the Firm; Kelly passed away on September 20, 2015