KSB Litigation is a group of trial attorneys, including a former judge, specializing in civil litigation, family law, mediation, and appeals. With decades of experience serving individuals, families, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies, our attorneys have helped clients resolve all kinds of disputes in state and federal courts.
William J. Schroeder
Jane E. Brown
William C. Schroeder
Yvonne Leveque Kobluk
Anne K. Schroeder
David L. Broom
Hon. Jerome J. Leveque, Retired
Senior Counsel, Mediator
Patrick E. Miller
Jeffry K. Finer
William J. Schroeder
Bill, a former Partner at Paine Hamblen, LLP, is a founding Principal at KSB Litigation P.S. With over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer, he is a sought-after advisor to utility, railroad, insurance, and other companies. Recognized as a Washington Super Lawyer in 2011, Bill represents individuals, businesses, hospitals, and port districts in a variety of complex, civil, and commercial litigation. He focuses on a variety of practices, including insurance, railroad, tort, hospital, employment, environmental, utility, and Indian law.
Bill also has over 25 years experience and practice in negotiating utility rights-of-way over tribal reservations.
During his career, Bill has served as lead counsel in numerous federal and state cases, obtaining hundreds of favorable verdicts and settlements for his clients.
J.D., Gonzaga University, magna cum laude
B.A., Washington State University, phi beta kappa
Washington State Bar
Idaho State Bar
United States Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Nez Perce Tribal Court
Kalispell Tribal Court
As a founding Principal at KSB Litigation PS, Jane’s practice focuses on all areas of family law and divorce, as well as civil litigation. She specializes in family law, focusing specifically on cases of dissolution proceedings, high asset valuations, child custody, child relocation, child support, and protection and restraining order proceedings. In addition to matters of family law, Jane also represents companies in environmental litigation, as well as individuals who have been subject to workplace harassment and discrimination.
Recognized as one of the 10 Best Attorneys and one of the 10 Best for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Jane has represented clients and advised various institutions in the Inland Northwest, developing a strong reputation for success in the region.
Over the course of her career, Jane has volunteered pro bono legal services for victims of child abuse, proving to be a true advocate of ensuring the best possible future for individuals and families alike.
J.D., Gonzaga University, cum laude, 1995
B.A., Colorado College, cum laude, 1981 Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1995
As a founding Principal at KSB Litigation PS, Gerry focuses his practice on insurance defense litigation, including construction law, personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death actions. As a representative for insurance companies and their insureds, Gerry works with individuals, corporations, partnerships, and nonprofits. In addition, he represents healthcare providers in all contexts including disciplinary actions, licensing, medical staff governance, and reimbursement.
Mr. Kobluk has represented clients in various state and federal courts, in addition to private administrative hearings and international arbitration proceedings. He has also served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of Washington. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Kobluk has worked with Washington State University as an Adjunct Instructor in its Health Policy and Administration graduate program.
J.D., Gonzaga University, magna cum laude, 1993
B.A., University of Washington, cum laude, 1989
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1993
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2005
U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 2016
9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2009
William C. Schroeder began his career in 2007 at Paine Hamblen LLP, and was trained as a defense attorney for railroad companies and insurance companies. After becoming a full partner at Paine Hamblen, he left to found KSB Litigation, P.S., where he now has a general civil practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants, focusing on civil and commercial litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death, as well as civil appeals from state and federal trial courts.
He is always pleased to offer free consultations and case evaluations – contact scheduling at (509) 624-8988.
J.D., University of Washington School of Law (2009)
Judicial externship (full time), Justice Richard Sanders, Washington State Supreme Court (2009)
Regional Champion, Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition (2008)
Champion Team, Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition (2008)
B.A., Philosophy, Gonzaga University (2002)
Washington State Supreme Court (2009)
Montana Supreme Court (2013)
United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington (2009)
United States District Court, Western District of Washington (2012)
United States Court of Federal Claims (2012)
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2013)
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas (2019)
Surface Transportation Board
TRAININGS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Railroad Trial College, 2011, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Dallas, Texas
Professional Mediation Skills Training, 2009, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
Spokane County Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Montana State Bar Association
With over 25 years of experience as a civil litigation attorney, Yvonne focuses on general litigation, personal injury, and insurance defense.
Before becoming a full-time civil litigation attorney, she served as an appellate clerk for Judge Elbridge Coochise, Northwest Intertribal Court System, and later served as a member of the appellate panel. Prior to joining KSB, she was a litigator for her father’s firm in Spokane, Morrison & Leveque, later known as Leveque & Kirkpatrick.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Leveque Kobluk has represented clients in numerous civil matters. Ms. Leveque Kobluk is well known for her skills as a litigator in obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements for her clients.
J.D., University of Idaho, 1991
B.A., Gonzaga University, 1987
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1998
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1998
As an attorney for complex, civil, and commercial litigation, Anne focuses primarily on public utility law, rights-of-way, medical malpractice, commercial contract litigation, insurance, personal injury (tort), and wrongful death. Over the course of her career, Anne has represented individuals, businesses, and hospitals throughout eastern Washington and Idaho.
Anne also has experience and practice in negotiating utility rights-of-way over tribal reservations.
As a former Fulbright scholar, Ms. Schroeder is especially well-known for her skills in drafting legal documents and guiding clients through the contours of the long-term complex litigation process.
J.D., Seattle University, 2014
B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 2008
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2015
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2015
U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 2016
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2019
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2016
David Broom has practiced commercial litigation for decades, specifically focusing on class action defense. He has represented individuals and companies, serving plaintiffs and defendants alike. Mr. Broom also served as General Counsel for Washington Water Power, now Avista, and has been chair of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, the Spokane Symphony and the Boy Scout Council.
Over the course of his long career, Mr. Broom has represented clients and advised various institutions in Washington and Idaho.
J.D., University of Washington
B.A., University of Washington
Military: I964-1966; U.S. Army, Captain.
Washington, Idaho and Federal bar
Hon. Jerome J. Leveque, Retired
Senior Counsel, Mediator
As a retired former Spokane Superior Court Judge and an experienced trial attorney, Judge Leveque currently serves as a mediator, arbitrator, referee, and special master, as well as practicing civil litigation with a focus on personal injury and insurance law. As a mediator, Judge Leveque serves a broad range of civil litigation issues, including personal injury, contract, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, media defamation, and real property disputes.
In addition to his services with KSB Litigation, Judge Leveque volunteers his time mentoring law students and providing pro bono legal services at the University Legal Assistance clinic at Gonzaga University. Judge Leveque has been rated AV-preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Prior to practicing law, he served as the regional claims manager for a national insurance company. Judge Leveque is a Board Member of the Foundation for Washington State Courts, and ULA (Gonzaga School of Law Clinic), as well as a contributor to the Washington Civil Procedure Deskbook.
J.D., Gonzaga University, 1982
B.A., University of Montana, 1965
Washington state and federal courts
With over 45 years as a trial and appellate civil litigation attorney, Patrick practices hospital law litigation, specifically focusing on medical malpractice defense, product liability, municipal, and contract law. He also practices insurance and tort claim defense. Pat has been recognized as an Idaho Super Lawyer, as well as a Mountain States Super Lawyer.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Miller has been lead counsel for numerous individuals and businesses during trial, arbitration, mediation, and appeals, and has been recognized as an Idaho Super Lawyer as well as a Mountain States Super Lawyer.
J.D., University of Idaho, 1975
B.A., Willamette University, 1972
U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 1979
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985
For nearly 4 decades, Jeffry Finer has practiced criminal defense and civil rights litigation in the U.S. federal court system, including arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before joining KSB Litigation, Finer independently represented defendants in state and federal courts, handled civil rights cases involving police misconduct, and also handled civil rights cases for plaintiffs, generally in excessive force or prison/jail based claims.
Finer also spent 10 years as Senior Litigator for the Center for Justice, emphasizing civil rights, impact and environmental litigation.
When not in litigation, Finer is a frequent featured speaker at criminal and civil rights programs, and for over 15 years, has served as adjunct professor at the Gonzaga School of Law.
J.D., University of New Mexico, 1983
B.F.A., Yale 1975
Brian’s practice focus is in individual, corporate, and partnership planning, including tax planning, probates, and representation before the IRS and Washington state agencies. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Brian has owned his own law practice and worked in public accounting in both tax preparation and auditing as a CPA.
He has also worked as a mobile auditor for the federal government. In time away from litigation, Brian enjoys public speaking, sailing, and teaching.
J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law
B.S., Accounting, University of South Florida
B.S. Mississippi State University
Oregon and Idaho CPA
As a recent graduate from Cumberland Law in Birmingham, AL, Lanier began her civil litigation practice in South Carolina, focusing primarily on insurance defense.
Now, as an attorney for KSB Litigation, she continues to work in insurance defense, while also focusing more on family law and other civil litigation areas.
While in law school at Cumberland, Lanier clerked for District Court Judge Harwell in the District of South Carolina. She also worked for the Federal Public Defender’s Office and the Solicitor’s Office in the South Carolina 12th Circuit.
In just a few short years, she has represented an array of individuals and corporations, ensuring that her clients are receiving the best possible outcomes for their future.
J.D., Cumberland School of Law; Samford University, 2019
B.A., Auburn University, 2012
South Carolina, 2019