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Michael J. Kapaun




Mike’s practice primarily focuses on construction, municipal, land use, real estate, and general business law. He represents a wide range of public entities and private clients, including municipalities, business owners, real estate developers, construction contractors, engineers, and architects in the above areas of law and serves as the City Attorney for a municipality in Washington.

Mike has significant experience in the construction, development, and architectural industries, including land use entitlements, permits, government contracts, and related transactional, administrative, and litigation issues. He frequently represents owners, contractors, and material suppliers in lien foreclosure disputes and construction defect matters. He also has experience representing financial institutions in mortgage defense, non-bankruptcy workouts, money judgments, and foreclosures.

Mike entered private practice in 2010 after more than four years as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). Mike was competitively selected for the Chief Counsel’s Military Honors Program with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Washington, DC, where he specialized in government contracts, public procurement, domestic and overseas construction, and legislation. Mike continues to serve on a part-time basis in the Washington Air National Guard.



U.S. District Court, Eastern & Western Districts of Washington

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern & Western Districts of Washington


Yakima County Bar Association

Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District, Executive Committee and Board of Directors Member

West Plains Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Member

Volunteer Baseball Coach, since 2013


Law School:

University of Washington School of Law, J.D., Order of the Barristers, 2005


Gonzaga University, B.A. magna cum laude, Distinguished Military Graduate, 2002

Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society


Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys for 2015–2019

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