Lloyd A. Herman has been practicing law for over 35 years. He began his practice in Seattle, Washington in 1966. He worked in a 5-man law firm where he gained vast experience in general practice areas of law. These areas included: commercial, family law, personal injury, probate, partnerships and corporations, and appellate work.
The highlight of Lloyd's early career is when, during his first year of practice, he appealed, argued and won a case in the Washington State Supreme Court reversing a case of breach of discretion.
Lloyd A. Herman was admitted to practice law in September 1966. He has been licensed to practice before the Western and Eastern Federal District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals including Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.
Our offices are located in an elegantly restored colonial home in the center of Spokane Valley.
Lloyd returned to Spokane Valley where he was raised and opened his first general practice office. He formed a partnership with McKanna, Herman and Herman. He practiced business and commercial law, corporations and partnerships, family law and developed a specialty in real estate law.
Lloyd became extremely involved in the area of real estate practice and closings. He was elected as President of the Spokane County Real Estate Association, which is dedicated to protecting consumers and homebuyers.
During the mid-1970's Lloyd decided to change the focus of his practice to representing people who have been injured. These cases can involve all types of personal injury claims including defective products of all different kinds, automobiles, industrial machines and pharmaceuticals.
During this time, he was successful in changing the law in Washington state in favor of consumers in the Supreme Court and Division III in the Court of Appeals which had the effect of aiding people against bad faith acts of the insurance companies, expanded the law in the area of automobile coverage, and in favor of tenants of defective apartment houses and rentals.
During this time, Lloyd was also successful in expanding coverage for skiers against ski areas. Originally the ski areas had been granted total immunity against claims for injury by the State Legislators. He helped individuals recover costs associated with injuries they received while practicing the sport of skiing in an area that had negligently installed ski area trams.