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Criminal Justice Commission

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Spokane, WA 99260-0170
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Jim McDevittJim McDevitt

Bar Associations

  • Member - American Bar Association
  • Member - Washington Stat Bar Association
  • Member - Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member - Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association


  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, 1965
  • Gonzaga School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1974
  • Gonzaga School of Business, MBA, 1975


  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Washington - Labor & Industries, Consumer Protection, Counsel to multiple Community Colleges, January 1975 to September 1977
  • Partner, Reed & Giesa, PS, September 1977 to September 1993
  • Partner, Preston Gates & Ellis, September 1993 to October 2001
  • United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, appointed by President Bush October 2001 to January 2009, continued by President Obama January 2009 to October 2010.
  • General Counsel, Spokane Airports, March 2011 to Present


  • United States Air Force - Active duty from January 1966 to January 1971, honorably discharged as a Captain
  • Washington Air National Guard - Reserve duty from January 1971 to January 2001, retired as a Brigadier General
  • Active and reserve service included multiple deployments to Viet Nam, Korea, Thailand, Europe, and Saudi Arabia (Desert Shield/Desert Storm) and over 4,000 flying hours in B-52, F-4, F-101, and KC-135 aircraft

Career-Related Activities

  • Multiple U.S. Attorney Advisory Committees - Native American Issues, Terrorism and National Security, Child Exploitation and Obscenity, and Military Issues
  • Board Member - Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce
  • General Counsel - Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce
  • General Counsel - Spokane COPS