What can I do if I am not being paid for my work? Here are 5 steps to significantly increase your chances of getting paid in Washington.

How can you get paid for the labor, materials, or equipment you have supplied to a customer who refuses or is unable to pay? If you are involved in almost any sort of home improvement or construction, you most certainly have encountered the ever-unsatisfied customer that is underpaying you or refusing to pay anything. If you have not been paid for such work, you can file a mechanic’s or materialman’s lien. This lien is basically an encumbrance on the title of the property where the work was performed—think bank mortgage that must be paid upon a sale of the property or foreclosure.

Assisting clients with their assets since 1989

By ELAINE WILLIAMS of the Tribune | Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015 12:00 am

Attorney Christopher Moore has been practicing law in the Lewiston Clarkston Valley for nearly 30 years and is a partner at Creason, Moore, Dokken & Geidl, the oldest established law firm in Idaho.

Fire Loss & Insurance Claims

Idaho and Washington are experiencing some devastating fires.  To give you an idea of just how bad it is, take a look at this graphic, from  This portion of the map shows the locations of wildfires, and the full map shows how the smoke from these fires has reached all the way to Ontario.

Our History

We have been proudly representing the people and businesses of this area since 1902, making us Lewiston’s oldest established law firm.

Crime & Punishment

Answering Idaho Questions Raised by State v. Zimmerman
The national media has again turned its critical eye on the Florida justice system.  Two years ago, it was State v. Anthony.  This time its focus is State v. Zimmerman.  I am not going to add my name to the countless people giving their take on the case and its aftermath.  Instead, I would like to discuss some legal realities that the Zimmerman trial has brought to the public’s attention.

Intellectual Property & Trademark Protection:

You do have something worth protecting.
As a small business owner, you already have intellectual property.  Over the past couple of years, I have been asked to speak with local business owners about what intellectual property is, and what it might mean for them.  In this article, I provide you with some helpful tips on how to identify and characterize one of your business’ most valuable assets and then discuss the ways in which CMDG can help you figure out what to do with it.

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