WSBA No. 43886
the Bar No. nd Beyond
My name is Scott Gingras. I am a principal at the law firm of
Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, located in Spokane and Coeur d’ Alene.
I received a B.A. from the University of Montana and my J.D. from
the Gonzaga University School of Law. My practice involves civil litigation with a primary focuses on employment and labor law. I can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
;I became a lawyer because I liked the idea of being able to argue for a
;My greatest talent as a lawyer is my ability to read people.
;My greatest accomplishment as a lawyer is obtaining wages and employment
benefits for people in need.
;In my practice, I work on improving writing shorter and more concise
;My career has surprised me by the amount of writing involved in my practice.
;The best advice I have for new lawyers is to arrive at the office with a positive
attitude and the desire to do the best you can for your clients every day.
;The most rewarding part of my job is obtaining successful results for my clients that truly make a difference in their lives.
;The worst part of my job is the time constraints and commitments away from my family.
;I wish that more lawyers would first pick up the phone and
call opposing counsel.
;Successful attorneys show up to work every day, are
goal-driven, and care about the work they are doing.
;During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife
and three kids, golfing, skiing, and fishing.
;The most memorable trip I ever took was my honeymoon
;I absolutely can’t live without coffee.
;If I took one day off in the middle of the week, I would spend
it on the river fly-fishing.
;I enjoy reading the diverse picks of Dave, Ryan, Sean,
Sam, and Bryan from my book club.
;I create work/life balance by working hard and efficiently
during my time in the office.
;My favorite place in the Pacific Northwest is the Blackfoot River.
;In my life, I work on improving seeing the best in people.
;I worry about everything.
;I am happiest when playing sports with my three boys.
;Nobody would ever suspect that I enjoy dancing.
;I care about the people I work with, and the people I
;I regret losing touch with old friends.
;This is my favorite dinner party story: the crazy and dangerous things I would do as a kid growing up in Montana, which usually involved explosives or bows and
arrows. There is no doubt I am lucky to be alive.
;My greatest fear is cats — you cannot trust them.
;My worst habit is picking at my thumbs when I am
;My first car was a grey Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra Supreme called the Silver Bullet (it did not survive my
;If $100,000 fell into my lap, I would pay off my student loans.
;If I could get free tickets to any event, I would take my three
boys to a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field.
;You should give this a try: my wife’s turkey chili.
;If I have learned one thing in life, it is that it is good to have
an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that
matters in the end — Hemingway.
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