- Firm President, Lukins & Annis, P.S.
- Member of the Washington State and Spokane County bar associations;
Idaho State Bar Association
- Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent
Professional Background / Biography
- A trial lawyer with over one hundred matters tried to verdict in state and federal courts in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Practice focusing on civil litigation involving commercial disputes, real estate, personal injury and professional malpractice. Served as settlement Guardian Ad Litem on multiple occasions. Mike is the President of Lukins & Annis, P.S., a full-service law firm, with offices in Spokane and Moses Lake, Washington, as well as Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS
- Commercial Litigation
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate Litigation
- Professional Malpractice
Admitted to Practice
- Washington State and Federal Courts
- Idaho State and Federal Courts
- University of Montana School of Law, J.D. with high honors, 1990
- Montana State University, B.A. with honors, 1986
- Vizant Technologies v. VEMMA Nutrition. Trial counsel for an international distributor of health supplements which was sued by a national technology firm claiming that VEMMA had wrongfully used proprietary information provided by Vizant. Following extensive discovery, motion practice and trial, a defense verdict was rendered for VEMMA Nutrition.
- Anderson v. Molenda. Lead counsel representing a plaintiff who was severely injured in a motorcycle/commercial vehicle collision. After discovery and motion practice, the case resolved favorably on the eve of trial.
- Arstein, LLC, et al. v. API, Inc., et al. Co-counsel representing numerous cattle feedlot owners alleging the defendants sold counterfeit animal pharmaceuticals throughout the Western United States, causing millions of dollars in stock mortality. After extensive discovery and motion practice, the case settled favorably for the plaintiffs.
- Petroleum Distribution, Inc. v. State of Washington. Lead counsel representing the business owner, asserting the State of Washington had violated the U.S. Constitution's takings clause, inversely condemning the property through the state's announced decision to construct a major highway project through the plaintiff's commercial distribution facility. After discovery and motion practice, the state paid the plaintiff in excess of $4 million.
- Bayomy v. R82/Snug Seat Company of North Carolina. Lead trial counsel in a product liability action, representing the plaintiff minor child, who was severely injured when a specialized piece of medical equipment failed.
- AMI ESOP v. Illinois Union Insurance, 560 F.3rd 984 (9th Cir. 2009). Lead counsel for the plaintiff in an action against a national insurer, seeking to recover for breach of the duty to identify and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing. Following a summary judgment dismissal from the United States District Court, plaintiffs prevailed at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, reversing the District Court's ruling, and ultimately favorably resolving the case.
- Sims v. Pacific Bicycle, et al. Successful representation of the plaintiff who was tragically rendered a quadriplegic due to the defective design of a bicycle.
- Breeden v. Bremseth. Lead trial counsel representing an individual who was severely injured due to a defective product on a rail car. Following the successful jury trial, Mike was awarded the "Man in the Arena" award by the Honorable Justin Quackenbush, Senior U.S. District Judge, for outstanding trial advocacy.