The Burke Law Group, PLLC
Old City Hall Building
221 N. Wall St., Suite 624
Spokane, WA 99201

Main Office: (509) 466-7770
Collaborative Law: (509) 999-6747

Trespass

There are two types of trespass: criminal and civil. Criminal trespasses can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony depending upon the degree and damage involved in the trespass. Civil trespass occurs when a non-owner is using or is on another owner’s property without consent. To advance with a lawsuit for money the property owner would have to experience some monetary damage. Otherwise, the appropriate remedy would be to ask the court to eject the trespasser. A civil trespasser may also be involved in litigation relating to adverse possession or an easement (see the articles on adverse possession and easements). The property owner should remember that if there is a trespasser the proper authorities should be notified if there is imminent danger.

Meet Our Attorneys

Dena Allen

Principal / Member of the Firm, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Collaborative Law Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, Estate Planning, and Probate

John Burke

Principal / Managing Member of the Firm, practicing in Collaborative Law for Divorce, Uncontested Divorce and Estate Planning

Matthew Fischer

Principal / Member of the Firm, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Divorce and Uncontested Divorce

Randi Johnson

Of Counsel, practicing in Social Security Disability Income and SSI benefits, Veterans Disability Benefits, and Workers Compensation

Holland McBurns

Of Counsel, practicing in Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Medicaid and Veterans Administration Long-Term Care Planning and Qualification

Kelly Padgham

Principal / Member of the Firm, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Collaborative Law Divorce, Uncontested Divorce and Estate Planning

Kenneth Zigler, Jr.

Of Counsel, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Divorce, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and SSI benefits, and Lawsuits and Disputes including Personal Injury