• 7 South Howard Suite 220 Spokane, WA
  • (509) 444-3336


Maris Baltins – Attorney

Maris Baltins has been in the practice of law since 1973.  From 1973 through 1978, Mr. Baltins worked with the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in Rulings, Estate Tax and the Office of International Operations and has been a practicing attorney in the State of Washington since 1979. 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Member of the District of Columbia Bar
  • Member of the Maryland State Bar Association
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to the Federal Court of Claims
  • Admitted to the United States Tax Court
  • Member of the Spokane Estate Planning Council
  • Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program
  • United States Marine Corps 1964-1968, FMFWESPAC

EDUCATION

Georgetown University Law Center

Washington, D.C.

MASTERS OF LAW IN TAXATION (LL.M) (1979)

University of Maryland School of Law

Baltimore, Maryland

JURIS DOCTORATE (J.D.) (1973)

University of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.) History & Economics (1970)

APPEARANCES/ARGUMENTS

  • Supreme Court of the State of Washington
  • Supreme Court of the State of Idaho
  • Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I
  • Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the District of Idaho
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States Tax Court
  • Superior Court of the State of Washington
  • District Court of the State of Washington
  • District Court of the State of Idaho
  • California Board of Equalization
  • Washington Human Rights Commission
  • Spokane County Board of Equalization
  • Social Security Administration Appeals

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Business Planning
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tax Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Probate

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Maryland State Bar Association (1973)
  • District of Columbia Bar (1977)
  • Washington State Bar Association (1979)
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Federal Court of Claims
  • United States Tax Court

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  1. Plows neighbor’s sidewalks and driveways during the cold winter months.
  2. Supporter of Latvian Dairy Industry.

 


Maija M. Druffel – Attorney

Work: 509-444-3336
Fax: 509-444-3335
maijam@baltinslaw.com

Admitted to practice in Washington and Idaho

Education

Gonzaga Preparatory School
University of San Diego – B.A. (History and Economics)
University of California, Hastings College of the Law – J.D.

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy
Business
Commercial
CFIUS Transactions with Foreign Entities
Discrimination (Plaintiff and Defense)
Easement Disputes
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Plaintiff and Defense)
Employment
Guardianship
Litigation (Civil)
Non Profit Corporations
Property and Property Disputes
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates
Water Rights

Professional Organizations
Member of the Washington State Bar Association
Member of the Spokane Estate Planning Council
Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Admitted Pro Hac Vice to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota
Admitted to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Attorney referral for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Apperances/Arguments
Superior Court of Washington State
District Court of Washington State
District Court of the State of Idaho
Bankruptcy court for the Eastern District of Washington
Bankruptcy court for the District of Minnesota
Plaintiff and Defense work for/against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Overseen Business Transactions under Review by the Committee of Foregin Investments in the United States (“CFIUS”)

Business Transactions
For the first 7 years of her career, Maija Druffel has overseen over $300 million in business transactions/contracts.

Personal Interests
Spending time with family, soccer, running, skiing, traveling, reading, and continuing a family tradition of spending summers at Mezotne (a Latvian camp for kids).