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George M. Ahrend

George Ahrend joined the Luvera Law Firm team in an of-counsel role in 2022, co-anchoring the firm’s Spokane, Wash. office. Ahrend brings 25 years of trial and appeals experience in business and civil litigation, insurance coverage, and personal injury cases – many with the Luvera Law Firm team.

For more than a decade, he practiced as the Ahrend Law Firm, holding wrongdoers accountable for injuries caused by negligent and drunk drivers, corporate and government misconduct, professional malpractice and abuse and neglect of vulnerable community members.

With 195 reported decisions, including 118 precedent-setting published decisions, Ahrend’s appellate work on behalf of clients and the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) has led to significant advancements for community members. In one of Ahrend’s recent notable cases, Washington state courts adopted a new standard for premises liability, requiring commercial landowners to be proactive in making their properties safe for customers and tenants.

Ahrend earned his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, and also holds a master’s in divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Master’s of Divinity, Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Wheaton College

Professional Involvement

  • Catholic Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Washington State Association for Justice Foundation

Featured cases

Corporate negligence

Veterans deserve better

The U.S. government and Cerner’s negligence delayed Charlie Bourg’s cancer diagnosis – essentially costing him his life. Now he’s fighting to keep it from happening to other veterans.  U.S. Army...
Charlie Bourg standing in front of the engraved wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC

Insurance misconduct

Holding Nationwide accountable for egregious bad faith

In a win for insurance consumers, a Spokane County judge and jury leveled more than $103 million in judgments against Nationwide Insurance, holding the insurance company accountable for egregious misconduct...
Nationwide headquarters: a gray concrete building against blue sky, with the blue N and white bird Nationwide logo.

Construction injuries

Crane collapse: Standing up for safety and accountability

In March 2022, a King County jury returned a $150 million verdict that included two families who lost loved ones in the deadly 2019 crane collapse in Seattle’s South Lake...
A large yellow rooftop crane over a city skyline

Railroad injuries

Pursuing justice for victims of the 2017 Amtrak derailment

In December 2017, an Amtrak train plunged off a railroad overpass onto Interstate 5, killing three people and injuring dozens more. The train was on its first paid passenger run...
An Amtrak train in the station.