About Lin

Experienced & Compassionate Family Lawyer in Spokane

Lin O'Dell, Attorney At Law

Lin O’Dell has been practicing family and elder law in the state of Washington for over 30 years. Driven by her strong faith, Lin is dedicated to compassionate and honest counsel and she looks beyond the courtroom and legal documents to understand and empathize with her clients and their family. She is characterized by her firm commitment to helping her clients reach the best outcome possible, while considering the effects on families and loved ones. Lin knows that the legal system proceedings can be complicated and emotionally draining for many people, so she strives to provide a counsel that serves the interests and dignity of each individual. When it comes to family and elder law, these are the most crucial rights any individual can possess. Your homes. Your children. Your family. The right to make your own decisions. These rights are paramount, and protecting them is what has driven Lin for over three decades. 


Committed To Helping Our Clients Succeed

History & Expertise

Legal Education

Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Wa
Juris Doctorate, May 1989
Activities: Quarter-finalist Client Counseling Contest Clerk, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
B.S. In Nursing, Cum Laude, June 1982-1986

Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Accounting/Mathematics and Science

Medical Education

Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2 Years of Pre-Pharmacy

Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA
ADN in Nursing

Gonzaga University School of Nursing, Spokane, WA
BSN in Nursing, Cum Laude


U.S. Army Reserve, Lt. in Army Nurse Corp 1989-1996

Administrative Law Judge 1999-2012

Washington State Bar Association, Hearing Officer

Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Service to the Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono and Legal Committee for the year 2000

Spokane County Bar Association Family Law Attorney for the year 2000

Washington State Department of Health, Health Law Judge 2002 – 2013

Recognized in Spokane and King County for Pro Bono Representation of Low Income Clients

Admitted to Federal District Court