About Our Practice
Armitage & Thompson is a law firm founded by Nik Armitage and JJ Thompson. Our lawyers are licensed to practice law in Washington and Idaho, and our primary focus is representing people who have been harmed by others. We take on bullies, insurance companies, corporations, government, and other tortious actors on behalf of our clients. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients obtain justice and the compensation they deserve.
Nik and JJ are both routinely honored for their skills and achievements. They have received multiple awards and honors in their fields of practice, including receiving "Top Lawyer" awards for personal injury, as published in Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine and "Rising Star" awards for personal injury from Super Lawyers. They both also maintain the highest rating of 10/10 on AVVO, a lawyer rating service, with excellent reviews from former clients and their peers.
Nik and JJ are experienced lawyers. They have litigated hundreds of cases of varying complexity, including cases involving severe injuries (such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful deaths). The results they have obtained for their clients range well into the millions of dollars on multiple individual bases. They have on many occasions successfully litigated claims against defendants that are some of the most vigorously defended - those that are against large corporations (like insurance companies), major manufactures, and governmental entities who have the money to hire, in some cases, multiple law firms to defend them.
How Armitage & Thompson got started...
Nik Armitage and JJ Thompson were both raised in Eastern Washington - Nik grew up in Spokane Valley and JJ in the small town of Tekoa just south of Spokane. Rivals before they ever met, Nik completed his undergraduate education at the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!) and JJ completed his undergraduate education at Washington State University (Go Cougs!).
Nik's and JJ's paths finally crossed when they started attending Gonzaga University School of Law (Go Zags!). Their friendship grew as they both sought out trial and litigation classes. In their Trial Advocacy classes at Gonzaga, they enjoyed opportunities to not only compete against one another, but also to work together on the same team. They made great teammates and even talked about the idea of being law partners in the future.
Shortly after graduating from law school and passing the Washington Bar Exam, Nik and JJ found themselves working together at the same law firm. In short order, they earned partnerships in that firm, and after three years as partners, they knew they could accomplish much much more for their clients and themselves by making some changes. They started Armitage & Thompson, PLLC to effectuate those changes, and they have been providing exceptional service to their clients ever since.