Serving Spokane Since 1948


Spokane Attorney at Law

Dean Chuang

Spokane Valley, Washington

Office 509-926-4900
Cell 509-926-4900


Dean Chuang* is a Spokane personal injury attorney serving those injured by the negligence of others. Prior to his current practice, Dean was the head of the firm’s criminal law practice, where he specialized in traffic infractions and crimes, DUI defense, and other state and local Spokane criminal defense matters. Having been in a car accident and dealing with insurance companies, Dean understands the stress and frustration that car accidents can bring. He has been an attorney since 2006 and is a member of the Washington State and Spokane County Bar Associations, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Washington Association for Justice.

Dean was born in Walla Walla, Washington, and was raised in Tumwater, Washington. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Whitman College in 2002, and a second undergraduate degree in general studies from the University of Washington in 2003. Dean graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2006, where he was awarded an Army ROTC scholarship. After law school, Dean worked as a public defender in Benton County until he joined the firm of Crary, Clark, Domanico & Chuang, P.S., in 2008.

Dean currently serves part-time in the Washington Army National Guard and was activated in 2019-2020. He was deployed to Northern Syria and Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, where he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.  

Dean has appeared on Fox and Friends, CNN, Good Morning America, Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Spokesman Review, as well as various local news outlets.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wills Trusts and Estates
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI Defense
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Department of Licensing Hearings
  • Gun Rights restoration
  • University/College Disciplinary Hearings


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington – 2006
    • Honors: Army ROTC Scholarship
  • Whitman College – 2002
    • Major: Biology
  • University of Washington – 2003
    • Major: General Studies

Published Works

  • State v. Karpov, 195 Wash.2d 288 (2020)
  • State v. Taylor, 5 Wash.App.2d 530 (2018)
  • City of Spokane vs. Wardrop, et. al, 165 Wash.App. 744, 2011
  • State v. Cronin, 176 Wash App. 1041 (2013) (Unpublished)
  • In Memoriam: John Ross Clark, Washington Criminal Defense, 2010
  • Flat Fee Funds, De Novo, 2008


  • Spokane County Bar Association CLE, Ethical Review of RPCs: Keeping Your Practice on the Straight and Narrow, 2018
  • Spokane County Bar Association CLE, Second Amended Issues, 2016
  • National Business Institute, CLE, Firearms Law and Ethical Considerations, 2015
  • Marijuana and Driving, Spokane County Bar Association CLE, 2014
  • Spokane County Bar Association CLE, Department of Licensing Issues, 2012 – Present
  • Annie Get your gun: Gun rights restoration, Spokane County Bar Association CLE, 2013 – Present
  • National Association for Legal Professionals, Spokane Chapter, Guest Speaker
  • Make My Day: Firearms CLE, Spokane County Bar Association CLE

Honors and Awards

  • WSBA Washington Leadership Institute Fellow
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40
  • Spokane Coeur D’Alene Magazine Top Criminal Lawyer
  • Avvo “10” rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State, Member
  • Spokane County Bar Associations, Member
  • Washington Army National Guard, Staff Officer
  • Washington Defender Association, Member
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Governors
  • Court Rules and Procedures Committee, Member (past)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association, Member

* = Pronounced “Chu-Wong”

Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S.

9417 East Trent Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Phone: 509-926-4900
Fax: 509-924-7771

Our Contingency Fees

At Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S., our personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If there is no recovery there is no fee.


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