avana LLC

About Us"My practice has always been primarily focused on general business law and estate planning"
-Jeff Herbster.


  • Juris Doctor Gonzaga University School of Law, 1993
  • B.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering, Montana State University, 1988


Bar Admissions:

  • Washington State Bar Association, 1994
  • Idaho State Bar Association, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District court for Western District of Washington

My practice has always been primarily focused on general business law and estate planning. I have represented manufacturing companies, building contractors, restaurants, day cares, and other business in all aspects of their business from start-up, financing, employment, real estate, litigation and purchase and sale of business interests.

Working with the individuals in the business has always led to a personal connection and often my representing them in their personal matters such as estate planning and developing a purposeful succession plan for their business and estate.

I started off as a solo attorney immediately after graduating from Gonzaga University. After about 11 years of solo practice, I joined the Spokane law firm of Winston and Cashatt where I was a partner and practiced there for ten years. I have also served as an in-house general counsel for a major trucking firm, expanding my general business experience to include the details of the trucking industry.

I have proudly participated in the Spokane community volunteering with several valuable nonprofit organizations. I was a founding member of the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Spokane County, serving for over five years including one year as President. I was also a long-standing member of the North Spokane Exchange Club, and am currently a trustee for the Spokane Guilds School Foundation.