Brett Spooner is the Managing Partner of Gravis Law, PLLC in Richland, WA, where he focuses on Business law. Spooner dedicates much of his time to the growth and expansion of small businesses and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Tri-Cities. He strives to provide innovative solutions for businesses faced with technological and legal challenges.
After an unorthodox blend of undergraduate studies at Washington State University in computer science, micro computing and pre-law course work, Spooner submerged himself in the software technology industry. Spooner was a critical early hire and executive team member for a growing software company, where he played a key role in their product vision, rapid growth, and eventual sale. Having experienced the startup lifecycle, Spooner attacked Law School with the specific purpose to become an Attorney for Entrepreneurs.
He earned his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2013. At Gonzaga, he focused much of his energy on Law and Business and founded numerous lasting entrepreneurial and startup initiatives for the University and Spokane Community. While in law school he expanded his consulting company to provide software implementation, Cybersecurity, and process management procedures to law firms and banks, where he was able to leverage his prior decade of experience in the software industry.
He is currently President and Chairman of the Board at Fuse, SPC. He is on the Board and Executive Committee of the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is an Associate Board Member of Gesa Credit union. Because he is passionate about spreading his knowledge in business with his community, he guest lectures at numerous Universities and teaches about business law at both Launch University and Fuse.
Spooner’s ultimate goal is to make the law more accessible to businesses. He is a serial parallel entrepreneur himself and seeks to achieve a healthy balance between real world business experience and the legal profession. To achieve this balance, he is engaged in multiple business endeavors in commercial property, manufacturing, and software technology. He is also the Co-Founder of Mode Equity, an early stage investment seed fund.
When Spooner is not engaged within the business community of the Tri-Cities, he spends time with his wife and two daughters. He is an avid reader, enjoys mountain biking, hunting, golf, and writing science fiction. He dreams of a downtown Richland and a unified Tri-Cities.