Spokane Valley attorney, youngest ever Washington Bar Association president, resigns


Robin Haynes, a lawyer from Spokane Valley, resigned on Sunday the position of president of the Washington State Bar Association after eight months at the helm.

Becki Wheeler, a partner at McNeise Wheeler where Haynes worked as an attorney up until Jan. 31, said Haynes is currently under investigation but Wheeler would not say why.

“There is a criminal investigation going on right now,” Wheeler said. Asked about the circumstances of that investigation, Wheeler said: “I can’t comment.”

However, a Washington State Bar Association news release said Haynes, who last year became the youngest ever lawyer to hold the position, resigned due to “personal matters that require her attention.”

Haynes could not immediately be reached for comment.

Haynes attorney , Roy Umlauf of Seattle, confirmed that Haynes resigned the position as…



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