Magic of Storytelling Book Drop Off

Magic of Storytelling Partnership

A recent national study showed that almost two-thirds of fourth graders read at or below a basic level. It’s an alarming statistic, and those unable to improve their literacy in the coming years face a future of immense struggle.

Twyford Law Office is proud of its role in positively impacting that future for children around Inland Washington through its sponsorship of the Magic of Storytelling. A partnership between Disney|ABC and First Book, the Magic of Storytelling aims to put 1 million books into the hands of students nationwide.

Book Donation Day

Locally, we joined with KXLY-TV and other corporate champions to donate 15,000 books to 27 schools around Spokane in early May. Educators in these schools can choose which students receive books to help them build out their home libraries, allowing students most in need of support to continue reading during the summer. This opportunity can help mitigate the “summer reading loss” than can set them even further behind their grade level.

It was a joy to see the children react to the delivery of these books, and we know the opportunity to read something fresh and new will only whet their appetite for more. Participating in the Magic of Storytelling is just one more way Twyford Law Office strives to make the Greater Spokane Valley a richer place to live, work, play and learn. We look forward to another book delivery visit to Shiloh Hills Elementary School on June 2.

If you would like to become more involved in the community, we encourage you to connect with the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. Twyford Law Office is a chamber member.

Greater Spokane Chamber of Commerce Members



Member of the Greater Spokane Chamber of Commerce

The Twyford Law Office is proud to announce its membership in the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Membership offers an opportunity for the firm to become more deeply involved in the community whose members it has represented for many years.

A Proud History and Proactive Goals

The City of Spokane and the surrounding Spokane Valley have a rich heritage.  From the Native American tribe known as the Spokanes comes the name Spokane, which means Children of the Sun.  At the time of its incorporation in 1881, the town took up just 1.56 square miles.  As of 2014, the city itself had grown to an area of 57.8 square miles and 212,052 residents.

For nearly a century, the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce has focused on serving the city and the surrounding region.  As the Spokane Valley area developed, business leaders realized there was a need for an organization that would represent area business interests.  On May 25, 1921, they founded the Chamber in Greenacres.

From the Chamber’s inception, its mission has been to serve business concerns, to improve the vitality of the community, and to fuel economic prosperity for the Greater Spokane Valley.  The Chamber believes the key to realizing its mission is building an agenda that is both inclusive and collaborative with the community.  Thanks to community participation, the BIG 5 project has identified five measurable goals to draw businesses and industries to the Spokane Valley:

  • Greater Outdoors promotes and protects the area’s outdoor vitality.
  • Greater Goods showcases the area as an emerging high-tech leader in manufacturing.
  • Greater Learning integrates education and business to form the future workforce.
  • Greater Cures fosters medical research from the conceptual stage to the cure.
  • Greater Vision builds an enterprising identity for the region.

The Chamber also has an active legislative program to support the BIG 5.  It includes six activities to enhance the competitiveness of the area’s business climate, plus community projects and educational initiatives.

A Valued Membership

Membership in the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce means a great deal to the Twyford Law Office.  It offers one more important endorsement to the firm’s already outstanding reputation and provides additional recognition of its unique expertise and devotion to the clients it represents.

Chamber membership offers the opportunity to reach goals for business growth by networking and collaborating with other local leaders.  Members enjoy sharing insights on business challenges common to many of them.  Membership is also an excellent way for the Twyford Law Office to get a pulse on public opinion and to reach out to the Spokane Valley community by becoming a Chamber sponsor.

Julia A. Twyford has been representing area clients for more than three decades.  She is a dedicated and successful defense attorney for clients with Spokane personal injury, criminal law, or family law cases.  A graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law, Ms. Twyford is a distinguished member of the Federal, Washington State, and Spokane County Bar Associations, as well as a founder of Spokane Attorneys for Equality.  Throughout Washington courtrooms, the Twyford Law Office is well known as an advocate willing to fight for its clients.

National Association of Distinguished Counsel



counsil-badgeJulie Twyford, of Twyford Law Office, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.