Gravis Law, PLLC, Adds Nationally Recognized Team of Bill Hames, Tim Anderson, and John O’Leary to Bankruptcy & Litigation Practice

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By Gravis Law

On January 1, 2021, Gravis Law, PLLC, brought on board the highly regarded, Kennewick, WA based team at Hames, Anderson, Whitlow, and O’Leary (HAWO). HAWO’s deep experience and community-based approach are a potent addition to the dynamic suite of law services offered by Gravis Law.  With the experienced HAWO team, Gravis Law plans to expand its footprint nationally in Bankruptcy representation. 

John O’Leary, Bill Hames, Tim Anderson of Gravis Law-Kennewick

“Bill Hames, Tim Anderson, and Ray Whitlow started their firm together in 1986 with the simple goal of honestly wanting to help people. Later on, John O’Leary joined the firm and brought his knowledge and expertise to the team.” Said Brett Spooner, Gravis Law’s founder and CEO. “Bill Hames and John O’Leary have built the most respected bankruptcy practice in SE Washington.  Tim Anderson is an experienced and successful litigator.  This is a great team of skilled attorneys and staff that further enhances the mission, vision, and values of Gravis Law as we continue to expand and grow.  We are thrilled and honored to have them and their excellent staff of legal professionals joining us. And we intend to continue a Gravis branch in historic downtown Kennewick ” 

The former HAWO team will be standing up Gravis Law’s newest location in Kennewick, WA, the fifth for Gravis Law in eastern Washington, and their fifteenth location overall.  In addition to the team’s overwhelming expertise in bankruptcy law and personal injury litigation, they will be adding support to the Gravis estate planning practice area as well. Gravis is committed to serving the Kennewick community with a permanent presence, expanding access to family, business, and criminal law practices.  

“We are truly excited to add our decades of connection with the communities of the Tri-Cities to the Gravis Law brand,” said Senior Attorney John O’Leary.  Adding, “Gravis Law’s great staff, attorneys, growth-vision, and technology infrastructure will help us to provide the same zealous, compassionate and targeted legal services that have made us so successful, to an even broader community.”

With this acquisition, Gravis Law continues its impressive expansion.  In both 2019 and 2020, Gravis Law was ranked as the fastest growing law firm in the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. Even with their tremendous growth, they remain committed to the core vision that has helped them attract establishment firms like HAWO – keeping the practice of law accessible and uncomplicated.


Gravis Law PLLC serves people and communities across the nation by providing accessible and uncomplicated access to world-class legal services. Since being founded in 2013, Gravis Law has grown from one location in Richland, WA with five employees to fifteen locations across the country and more than 100 employees while leveraging technology and a team-based approach to bring expert legal advice to all their markets.