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Attorneys | Kristi McKennon

Meet Kristi

A passionate trial lawyer with a heart for justice, Kristi is known for her zealous advocacy and trial skill.

Kristi McKennon is a trial lawyer and a mom. She was chosen by her peers in 2009 as the WSAJ New Member of the Year. She is AV rated by Martingale Hubbell lawyer ratings system and is rated an AVVO 10/10. Kristi has been voted a Washington Law & Politics "Rising Star" every year since 2012. She serves on the Washington State Association for Justice Board and advocates zealously in cases against in insurance companies, landlords, corporations, hospitals and other Goliath's on behalf of her clients. Kristi has tried many cases to juries in the courts of Eastern Washington.

Kristi McKennon

Awards And Achievements

  • Martindale Hubbell A Rating
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" honoree: 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Washington State Association for Justice 2009 Ready to Soar New Member of the Year
    This is a statewide award from her trial lawyer peers at the Washington State Association for Justice.
  • Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 598 Scholarship
  • Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award
  • Richland Rotary Scholarship
  • Washington State University Scholar in Residence Award
  • Outstanding Pre-Law Student Award
  • CADD Foundation Scholarship
  • Avvo 10 out of 10 Rating

Practice Areas

  • Plaintiff's personal injury
  • Medical negligence
  • Industrial accidents
  • Wrongful death

Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice-Eagle Member presently serving on the Membership Committee
  • Idaho Law Review
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Washington State Democratic Party
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Golden Key
  • National Society for Collegiate Scholars

Education

  • Washington State University - B.A., Political Science/Pre-Law (magna cum laude) - 2001
  • University of Idaho College of Law - J.D. (magna cum laude) - 2005

Outside the Office

Kristi loves to run and spend time with the four generations of her family living here in the Tri-Cities.

Speaking Engagements

Conference Title Date

Auto CLE

Chair: Looking Down the Road in Your Auto Case

2013

Luvera Seminar

Trial

2012

Legal Aid CLE

Simplify & Visualize Your Personal Injury Case for Maximum Impact

2011

Hammer or be Hammered: Trying the UIM and PIP Cases

Jury Trial of an UIM Claim

2011

One Size Does Not Fit All--Different Trial Styles for Different Trial Lawyers

Jury Selection

2010

University of Idaho Career Panel

Building Client Confidences & Overcoming Bias

2008

WSTLA--Tri City Brown Bag

Trying Times for Allstate in Eastern Washington

2007

University of Idaho Career Panel

Bridging the Gap--What They Don't Teach You in Law School

2007

Unviersity of Idaho Career Panel

Life as a Plaintiffs' Attorney

2006


See Kristi's Previous Cases
See Kristi's Peer Endorsements