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Jay Kinney

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Employment & Labor

About Me

Jay Kinney was born in Rochester New York in 1957. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Texas in 1980 and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1983. He was admitted to the bar in the state of Washington in 1984. Jay is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Washington State Association for Justice. Mr. Kinney’s practice emphasizes worker’s compensation, personal injury, construction site accidents and employment law.
Jay is married with three children.


“I worked my way though college and law school as a carpenter, back when you could actually earn enough in the summer to pay for a year of college. I still use my tools on home and community projects. I know my way around a job site, and realize the physical demands of occupations such as construction, manufacturing, logging, fishing and processing, nursing and driving/delivery.”


Verdicts and Settlements:


In addition to the personal injury and disability cases noted on the right, Mr. Kinney has obtained over ten million dollars in Labor & Industries pension awards for totally disabled worker’s compensation clients. Representative cases include:



  • Fish processor, hand amputation

  • Painter, manlift tip over and fall, broken heel, ankle, wrist, and elbow

  • Ironworker, low-back surgery

  • Ironworker, knee surgery

  • Carpenter, low back surgery

  • Carpenter, occupational disease arthritis knees and hips

  • Aerospace machinist, multi-level spinal herniations

  • Nurse, low back injury

  • Aerospace machinist, head injury

  • Aerospace designer, cervical injury and depression

  • Hospital worker, three-level cervical fusion

  • Pile buck, occupational disease arthritis multiple joints

  • Maintenance worker, electrocution

  • Car mechanic, lumbosacral spine surgery

  • Laborer, head injury

  • Pipefitter, cervical injury

  • Truck mechanic, low back injury

  • Restaurant waitress, low back injury

  • Baker, baker’s asthma

  • Truck driver, long-haul, death

  • Construction worker, quadriplegia suffered in a fall


Areas of Practice:



  • Emphasizes Worker’s Compensation

  • Personal Injury

  • Social Security Disability

  • Employment Law


Litigation Percentage:


100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Bar Admissions:


Washington, 1984


Education:


The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1983, J.D.


University of Texas, Austin, 1980, B.A.


Professional Associations and Memberships:


Washington State Bar Association — Member


Washington State Association for Justice — Member


The American Association for Justice — M

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Workers Compensation: 70%
    31 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    31 years, 276 cases
  3. Employment & Labor: 5%
    31 years, 230 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (30-33%)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

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    With 30 years of experience, Jay Kinney understands the nuances of personal injury and workers compensation law, nuances that can make or break a case. Just as important, Jay communicates clearly, frequently, and patiently with his clients. More than any other lawyer I've seen, Jay treats his clients with compassion and professionalism. I heartily endorse Jay Kinney.

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Contact Info

Scott, Kinney, Fjelstad & Mack

Ste 1928 One Union Sq
600 University St
Seattle, WA, 98101-1176

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198407/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1994
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1993
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1992
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1991
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerScott, Kinney, Fjelstad & Mack1984 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeN/A1984 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
maritime -- fishing vesselConfidential
Painter v Eagle Hardware, Grove Manliftconfidential
Iron worker v L&IL&I pension

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawN/ALaw1983
University of TexasHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Worker's Compensation from Start to FinishWashington Worker's Comp System2009
Advanced Workers' Compensation in WashingtonTime loss, pensions and PPD awards2005
Workers' Compensation Hearings in WashingtonHearings at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals2003
Worker's Compensation: How to Adjudicate a ClaimObtaining a PPD award and loss of earning power compensation1992