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About me

Kenan lives with his wife, son, and canine companion in North Seattle.  When he is not aggressively representing his clients, he enjoys reading, playing chess, listening to heavy metal and most other genres of music, cooking, homebrewing, playing guitar or piano, camping, jogging, and occasionally a few rounds of poker.  


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years, 300 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 30%
    7 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    5 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dmitriy Shakhnevich

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    Dmitriy Shakhnevich Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Ruth Emily Vogel

    I endorse this lawyer. Kenan has a strong commitment to civil rights and that is reflected in how he handles the defense of individuals charged with a crime.


    Ruth Vogel Family Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Carney Gillespie Isitt, PLLP

315 Fifth Ave. S
STE 860
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum LaudeSeattle University Law School2004
Presidential Law ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerCarney Gillespie Isitt PLLP2010 - Present
AttorneyKenan Lee Isitt, Attorney at Law2006 - 2009
AttorneyIvy Law Group, PLLC2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal District Court of Washington, Western DistrictN/A2009 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2009 - Present
QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of WashingtonMember2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - 2010
Greater Seattle Business AssociationMember2004 - 2011
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2009
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Jane DoeCase dismissed by Judge pretrial
Imka Pope v. King CountyJury verdict $975,000
Hoston v. Seattle Police DepartmentNegotiated financial settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of WashingtonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Insurance NegotiationsSubrogation Waiver Negotiations2013