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Kara Renee Masters

Kara Renee Masters

Practice areas:

Insurance, Litigation, Appeals, Employment & Labor

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Insurance: 50%
  2. Litigation: 35%
  3. Appeals: 10%
  4. Employment & Labor: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Kurt Edward Boehl

    I have known Kara for over four decades. She is a passionate and highly skilled attorney who puts her clients' interests before her own. I would recommended Kara to anyone seeking an outstanding advocate.

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    Kurt Boehl Business Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

Contact Info

Masters Law Group, PLLC

241 Madison Avenue North
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AKActive201305/30/2015
ORActive201308/16/2015
IDAuthorized to practice law200508/12/2015
WAActive199307/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trustee, Legal Foundation of WAWashington State Supreme Court2014
Member, Board of DirectorsKIng County Coalition Against Domestic Violence2013
Rising StarWasington Law & Politics Magazine2002
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselMasters Law Group, PLLC2014 - Present
Of CounselJerry Moberg & Associates2014 - Present
Attorney/ShareholderSkellenger Bender, PS2006 - 2014
Attorney/AssociateSkellenger Bender, PS2003 - 2005
Attorney/AssociateLybeck Murphy, LLP2000 - 2003
Attorney/AssociateHoffman, Hart & Wagner, PS1998 - 1999
Law Clerk to Hon. Anne L. EllingtonWashington State Court Of Appeals Division One1997 - 1998
Law Clerk to Hon. William W. Baker (dec.)Washington State Court Of Appeals Division One1996 - 1997
Law Clerk to Hon. Elaine M. Houghton (ret.)Washington State Court Of Appeals Division Two1995 - 1996
Attorney/AssociateBrohier & Wotipka1995 - 1995

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon State BarMember2013 - Present
Alaska Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2010 - Present
Professional Liability Underwriting SocietyMember2006 - Present
PLUS Northwest Chapter Steering CommitteeChair (2014)2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
ISBA Litigation SectionMember2005 - Present
Idaho State Bar Association (ISBA)Member2005 - Present
WSBA Labor & Employment Law SectionMember1998 - Present
WSBA Litigation SectionMember1998 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMember1995 - Present
WSBA Young Lawyers Pro Bono CommitteeMember1994 - 1999
Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)Member1993 - Present
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1993 - 1996
ABA Forum on the Construction IndustryMemberN/A
ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice SectionMemberN/A
WSBA Construction Law SectionMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Braswell v. Shoreline Fire Department, et al.Dismissed as to physician based on qualified immunity.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Skellenger Bender PS NewsletterCall Before You Dig2013
Skellenger Bender PS NewsletterSeattle Sick/Safe Leave Ordinance Becomes Effective September 1, 2012 - Are You Ready?2012
Skellenger Bender PS NewsletterDefeating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims Against Design Professionals2009
Washington Health Law Manual, Third EditionChapter 26–Employment Issues2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Texas System, ArlingtonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
PLUS NW Spring CEProfessional Liability in the Age of ACA & Health Exchanges2014
WDTL Section LunchProfessional Liability Update2013
ACEC WA Fall ConferenceContractual Indemnity Roundtable2013
PLUS NW/IIABKC Winter CECyber Coverage Update2012
Hall & Company AE Resource WebinarProtecting Your Fees: Managing Professional Fees, Risk Management Webinar2012
ACEC-Washington Business Practice BreakfastMoney & Time: Avoiding Wage & Hour Problems with your Staff2012
WSBA 14th Annual Construction Law UpdateEnvironmental Considerations2007