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Kenneth Wendell Masters

About Kenneth Masters

About me

Ken Masters litigates civil appeals in all areas of the law in state and federal appellate courts in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, and Olympia, Washington, including both Supreme courts.  He is currently serving as Governor for the 1st District on the Washington State Bar Association's Board of Govenors, where he chairs the Personnel Committe and the Hearing Officer Selection Panel, sits on the Budget & audit Committee, and is liaison to the Court Rules Committee and Superior Court Judges Association, among other things.


Ken is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and a past president of the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association.  He is also a contributing editor for the upcoming fourth edition of the WSBA's Appellate Practice Deskbook, and contributed to its third edition (WSBA 2005 & Supp. 2010). He has chaired and taught numerous continuing legal education seminars on writing and appellate practice throughout Washington.


Mr. Masters was born in Moses Lake, Washington, and then wandered to various places with his military family.  He is married to Kara Masters, a litigation attorney in Seattle, who was also a judicial clerk for several appellate court judges. They met in law school. Ken was a Teaching Assistant for Kara's Constitutional Law class, but she married him anyway.


Prior to law school, Mr. Masters was a professional musician and instructor, recording, touring and teaching music for about ten years. He still plays jazz guitar and records with various groups as time permits.