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Kristy Stell received her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Washington in 2003. She then attended both the Mississippi College of Law and Seattle University School of Law. She received her Juris Doctor in 2007.

Ms. Stell is licensed to practice law in the courts of Washington State, as well as in the Federal District Courts of both Western and Eastern Washington. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the WSBA and King County Bar Association Young Lawyers, and has been chosen to be a member of National Association of Professional Women.

Prior to law school graduation, Ms. Stell worked as a legal assistant and law clerk in law firms in both Jackson, Mississippi and Seattle, Washington.


Since her graduation, she has worked on cases involving personal injury; medical negligence; employment; health insurance; insurance bad faith; DUI; property disputes; and vacating, sealing, and/or expunging criminal records.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    6 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 35%
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%



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Contact info

Lish Whitson, PLLC

2121 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98121


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyLish Whitson, PLLC2007 - Present
Contract AttorneyLaw Office of Steve Rosen2008 - 2010
Law ClerkHazzard Law Firm2006 - 2006
Law ClerkShell Buford, PLLC2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Junior League of SeattleKids In the Kitchen Committee2013 - 2014
King County Bar AssociationLawyer Referral Service Committee Chair2013 - 2014
William L. Dwyer American Inn of CourtN/A2012 - Present
Junior League of SeattleTraining Committe2012 - 2013
Rebuilding TogetherVolunteer2011 - 2011
Junior League of SeattleSCH Committee2011 - 2012
Junior League of SeattleProvisional2010 - 2011
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember Outreach Committee Chair2010 - 2011
King County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Services CommitteeTask Force Member2010 - Present
King County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Services CommitteeN/A2008 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMembership Committee Social Co-Chair2008 - 2011
Washington State Association for JusticeN/A2008 - Present
King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2008 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenN/A2008 - 2010
American Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawN/AN/A2007
Seattle University School of LawN/AN/A2007
University of Washington -SeattleCommunicationsN/A2003