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     Kevin J. Yanasak has been a trial lawyer in Washington State since 1985.  He represents clients throughout Washington, including municipal, district, superior, appellate, federal, tribal, and the circuit court of Oregon.  Kevin practices (bench & jury trials) in the areas of personal injury, criminal (traffic, misdemeanor, DUI, felonies - adult & juvenile), family law (complex dissolution proceedings - past GAL / parenting investigator), probate & estate planning and civil lawsuits.  He believes the highest compliment his clients can give him is to refer their family and friends.

     Kevin graduated from Gonzaga Law School, where he was selected to be on Law Review.  He clerked at the Spokane City Attorneys office (defended city in negligence trial).  He is a past deputy prosecuting attorney for Pierce County (handled thousands of cases, and trials), and served as a pro-tem judge in Eatonville Municipal Court. 

     Prior to law school, Kevin grew up and worked on a 40 acre farm, in Orting, WA.  He also picked berries 3 summers (starting at age 9). Worked chicken farm, milked cows, daffodil bulbs & corn fields, produce farms, hay fields, collected tree cones, Christmas boughs, grocery store & gas station. He spent 6 summers logging near Mt. Rainier & S.E. Alaska, 3 more summers on seafood barges in Alaska (crab & salmon in Bering Sea - Aleutian Islands to Nome).  Thinned apples alongside migrant workers in Wenatchee.  Fought forest fires, commercial painter, hod carrier & Laborers Union in Spokane. While in high school, he backpacked 2 1/2 months Europe & North Africa; official Taps bugler Soldiers Home.  Paid own way through college & law school.  Also traveled throughout United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, West Indies & South Pacific (hitch-hiked across USA).  1/2 subject 1957 world wide news "twins lost in woods".  Provided legal services to Tacoma's low-income Hilltop area.  

     Kevin was a 4-year varsity letter winner at WSU, where he was captain of the wrestling team.  He received an NCAA Division 1 scholarship, graduated with two degrees, and was awarded the Pacific-10 Conference Medal (1979 outstanding student-athlete award). 

     At Orting High School, Kevin was a 4-year varsity letter winner in football and wrestling, and was the student body president.  He became the 1st NCAA Division 1 wrestler from the town of Orting.  After college, he coached in Spokane and in 1990, was named head wrestling coach at Orting high school.  He also did internships at Spokane City Hall, and in Washington, D.C. 

     Kevin is involved in the community, and was chair of the Edgewood Planning Commission.  He enjoys reading, traveling, splitting wood, mushroom picking, crabbing - Shaw Island property, gardening (featured in Puyallup Herald, 5/08), hiking, mountain climbing (solo Mt. Rainier '94; summitted 10 times), running (2015 back-to-back Marathons; Tacoma & Eugene, age 59), & watching the news shows on Sunday morning.





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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    30 years
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    30 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    30 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Charles Rivoire Hostnik

    Kevin is a great attorney, with a caring attitude for each of his clients. I have know Kevin for over twenty years, and would without hesitation recommend him as a lawyer.


    Charles Hostnik Native Peoples Law Attorney
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  • Michael Steven Clark

    Kevin is a top notch lawyer. I worked with Kevin on a case and he went above and beyond to get a great result for his client. Kevin is always well prepared and really knows his way around the court system.


    Michael Clark Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Yanasak Law Offices

3110 Meridian Ave E.
Edgewood, WA, 98371-2606


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law ReviewGonzaga Law School1984
"Mr. Spokane" (1st runner up)City of Spokane1981
Pacific-10 Conference Medal (outstanding student-athlete award)Washington State University1979
Wrestling (4-year letterwinner)Washington State University1979
NCAA Division 1 scholarship (5 years)Washington State University1979
Selected USA College All StarWashington State University1979
Phi Alpha Theta (History)Washington State University1979
Kilworth Charitable ScholarshipOrting High School1974
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Solo PractitionerYanasak Law Offices1987 - Present
Judge Pro-temEatonville Municipal Court2008 - 2008
Staff AttorneyHyatt Legal Services1986 - 1987
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyPierce County Prosecutors Office1985 - 1986
Legal ClerkPrivate Law Firms1983 - 1985
Legal ClerkSpokane City Attorneys Office1983 - 1983
Volunteer Income Tax AssistanceIRS1983 - 1983
InternSpokane City Hall1980 - 1981
InternWashington, D.C.1977 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Planning Commission - EdgewoodChair2003 - 2005
Puyallup Tribal CourtMember2001 - Present
Family Law Section - TPCBAMember1994 - Present
U.S. District Court Eastern DivisionMember1993 - Present
U.S. District Court Western DivisionMember1986 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th CircuitMember1986 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1985 - 1986
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - 1986
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1983 - 1986
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity InternationalMember1981 - 1982
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Court of Appeals, Division 2State v. Tobias, 53 Wn. App. 635 (1989)
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Publication nameTitleDate
19:3 Gonzaga Law ReviewLyon v. Lyon1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1984
Washington State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA1979
Washington State UniversityHistoryBA1979
Orting High SchoolN/ADiploma (Student Body President)1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rogers High SchoolJustice System in Washington2003
Alternative School in TacomaJustice System in Washington1997
Orting High SchoolJustice System in Washington1991