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Rob McKenna is Washington's 17th Attorney General. As the state's chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and nearly 700 professional staff, providing legal services to state agencies, boards and commissions.

General McKenna’s ongoing policy priorities are:
--Keeping communities safer
--Protecting consumers and businesses
--Promoting integrity in government


Practice areas


  1. State, Local And Municipal Law: 70%
    11 years
  2. Election Campaigns & Political Law: 30%
    11 years, 3 cases

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Po Box 40100
Olympia, WA, 98504-0100


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Envision Award for work on domestic violence issuesWomenSpirit Coalition2007
President's AwardWashington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce2007
Freedom's Light AwardWashington Newspaper Publisher's Association2007
Key AwardWashington Coalition for Open Government2007
Honorary FarmerFarmer Consumer Awareness Committee2007
Special Contribution to the JudiciaryKing County Washington Women Lawyers2007
Outstanding Leader of the YearEastside Domestic Violence Coalition2006
25 Most Influential People in SeattleSeattle Magazine2006
Amazing AttorneysWashington CEO Magazine2006
Distinguished Eagle AwardBoy Scouts of America2005
25 Smartest People in WashingtonWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
10th Anniversary Legacy AwardAdvance Bellevue1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney GeneralWashington State Attorney General2005 - Present
King County CouncilmanKing County Council1996 - 2004
Attorney at LawPerkins Coie1988 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Attorneys GeneralTobacco Committee Co-Chair2006 - Present
Aspen InstituteRodel Fellow in Public Leadership2006 - Present
Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of AmericaExecutive Board2003 - Present
Citizens for Renton SchoolsSteering Committee2002 - 2003
Bellevue Community College FoundationBoard Member2000 - Present
Evergreen Forest TrustCo-Founder & Board Member2000 - Present
Eastside Domestic Violence ProgramFundraising Lunch Chair1999 - Present
City of Hope-Walk for Hope to Cure Breast CancerCo-chair1998 - 1999
Bellevue RotaryMember1993 - Present
Bellevue Schools FoundationPast President & Board Member1993 - 2002
Land Conservancy of Seattle & King CountyBoard Member1990 - 1994
King County Open Space Citizens Oversight CommitteeMember1990 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Madison v. StatePrevailed 6-3
Washington v. WEAUnanimous in favor of Washington
Washington v. Washington Republican PartyUndecided
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Seattle TimesViolence by strangulation: clamping down on a cruel act2007
The News TribuneUnderage drinking kills, and time is now to talk to teens2007
The Everett HeraldTeens' drugs of choice are right at home2007
The Seattle PIWork harder to keep schools safe2007
Seattle University Law ReviewWashington State's 45-Year Experiment in Government Liability2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolN/AN/A1988
University of Washington -SeattleInternational Studies and EconomicsDouble Major in International Studies and Economics1985
Sammamish High SchoolN/AN/A1980