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About me

I began my career in 1986 as a criminal prosecutor for Pierce County; since then I have successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials. Since entering private practice, I have continued to focus my practice in representing parties in condemnation actions and other real estate cases.

Additionally, I act as general and special counsel to a number of jurisdictions thoughtout the State. 

My personal hobbies are cycling, golfing, theater, music and films.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    30 years, 100 cases
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    30 years, 100 cases
  3. Government: 25%
    30 years
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
    30 years
  5. General Practice: 5%
    30 years



Hourly ($400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jemima McCullum

    Kinnon is an excellent condemnation lawyer.


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Contact info

Inslee Best Doezie & Ryder, PS

Skyline Tower
10900 NE 4th Street, Suite 1500
Bellevue, WA, 98004


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
2013 Washington Super Lawyers listSuper Lawyers2013
City of Mountlake Terrace Town Center PlanGovernor's Smart Communities Award: Christine Gregoire2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Washington CenterAlumni Advisory Board Member2013 - Present
King County Bar AssociationJudicial Campaign Fairness Committee - Chair2012 - Present
King Couty Bar AssociationJudicial Conferening Committee - Co Chair2011 - Present
King County Bar AssociationJudicial Evaluation Committee2008 - Present
Evergreen Health Care FoundationVice Chair - Board Member2008 - Present
International Right of Way AssociationMember - Facilitator2008 - Present
Washington Fire Commissioners AssociationMember2002 - Present
Washington Fire Chiefs AssociationMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationBoard Member - Solo Small Practice Division2005 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Arthur T. Lane, et al. v. The City of SeattleThis was a 9-0 decision.
City of Lynnwood v. Video Only, Inc.See description below.
Currin v. RaffSee description below.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Real Property DeskbookCo-author of chapter on Eminent Domain2010
Forbes Magazine"Leaders in the Practice of Eminent Domain"2009
Fire Chiefs Magazine, Denver, CO.“Taking Fear Out of Land Acquisition”2007
Disability Supplement Procedural ManualLEOFF II1989
Peace Corps Latin American Caribbean Region, Government Printing OfficeHand in Hand, Mano en Mano,1981
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
RPPT Section Spring UpdateRepresenting Property Owners in Condemnation Actions2014
Eminent Domain in Washington 5th AnnualEminent Domain2014
Easements in Washington 3rd AnnualEasements2014
WFC Annual Conference and ExpoSocial Media Policy2013
WFC Annual Conference and ExpoEthics for Fire Officials2013
Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts Commissioner WorkshopEthics for Local Government Officials2013
Washington State Association for Justice WebinarHow to Become a Judge2012
Washington Fire Chiefs Association Legal ConfOpen Public Records Act2012
Washington Fire Chief's Association ConferencePublic Disclosure - How it Applies to Fire Departments2012
Washington Association Sewer & Water District's Spring ConferenceWho Pays for Fire Hydrants: An Update2012
The Seminar Group - Issues in CondemnationMediating the Condemnation Case2012
The Seminar Group - Easements in WashingtonTypes & Peculiarities of Easements - Process of Creating & Enforcing New Easements2012
The Seminar Group - Issues in CondemnationThe Process of Condemnation2011
National Business Institute - Boundary Issues and Easement LawResolving & Litigating Boundary Disputes2011
Mercer Island City Council Planning MeetingGovernment & Redevelopment2011
Washington Fire Commissioners Association Annual ConferenceAsset Transfer - A Case Study2010
The Seminar Group - Issues in CondemnationThe Eminent Domain Process2010
Road and Easement Law from A to ZPublic Roads: Creation and Use2010
Rubic, LLC“Succeeding in Tough Times”2009
International Right of Way Annual Conference“Relax…You’re Just Testifying”2009
Washington State Bar AssociationWinning Strategies: Success in the Practice of Law2008
National Business InstituteRoad and Access Law: Successfully Handling Disputes2008
National Business Institute“Road and Access Law: Researching and Resolving Common Disputes”2008
Law Seminars InternationalRelocation Issues in Eminent Domain Conference2008
Washington State Bar AssociationYou Asked for It: The Essential Guide for Solo and Small Firm Practioners2007
Law Seminars InternationalGovernment Takings: A comprehensive One-Day Workshop2007
International Right of Way Assoc. Region 7Valuation of Critical Areas Following Citizens Citizens Alliance & Futurewise2007
Fire Chiefs Station Style ConferenceTaking the Fear Out of Land Acquistion2007
Law Seminars InternationalThe New Face of Public-Private Partnerships and Litigating the Eminent Domain Case2006
Law Seminars InternationalThe Latest on Eminent Domain and "In Effect" Takings Law Conference2005
Washington Association of Sewer & Water DistrictsCity District Relationships2002
Washington State Bar AssociationAdministrative Hearings: What Judges Really Want to Hear1998
ConferenceAdvising and Defending Public Officials1996