|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2010 Top Lawyers||Seattle Metropolitan Magazine||2010|
|Champion of Civil Rights Award||NAACP||2008|
|Service to Education Award||St. Joseph School (Seattle)||2007|
|Certificate of Recognition (Jury Service)||King County Superior Court||2006|
|Hall of Honor Award||St. Joseph School (Seattle)||2004|
|Ames Moot Court Competition Finalist||Harvard Law School||1985|
|Phi Beta Kappa||University of Virginia||1981|
|"AV" Peer-review rating||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Affliate Attorney||NewLAWu.s.||2015 - Present|
|Senior Counsel||Ater Wynne LLP||2013 - 2014|
|Shareholder||Ater Wynne LLP||1994 - 2013|
|Senior Associate||Ater Wynne LLP||1990 - 1993|
|Associate||Garvey, Schubert & Barer||1986 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Howell v. Alfoster Garrett, Jr. and NAACP||Judgment in favor of our client, NAACP|
|Sweet, et al. v. Hinzman, et al.||Judgment in favor of our clients|
|Patrisha Rankin v. Alfoster Garrett, Jr. and Seattle-King County NAACP||Arbitration award in favor of my client|
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|Northwesy Business Litigation Blog||Significant Changes to FRCP 26 Will Protect Communications Between Counsel and Testifying Expert Witnesses||2010|
|Northwest Business Litigation Blog||"You've Gotta Pay to Play, Says the Washington Court of Appeals"||2008|
|Northwest Business Litigation Blog||"Conflicting Decisions in Washington Court of Appeals Regarding Fraudulent Transfer Liability"||2007|
|Northwest Business Litigation Blog||"Washington Supreme Court Holds that Pregnancy is not a 'Disability' Under Employment Discrimination Laws"||2007|
|The Legal Foundation of Washington||"On Your Own: Your Legal Rights" (co-editor)||1991|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor (with honors)||1986|
|University of Virginia||Economics and American Government||BA - Bachelor of Arts (with High Distinction)||1982|
|Junior Achievement - "Project Business"||Business and Economics||1997|
Posted by Paul and Susan
Steve Kennedy represented us in a complex real estate dispute involving the use of a common lot owned by more than 300 tenants in common (including us).
Not only was it frightening for us to take on so many, but the scope of the case seemed unwieldy. Our biggest obstacle was figuring out how to get jurisdiction over such a large and diverse group. How does one co-tenant in common initiate a lawsuit against so many other co-tenants in common? The typical way would be to sue the community's board. However, the board was quick to point out that they didn't own the properties or represent the owners but merely managed the common lots. The other way would be to sue each co-tenant individually. But this would be prohibitively expensive because it would involve serving papers on each and every property owner -- some of whom lived out of state. We were in a quandary and we needed to act fast.
Steve figured out a way, which we'll let him tell you about. But suffice to say, it involved a rarely-used procedural device that garnered the respect of the court for its elegance, efficiency and originality.
In the end, Steve's brinksmanship saved the day for us and provided the settlement we needed.
We would highly recommend Steve to be your counsel. If anyone deserves to be given the recognition of Super Lawyer, it is Steve Kennedy.
Posted by Alexander
I had a big trouble with the apartment rent contract. The manager of the apartment tried to take all my deposits and also write out some other silly fees that I have to purchase in order to cancel my apartment rent contract. Immediately, I contacted my friend and he suggested to me Mr. Stephen Kennedy. My friend also told me that Mr. Stephen is really trustworthy, fast and effective. My friend was right. Mr. Stephen solved my problem in just one day and he was able to help me cancel the rent contract without paying any additional fee. I also got my deposit back.
I strongly recommend Mr. Stephen Kennedy to everyone who need a good lawyer!!!
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