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Attorney Kagnar “Ganya” Som has experience representing victims injured as a result of medical negligence, maritime injury, premise liability, motor vehicle and bicycle accidents.

Kagnar is a strong advocate for victim’s rights because she understands how overwhelming the legal system is to victims and their families following a personal injury accident. This compassion emerged from personal experience. Born in Cambodia, Kagnar escaped the terror of the Khmer Rouge, immigrating to the US in 1981.

As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Kagnar interned with U.S. Senator Patty Murray, working with the Senator’s staff in passage of the Victim’s Rights Bill. It was during this effort that Kagnar recognized her calling to be an attorney that advocates and empowers victims in their quest for justice. Kagnar received her juris doctorate from Seattle University School of Law. Prior to law school, Kagnar worked at the Washington State Bar Association, assisting in developing the first Committee for Diversity.

Kagnar is also dedicated to reducing cultural and linguistic barriers faced my members of the Asian communities in their efforts to participate in the legal system. She volunteers at the Asian Counseling and Referral Services, providing pro bono legal counseling to the low income Asian community. 

Kagnar is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and the Asian Bar Association of Washington, and she is an eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ).  She also promotes diversity in the legal profession as a member of the WSAJ Diversity Committee. 

Kagnar is licensed to practice in Washington State and in federal court in the U.S. District Court Western District of Washington.  


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 25%
  2. Employment: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nikhil Bavariya

    I endorse Kagnar. She is well versed in personal injury field and she is lucky to have the mentorship of one of the Seattle area's best trial attorneys. We also serve on a committee together and I've seen that she is also caring and compassionate about our community.


    Nikhil Bavariya Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Chris Jackman

    I endorse this lawyer. Kagnar is an exceptional attorney. Knowledgeable, caring for her clients, and always prepared, I have gone to her many times for advice on personal injury related questions and have always gotten fantastic advice. I highly recommend her.


    Chris Jackman Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Edward K. Le, PLLC

135 Park Ave N.
Suite 200
Renton, WA, 98057-5720


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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJ.D.2009
University of WashingtonN/ABA2004