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  • Brent Aldrich Hart

    Kim is one of Seattle's top criminal defense attorneys. She is a gifted speaker, a relentless worker and cares deeply for her clients.


    Brent Hart Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Travis David Stearns

    Kim is one of the best lawyers in Washington and works harder for her clients than any attorney I know. Her grasp of legal theory makes her a powerful adversary and her compassion makes her a fabulous person to work with.


    Travis Stearns Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Gordon & Saunders

1111 Third Avenue
Suite 2220
Seattle, WA, 98101-3213


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Washington Super LawyerThomson Reuters2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top Women Attorneys In WashingtonSeattle Met2014
Washington Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Washington Super LawyerThomson Reuters2013
Washington Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Top Attorneys in WashingtonSeattle Met Magazine2012
President' AwardWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Rising StarWashington Journal of Law & Politics2008
Rising StarWashington Law and Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2003
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
NCDC ScholarshipNational Criminal Defense College2002
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2002
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member (Nominated by Gov. Inslee, approved by Senate)Washington Sentencing Guidelines Commission2015 - Present
PartnerGordon & Saunders, P.L.L.C.2008 - Present
Member (Appointed by Gov. Inslee)Justice Reinvestment Task Force2014 - 2015
Independent Consultant reviewing public defense systemGrant County, Washington2012 - 2012
AssociateSchroeter, Goldmark & Bender2004 - 2008
Misdemeanor Division SupervisorThe Defender Association2003 - 2004
Misdemeanor Division Asst. SupervisorThe Defender Association2002 - 2003
AttorneyThe Defender Association1999 - 2002
AttorneyWashington Appellate Project1995 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Defender AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2012 - 2013
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysBoard Member2000 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Criminal DefenseA Call to Arms2014
Washington Criminal DefenseSex Offenses: Higher Sentences, New Crimes and Restrictions2006
Washington Criminal DefenseZealous Motion Practice: Representing Your Clients' Causes; Making Lasting Change 2005
Washington Criminal DefenseTwo Glorious Weeks: Report from the National Criminal Defense College2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Criminal Defense CollegeN/AN/A2002
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Hastings CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Defender ConferenceJustice In Washington: What the Data Tells Us2015
Trial Advocacy ProgramClosing Arguments2013
Federal Bar ProgramCreative Motions in Large Federal Drug Cases2013
Rule 9 TrainingVoir Dire & Closing Arguments2012
Getting Started in Criminal DefenseEthics2012
Federal Bar ProgramAudio-Video use by Police2012
Externship ProgramClient Communication and Relationships2012
Battleplans for Misdemeanor PracticeCollateral Consequences2012
Externship ProgramClient Communication and Relationships2011
The Defender Association attorney trainingMotions Practice2007
2007 Northwest Trial Advocacy ProgramTrial Advocacy2007
WACDL Annual ConferenceIf You Can't Win the War, Switch Battles: Changing the Game With Motions Practice2006
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVoir Dire in Domestic Violence Cases2004
NLADA Annual ConferenceRedefining the Role of the Defender in Domestic Violence Courts2003