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Jay Kinney

Workers compensation Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jay

Learn Jay’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    70%

    40 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%

    40 years, 276 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    5%

    40 years, 230 cases

Jay Kinney was born in Rochester New York in 1957. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Texas in 1980 and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1983. He was admitted to the bar in the state of Washington in 1984. Jay is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Washington State Association for Justice. Mr. Kinney’s practice emphasizes worker’s compensation, personal injury, construction site accidents and employment law.
Jay is married with three children.

“I worked my way though college and law school as a carpenter, back when you could actually earn enough in the summer to pay for a year of college. I still use my tools on home and community projects. I know my way around a job site, and realize the physical demands of occupations such as construction, manufacturing, logging, fishing and processing, nursing and driving/delivery.”

Verdicts and Settlements:

In addition to the personal injury and disability cases noted on the right, Mr. Kinney has obtained over ten million dollars in Labor & Industries pension awards for totally disabled worker’s compensation clients. Representative cases include:

  • Fish processor, hand amputation
  • Painter, manlift tip over and fall, broken heel, ankle, wrist, and elbow
  • Ironworker, low-back surgery
  • Ironworker, knee surgery
  • Carpenter, low back surgery
  • Carpenter, occupational disease arthritis knees and hips
  • Aerospace machinist, multi-level spinal herniations
  • Nurse, low back injury
  • Aerospace machinist, head injury
  • Aerospace designer, cervical injury and depression
  • Hospital worker, three-level cervical fusion
  • Pile buck, occupational disease arthritis multiple joints
  • Maintenance worker, electrocution
  • Car mechanic, lumbosacral spine surgery
  • Laborer, head injury
  • Pipefitter, cervical injury
  • Truck mechanic, low back injury
  • Restaurant waitress, low back injury
  • Baker, baker’s asthma
  • Truck driver, long-haul, death
  • Construction worker, quadriplegia suffered in a fall

Areas of Practice:

  • Emphasizes Worker’s Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability
  • Employment Law

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Washington, 1984

Education:

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1983, J.D.

University of Texas, Austin, 1980, B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Washington State Bar Association — Member

Washington State Association for Justice — Member

The American Association for Justice — M

Location

Kinney Law Group
810 Third Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA, 98104

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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
We hired Mr. Kinney to help my husband, Dave Hunt, with his workers compensation case. Mr. Kinney has been very great to us when we failed to argue our case infront of the judge. He represented Dave and he was able to secure his WC benefits and the back-pay of the years when his case was reopened. He is very informative of my husband's case when there are changes and a very wonderful character and easy person to talk to. I would highly recommend him for your workers compensation needs or which ever he is specialized in. Kind regards Pepe & Dave Hunt
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Posted by Barry | August 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever !
Mr. Kinney, never gave up on what needed to be done , he has ALWAYS worked really hard and come through with positive results ! Mr. Kinney knows what he is doing , is honest and trustworthy . We have and will continue to recommend Mr. Kinney !
Posted by Pete | April 27, 2015
Best on the planet !
Mr Kinney has been handling my labor and Industries claim since my injury . He has consistently provided the proper advice and guidance at every turn . I am so grateful for everything he has done for me . You can't go wrong with Jay . He is a seasoned pro in every sense of the word . I heartily recommend him for any legal help you may need . Five stars ! I don't know what I would do without his very expert help.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2015
Excellent attorney
I would highly recommend Jay Kinney. He helped my father and I with a personal injury lawsuit. He was sincere, knowledgable, kind, and helpful throughout the entire process. I felt he went above and beyond to make us both feel informed and at ease from the beginning to the end. He communicated clearly and in a timely manner. Once again, Jay is an excellent attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 30%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Kinney Law Group
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Scott, Kinney, Fjelstad & Mack
  • 1984 - 2016

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • Law
  • 1983
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • CNA nurse v Seattle area hospital
  • L&I pension
  • maritime -- fishing vessel
  • Confidential
  • Iron worker v L&I
  • L&I pension
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Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyers
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1992
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1991
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Workers' Compensation
  • Worker's Compensation: litigation strategies
  • 2017
  • Worker's Compensation from Start to Finish
  • Washington Worker's Comp System
  • 2009
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in Washington
  • Time loss, pensions and PPD awards
  • 2005
  • Workers' Compensation Hearings in Washington
  • Hearings at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
  • 2003
  • Worker's Compensation: How to Adjudicate a Claim
  • Obtaining a PPD award and loss of earning power compensation
  • 1992
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