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Kay has been a member of MacDonald Hoague & Bayless since 1985, after clerking for Washington State Supreme Court Justices Robert F. Utter and William Callow.  Her practice focuses on employment, discrimination, sexual harassment, and civil rights at the trial and appellate levels, and immigration.  Kay has represented private and public sector employees throughout Washington in state and federal court, and has litigated several federal civil rights class actions.  Kay has been a frequent speaker at employment law seminars and has served on the Employment Law Subcommittee of the Washington Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions.


Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 20%
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
  3. Sexual Harassment: 20%
  4. Discrimination: 20%
  5. Employment: 20%

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MacDonald Hoague & Bayless

1500 Hoge Building
705 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104-1745


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Cynthia GillespieNorthwest Women's Law Center1997
Leadership AwardN/A1983
LeadershipKing County Coalition Against Domestic Violence1983
Newsmaker of TomorrowTime Magazine and Seattle Chamber of Commerce1978
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMacDonald Hoague & Bayless1990 - Present
AttorneyMacDonald Hoague & Bayless1985 - 1990
ClerkWashington State Supreme Court1984 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationVice President2001 - Present
Washington Pattern InstructionsMemberN/A
American Civil Liberties Union of WashingtonPresident2002 - 2002
Legal Foundation of WashingtonPresident2002 - 2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Simmons CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1965