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About me

I practice in the areas of business and corporate law, health law, employment and real estate law. I focus on mergers and acquisitions, commercial, corporate
planning, partnership, asset and stock purchase and sale, employment,
and the formation of medical practice groups.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 24%
    17 years
  2. Health Care: 24%
    17 years, 5.1 thousand cases
  3. Business: 24%
    17 years, 5.1 thousand cases
  4. Real Estate: 23%
    17 years
  5. Health Insurance: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jeffrey R Caffee

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Jeffrey Caffee Car accident Attorney
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  • Benjamin I VandenBerghe

    I endorse this lawyer. Kristi's legal knowledge, intellect, and skills as a counselor and advisor are absolutely top-notch. I have worked with her on many difficult cases and consider her to be one of the best attorneys in her field.


    Benjamin VandenBerghe Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC

5500 Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104

Bellevue, WA, 98004



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Rising Star AttorneyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
40 Under 40 Award (40 Business Leaders Under the Age of 40)Puget Sound Business Journal2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising Star AttorneyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising Star AttorneyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising Star AttorneyWashington Law & Politics2008
Rising Star AttorneyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising Star AttorneyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising Star AttorneyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising Star AttorneyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising Star AttorneyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Rising Star AttorneyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Rising Star AttorneyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Graduation With High HonorsUniversity of Washington School of Law1999
Order of the CoifUniversity of Washington School of Law1999
Delta Theta Phi Award (Highest Combined 1st and 2nd Year Grades)University of Washington School of Law1998
Washington Law ReviewUniversity of Washington School of Law1997
Judge James J. Lawless Award (Highest 1st Year Grades)University of Washington School of Law1997
Graduation Magna Cum LaudeBucknell University1995
Phi Beta KappaBucknell University1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMontgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted Attorney2000 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted Attorney2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownPlanning Ahead to Avoid Tenant Problems2005
UnknownDrafting and Negotiating Washington Commercial Real Estate Leases2004
Sterling Education ServicesOperational Issues in Commercial Lease Drafting2003
UnknownEconomic and Financing Issues in Commercial Leases2003
National Business Institute CLEA Bird's Eye View of the Requirements of the IDEA2002
National Business Institute CLEDiscipline of Special Needs Students under the IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act2002
WA Special Education SeminarCitizen or Civil Servant: Drawing the Line Between School Employees' Private Interests as Citizens and the Public Interest in Their Roles as Educators2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Columbia UniversityPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1996
Bucknell UniversityInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Radiology Business Management AssociationEmployment Law Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them2007
Pacific Northwest Credit ConferenceThe Dirty Dozen: Empoyment Law Pitfalls2005
Commercial LeasesCommercial Lease Drafting2003
Special Education and the LawRequirements under the IDEA2002
CCIM Washington Chapter MeetingBusiness Entities: How to Select the Right One For Your Deal2001