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 After graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law, I practiced law in the Territory of Guam for close to seven years. After a few years practicing in a local law firm, I opened my own practice. During this time, I also met and married my husband who was in the US Navy. After Guam we relocated to Michigan where I worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney while my husband completed his medical training. After 4 years in Michigan, we received military orders to Sicily, Italy, and eventually back to the Pacific Northwest. My travels and varying work experiences have allowed me to enjoy different perspectives. I am always up for a challenge and the opportunity to assist clients to the best of my abilities. 


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
  2. Wrongful Death: 15%
  3. Litigation: 10%



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  • David Alden Brown

    Kari has been a terrific addition to our team. She has been trying cases her whole legal career and is not afraid of litigation. Kari also posses superb legal research and writing skills. I often collaborate with her and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.


    David Brown Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Brett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis Brown

1002 S 3rd St
Mount Vernon, WA, 98273-4302


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBrett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis & Brown2012 - 2013
AttorneyJohnson & Wyngaarden, P.C.2004 - 2004
Prosecuting AttorneyLivingston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2001 - 2003
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Kari A. Wicklund1997 - 2001
AttorneyLaw Offices of Paul Vernier1996 - 1997
AttorneyArriola, Cowan & Bordallo1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of WashingtonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1991