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  1. Government: 34%
  2. Employment: 33%
    17 years
  3. Appeals: 33%
    17 years, 42 cases

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  • David H Black JR

    I endorse this lawyer. Kris is very eloquent and one of the most talented lawyers I know. I had the pleasure of working with him while drafting and lobbying for HB 1432 (2011). Kris was an adept and eloquent expert who was also fun to be around.


    David Black Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • J Michael Keyes

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    J Keyes Trademark infringement Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Association of Washington Business

1414 Cherry Street SE

Olympia, WA, 98501-2341


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarN/A2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselAssociation of Washington Business2003 - Present
Legal CounselBuilding Industry Association of Washington2001 - 2003
AttorneyPaine Hamblen LLP2000 - 2001
Judicial Law clerkWashington Supreme Court1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Self Insurers AssociationAmicus Committee2006 - Present
N/AMember2005 - Present
Employment Law Advisory CommitteeMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Thurston County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
AWB Judicial ScorecardScorecard and Guide to the Washington Supreme Court2006
Washington Business MagazineLegal Matters: Simple Rules for Grassroots Lobbying2006
Washington Business MagazineLighting Up Could Be Costly2006
Washington Business MagazineCourt Stops Workers' Comp Hemorrhage2005
Washington Business MagazineFear Free Job References2005
AWB Judicial ScorecardScorecard and Guide to the Washington Supreme Court2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Seattle UniversityPhilosophy & HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Georgetown UniversityComparative Politics & EconomicsN/A1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation UpdatesWorkers Compensation Legislation2007
SHRM Employment Law & Legislative ConferenceLegislative Update2007
HR Essentials -- 2007 BriefingNew Updates in Employment Law2007
Employment Law A through ZWorkers' Compensation2007
10th Annual Labor & Employment Law ConferenceEmployment Law Legislative Update2007
Workers Compensation Basics2006 Legislative Review2006
SHRM Employmnet Law & Legislative ConferenceLegislative Update2006
National Conference of State Legislatures Annual MeetingTopics in Employment Law2005