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Kip Bates Kendrick

DUI and DWI Attorney at Yakima, WA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1974
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kip

Learn Kip’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    If you are convicted of a first offense within seven years, you can expect a minimum of one or two days in jail, approximately $900.00 to $1,200.00 minimum fine and costs, and usually 90 days to one-year license suspension.

  2. Criminal defense
    If you are arrested for any crime you should immediately tell the arresting officer that you want to consult with an attorney. You have the right to consult with an attorney of your own choosing before answering any questions.

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Traffic infractions can be especially serious for those with a CDL. If you receive a traffic infraction in the City of Yakima, Kendrick and Malane will fight to keep it off of your record.

Kip Kendrick grew up in Yakima, Washington in a home in which his parents insisted that each child become at least bilingual. After graduating from high school, he lived for a year in Guadalajara, Mexico to improve his Spanish.

He graduated from Whitman College with a major in English and a minor in Spanish. He also taught high school Spanish for one year. Thereafter, he attended Gonzaga law school.

For over 30 years he has been a practicing attorney in Yakima, first as a felony prosecutor, and thereafter in private practice. 

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Kip Bates Kendrick
4109 Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA, 98908-3346

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Tonilynn | April 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Experience
Kip helped me with two traffic citations. He was able to negotiate a good outcome that protects my driving record!
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Courteous and knowledgeable with attention to detail
Mr Kendrick and staff represented me most effectively. They were all courteous and respectful, and ensured that I understood the process that I was engaged in. Thanks to Mr Kendrick's responsiveness and attention to detail, I received an outcome that I considered very favorable. I highly recommend their services.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Class and professionalism
Mr. Kendrick represented me on a complex case involving prescribed medicine. Mr. Kendrick and his team were compassionate knowledgeable, professional and we were able to get results through plea that were better than expected. I am very grateful for Kip and his team, whom helped my family and I through a difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Not only is Mr. Kendrick, Amy, and the rest of the friendly staff kind, professional and sincere, this team creates comfort and positive results. I honestly felt like Mr. Kendrick was a blessing. Under difficult and stressful times, I am so thankful to have met this team, especially Mr. Kendrick (my warrior). Thank you for what you do!
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2016
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Making an unpleasant experience less of a burden.
Mr. Kendrick was a great legal representative to have on my side while dealing with my case. The staff and the para-legals were easy to talk to, helped me start and understand my case and trial. Mr. Kendrick explained my situation in a professional and helpful manner to help me understand what was going to happen and the process of what was going to occur. Thanks to Mr. Kendrick and his staff, I was able to have my legal obligations reduced and breathe a sigh of relief. Would highly recommend to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
I got a failure to yield and was worried because I am in a driving position. Finding a traffic ticket lawyer seemed to be hard to do in Yakima. I am sure most defense attorneys do it, but most seemed to be for more serious criminal non traffic offenses like robbery or murder. I stumbled across a few and wasn't impressed with most because of not returning calls, and/ or having to make an appointment. I work 50+hr weeks and only get one half day a week. When I called Kendrick and Malone Office, the receptionist was immediately able to assist me with my many questions. I was also invited to come in same day for free consult. When I arrived, the staff was patient with me while I was with my child and the paralegal was great! She answered a ton of my questions, told me what was realistic, and armed me with so much info, that I even felt confident I might have contested on my own or more likely, defer to avoid paying for representation. I really do appreciate the professionalism of this office; they really made me feel they were on my side and not out to get my money. Will definitely hire!
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation. Helpful, courteous and understanding..
Mr. Kendrick and his staff went above and beyond to help me and my family in what was a very difficult time. Mr. Kendrick and his team were helpful and courteous and the communication was excellent. Kip's court room presence, professionalism and preparedness were the key to my positive results and I would recommend to family. Thank you!
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Work Experience

  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Lower Kittitas County District Court
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kendrick and Malane
  • 1990 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Culpepper, Culpepper & Kendrick
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Public Defender
  • United States District Court Eastern District Of Washington
  • 1980 - 1989
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Yakima County District Court
  • 1979 - 1989
  • Associate
  • Weeks, Dietzen, and Skala
  • 1978 - 1979
  • Attorney
  • Gavin, Robinson, Kendrick, Redman & Mays, Inc.,
  • 1977 - 1988
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 1976 - 1978
  • Attorney
  • Kendrick and Carrol
  • 1974 - 1976
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Stevens County
  • 1974 - 1975
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1974


  • Yakima County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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Yakima DUI and DWI Lawyer Kip Bates Kendrick
Kip Bates Kendrick
DUI and DWI Attorney
Yakima, WA
Licensed for 49 years
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