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Current or former board member of the Spokane Food Bank, the Greater Spokane Coalition Against Poverty, the Fair Budget Action Campaign, the City of Spokane’s Human Services Advisory Board, the Legal Aid Committee of the Washington State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington, the Northwest Autism Center, Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest, the Epilepsy Foundation Washington’s Regional Advisory Board, the Washington Employment Lawyers Association and the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance.  Legal Advisor to the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane's Steering Committe


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 55%
    33 years, 350 cases
  2. Education: 20%
    33 years, 25 cases
  3. Employee Benefits: 15%
  4. Administrative Law: 5%
    33 years, 100 cases
  5. Employment: 5%
    27 years, 45 cases



Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Barry Wayne Davidson

    I endorse this lawyer. Ken has been a regional leader in Social Security law for many years, and I would recommend his services without hesitation. A fine, knowledgeable lawyer with great compassion for his clients, and a deep commitment to his profession.


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Contact info

Lee & Isserlis, P.S.

1124 W. Riverside
Ste. 300 Spokane
Spokane, WA, 99201-1109


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Special Recognition AwardSpokane Guilds' School and Neuromuscular Center2010
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2010
Recognized for Social Security lawWashington Law & Politics MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLee & Isserlis, P.S.2010 - Present
Staff AttorneySpokane Legal Service Center1983 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationSecretary2006 - 2009
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ RepresentativesSustaining member1994 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fanning v. BowenFavorable Decision from Ninth Circuit
Ellis v. Egghead LTD PlanApproval of LTD benefits
Shaw v. Employment Security DepartmentApproval of unemployment benefits
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1983
Fort Wright CollegeHuman servicesBA1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employment Law: Changing the World and Our LivesImpact of Employment Claim Recovery on Public Benefits2007
Don't Forget To Remember These Ethical PrinciplesPersonal Injury Recoveries and Public Benefits2007
The I Came Back: Juvenile Workshop VOverview of Special Education and Related Laws2006
Section 504 vs. IDEASpecial Education2005
Ethical Issues in PI PracticeMinors, Disabled and Public Benefits2005
Legal Issues Facing NonProfitsProgram Chair2003
Nuts and Bolts of Ethics in LitigationPersonal Injury Recoveries and Public Benefits2002
Special Education Law In The New MilleniumSpecial Education2001
Special Education Law in WashingtonSpecial Education2000
RoundtableImpact of Personal Injury Recovery on Public Benefits2000
People's Law School: Mental Health LawMental Health law2000
Knowledge of HealingSocial Security Law: Fibromyalgia & CFS Claims2000
Disability LawDisability Law2000