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Karen Cecilia Koehmstedt

Family Attorney at Kennewick, WA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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Kennewick family, personal injury and criminal law attorney for over 20 years.


Career Experience


Private Practice - Kennewick, WA

1990 - Present

Emphasizing custody, collaborative divorce, criminal defense, mediation, arbitration, and personal injury. Ms. Koehmstedt has been appointed as Guardian ad Litem in Domestic relations and RCW 11.88 actions. Regularly practicing in District, Municipal, Superior Courts. Negotiated and tried hundreds of cases in an effective; professional manner.


Juvenile Court Defense Panel Attorney

1990 - 1996

Defense of juvenile offenders, litigation of child dependencies, termination of parental rights, involuntary commitment proceedings, youth at risk petitions and material witness representation. Represented over 2,400 individuals while providing high-level legal representation. Developed working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Deputy Prosecuting Attorney - Benton County, WA

1987 - 1990


Judicial Experience:

Ms. Koehmstedt has experience as a pro tem judge and is currently contracted as a Hearings Officer by the City of Pasco where she regularly presides over impound hearings and Dangerous Dog appeals.


Karen C Koehmstedt Attorney At Law, PS
6601 West Deschutes Ave. Suite A
Kennewick, WA, 99336-7811

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Posted by Tim | November 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceeded my expectations
After interviewing three other attorneys Karen was my choice. She asked good questions pertaining only to my case, she took good notes (in a note book not a laptop) and I didn't feel as though I was another number in the days quota. I found Karen to be firm but fair in dealing with all that were involved and very helpful in guiding me to make the right decisions for my case to have the outcome that I was happy with. The staff is professional and very friendly and good communication between all parties seems to be a priority. They make the office run flawlessly.
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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Karen C Koehmstedt Attorney At Law, PS
  • 1990 - Present
  • Defense Panel Attorney
  • Juvenile Court
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Benton County, WA
  • 1987 - 1990


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Puget Sound
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Benton-Franklin Counties Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Court-Approved Mediator
  • Mediator
  • N/A
  • Court-Approved Arbitrator
  • Arbitrator
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Kennewick Family Lawyer Karen Cecilia Koehmstedt
Karen Cecilia Koehmstedt
Family Attorney
Kennewick, WA
Licensed for 36 years