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Kari L Hayles-Davenport

Family Attorney at Kennewick, WA

2.3   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kari

Learn Kari’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Family
    The area of family law encompasses all issues relating to family and children. This includes divorce with and without children, custody determinations, visitation schedules, child support, property divisions, legal separations, dependency and much more.

    18 years


I was born in the Tri-Cities to a farming family. I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University in 2003 and her Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2006. I am a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Benton-Franklin Bar Association.

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Tri-Cities Family Law
8927 W Tucannon Ave Ste A108
Kennewick, WA, 99336-7176


2.3 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2010
divorce/family issues with parenting plan
Kari and her legal assistant were very helpful and listened to my concerns. Kari filed motions promptly and kept the process moving ahead. Her legal assistant was also knowledgable and supportive during this stressful time.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would not recommend
I was going through some harsh court battles with my ex. Kari showed no interest, concern or care in anything that was occurring. She did not go out of her way to help me or lighten the load of anything. She was not aggressive whatsoever-- opposing counsel wiped the floor with us time and time again. My case should have been a slam dunk-- yet through poor, unprepared, offensive-less & defensive-less representation, she lost court appearance after court appearance. There were multiple times in court where it was more than evident that she had no idea what was going on and had not even bothered to read my position, declaration, response etc. She truly did not care about me, my case or whether we/she won or lost. Communication-wise, she did not respond timely-- if at all to phone calls and emails. The one good thing I can say is that she billed fairly for her time-- but what good is fair billing for your time when your not getting what you're seeking/paying for.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not hire this attorney you will be embarrassed
I wouldn't hire Ms. Davenport to represent my dog. What an absolute waste of money and resources. This was the worst representation out of the entire county and after two court hearings I had to fire Ms. Davenport for her lack of professionalism and incompetence as an attorney. If you need to talk to her you can find her at any of the local bars being a complete booze bag. How did this lady pass the bar?
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible Response Time, Disorganized!
I sought out Kari for a custody issue. While the outcome was in my favor, I would never recommend her or her firm. Here is why: - We met with her ONCE during our year long court battle. That was the initial intake. After that, we only met with the paralegals. - She never responded to emails or calls. When she did, it was much later. - She asked repeated questions. - Official court documents referenced incorrect names. One was referring to me, but instead of listing my name, she listed the name of another relative. This caused us to resubmit information to the courts. - When we finally were awarded final custody, we were asked to come in. We did, elated that it was finally over. To our dismay, we were told once again that Kari wasn't available to see us. It was another meeting with the paralegal. No congratulation, nothing from Kari. She'll take your hard earned money, and won't be in contact. If you're wondering how we won: most of it was a landslide, considering the other parties weren't willing to fight as hard as we did - most of it on our own.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Tri-Cities Family Law
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Kari L. Hayles-Davenport, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hames, Anderson & Whitlow, PS
  • 2006 - 2010


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Washington State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Benton Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Gene Schuster Award for Outstanding Service
  • Benton-Franklin Legal Aid Society
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Kari
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kari really cares about her clients are is very well prepared in court. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Kennewick Family Lawyer Kari L Hayles-Davenport
Kari L Hayles-Davenport
Family Attorney
Kennewick, WA
Licensed for 17 years