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Kristina Jarrett McKennon

Wrongful death Attorney at Kennewick, WA

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Kristi


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About Kristina

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I am an experienced Eastern Washington trial lawyer, and I am a mom.  Since 2005, I have worked to find justice for the injured and neglected.  In 2018, I was selected by my trial lawyer peers to receive their "Professionalism Award" and in 2009 I was seleted as their "Ready to Soar" New Member of the Year.  I am proud to be "A-Rated" by Martindale Hubbell and have been chosen as a Washington "Super Lawyer" every year since 2016.  I try cases to juries in Eastern Washington.  In 2013, I was honored to work with a client and the legislature in Olympia to rewrite the law regarding a landlord's obligation to protect the keys to its tenant's residence.  The "Safe Keys Law" RCW 59.18.060(7) was the result of my brave client continuing her fight after the case resolved.  

I have litigated against large corporations, insurance companies, school districts, manufacturers of products, negligent doctors, hospitals and landlords on behalf of the injured.  I want to leave the world better and safer than I found it. Our law firm belives in helping and in "doing good".  We want your case to matter.  We want to make sure that you are heard and that real change happens.  Your life has been forever changed. You deserve fair compensation and a lawyer you will know personally.

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Jay Flynn and Kristi McKennon at signing of "Safe Keys Law".
Licensed for 17 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 02/01/2023

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

Contact Kristina

Flynn Merriman McKennon, P.S.
4253 W. 24th Avenue, Suite 110
Kennewick, WA, 99337

Reviews

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Posted by Doug | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant
Kristi came highly recommended by a long time District Court Judge. He described her legal ability as second to none in the area. Following a vicious pit bull attack while on duty as a Deputy Sheriff, I retained Kristi who works as a team with Jay Flynn. Kristi formulted a plan for the case and began sending me to doctors for formal and professionally documented evaluations. After a year of medical examinations from the defense and our side, The defense requested to mediate. This is where Kristi's ability really shined. For sake of a long description, Kristi's negotiating skills with the Insurance company was BRILLIANT. We had an initial offer of $100K to $125K to $145K. Ultimately she secured me a $220,000 settlement with reduced cost to L&I. I was so pleased with the out come. She was outstanding in every way!
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Posted by Robb | February 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be happier
I can't begin to say how much I appreciate the time and effort Kristina put on my case. I was injured in an auto accident and Kristina kept working for me to get the best result possible. It took a little bit longer than average, but it was worth it as Kristina worked with me, kept me informed every step of the way and always discussed my options. I wound u with a little more than I expected and it was a result of Kristina's work and belief in my case. If you are in need of someone who honestly cares about you more than a percentage of your settlement, call Kristina!
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Posted by David J. Olinger | January 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Kristi McKennon
Kristi and her partner Jay Flynn represented me in my personal injury case after I was hurt at work and lost my right leg. Kristi is very smart and works her butt off to make sure her clients get the most out of their resolvement. She knows the laws like most Pastors know the bible. I was amazed by her knowledge and the power she presented in a court room. Kristi is an amazing lawyer and I would recommend her and Jay to anyone needing legal representation for personal injury
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2013
Better than all the free advice found on the internet. Definately the best attorney for the job.
My wife and I were in a terrible auto accident and were not sure how to go forward. We kept receipts and tried to handle things ourselves. This was not a good idea. My wife found this site and chose Kristina McKennon. That was the best thing we could have done. Kristina was highly knowledgeable, extremely professional and represented our interests so we were able to walk away with the highest dollar amount for our settlement. This was to our best interest since my wife and I are unemployed and still recovering. What was surprisingly beneficial for us was Kristina's knowledge and interest in our physical health. Her experience helped us come to the realization that our physical recovery will go far beyond the end of our case. It was this care for our well being that we feel very very fortunate to have on our side. My wife and I found that Kristina provided exceptional counsel to go back to our doctor to ensure we were treated for overall complete injury recovery. Another area that Kristina provided exceptional representation was in the management of the in-house financial aspects of our case. Kristina provided immediate status of the insurance benefits relating to our case and gave us very straightforward counsel that we could easily understand. In addition Kristina managed the costs to settle our case so as to ensure my wife and I received the highest value from the settlement. She managed the billing interaction with medical providers, payoffs, corrections with billings from medical providers so we didn't have to deal with them. Very professional and exceptionally talented attorney.
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Posted by Dana L Widrig | July 18, 2013
Kristina J McKennon - Review by Dana
Kristina represented me in my personal injury case and went on to provide primary direction as we passed a new law in Washington State to secure duplicate keys to residential rental dwellings in order to further protect tenant's susceptibility to home invasion in residential rental dwellings. This law finally bridged the gap she found in the Washington State Landlord Tenant Law regarding security of tenant's duplicate keys. Kristina is in a word, brilliant. I have never encountered a person with such inherent and intuitive capabilities of considering all aspects so painstakingly that affect such serious and personal legal outcomes. Her exhaustive thought process in exploring every angle, from all directions, is truly impressive and inspiring. Kristina is the consummate model of exemplary expertise and is worthy of praise in every aspect of her work.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2009
very highly recommended
i would recommend Kristina McKennon to anyone and everyone! She was very fast to get information from and for me to insure a fast settlement. I was very happy with the amount i was awarded and was suprized to hear that she was looking and fighting for more....I was very pleased with the prompt return calls and always keeping me well informed of what to expect!
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2007
Extremely Hardworking and Dedicated
"Kristie McKennon is an extremely hardworking and dedicated lawyer, who really cares about her clients overall success. Furthermore, she displays a certain demeanor inside the courtroom that demands respect . During my case, Kristie kept me informed at all times. I never felt like I was in the dark, or concerned about the overall outcome of my case. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal counsel. Again, if you are looking for a dedicated, hardworking, trustworthy attorney, who will keep you informed at all times, I would recommend Kristie McKennon."
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2007
Awsome Lawyer
Not only experience but very nice to talk to. When ever she has helped me I got the best deal, always.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2007
Excellent Lawyer
Kristina was always very responsive and extremely knowledgable in her line of practice. Worked very hard to make sure that I got the best outcome in my case. I would recommend her to anyone and if she is chosen, it would be well deserved and the best choice.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2007
Kristina McKennon
Kristina McKennon did an excellent job for me. At first I only had a court appointed lawyer that wasn't doing anything for me. I was then refered to McKennon by a friend. As soon as she looked at my case she told me she could get me a better deal than what I was getting and I did. McKennon went above and beyond what I expected her to do and because of that my life is going a lot easier than it could be. Bottom line if you need a Lawyer get Kristina McKennon.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2007
Client Review
She knows her stuff!!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2007
Best Lawyer EVER
She is just so involved and caring, and is an excellent speaker, which comes in handy.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Flynn Merriman McKennon, P.S.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Flynn Merriman, P.S.
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Intern Deputy Prosecutor
  • Benton County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Intern Deputy Prosecutor
  • Whitman County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Paralegal
  • Crary Clark & Domanico
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Legal Assisstant
  • Irwin, Myklebust Savage & Brown
  • 1998 - 2001
  • File Clerk
  • Flynn, Merriman & Palmer
  • 1996 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • J.D. Magna Cum Laude
  • 2005
  • Washington State University
  • B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Minor Criminal Justice
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Bicyclist v. Mutual of Enumclaw
  • Plaintiff's Verdict $490,000
  • Gauthier v. Peterson
  • Plaintiff's Verdict $9,172
  • Train v. Hall
  • Plaintiff's Verdict $4,100
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Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice, Executive Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Benton Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • N/A
  • Lawyers Association Trust
  • President
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Lawyers Association Trust
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Washington State Association for Justice, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New Member Committee Vice Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair Tri City Roundtable
  • 2007 - 2008
  • People for Safe Communities
  • Treasurer
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New Member Committee
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Kennewick High School Mock Trial Team
  • Coach
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Washington State Democrats
  • Delegate to State Convention
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Idaho Law Review
  • Patron Program Coordinator
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Washington State Paralegal Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
  • National Soceity of Collegiate Scholars
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Washington American Civil Liberties Union
  • Board Member
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Professionalism Award
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • 2009 New Member of the Year
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2009
  • Law Dean's Scholarship
  • University of Idaho
  • 2005
  • Langroise Scholarship
  • University of Idaho
  • 2004
  • George Warren Law Scholarship
  • University of Idaho
  • 2003
  • Idaho Law Review
  • University of Idaho
  • 2002
  • Outstanding Pre Law Student
  • Washington State University
  • 2000
  • Judge Thomas & Marshall Neill Memorial Scholarship
  • Washington State University
  • 2000
  • Cadd Foundation Scholarship
  • Cadd Foundation
  • 2000
  • University Achievement Award
  • Washington State University
  • 1999
  • Cadd Foundation Scholarship
  • Cadd Foundation
  • 1999
  • Scholar in Residence
  • Washington State University
  • 1999
  • Washington State Honors Award
  • Washingon State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • 1998
  • Cadd Foundation Scholarship
  • Cadd Foundation
  • 1998
  • Ray A Kroc Youth Achievement Award
  • McDonalds Corp.
  • 1998
  • Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 598 Scholarship Award
  • Local Union 598
  • 1998
  • Richland Rotary Scholarship
  • Richland Rotary
  • 1998
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Luvera Seminar
  • Trial
  • 2012
  • Legal Aid CLE
  • Simplify & Visualize Your Personal Injury Case for Maximum Impact
  • 2011
  • One Size Does Not Fit All--Different Trial Styles for Different Trial Lawyers
  • Jury Selection
  • 2010
  • University of Idaho Career Panel
  • Building Client Confidences & Overcoming Bias
  • 2008
  • WSTLA--Tri City Brown Bag
  • Trying Times for Allstate in Eastern Washington
  • 2007
  • University of Idaho Career Panel
  • Bridging the Gap--What They Don't Teach You in Law School
  • 2007
  • Unviersity of Idaho Career Panel
  • Life as a Plaintiffs' Attorney
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (26)
Endorse Kristina
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Kristi since 2008. She's knowledgeable and does a great job for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kristi brings talent and energy to complex injury cases. She gets the details right, works hard and never loses sight of the ethical considerations. I endorse her wholeheartedly."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Other
"Intelligent, driven and no surprise on the success she's achieved. Congrats McKennon! Would recommend to anyone needing an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sharp, assertive attorney"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristie is a passionate, caring attorney who fights for her clients. She is also intelligent and thoughtful. I would endorse her."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have mediated several cases for Ms. McKennon. She is a very fine lawyer and an excellent advocate for her clients. She is very knowledgeable in the field of personal injury. I recommend her without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristina is a bright, engaging, super lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Kristina. She is a top lawyer in eastern Washington. Kristina is very skilled and knowledgeable in this area of the law. Kristina is dedicated to bringing her clients the justice they deserve."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kristi is a talented advocate for injured people. She has a passion for her clients that is manifestly evident in all she does. I would not hesitate in the least to send a friend or family member her way."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Kristi and her office on a medical negligence case. Kristi is knowledgeable, articulate, and effective. She has a wealth of experience and passion that benefit her clients. I look forward to the next chance I have to work with her."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kristina Jarrett McKennon is passionate, hard working & a caring attorney - her clients are fortunate to have her on their side! She is the go-to attorney in personal injury matters!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure working with Kristi on several projects with the Washington State Association for Justice. In addition, we have discussed cases together. I am amazed at the knowledge and strength Kristi demonstrates in her profession. Any client would be honored to have her as his or her attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kristi works hard for her clients. You can't go wrong with her in your corner! "
Car accident Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
""Outstanding young trial lawyer""
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristi is a smart, articulate and aggressive trial attorney. "
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kristi is a rising star trial attorney in the personal injury arena."
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Kennewick Wrongful death Lawyer Kristina Jarrett McKennon
Kristina Jarrett McKennon
Wrongful death Attorney
Kennewick, WA
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation