Foster Garvey, PC is pleased to announce the addition of Kinnon W. Williams as Of Counsel in the firm’s Seattle office.
Kinnon joins Foster Garvey’s nationally recognized Public Finance & Municipal Government team. He has represented both public entities and private property owners in negotiations, mediations and bench and jury trials, including successfully arguing cases before the Washington State Supreme Court. Kinnon’s experience serving as special and general counsel to local governments, including cities, fire departments and utilities, will add to Foster Garvey’s deep understanding of the challenges facing governmental clients and elevate the firm’s abilities to find creative solutions to building better communities.
“Kinnon is one of our region’s most respected attorneys, and all of us at Foster Garvey are thrilled to welcome him to the team,” said Jim McNeill, Chair of Foster Garvey’s Public Finance & Municipal Government practice. “Kinnon will undoubtedly add to our already superior team of Public Finance & Municipal Government attorneys, bringing a shared commitment to best-in-class counsel and innovation that continues to differentiate our firm.”
Kinnon was previously a Partner at Inslee Best Doezie & Ryder P.S., where he focused on eminent domain and the representation of special purpose districts in the state of Washington. He is the co-author of the 2010 Washington State Bar Association Real Property Deskbook Chapter on eminent domain. In 2017, he led a successful effort to amend the Relocation Assistance provisions in Washington state law to protect small business owners impacted by government projects.
Kinnon currently serves on the Washington State Bar Foundation Board. He previously held the position as a Commissioner on the King County Charter Review Commission and on the Board of the Evergreen Health Care Foundation, acting as Vice Chair for more than four years. He also served as an elected Commissioner with the Northshore Utility District for more than a decade. Kinnon received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, and his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington. He is also a graduate from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and is a Washington State Licensed Real Estate Instructor. He is a frequent lecturer on eminent domain and inverse condemnation topics for continuing legal education and trade association seminars.