Attorney Profile:

Kristina L. J. McKennon

Kristina L. J. McKennon: Attorney with Flynn Merriman McKennon, P.S.

Biography

A passionate trial lawyer with a heart for justice, Kristi is known for her zealous advocacy and trial skill. Few lawyers in Eastern Washington have tried more personal injury cases as a young lawyer. Her trial reputation with judges, other lawyers and insurance adjusters means that cases get full value because corporate America and the insurers know she can and will go to trial.

Kristi is a Tri-Citian and a mother of a pre-school age son. Three generations of her family were born here in Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, Washington and her roots are deep in our community, our history and our culture. Her story is unique and began in this very firm as a teenage file clerk where she fell in love with trial work. By the time she graduated from law school, she had already worked as a paralegal and intern at three personal injury law firms across Eastern Washington (in Tri-Cities, Pullman and Spokane), had assisted on several large personal injury cases (including: a Ford Motor Company product case, a 17-plaintiff daycare abuse case and the wrongful death of teenage bicyclist) and had tried several criminal cases to verdict as a Intern Deputy Prosecutor.

Kristi's notable cases to date include two confidential settlements against Federal Express Corporation, verdicts of $276,000 in a case of a union electrician who underwent a experimental disc replacement surgery, a $490,000 verdict for a bicyclist unable to return to his union position after a hip injury, and $236,000 gross verdict in a slip and fall premises liability case. Her work on the firms largest cases with partner Jay Flynn bring a team approach to cases. Together, their unique blend of talents and strengths compliment their trial style.

In addition to receiving the "Ready to Soar 2009 New Member of the Year" statewide award from her trial lawyer peers at the Washington State Association for Justice, Kristi has served for six years on numerous committees for the WSAJ and has worked with this organization tirelessly to level the playing field for the injured in our state.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
509-783-7326  Phone
509-783-1631  Fax
www.fmm-law.com
Mailing Address:
Quinault Point, Suite 600, 8203 W. Quinault Avenue, Kennewick, Washington 99336
University Attended:
Washington State University, B.A., Political Science/Pre-Law, magna cum laude, 2001
Law School Attended:
University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
Admission:
2005, Washington
Memberships:
Benton Franklin County and Washington State Bar Associations.
ISLN:
920576548

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 29 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 06/12/13 in Personal Injury

    I have watched Kristina go out of her way to assist new lawyers and mentor those in need. Kristina is patient, communicative, kind, respectful, in other words, she posse... Read more

    I have watched Kristina go out of her way to assist new lawyers and mentor those in need. Kristina is patient, communicative, kind, respectful, in other words, she possesses all of the characteristics that one would hope to see in a lawyer.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/12/13 in Personal Injury

    Kristina is a superior lawyer, with the skills and judgement necessary to successfully represent her clients. She is well respected by other attorneys, including her adv... Read more

    Kristina is a superior lawyer, with the skills and judgement necessary to successfully represent her clients. She is well respected by other attorneys, including her adversaries. Judges in particular hold her in high regard and trust her advocacy. I highly recommend Kristina.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/28/13 in Personal Injury

    Ms. McKennon is knowledgeable and very competent. She is always courteous and civil. Ms. McKennon cares deeply for her clients and is very compassionate. Read more

    Ms. McKennon is knowledgeable and very competent. She is always courteous and civil. Ms. McKennon cares deeply for her clients and is very compassionate.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/28/13 in Personal Injury

    Kristina is an excellent young lawyer and an outstanding advocate. She works hard for her clients and gives back to the profession by speaking on trial tactics. Read more

    Kristina is an excellent young lawyer and an outstanding advocate. She works hard for her clients and gives back to the profession by speaking on trial tactics.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/24/13 in Personal Injury

    I had the opportunity to chair a CLE with Kristina. She was creative and incredibly knowledgeable. I also heard her speak, she is one of the best. Read more

    I had the opportunity to chair a CLE with Kristina. She was creative and incredibly knowledgeable. I also heard her speak, she is one of the best.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/20/13 in Personal Injury

    Kristi is an excellent attorney and advocate for her clients. Read more

    Kristi is an excellent attorney and advocate for her clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 06/14/13 in Personal Injury

    Kristina is very proficient and knowledgable in representing her clients. Read more

    Kristina is very proficient and knowledgable in representing her clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/12/13 in Personal Injury

    Kristi is an outstanding, dedicated and highly ethical PI attorney. Read more

    Kristi is an outstanding, dedicated and highly ethical PI attorney.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/12/13 in Medical Negligence

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/12/13 in Medical Malpractice

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  • 5.0/5.0 2 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 2 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 08/01/13

    Kristina represented me in a highly publicized personal injury case. The criminal trial had just ended in a guilty verdict on all counts after I was the victim of a bruta... Read more

    Kristina represented me in a highly publicized personal injury case. The criminal trial had just ended in a guilty verdict on all counts after I was the victim of a brutal assault and rape during a home invasion. I contacted Kristina's firm while the jury was deliberating in that trial. Kristina stood by my side for over two years as our civil suit resolved, and we pushed to enact new law in Washington State for landlords to secure tenant's duplicate keys. Kristina made all of this happen.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 07/31/13

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