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Jay C Kinney 
Seattle, Washington
phone 206-462-4501
fax 206-622-9671
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Jay Kinney was born in Rochester New York in 1957. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Texas in 1980 and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1983. He was admitted to the bar in the state of Washington in 1984. Jay is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Washington State Association for Justice. Mr. Kinney's practice emphasizes worker's compensation, personal injury, construction site accidents and employment law.

Jay is married with three children. "I worked my way through college and law school as a carpenter, and I still use my tools on home and community projects. I coach my kids' softball and baseball teams, camp, hunt (recurve bow) and hike when time permits."

Verdicts & Settlements

In addition to the personal injury and disability cases noted on the right, Mr. Kinney has obtained over ten million dollars in Labor & Industries pension awards for totally disabled worker's compensation clients.  Representative cases include:

Ironworker, low-back surgery
Ironworker, knee sugery
Carpenter, low back surgery
Carpenter, occupational disease arthritis knees and hips
Nurse, low back injury
Aerospace machinist, multi-level spinal herniations
Aerospace machinist, head injury
Aerospace designer, cervical injury and depression
Hospital worker, three-level cervical fusion
Pile buck, occupational disease arthritis multiple joints
Maintenance worker, electrocution
Car mechanic, lumbosacral spine surgery
Laborer, head injury
Pipefitter, cervical injury
Truck mechanic, low back injury
Restaurant waitress, low back injury
Baker, baker's asthma
Truck driver, long-haul, death
Construction worker, quadriplegia suffered in a fall

Areas of Practice:
Emphasizes Worker's Compensation
Personal Injury
Social Security Disability
Employment Law
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Washington, 1984
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1983

University of Texas, Austin, 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Washington State Bar Association

The American Association for Justice

Washington State Association for Justice

Verdicts and Settlements

Construction worker fell while demolishing a warehouse and suffered paraplegia. Settlement for $3,200,000 versus property owner and contractor.

Painter fractured his heel and elbow when scissorslift toppled after hitting hole in floor of big box store under construction. Settlement for $1,000,000 versus general contractor and scissorslift manufacturer.

Surgeon lost vision and had to give up his profession. His long-term disability insurer denied his claim. $1,500,000 recovery after successful trial and appeal to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Student suffered a brain injury in car accident with Seattle police car. Settlement for $3,000,000.

Worker injured knee while using a defectively designed ships ladder on building. Settlement versus architect and builder for $445,000.

Worker in gypsum plant suffered the amputation of his fingers by defectively designed conveyor belt and rotary air lock. Settlement against designer and manufacturer for $370,000.

Child killed in apartment fire who failed to install smoke detectors according to Section 8 regulations. Settlement for mother and sister against property owner (confidential sum).

Logger suffered head injury while yarding logs. Settlement of $275,000 versus logging company.

Emergency room physician rendered disabled due to heart condition. His long-term disability insurer denied his claim. Settlement for $400,000.

Physician with heart problem forced to retire. His long-term disability carrier denied his claim. Settlement for $505,000.

Scott, Kinney, Fjelstad & Mack
Attorneys at Law,

Corner of 6th Ave. and University St.
600 University St., Ste. 1928
One Union Square
Seattle, Washington (WA) 98101
Phone: 1-206-622-2200
Fax: 206-622-9671