Kinnon W. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in Bellevue, WA

Inslee Best Doezie & Ryder, P.S.
 | 10900 NE 4th St., Suite 1500
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 877-927-5540
Fax: 425-635-7720
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain (50%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kinnon W. Williams is a Partner in the Bellevue law firm of Inslee Best Doezie & Ryder, P.S. At the firm, he focuses his efforts on representing the interests of business owners, company leaders and municipalities from throughout Washington state in matters related to the following:

• Eminent Domain
• Dispute resolution
• Municipal law
• Real estate

Mr. Williams began his legal career in 1986 after earning his law degree from University of Oregon School of Law and his admission to the Washington State Bar Association. However, his education did not end when he finished law school. He went on to graduate from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and annually Co-Chairs a seminar on eminent domain.

Over the course of Mr. Williams' nearly 30-year legal career, he has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers, as evidenced by his "Superb" rating from Avvo. In addition to having served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases, he is a regularly requested guest speaker, and he has written a number of articles on various legal topics involving eminent domain, impact fees, easements and open government. He has successfully worked on legislation to make the eminent domain process fairer to landowners and is also the author of the Washington State Bar Association’s Real Property Deskbook Chapter on Eminent Domain.

In addition to Mr. Williams' work on behalf of his clients, he also actively works within the community. He currently serves on the Board of the Washington State Bar Foundation and the King County Bar Association Finance Committee. He is also an active member of his local community, where he serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Evergreen Health Foundation and on a national level he is an active alum of The Washington D.C. based internship organization The Washington Center.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Eminent Domain (50%)

State, Local & Municipal (40%): State, Local & Municipal Litigation

Real Estate (10%)

Focus Areas

State, Local & Municipal Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About Kinnon Williams

Admitted: 1986, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected as Super Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2013- 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member - Washington State Bar Foundation
  • Former Member, The Washington Center Alumni Advisory Board, Washington D.C.
  • Former Co-Chair, King County Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Screening Committee
  • Former Chair, King County Bar Association, Judicial Campaign Fairness Committee
  • Former Co-Chair, King County Bar Association, Judicial Conferencing Committee
  • Washington, 1986
  • Associate Member, Washington Fire Commissioners Association
  • Associate Member, Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vice Chair, Evergreen Health Foundation Board, Kirkland, Washington

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Unit Rule: Misunderstood and Rightly So, was presented to the Seattle Chapter of Appraisal Institute in an effort to assist appraisers in understanding the finer points of the Unit Rule (or Unidvided Fee Rule). This rule is often confusing in application, can lead to unjust results and is a legal fiction that is rarely used in most modern acquisitions where the condemning authority can not or chooses not to acquire the entire fee.   Presented to the Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, The Unit Rule: Misunderstood and Rightly So, Appraisal Institute - Seattle Chapter
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Super Lawyer Honoree, 2013 - 2018
  • Speaker and Facilitator, International Right of Way Association, numerous seminars
  • Speaker, Fire Chief Magazine's National Station Style Conference, Denver Colorado
  • Speaker, "Road Easement Law from A to Z," National Business Institute, 2010
  • Speaker, "The Process of Condemnation," Seminar Group 2010
  • Speaker, 81ST Washington Fire Chiefs EXPO, "Municipal Ethics," "Social Media & the Fire Service," 2013
  • Program Co-Chair & Speaker "Issues in Condemnation" Seattle, Seminar Group, 2013
  • Program Co-Chair & Speaker, "Easements in Washington" Seattle, Seminar Group, 2013
  • Speaker, "Ethics for Municipal Officials," Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts, 2014
  • Contributor, Washington Fire Chiefs newsletter, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Author, Taking Fear Out of Land Acquisition, Fire Chiefs Magazine, Denver. CO. (May 2007)
  • Author, Washington State Bar Association Real Property Deskbook Chapter on Eminent Domain, (4th ed., 2012 and supplement 2015)


  • King County Fire Protection Districts Nos. 16, 36, and 40 v. The Housing Authority of King County, 123 Wn. 2d 819, 1994
  • City of Lynnwood v. Video Only, Inc. 118 Wn. App. 674, 77 P.3d 378 (2003), review denied January 7, 2004
  • Arthur T. Lane, et al. v. The City of Seattle, Washington State Supreme Court Decision, No. 80204-1 October 16, 2008

Educational Background:

  • JD University of Oregon 1986.  
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • University of Washington, B.A. in Political Science, 1982

Industry Groups

  • IRWA
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Office Location for Kinnon W. Williams

10900 NE 4th St.
Suite 1500
Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: 877-927-5540

Fax: 425-635-7720

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Last Updated: 1/29/2019

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