Kristina L.J. McKennon

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Kennewick, Washington

Flynn Merriman McKennon, P.S.
Kristina L.J. McKennon
Flynn Merriman McKennon, P.S.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 2005

Education: University of Idaho College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
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Flynn Merriman McKennon, P.S.

4253 W 24th Ave
Suite 110
Kennewick, WA 99338 Visit website


Kristina L.J. McKennon is a partner at the firm Flynn, Merriman & Mckennon, which has its offices located in Kennewick, Washington. Licensed to practice in Washington since 2005, she focuses her practice on personal injury matters, including medical malpractice, wrongful death, brain injury, sexual abuse, car accidents and premises liability.

A well-known trial lawyer in the Tri-City area, Ms. Mckennon fights aggressively for her clients’ rights and liberties. She is well aware of the financial, psychological and physical impact that injuries can have on an individual, especially as a result of another party’s negligence. She has obtained numerous favorable settlements and verdicts on her clients’ behalf.

Graduating magna cum laude, Ms. Mckennon has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and pre-law from Washington State University. She then attended the University of Idaho College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and earned her Juris Doctor in 2005. She was a member of the Idaho Law Review.

Ms. Mckennon worked as a deputy prosecutor at the Benton County Prosecutor's Office, where she tried many criminal law cases, post law school before becoming a part of Flynn, Merriman & Mckennon. She holds memberships in the Washington State Bar Association and is an eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, where she serves on the Membership Committee.

Additionally, Ms. Mckennon is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Honored for her impeccable work in the legal field, she has received an AV* Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has an Avvo rating of 10/10. She has also received numerous five-star ratings and reviews from her satisfied clients.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ falls into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2005, Washington

Professional Webpage:

  • Professionalism Award, 2018
  • University of Idaho College of Law, magna cum laude, 2005
  • Avvo 10 out of 10 Rating
  • CADD Foundation Scholarship
  • Outstanding Pre-Law Student Award
  • Washington State University Scholar in Residence Award
  • Richland Rotary Scholarship
  • Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award
  • Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 598 Scholarship
  • WASHINGTON STATE ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE 2009 READY TO SOAR NEW MEMBER OF THE YEAR This is a statewide award from her trial lawyer peers at the Washington State Association for Justice.
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” honoree, 2012-2015
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Her notable verdicts and settlements include settlements with Fed Ex, verdicts in a permises liability case, in a UIM case and in a case involving an electrician who underwent a cervical disk replacment surgery.  She has tried numerous personal injury cases to verdict.  In 2013, following resolution of a case involving a nationwide property manager, Kristi and her client worked to change the Landlord Tenant Law in Washington to require the safeguarding of duplicate keys to a tenant's residence.  
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • National Society for Collegiate Scholars
  • Golden Key
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Washington State Democratic Party
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Idaho Law Review
  • Washington State Association for Justice-Eagle Member presently serving on the Membership Committee
  • Washington State Association for Justice Committees including, New Member, Membership, Public Affairs, Women of WSAJ, Roundtables
  • Justice for All PAC
  • WSAJ Board of Governors
  • Tri City Roundtable Chair for WSAJ, 2008
  • President Lawyer's Association Trust, 2018
Educational Background:
  • Washington State University, Magna Cum Laude B.A. Political Science/Pre-Law, 2001
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Coach Kennewick High Mock Trial Team, 2005
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest lectured at the University of Idaho College of Law on the topic of the life of a personal injury lawyer on behalf of the Washington State Association for Justice. Kristi co-chaired the WSAJ convention in 2014 and the WSAJ Auto Cases CLE in 2013.  Kristi was an invited speaker at the WSAJ Luvera Seminar in 2012., Speaker, Washington State Association for Justice, 2005
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Kristi worked with her client, local and state legislators following the resolution of a case to draft House Bill 1647 signed into law and codified at RCW 59.18.060 (7).  This law requires a landlord to safeguard the duplicate keys it keeps to a tenant's residence., 2013
Industry Groups:
  • Board Of Governor-Washington State Association For Justice
  • Justice For All PAC
  • President--Lawyers Association Trust

Office location for Kristina L.J. McKennon

4253 W 24th Ave
Suite 110
Kennewick, WA 99338

Phone: 509-715-6134


9 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

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