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Kristina L.J. McKennon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kennewick, WA

Flynn Merriman McKennon, P.S.
8203 West Quinault Avenue, Suite 600
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: 509-572-3517
Fax: 509-783-1631
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
Licensed in Washington Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Kristi McKennon is a partner in the firm of Flynn Merriman McKennon in Kennewick where she represents injured plaintiffs. In 2009, the Washington State Association for Justice honored her statewide as the New Member of the Year and in 2018, she received its Professionalism Award. Kristi has tried numerous cases to verdict in eastern Washington, including successful verdicts in premises liability, underinsured motorist, and complicated auto cases. Kristi's notable litigated cases involve those against insurance companies, Fed Ex, hospitals, negligent physicians, school districts, residential property managers, private land owners and contractors.  She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was a Washington Rising Stars for five years and has been a Super Lawyer every year since 2017. Kristi serves on WSAJ Board, and enjoys spending time with her 11-year-old son Will.

About Kristina L.J. McKennon

First Admitted: 2005, Washington

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  • 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 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, 2001


  • Idaho Law Review, 2004
  • Kristi was selected statewide by her trial lawyers peers for the Professionalism Award in 2018., WSAJ Professionalism Award, Washington State Association for Justice, 2018
  • Awarded this statewide award in 2009 by the WSAJ (formerly WSTLA) by her peers for her "demonstrated excellence in the practice of law, ability to inspire others with passion for family, community and justice.", New Member of the Year Ready to Soar, Washington State Association for Justice, 2009

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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Coach Kennewick High Mock Trial Team, 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
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Office Location for Kristina L.J. McKennon

8203 West Quinault Avenue
Suite 600
Kennewick, WA 99336

Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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