Julie A. Kays

Top rated personal injury attorney in Seattle, Washington

Friedman | Rubin PLLP
Julie A. Kays
Friedman | Rubin PLLP

Practice Areas: Personal injury; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 2000

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
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Friedman | Rubin PLLP

1109 1st Ave
Suite 501
Seattle, WA 98101 Visit website


Attorney Julie A. Kays is Of Counsel with Friedman | Rubin law firm in Seattle, Washington. A top-rated, award-winning trial lawyer, Ms. Kays has 22 years of legal experience, and she provides unmatched advocacy and support for adults and children who are victims of sexual and physical abuse.

A veteran of more than 100 jury trials, Ms. Kays has achieved significant success fighting for justice on behalf of innocent abuse victims while holding negligent actors accountable. To date, she has secured more than $20 million in verdicts and over $38 million more in settlements for her clients. Ms. Kays has taken on high-profile cases against a host of government entities, school districts, colleges, and municipalities.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Kays served the people of Washington State for 11 years as senior prosecuting attorney in King County, where her practice focused largely on the prosecution of sexual offenders. Ms. Kays routinely provides pro Bono services to crime victims to help them navigate the criminal justice system.

Ms. Kays Is an active member of the Washington State Bar Association. Ms. Kays has earned many top ranking and endorsements from her peers, including the Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2010, and Super Lawyer for years 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Ms. Kays received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Seattle University in 1990. She then relocated to Washington, D.C., and worked for United States Senator Slade Gorton, where she worked as a senior legislative assistant. In 1997,  she returned to the Pacific Northwest to attend Seattle University School of Law, and earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2000.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Sexual abuse - plaintiff

  • 100% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2000, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://friedmanrubin.com/attorneys/of-counsel/julie-a-kays/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Washington State Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2000
  • “Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year.”, King County Prosecutor’s office, 2010
  • 2021 Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • 2020 Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, 2020
  • KC et al v. Snohomish County, $1.95 million settlement. , 2020
  • J.B., et al., v. Puyallup School District, $7.75 million settlement. Julie proudly represented 7 men who were victimized by a junior high school teacher, and secured a settlement on their behalf., 2021
  • Mosher et al v. State of Washington, $1.1 million settlement, 2019
  • R.B. v. Puyallup School District, $1.5 million settlement, 2019
  • Seeman et al v State of Washington, $7 million settlement., 2019
  • Sillivan v. State - $4.8 million jury verdict , 2017
  • SJ v. State - $1.8 million settlement, 2016
  • Elias v. City of Seattle - $2.8 million jury verdict, 2016
  • Gregory v. State - $1.1 million settlement, 2016
  • T.T. v. State - $1.035 million settlement, 2016
  • Flyte v. Summit View Clinic - $16.75 million jury verdict, 2015
  • Chagoya v. State - $8 million settlement, 2014
  • Ferguson et al v. King County - $1 million settlement, 2013
  • Fletcher v. State - $750,000 settlement, 2016
  • T.D. v State - $1.5 million settlement, 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Government liability

Office location for Julie A. Kays

1109 1st Ave
Suite 501
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-649-9113


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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