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Julie A. Kays

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

Friedman | Rubin PLLP
1109 1st Ave, Suite 501
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-649-9113
Fax: 206-623-0794
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Julie A. Kays serves Of Counsel with Friedman | Rubin law firm in Seattle, Washington. A top-rated, award-winning trial lawyer, Ms. Kays has 20 years of legal experience, and she provides unmatched advocacy and support for adults and children victimized by 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 their abusers accountable for their actions. To date, she has secured more than $20 million in verdicts and over $30 million more in settlements for her plaintiff clients, and she has taken on high-profile cases against a host of government entities, school districts, colleges and universities, municipalities and others.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Kays led a successful career for more than 10 years serving as senior prosecuting attorney in King County, where she focused mainly on prosecuting sexual offenders. Outside her practice, she routinely volunteers her time and services pro bono to help those with limited means navigate the criminal justice system.

A leader in her field, Ms. Kays regularly conducts lectures and seminars across her region and throughout the country on the rights of child sexual abuse victims and other topics. She is also an active member of the Washington State Bar Association and other local, state and national legal organizations. Honored for her exceptional professionalism and service, Ms. Kays has earned many top ranking and endorsements from her peers, including the Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2010.

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 Slade Gordon of the U.S. Senate. After a seven-year tenure, she returned to the Pacific Northwest, which she calls home, and attended Seattle University School of Law, obtaining her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2000.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Julie A. Kays

First Admitted: 2000, Washington

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Washington State Bar Association

Educational Background

  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2000


  • “Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year.”, 2015
  • 2020 Super Lawyer


  • KC et al v. Snohomish County, $1.95 million settlement. , 2020
  • 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
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Office Location for Julie A. Kays

1109 1st Ave
Suite 501
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-649-9113

Fax: 206-623-0794

Last Updated: 8/31/2021

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