Headshot of Kinne F. Hawes

Practice Areas 

Real Estate, Corporate, Business.


BA University of Washington, 1969, JD 1972.


VJG 1994-date; Previously: Attorney, Lane Powell, 1972-1977; General Counsel, Schoenfeld Industries, Inc, 1979-1982;.General Counsel, Pacific Gamble Robinson Co., 1982-1987: Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Pay’n Save Drug Stores, Inc., 1981-1992;  Member, Washington Law Review, Comments Editor, Author, Case Note re Indian Tribal Law, Washington Law Review.

Community Involvement

WSBA Disciplinary Counsel:  Executive Committee, WSBA Corporate Counsel Section; Member Fiscal Committee, Mercer Island School Board;  Junior Warden, Member of Vestry, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Mercer Island; Advisory Board, Education Across Borders;  Member of Board and Secretary, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Support For Afghanistan.

3 Things You Are Most Proud of Professionally

  • Clients
  • Building My Practice
  • Corporate Practice

3 Things A Client Wouldn’t Know About You

  • Clamdigger
  • Thoroughbred Race Horse Owner
  • Two Attorney Daughters

Why You Decided to Be an Attorney

Challenging, meaningful profession.

Why You Decided to Practice and/or Continue Practicing This Type of Law

To meet client needs for corporate and real estate expertise.

When You Leave the Profession What Do You Want to Be Known For  

Meeting clients’ needs and making meaningful contributions to clients’ businesses.

As an Attorney What Makes You Stand Out

Responsive to clients; professional, timely services to clients.