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Professional Experience

Andrew Kinstler has a civil trial practice with an emphasis on employment law and personal injury defense. He has extensive experience advising both employers and employees on issues arising under federal and state laws. Andrew has successfully tried cases in front of juries in courts throughout the Pacific Northwest, and has represented clients in appeals heard by the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Andrew has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics Magazine every year since 2003. He is rated “pre-eminent” by Martindale Hubbell.

Reported Decisions
  • Bulman v. Safeway, Inc., 144 Wn. 2d 335 (2001)
  • Seattle First Nat. Bank v. Mitchell, 87 Wn. App. 448 (1997)
  • Mutual of Enumclaw Ins. Co. v. Jerome, 122 Wn.2d 157 (1993)
  • Employco Personnel Services, Inc. v. City of Seattle (1991)
  • Hampson v. Ramer, 47 Wn. App. 806 (1987)
    • State University of New York at Albany (1979, summa cum laude)
    • University of Michigan Law School (1982, cum laude)

Contact & Links
  • 800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3200
    Seattle, WA 98104
  • English
  • The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., graduated 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Washington, 1982

Helsell Fetterman LLP
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

13 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

10 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Insurance
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - Insurance, Seattle (2019)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Insurance
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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