Keith A. Kemper
Keith has been with Ellis, Li & McKinstry since he graduated law school at the end of 1989. He quickly gained a reputation around town as a fine litigator and trial lawyer. Much of his early experience came from serving as a public defender for the City of Kent over the course of a two-year contract between the City and Ellis Li. He also benefitted greatly from the mentorship of senior attorneys, Ronald McKinstry, Michael McKinstry, and Skip Li.
Since his first years in practice, Keith has been in the middle of cases involving eminent domain. In short, if the government is taking land, he has usually been there to represent one of the land owners. He has defended the owner in takings by the City of Everett, the Department of Transportation, the Washington State Convention Center, the City of Seattle, the Port of Seattle, Sound Transit, the Monorail, and a host of different utility companies.
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