Jean Y. Kang

Associate

  • location icon Seattle, WA
    1111 Third Avenue
    Suite 2700
    Seattle, WA 98101

Jean Kang is an associate in the Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability Practice.

Jean has a breadth of civil litigation experience including insurance fraud, product liability, wrongful death, E&O claims, bad faith, personal injury, and premises liability. Her practice is informed by her prior experiences as senior associate at an insurance defense firm in Seattle and counsel for major insurance companies.

Jean also serves corporate clients on secondment at a Fortune 500 medical supply company to provide legal support on litigated matters. Since joining Lewis Brisbois, Jean focuses on matters involving product liability, complex business and commercial litigation, and toxic tort. 

Jean began her career as a Criminal Deputy Prosecutor in King County and Cowlitz County, where she tried more than 25 cases to verdict. 

In addition to her practice, Jean served as a Governor for District 7 South on the Board of Governors for the Washington State Bar Association. She is also involved in multiple leadership and diversity programs in the local legal community and serves as a pro tempore judge at Edmonds Municipal Court and King County District Court. She also serves as an arbitrator for the King County Arbitration Department.

Foreign Language Capabilities

Korean

Publications

Author, “Washington Will Soon Require Insurers to Inform their Washington Insureds of the Availability of Agency Assistance” (2020)

Additional Information

Adjunct Professor at SU Law School, “Introduction to Practice” for Spring Quarter (2018)

Professional Presentations

  • SU Law School’s Womxn’s Law Caucus event on “Gender wage gap, salary negotiations, and navigating the practice of law as a female attorney” (2020)
  • Washington Women Lawyers: "Diversity without Inclusion" (2019)
  • “Mediation: Cultural Perspective” at UW Law School (2018)
  • Washington Women Lawyers: “Our Time is Now: How to Take Charge of Your Career” (2018)
  • Washington Women Lawyers: "Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession" (2017)

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Washington
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Associations

  • Governor, Washington State Bar Association, 2017-2021
  • State Board Member, Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Asian Bar Association of Washington

Awards & Honors

  • Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellow, Class of 2021
  • Ladder Down Fellow, Class of 2020
  • Judicial Institute Fellow, Class of 2019
  • Washington Leadership Institute Fellow, Class of 2017

Education

Seattle University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2009

University of Washington

Bachelor of Arts, 2003

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