Jean Y. Kang

Associate, Seattle Office

Direct Dial: 206.521.6491

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2009

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Seattle University, School of Law - J.D., 2009
  • University of Washington - B.A., 2003

Practice Experience

Jean Kang is a member of the firm's casualty law group and has a breadth of civil litigation experience including insurance fraud, bad faith, wrongful death, E&O claims, personal injury, premises liability, and medical malpractice. Her practice is informed by her prior experiences as a senior associate at an insurance defense firm in Seattle and in-house counsel for major insurance companies.

Jean received her J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Washington. During law school, Jean served as President and Co-Founder of the Korean-American Law Student Association.

In addition to her practice, Jean serves 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.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Washington State Bar Association (Governor)
  • Washington Women Lawyers (State Board Member)
  • Washington Leadership Institute (Board Member)
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (Member)
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington (Member)

Awards and 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

Publications and Presentations

  • Author, "Washington Will Soon Require Insurers to Inform their Washington Insureds of the Availability of Agency Assistance" (2020)
  • Panelist, "Gender wage gap, salary negotiations, and navigating the practice of law as a female attorney," Seattle University School of Law's Women's Law Caucus Event (2020)
  • Panelist, "Mediation: Cultural Perspective," University of Washington Law School (2018)
  • Moderator, "Our Time is Now: How to Take Charge of Your Career," Washington Women Lawyers (2018)
  • Adjunct Professor, "Introduction to Practice" Seattle University School of Law (Spring Quarter 2018)