Contact Phone: 206.812.8080

Kathryn I. Eims

Partner

Kathryn I.  Eims Partner

Kathryn Eims is a partner at Eims Graham with over 25 years’ trial and appellate experience representing self-insured and state fund employers in litigated workers’ compensation matters. Kathryn has also served as Section Chief and Assistant Attorney General in the Labor & Industries Office of the Attorney General of Washington State.

An aggressive advocate for her clients, Kathryn has successfully argued cases before the Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, Superior and Appellate Courts, and the Idaho Supreme Court. Kathryn is skilled at advising employers and third party administrators on workers’ compensation and related employment law issues including FMLA, ADA, and state and federal discrimination legislation. A sought after speaker who has presented at various industry events and trainings, Kathryn has also has published appellate decisions and articles on important workers’ compensation related issues.

Kathryn is a member of the Washington and Oregon State Bar Associations. She is also a member of Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and the Washington Self-Insurers Association. Kathryn is a past member of WSIA’s Board of Directors as the Legal Representative and served as Co-Chair of WSIA’s Legal Subcommittee. Kathryn was Past President of the Executive Board of Women in Workers’ Compensation.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Member, Washington State Bar Association

Member, Oregon State Bar Association

Member, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Member, Washington Self-Insurers Association

Co-Chair, Washington Self-Insurers Association Legal Subcommittee 2007-2012

Washington Self-Insurers Association Board Member 2010-2012

Past President, Executive Board of Women in Workers’ Compensation

EDUCATION

Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane Washington
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1987

Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1984

University of London, London, England

Gonzaga University’s Continuing Education Program

keims@eimsgraham.com