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
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