Kara R. Masters


kara test _1211-2Kara Masters (Of Counsel) was born in Austin, Texas, migrating to the Pacific Northwest to graduate from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University School of Law) in 1993. Since that time, she has been practicing in the state and federal courts of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska, handling a wide variety of civil legal issues.  She also clerked for three state appellate court judges – Honorable Elaine M. Houghton, ret. (Division II), for the Honorable William W. Baker, ret. (Division I), and for the Honorable Anne L. Ellington, ret. (Division I).

Kara’s current trial practice with JM&A focuses in the areas of insurance coverage and defense, commercial, construction and contract disputes, and employment matters.  She conducts that practice from her Bainbridge Island office, where she also has a non-trial insurance coverage, risk management and employment practices as “Of Counsel” to Masters Law Group (www.appeal-law.com), one of Washington’s premier civil appellate firms.

Kara serves on the Board of Trustees for Legal Foundation of Washington (www.legalfoundation.org) and the Board of Directors of the Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence (www.EndGV.org).  Kara also regularly provides pro bono legal services in the immigration area through various nonprofit organizations.