The Board of Governors is the WSBA's governing body directed by the Washington Supreme Court to determine the general policies of the Bar and approve its budget annually. The Board consists of the president, president-elect, immediate past president, members elected from each of the state's congressional districts and three at-large members.

The Board meets six times each year at locations across the state. Except for executive sessions, Board meetings are open to the public. The Board has several committees, and governors serve as liaisons to WSBA committees.


Bradford E. Furlong | President (2017-2018)

Bradford E. Furlong was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2013. In June 2016 he was elected as President-elect. He assumed the presidency of the WSBA in June 2017, under the WSBA bylaws, when Robin Haynes resigned. He will fulfill the remainder of her term, through the September 2017 Board of Governors meeting, and then begin his year-long term as president through September 2018.  

He concentrates his practice on healthcare, municipal, real estate and land-use law. He is a former member of the Washington Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Committee and has taught professional ethics for the WSBA. He has acted as the Skagit County hearing examiner pro tem and has served as judge pro tem in both superior and district courts. Furlong also serves as general counsel to Skagit Valley Health, the Port of Skagit County, and the Skagit County Public Facilities District. He has been town attorney for La Conner since 1988, and city attorney for Anacortes 2008 through 2016, and general counsel for the North Sound Behavioral Health organization and the pro bono counsel for Skagit Land Trust.


William D. Pickett | President-Elect (2017-2018)

WSBA Gov. Bill PickettWilliam Pickett has been WSBA’s president-elect since July 2017. Previously, he served as the Board’s 4th Congressional District Governor, after being elected to the position in September 2015. He is a solo practitioner in central Washington, where he focuses his practice on trial advocacy in personal-injury and wrongful-death matters, civil rights and police misconduct, and medical malpractice. He is a frequent guest speaker on trial advocacy, police misconduct, and medical negligence issues. He is licensed to practice law in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.

Pickett serves as an adjunct faculty member in the LL.M. Trial Advocacy Degree Program for Temple University School of Law. He is a member of the National Police Accountability Project, which monitors law enforcement misconduct across the country.

Born and raised in Yakima, Pickett received his B.A. degree in society and justice from the University of Washington in 1994, and his law degree in 1997 from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. He later earned an LL.M. degree in trial advocacy in 2007 from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. In addition, he is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College in Dubois, Wyoming.


William D. Hyslop | Immediate Past President (2016-2017)

William-D-Hyslop William Hyslop is the immediate past president of the WSBA. He was elected president-elect in September 2014 and served as president September 2015–September 2016. He practices in civil litigation and dispute resolution for Lukins & Annis, P.S., in Spokane, where he is a principal. He has practiced for the firm since 1980, with the exception of 1991-1993, when he served as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Washington. An active member of Washington’s legal community, Hyslop has been involved in many WSBA activities and served on the Board of Governors in 2000–2003. 

In 2006, he was awarded the WSBA President’s Award in recognition of his work in the Spokane community and service to the legal profession. He is a past president of the Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of Washington and a former co-chair of the WSBA Committee on Public Defense. He is a past president of the Spokane County Bar Association and of the Washington State University Alumni Association.

Hyslop earned his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law, a master’s in public administration from the University of Washington, and his undergraduate degree from Washington State University.


G. Kim Risenmay | Governor, District 1 (2015-2018)

WSBA Gov. G. Kim Risenmay G. Kim Risenmay was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2015. He is licensed in Washington as both an attorney and a certified public accountant. For nearly 30 years, he has practiced in multistate tax services for major law firms. He served as the state tax consulting partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Seattle. Prior to that, he was a partner in the Seattle law firm of Bogle & Gates. He served as senior of-counsel attorney in charge of state and local tax services for the Seattle office of the Stoel Rives law from 2008 until 2014, when he opened his own boutique law firm in Redmond.

He has testified before the state Legislature, served on state-agency stakeholder committees to draft regulations, and taught for four years at the University of Washington School of Law.

Risenmay is a military veteran who began practicing law at age 34. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude. And he received an LL.M in taxation from the University of Washington School of Law.


Rajeev Majumdar | Governor, District 2 (2016-2019)

Rajeev MajumdarRajeev Majumdar was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2016, replacing Brad Furlong, who now serves as the WSBA's president-elect. Majumdar focuses his practice on civil litigation and business-oriented law at the Law Offices of Roger Ellingson, PS in Blaine, Washington. 

He serves as prosecutor in jurisdictions including Blaine, Bellingham’s Mental Health Diversion Court, and the Nooksack Nation. As an adjunct professor at Western Washington University, he teaches rights, liberties and justice in America. He previously worked for the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington, D.C., helping to establish protocols of cooperation between the U.S. and other nations to ensure the containment of weapons of mass destruction technology. 

In 2015, Majumdar received the WSBA Local Hero Award for his work in improving public access to civil legal aid and advocating for homeless youth. He received his undergraduate degree in biology and philosophy from the Albertson College of Idaho; master’s degrees in international affairs and public administration from the University of Washington; and his law degree from Seattle University School of Law.


Jill A. Karmy | Governor, District 3 and Treasurer (2014-2017)

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Jill Karmy was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2014. She is the managing member of Karmy Law Office, PLLC, in Clark County. Her practice consists of representing injured workers before the Department of Labor and Industries, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, and superior and appellate courts. Karmy has been an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice since 2006 and previously served on the WSBA Board of Bar Examiners.

She received her undergraduate degree from Pacific Union College in California and her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School.


Daniel D. Clark | Governor, District 4 (2017-2018)

Gov. Dan ClarkDaniel Clark was elected to the Board of Governors in July 2017. Since 2002, he has served the taxpayers of Yakima County.  Mr. Clark is currently employed as a senior deputy prosecuting attorney with the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Corporate Counsel Division. His legal practice includes providing legal representation to various Yakima County department heads and elected officials in various civil and ad valorem taxation litigation matters.  He also assists deputy prosecutors and law enforcement in various criminal prosecutions and civil real and personal property forfeiture matters. He is also the legal counsel for the Southeast Aging and Long Term Care Council of Governments, an entity comprised of eight counties (including three in the 4th District) that provides important services under the Older Americans Act for the elderly and those in need of long-term care. Previously, Mr. Clark worked for Yakima County Superior Court where he served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James Hutton, Michael E. Schwab, Robert N. Hackett, and C. James Lust.

Born and raised in Yakima, he received his undergraduate Bachelors of Art degree in political science from Central Washington University, graduating magna cum laude, and was honored as a Dean’s Scholar in the College of the Sciences. He earned his Juris Doctor law degree from Gonzaga School of Law where he graduated with cum laude academic honors.  Mr. Clark is a proud Gonzaga law alumni, an avid Zags Basketball and Seahawks sports fan, and extremely honored to represent the WSBA members of the 4th District.


Angela M. Hayes | Governor, District 5 (2015-2018)

WSBA Gov. Angela HayesAngela Hayes was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2015. She serves as in-house legal counsel for Associated Industries in Spokane, where, among other work, she provides training and advising on a variety of employment- and labor-related issues. 

She previously was a managing partner of Randall & Danskin, P.S., where her practice areas included civil litigation, trust and estate dispute litigation, guardianship, and medical negligence defense. She has served on the WSBA Board of Bar Examiners since 2003 and was a trustee at the Spokane County Bar Association 2003–2005 and 2009–2011.

A Spokane native, Hayes earned her undergraduate degrees in English and communication at the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Washington State University. She graduated summa cum laude in 1998 from Gonzaga University of School of Law. 


Keith M. Black | Governor, District 6 (2014-2017)

Keith-M-BlackKeith Black currently serves as a pro tem hearing examiner in land use and environmental matters. A former law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals Division II, he was an associate at the Tacoma law firm of Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell; served under five elected prosecuting attorneys for Pierce County; and was appointed chief civil deputy, serving for 20 years in that position. Black is active with the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, having served as its president, on its board of trustees, and on its editorial board.

He received his law degree from the Gonzaga University School of Law, where he was associate and senior editor of its law review.


Ann Danieli | Governor, District 7-North (2014-2017)

Ann-M-DanieliAnn Danieli was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2014. She has been an attorney in King County for more  than 30 years. She has served the public as a prosecutor, a public defender and a judge pro tem.

Danieli received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her law degree from Seattle University School of Law.


James K. Doane | Governor, District 7-South (2015-2018)

James K. Doane James Doane was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2015. He serves as corporate counsel for Costco Wholesale. He was a partner for many years at Preston Gates Ellis (now K & L Gates) in Seattle, where he focused on U.S.-Japan business, representing U.S. and Japanese companies and individuals in the U.S. and Japan. Early in his legal career, he worked at other law firms in Philadelphia, Seattle, and Tokyo, and as a law clerk in Tacoma to Judges Vernon Pearson and John Petrich, Washington State Court of Appeals.

For several years after moving in-house, Doane shuttled among U.S. headquarters and subsidiaries in Asia, Mexico, Australia, and the UK. Doane currently focuses on international compliance, governance, and commercial transactions in the corporate office. Doane has served as chair of the WSBA Corporate Counsel Section, and of the Diversity/Pro Bono Committee for the Association of Corporate Counsel, Washington Chapter. He has also served as president of the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington and as a trustee of The Rainier Club. He is a contributor to local publications on legal and public interest topics, and speaker at law schools and CLE conferences. He is a trustee on the Washington State Bar Foundation, and active supporter of regional diversity and pro bono organizations and events.

Doane studied at Waseda University in Tokyo, and was awarded an AB cum laude in East Asian studies from Harvard College. Between college and law school, Doane worked in Tokyo at a Japanese magazine and a trading company, and studied in Tokyo on a Rockefeller Fund Fellowship. He received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Doane attended public schools in and around Seattle.


Andrea S. Jarmon | Governor, District 8 (2014-2017)

Andrea-S-JarmonAndrea S. Jarmon was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2014. She is the managing attorney of Jarmon Law Group, PLLC, in Tacoma. Her practice focuses on criminal defense and family law, including representation of children and parents in dependency actions. 

In addition to her law practice, Jarmon is an adjunct instructor at Green River Community College. She has previously served as an assistant attorney general for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, a city prosecutor for Auburn and Seattle, and a full-time paralegal instructor. 

She received both of her undergraduate degrees and her law degree from the University of Washington. She is a member of the Loren Miller Bar Association and the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association.


Dan Bridges | Governor, District 9 (2016-2019)

Dan BridgesDan Bridges was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2016, when he replaced Elijah Forde as District-9 governor. Bridges is a partner with McGaughey Bridges Dunlap, PLLC. He has tried over 50 jury trials in state and U.S. District Court and argued more than 30 appeals in Washington Supreme Court, all three divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. And he serves as a superior court arbitrator in four Washington counties. 

Bridges received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Washington and his law degree from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University School of Law).


Christina Meserve | Governor, District 10 (2016-2019)

Chris MeserveChristina Meserve was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2016. She is a family law attorney and has been with Connolly Tacon & Meserve for 36 years. Her practice focuses on arbitration, divorce, custody and support, mediation, and prenuptial agreements. A former president of the Thurston County Bar Association, Meserve also served on the board of trustees of The Evergreen State College. 

Meserve has served on the WSBA's Judicial Recommendation, Character and Fitness, and Legislative committees. Early in her career, she was president of Washington Women Lawyers and served as its liaison to the WSBA Board of Governors. 

She received her undergraduate degree from The Evergreen State College and her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.


Athan Papailiou | Governor, At-Large (2016-2019)

Athan Papailiou was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2016. He is a litigator at Pacifica Law Group in Seattle. Before entering private practice, Papailiou served as a judicial law clerk for Washington Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the QLaw Foundation. 

Papailiou received his law degree from the University of Arizona and undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon. As a member of UA's Law & Behavior Research Group, Papailiou investigated the efficacy of jury instructions addressing the unreliability of eyewitness identification evidence.


Mario M. Cava | Governor, At-Large (2014-2017)

Mario-M-CavaMario Cava was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2014. He is a senior litigation auditor with Enterprise Legal Services at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. Previously, Cava was field counsel with the Law Offices of Sweeney Heit & Dietzler, and was a trial attorney at Associated Counsel for the Accused. He previously served on the WSBA Editorial Advisory Committee and was a member of the 2012 class of the Washington Leadership Institute.

Cava received his undergraduate degree in psychology and politics from Whitman College and his law degree from American University Washington College of Law.


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