Meet the Board of Governors
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 seven times per year across the state. Except for executive sessions, the meetings are open to the public. The Board has several committees, and governors serve as liaisons to WSBA committees.
William Hyslop is president of the Washington State Bar Association. 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. Hyslop 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.
Robin Lynn Haynes is president-elect of the Washington State Bar Association. In September 2016, she will become the Bar's youngest president to date. She was elected to the Board in June 2012, representing new and young lawyers. Since then, she has been active with the MCLE Taskforce and the MCLE Board, the Washington Young Lawyers Committee, the Committee for Professional Ethics, the Board's Legislative Committee, and the Washington State Bar Foundation. She practices employment and commercial litigation with McNeice Wheeler in Spokane and Seattle. She was previously the first woman partner at Reed & Giesa, P.S. in Spokane (2011), and spent two years as a litigation and employment principal at Witherspoon Kelley in Spokane.
Haynes is a past president of the Spokane County Bar Association's Young Lawyer Division and a former board member for the Spokane County Volunteer Lawyers Program. In 2012, she was named the WSBA's Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year. She also is a founding Board member for the Washington Vets Will Clinic; a Moderate Means attorney; and an active member of Planned Parenthood's Women's Leadership Circle. Finally, she is a "Triple Zag," having earned her undergraduate, master’s, and law degrees from Gonzaga University, where she remains an active mentor.
Anthony Gipe served as president of the WSBA Board of Governors from 2014 to 2015. He currently is of counsel at Shatz Law Group, where he focuses on civil rights, injury claims, family law, and select business litigation.
Gipe has been active with the King County Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, and the Washington Employment Lawyers Association. He was a long-time member of the Lesbian and Gay Law Society of Washington, and was a founding board member of QLaw. He also is a founding member of the WSBA Leadership Institute Advisory Board and a long-time instructor for the program. He has also served on the WSBA Amicus Brief Committee, the WSBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, and the WSBA Civil Rights Committee, which he chaired. He was an at-large governor on the WSBA Board of Governors from 2008 to 2011.
Gipe studied at the Monterey Institute of Foreign Languages Defense Languages Institute, where he received his accreditation in Russian Languages and Culture. He served for seven years in the U.S. Navy as a Russian-language interpreter and intelligence analyst, serving in the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and in the Pacific. He earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative history of ideas from the University of Washington and received his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.
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.
Bradford E. Furlong concentrates on healthcare, municipal, real estate and land use law. He was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2013. Furlong is a member of the Washington Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Committee and teaches professional ethics for the WSBA. He acts as Skagit County hearing examiner, pro tem, and has served as judge pro tem in both superior and district courts.
Furlong is general counsel to Skagit Valley Hospital and Skagit Regional Clinics, the Port of Skagit County, and the Skagit County Public Facilities District. He has been town attorney for La Conner since 1988, the city attorney for Anacortes since 2008, and is general counsel for the North Sound Regional Support Network and the Skagit Land Trust.
Furlong graduated from the University of Puget Sound Law School in 1982 after attending the University of California, Davis, and graduating with an undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism from The Evergreen State College.
Jill Karmy 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. Ms. 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.
William Pickett was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors 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.
Angela Hayes was elected to the WSBA 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, guardianships, and medical negligence defense.
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. Hayes 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.
Keith 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 has been an attorney for over 30 years in King County. 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 Doane was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2015. He serves as corporate counsel for Costco Wholesale, and previously was a partner at Preston Gates Ellis (now K & L Gates) for 15 years. He is a former chair of the WSBA Corporate Counsel Section and chair of the Diversity/Pro Bono Committee for the Association of Corporate Counsel, Washington Chapter. He also serves as vice-president and trustee of The Rainier Club.
Fluent in Japanese, Doane studied at Waseda University in Tokyo, and received his undergraduate degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Andrea Jarmon is a tenure track faculty member in the paralegal program at Tacoma Community College. She has previously served as an assistant attorney general for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, an assistant city attorney for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, and city prosecutor for the Auburn City Attorney’s Office.
Jarmon received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in law and justice from Central Washington University, and her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law. She is a member of the Loren Miller Bar Association and the American Association for Paralegal Education.
Elijah Forde was elected by the WSBA Board of Governors to serve on the Board. He replaced James Andrus as District 9 governor in March 2014. Forde is managing attorney and owner of Atlas Law, PS, which focuses on providing timely, aggressive, and compassionate services to workers injured in Washington. Formerly the Law Office of James Rolland, the Olympia-based firm was purchased and renamed by Forde in January 2014, after he had worked there as a litigation associate representing injured workers, their dependents, and survivors before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and in Superior Court.
Forde’s experience also includes work at Lane Powell, where he was an associate, and at the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, where he represented the Dept. of Labor and Industries in workers’ compensation and building trades appeals as an assistant attorney general.
Forde a past president of the Loren Miller Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California-Berkeley and law degree from Howard University School of Law. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philip Brady was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2013. He is the regulatory projects coordinator for the Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), and currently serves as both records officer and ombudsman for his agency. He practices primarily administrative, financial services, public records, and open government law. Brady previously worked as a division counsel and an enforcement attorney for DFI, and has worked for members of the Washington State Senate, the Oregon State Senate, and the U.S. Senate. He has served on the Washington State Board of Bar Examiners since 2011.
Brady received his law degree and a master’s degree in conflict and dispute resolution from the University of Oregon in 2008, and also holds a degree in physics from the College of Idaho.
Karen Denise Wilson Karen Denise Wilson was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2013. She has been a deputy public defender with the Skagit County Public Defender’s Office since 2006; previously, she was a civil rights analyst for the Seattle Office for Civil Rights.
Wilson is an alumna of the 2012 Washington Leadership Institute, a partnership between the WSBA and the University of Washington School of Law that recruits, trains, and develops minority and traditionally underrepresented attorneys for future leadership positions in the WSBA and legal community. She previously served on the WSBA Court Rules and Procedures Committee. She received her law degree from Tulane Law School, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to her legal career, her first career was in banking management.
Mario Cava 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.
Sean Davis was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2015. He practices as a tort litigator for the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office. Previously, he served as an assistant attorney general in Washington, practicing in the Torts and Labor and Industries divisions.
Davis was part of the 2014 Washington Leadership Institute, a program that recruits, trains, and develops minority and traditionally underrepresented attorneys for future leadership positions in the legal community. He serves as a captain in the United States Air Force Reserve, working in the legal office of McChord Field.
Born and raised in Tacoma, Davis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
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