About Us

Since 1993

For extraordinary municipal legal advice, call on Kenyon Disend.


Kenyon Disend PLLC - The Municipal Law Firm - was founded in 1993 solely to provide first-class legal services to Washington cities.  No other firm like it existed then.  No other firm like it exists now.

Over the years, we have remained dedicated to our three core principles - provide the highest quality legal services to Washington cities and other public agencies, in a timely and comprehensive manner, at an exceptional value.

We do not sue cities. 

And we do not represent developers or others with positions adverse to Washington cities.


Mike Kenyon and Bruce Disend, the namesake founders of the Kenyon Disend firm, previously worked in large “skyscraper” offices in major cities.  They then made crucial decisions to serve as in-house city attorneys, learning from the inside to emphasize our three core principles:

  1. Outstanding legal work product;
  2. Access and timely response as your outside counsel; and
  3. Compelling value in return for the expenditure of public funds.


By consistently applying these criteria to our law practice, the firm has grown to more than ten experienced municipal attorneys, all of whom work full-time on municipal legal issues.  We daily address the full range of municipal matters, from day-to-day legal work to focused practice areas including land use, Public Records Act and Open Public Meetings Act issues, litigation and appellate advocacy on a variety of municipal issues, labor and employment law, public works bidding and construction, state taxation, and multiple forms of franchise agreements.  

Legal problems can be complicated.  The way we talk isn’t.  Located in historic downtown Issaquah, Kenyon Disend earns a small-town fee while providing big city service.