Experience & Practice Area
Hillary joined Kenyon Disend after practicing eight years as a deputy prosecuting attorney in the Civil Division of the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and four years in private practice. Her diverse practice at Snohomish County included both litigation and risk management roles. She defended the County in a variety of civil matters, including land use, civil rights, employment, and tort claims in both state and federal courts and on appeal.
While in law school at the University of Washington, Hillary worked for the Washington State Attorney General and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She also had an externship with Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge. After law school, Hillary spent one year clerking for Superior Court Judge Gerald L. Knight.
Hillary now litigates on behalf of numerous Kenyon Disend municipal clients and serves as the City Attorney for the Cities of Aberdeen, Oak Harbor, Mountlake Terrace, Skykomish and Sultan.
University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2004
Colby College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2001
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2005
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007
Washington State Bar Association
Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle
WSBA Disciplinary Board, Conflict Review Officer
WSBA Disciplinary Committee, Chair of Review Committee (2016-2019)
WSBA Civil Litigation Rules Drafting Taskforce (2019)
WSBA Continuing Legal Education Committee (2012-2013)
WSBA Court Rules and Procedures Committee, chair (2012-2015); member (2008-2012)