Kathryn M. Knudsen


1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, Washington 98101 

P: 206.428.0555
E:  F: 206.623.3384



Kayti Knudsen practices in Keller Rohrback’s section for plaintiff’s tort litigation, where she represents policyholders in a broad range of disputes with insurance carriers. Prior to joining Keller Rohrback, Kayti worked as a civil litigation attorney in the Yakima area representing clients in state and federal courts. She also served as deputy prosecutor for the City of Wapato. Prior to joining private practice, Kayti completed a clerkship for the Honorable David H. Armstrong in the Washington State Court of Appeals.

Washington State Bar Association, Member

King County Bar Association, Member

Washington Women Lawyers, Member

ArtsFund, Visionaries Culture Council, Associates Board Member, 2014 – present

Friends of CASA, Past Board Member

Selected to Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers – Washington, 2016 – 2018

WSBA Supreme Court Pro Bono Publico Honor Role, 2016

Speaker, Personal Injury from A to Z, A 2-Day Practical Course, National Business Institute, 2018.

CLE Faculty, Effective Motion Practice in Civil Litigation, National Business Institute, 2017.

Speaker, 10 Things Every Lawyer Needs to Know about Washington Insurance Law, Construction Defect & Dispute Conference, 2016.

Kathryn M. Knudsen, Obtaining Benefits Under A Lapsed Life Insurance Policy, Trial News, vol. 51  n. 5, Washington State Association for Justice (January 2016).

Speaker, Insurance Discovery Privileges: Views from the Offensive and Defensive Lines, The Women of the Section of Litigation Conference Networking Roundtable Luncheon, American Bar Association, 2015.

Kathryn M. Knudsen, The Dos and Don’ts of Beginning your Trial Practice, Trial News, vol. 50 n. 10, Washington State Association for Justice (June 2015).

Kathryn M. Knudsen, Hidden Risks in Insurance Appraisal Clauses, Trial News, vol. 50 n. 9, Washington State Association for Justice (May 2015).

Speaker, Duty or No Duty (Concerning the Duty to Defend in Liability Insurance Policies), Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, American Bar Association, 2015.

Serving the “Apparently Under the Influence” Patron: The Ramifications of Barrett v. Lucky Seven Saloon, 31 Seattle U. Law Rev. 385 (2008).



University of Washington
B.A., 2004, Law, Societies, and Justice

Seattle University School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2008
Lead Article Editor, Seattle University Law Review

Bar/Court Admissions

2009, Washington

2009, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

2009, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington