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Kay Frank

Kay has been a member of MacDonald Hoague & Bayless since 1985, after clerking for Washington State Supreme Court Justices Robert F. Utter and William Callow.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (Past President and current Legal Committee member)
  • Board of the Legal Foundation of Washington (President, 2002-04)
  • King County Bar Association (Past Chair, Young Lawyers Division)
  • Employment Subcommittee, Washington Pattern Jury Instructions, Washington Supreme Court
  • Committee on Jury Instructions (Member)
  • Editorial Board, Washington State Trial Lawyers, Employment Law Deskbook (1997-2003)
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Seattle Police Department Intelligence Auditor, 1990-97
  • Member, Planning Advisory Committee on Desegregation, Seattle School District (1987-88)
  • Board Member, Washington Poverty Law Advocates (1987-1994)
  • Member, Victim Witness Advocacy Program, Seattle Police Department (1979-1981)
  • Board Member, Citizen Dispute Settlement Project (1978-1981)
  • Mayoral Appointee, Citizens’ Police Chief Selection Committee (1978)
  • Convener and Supervisor, Help for Women (1977-78)


  • Simmons College, B.S., 1965
  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, magna cum laude, J.D., 1984
  • Lead Articles Editor, University of Puget Sound Law Review, 1982-84

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
  • Cynthia Gillespie Award—Northwest Women’s Law Center, 1997 (recognizing her many contributions to advancing women’s legal rights)
  • First recipient of the King County Domestic Violence Coalition Leadership Award, 1983
  • Super Lawyer 2003 – Present
  • Newsmaker of Tomorrow:  Sponsored by Time Magazine and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce (1978)

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