Kim R Putnam

Kim R Putnam

President and Senior Partner
Olympia, Washington

Kim graduated as an infantry officer from the United States Military Academy in 1972. He thereafter served with Infantry, Ranger and Special Forces units. He graduated from law school and became a member of the Washington State Bar in 1980. He opened his law practice that year limiting his practice to injury victims and those injured on the job. In addition to his law practice, Kim worked as a legislative advocate for what is now the Washington State Association for Justice. He felt it was important to advocate, not only in the courts on behalf of his clients, but in the legislative arena also.

He has spent the last several decades helping those who have been injured through no fault of their own achieve justice and help them get back their lives. The firm was based on the view that those in need should be provided the best and most aggressive representation so that justice can prevail. The firm is as committed to that view now as it was 38 years ago.

In addition to practicing law, Kim has been part of a civilian advisory team and has worked in Panama during Operation Just Cause, in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and  Haiti.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Courts


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    • JD
  • United States Military Academy, West Point
    • Bachelor of Science - 1972

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated Attorney
  • U.S. News Best Lawyer
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Association for Justice, Member, 1980 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 1981 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Ranger and Special Forces units, Infantry Officer

Pro Bono Activities

  • South Sound YMCA Board of Trustees, Past Chair
  • Strong Kids Campaign, Past Chair
  • Attorney for Purple Heart Rescue, a dog rescue organization
  • Admission Field Force USMA