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Ken Masters Honored for Decades of Professional Excellence in the Legal Industry

Ken Masters has been recognized for his expertise in appellate law

He has also been named a Sustaining Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA, January 11, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ken Masters has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Masters is a distinguished appellate lawyer with a career lasting over three decades. As the founder of Masters Law Group, PLLC, he has demonstrated unwavering commitment to his profession since forming the firm in 2011. For instance, Mr. Masters served as Trustee and President of the Washington State Bar Foundation from 2016 to 2019. His leadership and dedication to the legal community were further evidenced during his tenure as Treasurer and Governor on the WSBA Board of Governors from 2012 to 2015, and as a President of the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association from 2007 to 2012. Prior to founding MLG, Mr. Masters was an owner at Wiggins & Masters, PLLC, from 1997 to 2010, where he honed his skills and built a foundation for his future endeavors. He had previously refined his skills at Edwards, Sieh, Smith & Goodfriend from 1995 to 1997, and during a formative year as a judicial clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals from 1994 to 1995. Recognized for his expertise in handling civil appeals, Mr. Masters has achieved a level of mastery that is both commendable and exemplary.

The foundation of Mr. Masters's professional success is rooted in his academic achievements. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from the Seattle University School of Law in 1992 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in behavioral sciences from Metropolitan State University of Denver. The professional guidance and inspiration provided by his father, Richard L. Masters, MD, along with mentors such as Justice Charlie Wiggins, Malcolm Edwards, Catherine Smith, Howard Goodfriend, Tim Gosselin, and Judge Elaine Houghton, ret., have been instrumental in shaping his career trajectory as an appellate lawyer.

In recognition of his professional excellence and contributions to the field of law, Mr. Masters has been honored with several prestigious awards throughout his career. For instance, his peers have honored him as a "Top 10" Washington State Super Lawyer® since 2017. He has also been named a Sustaining Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Balancing a successful career with personal fulfillment, Mr. Masters credits much of his achievements to the support of his wife, Kara Masters, and his esteemed law partner, Shelby Lemmel. Both Kara and Shelby are accomplished lawyers who have played significant roles in Mr. Masters' life. Outside of his professional pursuits, he finds joy in playing jazz guitar. With no aspirations to transition into the judiciary, Mr. Masters remains focused on upholding the highest standards within the Washington State appellate system and continues to take pride in his legal practice.

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