Ron McKinstry

The Seattle legal community and our law firm lost a giant on March 5, 2016. Ron McKinstry, partner at the firm from 1992 until his retirement in 2004, died peacefully at age 89. He was surrounded by family at the time.

Before he joined ELM, Ron was a long-time partner at Bogle and Gates, one of the leading firms in Seattle. At Bogle, Ron developed into one of the most sought after and respected litigators in the region. He was responsible for creating the litigation department at Bogle, and served as its leader for many years. Generations of fine litigators in Seattle and elsewhere trained under Ron’s tutelage.  By the time he joined ELM, his name was revered around town, and our young litigators stood in awe of this man who imparted his deep wisdom to them not only about the law practice but about life.

We offer our condolences and best wishes to Ron’s family, including Shirley, his wife and life companion of 67 years, and Mike, his son and our partner.