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Kara Masters – Of Counsel

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Practice Areas:

  • Insurance Law
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Appeals


Ms. Masters is currently "Of Counsel" to two firms, working out of our Bainbridge Island office. Through her association with the full-service, general litigation firm of Moberg Rathbone Kearns (formerly Jerry Moberg and Associates (, Ms. Masters currently focuses her trial practice in the areas of insurance coverage and defense, commercial, construction and contract disputes, and employment matters. As "Of Counsel" to MLG, Ms. Masters continues her non-litigation practice in the areas of complex insurance coverage evaluation, employment consultation, commercial and non-profit risk management, and general contract matters. She assists MLG with civil appellate matters as time permits and is responsible for MLG's overall practice management - making her a crucial and much valued member of our team.

Ms. Masters devotes a substantial part of her time to non-profit and pro bono public service. She is currently chair of the Equal Justice Coalition (, a position she moved into after completing seven years of service on the Board of Trustees of the Legal Foundation of Washington (, the non-profit created by the Washington Supreme Court to support civil legal aid across the state. She also serves as a community volunteer for the Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence (, a role that she has held since completing six years of service on its board. She previously served on the board and as a volunteer for New Beginnings, one of the first domestic violence advocacy organizations in Washington. In addition, Ms. Masters has provided pro bono legal services in the immigration arena for nonprofit organizations in Washington and Texas.

Ms. Masters was born in Austin, Texas, gradually migrating north and west to Colorado, and then to Washington. She is quite pleased that her immediate family followed her to Washington - which makes visits much more frequent. Ms. Masters met her husband Ken Masters (founding partner of MLG) when she moved to Washington for law school. For years, they talked about working together. And after seven years, they still agree that it was a great idea!
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Rated by Super Lawyers | Kara R. Masters |
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | US News and World Report: Appellate Practice - Tier 1 | Seattle 2022
Champion of Justice 2022 | Campaign for Equal Justice
30 Year Anniversary | Proudly Serving the Community Since 1993 | Ken R. Masters | Martindale-Hubbell is honoring your 2023 Anniversary
Rated By Super Lawyers | Kara R. Masters | Selected in 2024 Thomson Reuters