General Information

Year founded: 1890
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At Helsell Fetterman, we are committed to your cause.

We have the resources and expertise to assure you exceptional service.We understand your need for exceptional service and solutions to your legal challenges. At Helsell Fetterman, our attorneys apply client-responsive and cost-effective approaches to your matters. Providing solutions for a broad range of needs, we deliver highly personalized legal services in innovative ways to serve you best.

Our firm is proud of its rich history that includes over a century of client successes. Businesses, organizations and individuals in the Pacific Northwest have trusted Helsell Fetterman to serve their best interests since 1890.

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Helsell Fetterman LLP is metro ranked in 10 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 2 for Family Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tier 3 for Health Care Law
Tier 3 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 3 for Trusts and Estates

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Helsell Fetterman LLP has 13 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Helsell Fetterman LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Male: 10
Female: 2
Asian: 2
Black / African American: 1
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 7
Female: 2
Asian: 1
Male: 6
Female: 9
Asian: 3
Black / African American: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 1
White / Caucasian: 10
Multi-Racial: 1
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 2
Female: 1
Male: 2
Female: 10
Asian: 2
Hispanic / Latinx: 1

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Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Kameron Kirkevold
Firm Administrator
Nathan Watson


Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Laura Hoexter
Commercial Litigation & Employment
David Jurca
Karen Kalzer
Real Estate
Michael Spence
Real Estate & Land Use Litigation
Brandon Gribben
Tax and Business
Tyler Jones
Business & Corporate
Mark Rising
Business & Structured Transactions
Scott Collins
Commercial Litigation
Shawn Butler
Health Care
David Corey
Trust & Estate Litigation
Kameron Kirkevold
Health Care
Rabia Ahmad
Scott Johnson
Sara Amies
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