Firm History

Minnick Hayner was originally established in 1891 by Miles Poindexter. Since that time, Minnick Hayner has remained in continuous operation under the leadership of a number of different principals. In 1949. H.H. Hayner, affectionately known as “Dutch”, joined with partners Glenn Bean and W.L. “Shine” Minnick. Dutch and Shine left their mark on the Walla Walla community, and their namesake, the firm of Minnick Hayner, remains today. A number of Minnick Hayner attorneys have been elected to the Walla Walla County Judiciary, including Miles Poindexter, Cary M. Radar, Elihu Baker, John C. Tuttle, Robert L. Zagelow and M. Scott Wolfram.

Firm Timeline

Miles Poindexter 1891-1892
Pindexter & Rader 1892-1894
Cary M. Rader 1895-1906
Rader & Barker 1906-1919
Cary M. Rader 1920-1923
Rader & Beam 1923-1933
Glenn L. Beam 1934-1938
Beam & Minnick 1939-1948
Beam, Minnick & Hayner 1949-1950
Minnick & Hayner 1950-1959
Minnick, Hayner & Tuttle 1960-1962
Minnick & Hayner 1963-1966
Minnick, Hayner & Hubbard 1967-1972
Minnick & Hayner 1973-1975
Minnick, Hayner & Zagelow 1976-1986
Minnick-Hayner 1986-Present

Rankings & Awards

Minnick-Hayner has attained the highest peer rating with national ranking company Martindale Hubbell.

Throughout his career, attorney James K. Hayner has accumulated numerous awards, including the following:

Elected the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
Selected by his peers as one of the best lawyers in America
Selected and honored member of Oxford’s Who’s Who Registry of Extraordinary Professionals
Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Award of Merit
Named in Washington’s Super Lawyers Top Attorneys in Washington State
Walla Walla High School Graduate of distinction
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 for client review ratings by Martindale Hubbell

Attorney Tom Scribner has been named in Washington’s Super Lawyers as a Top Attorney in Washington State. Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 for client review ratings by Martindale Hubbell.

American Association of University Women has recognized attorney Mona Geidl as a 2013 AAUW Washington Named Honoree.