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James K. Hayner

Jim Hayner has 40 years of experience in the firm’s business, real estate, estate planning and probate group. Jim has drafted hundreds of business agreements involving issues ranging from small owner operated businesses to large commercial transactions.

Jim is also a schooled real estate attorney and regularly counsels clients with complex business and estate planning issues. Jim is listed inThe Best Lawyers in America “Washington Super Lawyers”. Jim is licensed to practice law in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Washington State University (B.A. with highest honors, 1972); Stanford University (J.D., 1975); Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Editorial Board, Stanford Law Review, 1974-75.

Walla Walla County (President, 1988); Washington, Oregon and Idaho State Bar Associations.

Professional Honors:
Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers in Washington, and Oxford Who’s Who of Extraordinary Professionals. Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Past Executive Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust section of the Washington State Bar Association.

Admitted to Practice before:
the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth District Court, U.S. Court of Claims, U.S. Tax Court, and the Supreme Courts of the State of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Frequent Speaker at Professional Continuing Education Courses.

Community Service:
Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Award of Merit; Walla Walla High School Graduate of Distinction; Served on Boards of Whitman College, Walla Walla YMCA, Blue Mountain Community Foundation, Walla Walla Country Club, Outdoor Drama Inc., and Walla Walla Pacific Little League.

Practice Areas:

  • Wind Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Banking
  • Estate Planning