Kathryn R. McKinley

A fresh approach with creative, innovative ideas and a tenacious attention to service.
Kathryn Mckinley

Kathryn R. McKinley



Licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho

Idaho Attorney

Practice Summary

Ms. McKinley’s practice emphasizes real estate, banking, creditors’ rights and commercial law. Her clients include individuals as well as developers, financial institutions, and a variety of businesses. She enjoys working with clients to further their goals and to solve legal problems that may affect those goals. Having been a client in her former business career, she places a high value on client relations and communications. Solving legal puzzles and achieving solutions that make sense and work for the client are what she loves about practicing law. Ms. McKinley is active in the legal community and is a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar, 1995
  • Idaho State Bar, 1996
  • U.S. District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts
    • Washington
    • Idaho


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., cum laude,1995
  • Gonzaga University, MBA, 1988
  • University of Idaho, BS, Accounting, 1981


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Washington Women Lawyers

Activities and Honors

  • Standing Advisory Committee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D. Washington, June 2016-Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Real Property Probate & Trust Section Executive Committee, June 2005 – June 2012, June 2017 – June 2018
      • Emeritus Member, June 2017 – June 2018
      • Chair, June 2010 – June 2011
    • Creditor Debtor Rights Section Executive Committee, September 2016 – September 2018
  • Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, Vice Chancellor, October 2016 – Present
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Cheney
    • Treasurer, 2011 – Present
    • Bishop’s Committee Member, 2011 – Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, January 2009 – Present
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyer, Real Estate, Banking, Creditor’s Rights
  • Spokane Top Lawyers, Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine, 2008 – Present
  • CPA – Retired