Kris Bundy

Partner
kris@kulshanlaw.com   (360) 392-2855
 

Experience

 

Kris has been a civil litigator since graduating from UW Law School in 1990.  Kris was with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office doing civil litigation and client advising for over 21 years, from 1991 until 2012.  While his primary areas of practice were personal injury, civil rights and client advising, he has a wide array experience in many other areas.  Kris successfully tried many cases to trial in state and federal court, won many on summary judgment, handled a multitude of appeals, and settled many cases at mediation.

 

Kris left King County in 2012 to move with his family to Bellingham where he started his own firm, Bundy Mediation and Legal Services.  His practice focused on mediation, arbitration, litigation for governments and their employees, and representing businesses.  Governmental clients included  King County, Snohomish County, Whatcom County, U.S. Department of Justice, and the City of Bellingham.

 

At Kulshan Law Group, Kris continues his litigation, mediation, arbitration and advising practice, now with the support of his law partners and staff.

Representative cases

 

Whitehall v. King County, 140 Wn. App. 761 (Div. 1, 2007) (co-counsel on successful defense of summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s substantial personal injury claims alleging King County District Court Probation negligently failed to supervise the offender that injured the plaintiff)

 

Parrilla v. King County, 138 Wn. App. 427 (Div. 1, 2007) (lead counsel on appellate reversal of trial court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ substantial personal injury claims, resulting in settlement)

 

Carrick v. Locke, 125 Wn.2d 129 (1994) (co-counsel on successful appeal of trial court’s ruling that King County’s inquest process was unconstitutional)

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    Stevenson v. King County, (lead counsel for King County on negligent release from jail case arising out of mentally ill man’s murder of a retired Seattle Fire Department Captain.  Case was dismissed by the trial court which was reversed by Division One.  Case was settled for a combined amount of $5,500,000)

     

    Harris v. King County (defended claims arising out of a King County Sheriff’s deputy’s use of force against a fleeing suspect resulting in catastrophic injuries.  Settlement for $10,000,000 after trial began)

     

    Joint Crafts Council and Teamsters Union Local 117 v. King County, 76 Wn. App. 18 (Div. 1, 1994) (appellate argument resulting in Division One ruling that King County’s “Car Per Officer Program” did not violate Washington’s rules against contracting out public union work)

     

    Walker v. King County (defense jury verdict on federal civil rights claims against King County Sheriff’s deputies arising out of a child welfare check and subsequent arrest of child’s father for being a felon in possession of a firearm)

     

    Ramirez v. King County (defense jury verdict on federal civil rights claim against King County Sheriff’s deputy arising out of traffic stop and use of force)

     

    Andersen v. King County, 158 Wn.2d 1 (2006) (co-counsel on successful defense of Washington’s laws regarding marriage)

     

    Wells v. King County (class action in federal court arising out of allegedly improper strip searches in the King County Jail following the WTO riots in Seattle, resulting in a settlement to the putative class representative)

     

    Feis v. King County Sheriff's Dept., 165 Wn. App. 525 (Div. 1, 2011) (appellate argument successfully defending, on qualified immunity grounds, the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims against King County Sheriff’s Office for seizing his guns after a domestic dispute)

     

    Calhoun v. King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, 348 Fed.Appx. 299 (9th Cir. 2009) (affirming dismissal of federal civil rights claim against a King County Prosecuting Attorney)

    King County v. Parmellee (filed suit to enjoin a prisoner, who was a serial abuser of the Public Records Act, from filing any more public records requests with King County without judicial approval)

     

    Fuda v. King County (consulting attorney throughout trial court proceedings on wrongful death claims based on negligent road design/maintenance theories.  Defense verdict at trial, subsequently affirmed by Division One and the Supreme Court)

     

    Kundu v. Snohomish County (consulting attorney on wrongful death and personal injury claims arising out of negligent road design/maintenance theories resulting in the settlement of one of the claims)

     

    Slater v. King County (consulting attorney on federal civil rights claims against King County Sheriff’s Deputy who shot and killed Mr. Slater during a call at his home.  Summary judgment later affirmed by 9th Circuit)

     

    Vincent v. Snohomish County (consulting attorney on settlement of wrongful death claim arising out of the disposal of less-lethal munitions in a dumpster that were later compressed, which allegedly exposed plaintiff to the fumes and led to his death)

     

    Herron v. City of Bellingham (consulting attorney defending against federal civil rights claims arising out of plaintiff’s arrest for allegedly violating a restraining order.  Dismissed by the trial court and affirmed by the 9th Circuit)

     

    Nicolaas v. City of Bellingham (consulting attorney defending against federal claims arising out of plaintiff’s arrest.  Dismissed on summary judgement)

     

    Wuthrich v. King County (consulting attorney on negligent road design/maintenance claim arising out of car/motorcycle accident that led to substantial injuries to the motorcyclist.  Case was dismissed by trial court, which was affirmed by Division Two but reversed by the Supreme Court.  Settlement.)

Practice Areas

 

Civil litigation

Mediator

Arbitrator

Municipal law

Personal injury

Malpractice

Civil rights

Construction

Contracts

Appeals

Business formation, contracts and operations

Investigations and trainings

 

RESUME

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Kris Bundy

Partner
kris@kulshanlaw.com
(360) 392-2855
 

Experience

 

Kris has been a civil litigator since graduating from UW Law School in 1990.  Kris was with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office doing civil litigation and client advising for over 21 years, from 1991 until 2012.  While his primary areas of practice were personal injury, civil rights and client advising, he has a wide array experience in many other areas.  Kris successfully tried many cases to trial in state and federal court, won many on summary judgment, handled a multitude of appeals, and settled many cases at mediation.

 

Kris left King County in 2012 to move with his family to Bellingham where he started his own firm, Bundy Mediation and Legal Services.  His practice focused on mediation, arbitration, litigation for governments and their employees, and representing businesses.  Governmental clients included King County, Snohomish County, Whatcom County, U.S. Department of Justice, and the City of Bellingham.

 

At Kulshan Law Group, Kris continues his litigation, mediation, arbitration and advising practice, now with the support of his law partners and staff.

 

Representative cases

 

Whitehall v. King County, 140 Wn. App. 761 (Div. 1, 2007) (co-counsel on successful defense of summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s substantial personal injury claims alleging King County District Court Probation negligently failed to supervise the offender that injured the plaintiff)

 

Parrilla v. King County, 138 Wn. App. 427 (Div. 1, 2007) (lead counsel on appellate reversal of trial court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ substantial personal injury claims, resulting in settlement)

 

Carrick v. Locke, 125 Wn.2d 129 (1994) (co-counsel on successful appeal of trial court’s ruling that King County’s inquest process was unconstitutional)

Read More +Stevenson v. King County, (lead counsel for King County on negligent release from jail case arising out of mentally ill man’s murder of a retired Seattle Fire Department Captain.  Case was dismissed by the trial court which was reversed by Division One.  Case was settled for a combined amount of $5,500,000) Harris v. King County (defended claims arising out of a King County Sheriff’s deputy’s use of force against a fleeing suspect resulting in catastrophic injuries.  Settlement for $10,000,000 after trial began) Joint Crafts Council and Teamsters Union Local 117 v. King County, 76 Wn. App. 18 (Div. 1, 1994) (appellate argument resulting in Division One ruling that King County’s “Car Per Officer Program” did not violate Washington’s rules against contracting out public union work) Walker v. King County (defense jury verdict on federal civil rights claims against King County Sheriff’s deputies arising out of a child welfare check and subsequent arrest of child’s father for being a felon in possession of a firearm) Ramirez v. King County (defense jury verdict on federal civil rights claim against King County Sheriff’s deputy arising out of traffic stop and use of force) Andersen v. King County, 158 Wn.2d 1 (2006) (co-counsel on successful defense of Washington’s laws regarding marriage) Wells v. King County (class action in federal court arising out of allegedly improper strip searches in the King County Jail following the WTO riots in Seattle, resulting in a settlement to the putative class representative) Feis v. King County Sheriff's Dept., 165 Wn. App. 525 (Div. 1, 2011) (appellate argument successfully defending, on qualified immunity grounds, the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims against King County Sheriff’s Office for seizing his guns after a domestic dispute) Calhoun v. King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, 348 Fed.Appx. 299 (9th Cir. 2009) (affirming dismissal of federal civil rights claim against a King County Prosecuting Attorney)King County v. Parmellee (filed suit to enjoin a prisoner, who was a serial abuser of the Public Records Act, from filing any more public records requests with King County without judicial approval) Fuda v. King County (consulting attorney throughout trial court proceedings on wrongful death claims based on negligent road design/maintenance theories.  Defense verdict at trial, subsequently affirmed by Division One and the Supreme Court) Kundu v. Snohomish County (consulting attorney on wrongful death and personal injury claims arising out of negligent road design/maintenance theories resulting in the settlement of one of the claims) Slater v. King County (consulting attorney on federal civil rights claims against King County Sheriff’s Deputy who shot and killed Mr. Slater during a call at his home.  Summary judgment later affirmed by 9th Circuit) Vincent v. Snohomish County (consulting attorney on settlement of wrongful death claim arising out of the disposal of less-lethal munitions in a dumpster that were later compressed, which allegedly exposed plaintiff to the fumes and led to his death) Herron v. City of Bellingham (consulting attorney defending against federal civil rights claims arising out of plaintiff’s arrest for allegedly violating a restraining order.  Dismissed by the trial court and affirmed by the 9th Circuit) Nicolaas v. City of Bellingham (consulting attorney defending against federal claims arising out of plaintiff’s arrest.  Dismissed on summary judgement) Wuthrich v. King County (consulting attorney on negligent road design/maintenance claim arising out of car/motorcycle accident that led to substantial injuries to the motorcyclist.  Case was dismissed by trial court, which was affirmed by Division Two but reversed by the Supreme Court.  Settlement.)

Practice Areas

 

Civil litigation

Mediator

Arbitrator

Municipal law

Personal injury

Malpractice

Civil rights

Construction

Contracts

Appeals

Business formation, contracts and operations

Investigations and trainings

 

RESUME

CROWN PLAZA BUILDING

114 W. Magnolia St., Suite 302

Bellingham, WA 98225  |  (360) 392-2855