Meet the Board of Governors
The Board of Governors is the governing body of the WSBA which determines the general policies of the Bar and approves its budget each year. The Board of Governors consists of the President, President-elect, and Immediate Past President and members elected from each Congressional District and at-large.
The Board meets 7 times per year across the state. Meetings are open to the public, except for executive sessions. The Board has several committees, and Governors serve as liaisons to WSBA Committees.
Anthony Gipe is president of the WSBA Board of Governors. He is currently of counsel at Shatz Law Group, where he focuses on civil rights, injury claims, family law, and select business litigation.
Gipe has been active with the King County Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, and the Washington Employment Lawyers Association. He was a long-time member of the Lesbian and Gay Law Society of Washington, and was a founding board member of QLaw. Gipe is a founding member of the WSBA Leadership Institute Advisory Board and has been an instructor for the program for many years. He has also served on the WSBA Amicus Brief Committee, the WSBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, and served as chair of the WSBA Civil Rights Committee. He was an at-large governor on the WSBA Board of Governors from 2008–11.
Gipe studied at the Monterey Institute of Foreign Languages/Defense Languages Institute, where he received his accreditation in Russian Languages and Culture. He served for seven years in the United States Navy as a Russian-language interpreter and intelligence analyst, serving in the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and in the Pacific. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington and received his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.
William Hyslop is president-elect of the WSBA Board of Governors and will assume the WSBA presidency in September 2015. He practices in civil litigation and dispute resolution for Lukins & Annis, P.S., in Spokane, where he is a principal. He has practiced for the firm since 1980, except for 1991-93, when he served as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.
An active member of Washington’s legal community, Hyslop has been involved in many WSBA activities and served on the Board of Governors in 2000–03. In 2006, he was awarded the WSBA President’s Award in recognition of his work in the Spokane community and service to the legal profession. Hyslop is president of the Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of Washington and a co-chair of the WSBA Committee on Public Defense. He is a past president of the Spokane County Bar Association and of the Washington State University Alumni Association.
Hyslop earned his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law, a master’s in public administration from the University of Washington, and his undergraduate degree from Washington State University.
Patrick A. Palace was elected president of the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2013. He opened Palace Law Offices in 1995, a firm that emphasizes workers’ compensation, civil rights, and personal injury matters.
Palace served on the WSBA Board of Governors for the Sixth District from 2008–2011. He was also the WSBA treasurer from 2010–2011. Prior to serving as WSBA governor, he was president of the WSBA Young Lawyers Division (1999–2000) and served on the Public Legal Education Workgroup Task Force and the WSBA President’s Advisory Committee, which was created to promote judicial independence.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in International Business and his law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.
Kenneth W. Masters was elected to the Board of Governors in September 2012. Over the last 20 years, Masters has assisted numerous trial lawyers, handling hundreds of civil appeals at Masters Law Group (formerly Wiggins & Masters). He is president of the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association, and a fellow of both the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and of the Litigation Counsel of America.
Masters previously chaired the WSBA’s Court Rules and Procedures Committee and the Amicus Curiae Brief Committee. He also serves on the Washington State Supreme Court’s Long-Range Strategic Planning Steering Committee.
Bradford E. Furlong concentrates on healthcare, municipal, real estate and land use law. He was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2013. Furlong is a member of the Washington Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Committee and teaches professional ethics for the WSBA. He acts as Skagit County hearing examiner, pro tem, and has served as judge pro tem in both superior and district courts.
Furlong is general counsel to Skagit Valley Hospital and Skagit Regional Clinics, The Port of Skagit County, and the Skagit County Public Facilities District. He has been town attorney for the Town of La Conner since 1988, the city attorney for Anacortes since 2008, and is general counsel for the North Sound Regional Support Network and the Skagit Land Trust.
Furlong graduated from the University of Puget Sound Law School in 1982 after attending the University of California, Davis, and graduating with an undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism from The Evergreen State College.
Jill Karmy is a partner with Parham, Hall & Karmy. Her practice consists of representing injured workers before the Department of Labor and Industries, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, and superior and appellate courts. Karmy has been an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice since 2006 and previously served on the WSBA Board of Bar Examiners.
She received her undergraduate degree from Pacific Union College in California and her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School.
Jerry Moberg was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2012. He represents cities, school districts, and counties in litigation for Canfield & Associates in Ephrata, a third-party administrator of several public risk pools. Prior to that, Moberg was a solo practitioner, served as a superior court judge in Grant County, and practiced at firms in Spokane and Moses Lake. He is currently on the board of the Samaritan Hospital Ethics Committee.
He received both his bachelor’s degree and law degree from Gonzaga University
Paul A. Bastine was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2012. Now retired, Bastine’s career spans years in private practice before joining the bench in 1995 as a Spokane County Superior Court Judge. In 1999 he became the first family law judge in Spokane County to dedicate his full judicial time to the administration of justice in family law. He continues to serve as a pro tem judge, including private trials, arbitrations and mediations.
Judge Bastine’s service to the WSBA began in 1974, when he served for two years on the Legal Aid Committee, including a term as chair. Since then, he has also served on the Special Task Force on Statewide Legal Services, the Pro Bono Services Task Force I and II, Family Law Task Force, and Equal Access to Justice Task Force, as well as the WSBA Resolutions Committee, Ethics Committee, Practice of Law Board, Access to Justice Board, and Disciplinary Board.
Judge Bastine received his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law.
Keith Black currently serves as a pro tem hearing examiner in land use and environmental matters. A former law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals Division II, he was an associate at the Tacoma law firm of Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell; served under five elected prosecuting attorneys for Pierce County; and was appointed chief civil deputy, serving for 20 years in that position. Black is active with the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, having served as its president, on its board of trustees, and on its editorial board.
He received his law degree from the Gonzaga University School of Law, where he was associate and senior editor of its law review.
Ann Danieli has been an attorney for over 30 years in King County. She has served the public as a prosecutor, a public defender and a judge pro tem.
Danieli received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her law degree from Seattle University School of Law.
Barbara Rhoads-Weaver was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2012. In 2009, she formed her own practice, Sustainable Law PLLC, which focuses on representing injured people in civil suits. Since 2008, she has served on the Board of Directors for QLaw, the GLBT bar association of Washington. She is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association of Justice, and a member of the Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMAS).
Rhoads-Weaver began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Tom Chambers, of the Washington State Supreme Court, then worked as an associate at law firm in Seattle for five years.
She earned her law degree from Seattle University School of Law.
Andrea Jarmon is a tenure track faculty member in the paralegal program at Tacoma Community College. She has previously served as an assistant attorney general for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, an assistant city attorney for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, and city prosecutor for the Auburn City Attorney’s Office.
Jarmon received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in law and justice from Central Washington University, and her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law. She is a member of the Loren Miller Bar Association and the American Association for Paralegal Education.
Elijah Forde was elected by the WSBA Board of Governors to serve on the Board. He replaced James Andrus as District 9 governor in March 2014. Forde is managing attorney and owner of Atlas Law, PS, which focuses on providing timely, aggressive, and compassionate services to workers injured in Washington. Formerly the Law Office of James Rolland, the Olympia-based firm was purchased and renamed by Forde in January 2014, after he had worked there as a litigation associate representing injured workers, their dependents, and survivors before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and in Superior Court.
Forde’s experience also includes work at Lane Powell, where he was an associate, and at the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, where he represented the Dept. of Labor and Industries in workers’ compensation and building trades appeals as an assistant attorney general.
Forde is president of the Loren Miller Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California-Berkeley and law degree from Howard University School of Law. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philip Brady was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2013. He is the regulatory projects coordinator for the Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), and currently serves as both records officer and ombudsman for his agency. He practices primarily administrative, financial services, public records, and open government law. Brady previously worked as a division counsel and an enforcement attorney for DFI, and has worked for members of the Washington State Senate, the Oregon State Senate, and the U.S. Senate. He has served on the Washington State Board of Bar Examiners since 2011.
Brady received his law degree and a master’s degree in conflict and dispute resolution from the University of Oregon in 2008, and also holds a degree in physics from the College of Idaho.
Karen Denise Wilson Karen Denise Wilson was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in September 2013. She has been a deputy public defender with the Skagit County Public Defender’s Office since 2006; previously, she was a civil rights analyst for the Seattle Office for Civil Rights.
Wilson is an alumna of the 2012 Washington Leadership Institute, a partnership between the WSBA and the University of Washington School of Law that recruits, trains, and develops minority and traditionally underrepresented attorneys for future leadership positions in the WSBA and legal community. She previously served on the WSBA Court Rules and Procedures Committee. She received her law degree from Tulane Law School, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to her legal career, her first career was in banking management.
Mario Cava is a senior litigation auditor with Enterprise Legal Services at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. Previously, Cava was field counsel with the Law Offices of Sweeney Heit & Dietzler, and was a trial attorney at Associated Counsel for the Accused. He previously served on the WSBA Editorial Advisory Committee and was a member of the 2012 class of the Washington Leadership Institute.
Cava received his undergraduate degree in psychology and politics from Whitman College and his law degree from American University Washington College of Law.
Robin Lynn Haynes was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors in June 2012, representing new and young Lawyers. She recently joined the Litigation Team at Witherspoon Kelley as a Principal. She had previously worked with the firm of R&G, P.S where she became its first female partner in 2011.
Haynes’s involvement in the legal community began shortly after her graduation from law school, when she began serving regularly as a volunteer judge for moot court and student competitions at Gonzaga. Since 2009, she has served as a mentor for first-year law students and has spoken on panels at student events. Haynes received her undergraduate, master’s and law degrees from Gonzaga University.
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