A.B., magna cum laude, Duke University
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School


Legal Writing I
Legal Writing II

Kirsten M. Schimpff


Kirsten Schimpff is an Assistant General Counsel at the Washington State Bar Association, where she advises the organization on issues including contracts and public records, and represents the organization and its employees and volunteers in litigation. Kirsten taught Legal Writing I and Legal Writing II as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills at the law school from 2010-2013. Previously, Kirsten was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the Seattle U.S. Attorney's Office, and before that was in private practice, first as a litigator at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., where her practice included First Amendment, white collar criminal defense, employment, and general commercial litigation, and then as a corporate and securities lawyer at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Seattle. Kirsten started her legal career as a law clerk for a U.S. District Court Judge following her graduation from Harvard Law School.