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Katherine Marie Kirking, American lawyer. Bar: Washington 2002. Recipient Up and Coming Young Democratic of the Year, Young Democrats of Washington, 2004; grantee Gonzaga Grant, Gonzaga University, 1998, 1999, 1998, 1999; scholar Marsden Scholar, Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, 1999, 2000, 2001.


Kirking, Katherine Marie was born on November 5, 1977 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Kerry Clifton and Judith Krell Kirking.


Associate of Arts, Spokane Falls Community College, 1997—1998. Bachelor summa cum laude, Gonzaga University, 1998—1999. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1999—2002.


Summer associate Paine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brook & Miller, Spokane, Washington, 2000—2001. Intern Georgetown University Law Center, 2001—2002. Judicial intern Spokane County Superior Court (Presiding Judge Gregory Sypolt), Spokane, Washington, 2002—2003.

Attorney Council for Defense, 2003—2005. Eastern Washington director Office United States Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington, since 2007. Volunteer research assistant Center for Biological Diversity, Tuscon, Arizona, 2002—2003.

Speaker annual meeting) United Nations Association Spokane, Spokane, Arizona, 2005.


  • Bar: Washington 2002.


Past president Spokane County Young Democrats, Spokane, Washington, 2003—2004. Vice president political and legislative affairs Young Democrats of Washington, Seattle, 2004—2005. Chair Spokane County Democratic Central Committee, Spokane, 2005.

Member of American Bar Association, Washington Defense Alliance, Washington State Bar Association, Phi Theta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Whale-watching, flute.


Kerry Clifton

Judith Krell Kirking