Professional Biography

Donald G. Kari Partner

  • Bellevue

    D +1.425.635.1406

    F +1.425.635.2406


    The PSE Building, 10885 N.E. Fourth Street, Suite 700

    Bellevue, WA




Don Kari has successfully represented the firm's energy and utility clients for more than 30 years. He focuses on state and federal public utility regulation, energy power marketing, energy regulation and policy, contract and administrative law, commercial transactions and energy law.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington's Super Lawyers", 2012 - Present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 1993 - Present: Energy Law - Administrative, Electricity, Public Utility, Regulatory, Transactions
  • Listed in Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2014

Professional Leadership

  • Edison Electric Institute Legal Committee
  • Stanford Alumni Association, Puget Sound Chapter





Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1972
  • Stanford University, M.B.A., 1972
  • Stanford University, B.S., Engineering,
    with great distinction, Tau Beta Pi
    , 1967