Seattle Legal Ethics Attorney
For over 28 years, Kevin Bank has been a regulatory and administrative attorney. His practice areas are legal ethics, attorney regulation and discipline, and family immigration.
From 1999 to 2018, he was an attorney with the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), where he served as Managing Disciplinary Counsel and Assistant General Counsel. He investigated thousands of disciplinary complaints, tried cases, and argued appeals at the Washington Supreme Court.
Mr. Bank represents lawyers who are the subject of bar complaints and
Mr. Bank also represents clients in immigration matters. He immigrated to the United States at age 16 and is passionate about helping others navigate the complexities of the U.S. immigration system. He is a pro bono attorney with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, where he represents clients in asylum and U-Visa matters, participates on the Immigration Panel of the Washington Medical+Legal partnership and assists clients at One America’s Citizenship Day clinics. He is currently co-chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association National Ethics Committee.
Mr. Bank began his career at a boutique law firm in Washington D.C., followed by eight years at the Federal Trade Commission, where he worked on complex consumer protection matters, litigated in administrative courts and helped draft the first regulatory guidelines for advertising environmental benefits of products.
Legal Experience and Background
In re Disciplinary Proceeding Against Shepard, 169 Wn.2d 697 (2010)
In re Disciplinary Proceeding Against Dornay, 160 Wn.2d 671 (2007)
In re Disciplinary Proceeding Against Greenlee, 158 Wn.2d 259 (2006)
In re Disciplinary Proceeding Against Christopher, 153 Wn.2d 669 (2005)
Professional Activities and Affiliations
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
American Immigration Lawyers Association
National Organization of Bar Counsel (1999-2018)
National Conference of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards (Board Member 2016-2018)
Washington State Bar Association
Publications and Seminars
Mr. Bank writes and lectures frequently on ethical issues. His articles on legal ethics and consumer protection have appeared in Northwest Lawyer, Washington State Bar News, and Food and Drug Law Journal.
He speaks frequently on legal ethics and discipline at professional conferences, Continuing Legal Education seminars, local bar associations and law schools. Recent speaking engagements have included:
“Overview of the Most Important Ethical Issues Facing a New Immigration Attorney,” Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference (February 2019)
“The Anatomy of a Bar Proceeding,” AILA-WA, Annual Ethics CLE (December 2018)
“An Insider’s Guide to the Discipline System,” WSBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section CLE (December 2018)
“Costs and Benefits of Term limits for Volunteer Adjudicators,” National Conference of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards Annual Conference (February 2018).
New York University School of Law, J.D. (1987)
Columbia College, B.A. (1983)
Attorney Kevin Bank