Kaya Lurie is a commercial and general civil litigator. Ms. Lurie represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of disputes, including employment, insurance coverage and recovery, and construction.
Ms. Lurie earned her Juris Doctor at Seattle University School of Law and graduated in the top 5% of her class. While attending law school, Ms. Lurie was a member of the Seattle University Law Review and was a founding member of and teaching fellow for the Homeless Rights Advocacy Practicum. Prior to joining MPBA, Ms. Lurie worked at a general civil litigation law firm in downtown Seattle. Ms. Lurie was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and has resided in Seattle since 2008.
What drew you to the idea of practicing law?
I thought it would be gratifying to have a career that was intellectually stimulating and would allow me to help people in a way that would have a true impact on their lives and businesses. I think that is exactly what I got.
Is it more important to maximize revenue or minimize risk?
While that is ultimately up to the client, I analyze issues with an eye toward minimizing risk. My job is to provide counsel to the client in a manner that allows them to make the best decisions within their risk tolerance.
Who is your favorite lawyer?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her contributions to social justice and general equality along with her powerful and fiery dissents makes RBG the obvious (and very popular) choice.
What do you like about your work?
I enjoy the intellectual challenge that comes with complex problem solving and feel very fortunate to be able to work and collaborate every day with my colleagues at Montgomery Purdue.