Our Respective and United History
Peterson Russell Kelly Livengood, or PRK Livengood, was formed in January 2020, when the attorneys from two time-honored east-of-Seattle, Washington-based law firms, Livengood Alskog (Kirkland), and Peterson Russell Kelly (Bellevue), combined to form one firm. These prominent firms of diverse talents yet parallel goals, created a forceful legal team with a dynamic culture.
Our Respective and United History
Livengood Alskog and Peterson Russell Kelly were each reputable and highly successful on their own. Yet they realized that, with such similar objectives and philosophies, clients of the respective firms would benefit greatly by a united firm.
PRK brought several service areas to the table that Livengood had not previously offered, and Livengood added several areas that PRK had not provided. Under one roof now, the robust firm with complimentary services provides clients a one-stop-shop. For all of our clients, the attorneys and staff, there is now more talent for collaborating on both transactional and litigation matters.
Livengood Alskog can be traced to its founding member, Maury Powell, who began practicing in 1935. Maury was the first full-time lawyer on the Eastside of Seattle, Washington, opening an office in the Kirkland National Bank Building at the corner of Lake Street and Kirkland Way. Gordon Livengood joined the firm in 1952, and the name of the firm was changed to Powell, Johnson & Livengood.
Over the years, a number of attorneys joined the firm, and it became the trusted counsel for individuals, businesses, hospitals, school districts, and organizations on the Eastside of Seattle and surrounding communities. In 2014, the name of the firm was changed to Livengood Alskog.
Peterson Russell Kelly, PLLC
Peterson Russell Kelly was formed in 1996 as a business law firm. It was one of the region’s first break-off boutique firms formed when a group of highly respected attorneys at a large Seattle law firm chose to break away. Their level of talent and experience differentiated them from other similarly sized firms in the area. Complex matters they were handling, were more frequently associated with significantly larger full-service law firms (like the one they left).
Many Peterson Russell Kelly clients paralleled the entire professional careers of the firm’s lawyers. Some client relationships originally commenced more than 70 years ago. These same client relationships will continue in direct succession to the newly formed PRK Livengood.
Providing Legal Services to Businesses, the Healthcare Industry, School Districts, Corporations, and Individuals
Today, PRK Livengood engages in a broad-based business and litigation practice providing legal services in business, corporate, financial, real estate, litigation, healthcare, school district, construction, tax, estate planning, employment law, family law, immigration, I-9 compliance, and other matters. With our diverse team of talented attorneys, and staff, practicing in a wide range of areas, we are well-positioned to handle most legal needs facing closely held and family businesses, as well as the legal needs of individuals.
External General Counsel Representation
Many of our business, healthcare, and school district clients rely on our firm for our diverse scope of legal services. For these and other clients, we often function in a broad general counsel role assisting them in responding to and managing their legal exposures and risks. This might include providing proactive counsel, general business advice, transactional counsel, and dispute and litigation representation in areas including employment, contracts, real estate, construction, insurance, and other matters.
Where We Practice
Our firm includes attorneys admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:
State Courts (all levels)
- New York
Federal District Courts
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Federal Appellate and Other Courts
- United States Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Our lawyers have also been admitted to other jurisdictions on a pro hac vice basis to represent the interests of our clients.