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Riddell Williams Continues Strategic Growth, Hires Three New Attorneys, New Chief Operating Officer and Announces the Election of an Attorney to Principal

Riddell Williams P.S., a firm providing comprehensive legal services to the business community for over 100 years, is pleased to announce the addition of three new attorneys, Katie Hall, Kristina Markosova, and Augustus Winkes.  We are also pleased to announce that Steve Kenyon has joined the firm as our new Chief Operating Officer and that Margaret Cerrato-Blue has been named our newest principal.

Katie Hall.  Katie is an Associate in the Environmental and Real Estate Groups.  Before joining the Firm, Katie worked as a mentor at the University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Mentor Program.  She joins Riddell Williams after spending time here as a Summer Associate in 2013.

In law school, Katie served as a Lead Editor on the Case Western Reserve Law Review.  She received her J.D., from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif in May 2014.

Kristina Markosova.  Kristina is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Group.  Before joining the Firm, Kristina worked as a judicial extern for Judge Thomas S. Zilly in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. She also spent a year interning at Walgreen Co., with their in-house legal team.  Kristina joins Riddell Williams after spending time here as a Summer Associate in 2013.

While in law school, Kristina served as Lead Article Editor on the Seattle University Law Review.  She graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2014, magna cum laude.  Before embarking on her legal career, Kristina interned for U.S. Senators John Kerry and Edward Kennedy in their Boston offices.

Augustus E. Winkes.  Gus is an Associate in the Environmental Group.  Before joining the Firm, Gus interned at the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and the Sierra Club.

In law school, Gus served as an editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and co-founded the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law.  He also competed in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, was co-chair of the Environmental Law Society, and was a teaching assistant for an undergraduate environmental law and policy course.

Gus received his B.A. in History with honors from Stanford University, and holds an M.S. from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment.  He graduated from University of Michigan Law School in 2013, magna cum laude.

Prior to law school, Gus worked as an environmental consultant in Seattle.

Stephen O. Kenyon.  Steve is a skilled professional service firm executive and respected law firm leader.  Steve was Managing Partner at Stoel Rives LLP for 10 years, served as CEO of a west coast law firm for several years, and recently held an executive position at the national firm of Davis Wright Tremaine.

Steve enjoyed a successful career as a practicing attorney in the Northwest and subsequently developed extensive strategic and tactical expertise in managing the business of law firms.  In addition to his operational responsibilities at Riddell Williams, he will assist the firm in refining its business and growth strategies and enhancing its client service capabilities.  Steve is also the owner of the Otis Kenyon winery in Walla Walla.

Margaret Cerrato-Blue.  Margaret was elected to Principal in December 2014.  She represents commercial and industrial clients in environmental, natural resource and litigation matters in Washington and California. She focuses her practice on regulatory compliance, including compliance with California’s “Proposition 65” consumer products labeling law and federal and state OSHA regulations. She also focuses on environmental cleanup at legacy remediation sites, such as harbors and airports.

She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, Dean’s List in 1992. She is admitted to practice in Washington, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, in California, and before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.