Kenneth Gorton is an attorney in the State of Washington. He handles a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Gorton served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Robert Bryan, a well-known federal judge in Tacoma, Washington. He later became a deputy prosecutor for Thurston County, where he represented the State of Washington in criminal jury trials.
Mr. Gorton attended Pepperdine School of Law, where he received a doctorate in law and a master's degree in alternative dispute resolution with an emphasis in arbitration and mediation. Pepperdine's program is ranked number one in the nation by US New and World Report.
While in law school, he served as the student editor for the American Bar Association's national student journal. Each year, one student in the country is selected for this position.
Mr. Gorton clerked for the National Association of Securities Dealers, where most investment arbitrations take place, as well as Steptoe & Johnson's international arbitration division in London, England. He also clerked for Aidikoff & Uhl, one of the preeminent investment arbitration firms in the country, working closely with the firm's founding partners on multimillion-dollar arbitrations.
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Gorton also received a master's degree in psychology and had a successful career as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch in Beverly Hills. He now works in Olympia, Washington.