HIP Welcomes Legal Intern Kevin Munsch


June 5, 2014 – HIP is pleased to announce that Kevin Munsch will be the firm’s intern for the summer.


Kevin currently attends The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson, Arizona.  A double Wildcat, he also completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona.  During that time, he majored in business management and completed the McGuire Entrepreneur Program, and kept busy athletically as well.  As a student-athlete, he was a member of the men’s swim team where he was a 5 time NCAA All-American and served as team captain during his senior year.

HIP Welcomes New Associate Attorney Jennifer R. Hill


June 4th, 2014 – Jennifer Hill recently joined Greg Cromwell and Amy Meharry in HIP’s HOA practice group.  Jennifer was raised in Georgia and attended college there before moving to Boston, MA to earn her law degree.  

 Jennifer Hill

Jennifer has over four years of experience advising community associations on both general counsel and collections issues.  Much of her past work has focused on interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, as well as drafting of governing document amendments and restatements.  She frequently attends and leads educational seminars held by the Washington State Chapter of the Community Associations Institute and local management companies.  Jennifer also volunteers as a pro bono attorney with the Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, and she is Co-President of the University of Georgia Puget Sound Alumni Association.  Welcome to the firm, Jennifer.

In Memory of Mark Prothero


April 29th, 2014 – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our great friend and partner Mark Prothero on April 19, 2014.  Mark valiantly battled lung cancer for the past two years.  An open house to celebrate Mark’s life will occur on May 10, 2014, at Kentwood High School from 1pm – 5 pm.


Mark’s life was extraordinary.  He was a standout swimmer at Renton High School and then as a captain of the swim team at the University of Washington in 1977 and 1978.  He represented the United States in international competitions.  He coached the Kentwood High School swim team from 1997 through 2007 and was the Washington State coach of the year in 2003.  He was active on Kent School District committees, the Kent Parks Foundation, and lead efforts to enhance swimming in Kent and throughout the region.  He taught thousands of kids to swim and served as a role model to each of them. 

 He was an excellent attorney focusing solely on criminal defense work since 1983 while working as a public defender until 2004, when he joined Hanis Irvine Prothero with his good friend and law partner, Greg Girard.  Mark was respected by all in the legal profession and was called upon often to share his expertise, which he freely gave.  He was on the Washington State Supreme Courts panel to defend individuals faced with the death penalty.  He lectured at many legal education seminars regarding scientific evidence, forensic DNA, mental state defenses and the death penalty.  He assisted the Kentwood High School mock trial team, taught the law merit badge to Boy Scouts, served on many boards such as the Innocence Project and Associated Counsel for the Accused (ACA), and as a Judge Pro Tem.  He and Greg Girard were Trial Lawyers of the year in 2006, and Mark was named a SuperLawyer by Washington Law & Politics magazine from 2006-2013.  Mark was successful in advocating for his clients and forged lasting relationships with other criminal defense counsel, prosecutors, police officers and judges.  The high level of respect and admiration shown to Mark by those in the legal profession is rarely seen.

 Mark was a compassionate and kind man.  He had a zest for life, was an optimist, and a philosophy to, “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright.”  He and his wife Kelly are wonderful examples of a strong marriage and partnership.  Together, they raised two wonderful children, Marley and Sean, who each reflect the great values of their parents.  Mark’s family became our family.  It was normal to see Kelly, Marley, and his Mom Shirley at the office.  His son Sean has worked at HIP for the past few years with his Dad.  We are blessed to have had him and his family in our lives and hearts.  We will miss him dearly.  “Live for yourself and you will live in vain.  Live for others, and you will live again.”  Bob Marley. 


Employees at HIP have shared some of the following thoughts and memories:

 “I will forever remember Mark for his smile and his laugh. I don’t think I ever had an encounter with him that didn’t end with a smile or a joke. He was very strong and seeing him come and go through the office every day, you would never know if he ever had a bad day. He exuded optimism that rubbed off on everyone around him. We are all better people for having known him.”  Ashley Eades

 “Mark was the best of the best.  One who could always put a positive spin on any situation.  I will never forget his generosity for the charities that meant so much to him and his support to the Kent community.”  Becky Walter

 “Mark truly was one of the best men I have ever met. He exuded the principal of treating others how you want to be treated. If he was around, everyone was filled with joy. I am very happy my new born daughter got to meet him before he left us.”  Jorge Ramos.

 “I was fortunate to practice with Mark for the past 10 years.  He was a great attorney.  He was an even greater example of someone I want to emulate in his example as a father, friend, and resource to our community.”  Pat Hanis




Hanis Irvine Prothero, recruiting for a full time paralegal to join HOA department.


April 2nd, 2014 – Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC, is recruiting for a full time paralegal to join their Homeowners’ Association (HOA) department.  The HOA Department focuses on representation of homeowners’ and condominium owners’ Associations.  The ideal candidate will be professional, a self-starter, work well in a team and have excellent attention to detail. He/she will have a paralegal degree and at least 2 years of law office experience. Diverse responsibilities include drafting pleadings and correspondence, assisting in litigation, e-filing and recording documents, communicating with clients and defendants via email/phone, file management (filing, opening and closing files) and general administrative support. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office programs/Outlook/Excel/PC Law) are required. Candidates with prior experience at practices involving homeowners and condominium associations and familiar with garnishment procedures are preferred.

We are a full-service law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services to individuals and businesses throughout South King County. We are comprised of accomplished and experienced attorneys with diverse backgrounds. We offer a friendly atmosphere & competitive compensation package and excellent benefits.

Please provide a cover letter and resume.