Hunter M. Abell
Hunter Abell is a Member at Williams Kastner whose practice emphasizes civil litigation, residential real estate, and Indian law. A native of Washington, Mr. Abell was raised on a ranch on the rural Colville Indian Reservation in Ferry County. Prior to joining Williams Kastner, Mr. Abell served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps where he obtained extensive trial and litigation experience. His legal experience in the U.S. Navy includes his role as Liaison Officer in the Central Criminal Court of Iraq in Baghdad, Iraq where he worked to assist prosecuting insurgents accused of attacks against Iraqi and Coalition forces.
Mr. Abell graduated from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and earned his JD from Gonzaga University School of Law. Prior to serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Abell received his LLM from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Abell previously served as a member of the Gonzaga University School of Law Board of Advisors.
Mr. Abell is a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and his personal military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Mr. Abell has served as an adjunct faculty member for Brandman University to teach courses on Western Legal Tradition and Social and Political Theory to military and civilian students.
Mr. Abell possesses considerable experience litigating before federal, state, and tribal courts, as well as litigating in state and federal administrative tribunals. Mr. Abell possesses particular experience litigating residential real estate matters. He has recently been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (2024).
Mr. Abell is the proud father of his daughters, Libby and Wynsome. In his spare time, Hunter enjoys hiking, waterskiing, horseback riding, and reading military history.
Mr. Abell is active in the Washington State Bar Association where he currently serves as President. Previously, Mr. Abell served as Chair of the Indian Law Section and Chair of the Professionalism Committee. Mr. Abell also served as a board member for the Seattle Area Navy League. Reflecting his statewide practice, Mr. Abell is also a member of the Ferry County Bar Association and King County Bar Association.
Recognitions & Awards
- Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, 2017
- Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016
- WSBA 2015 Courageous Award
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation (2024)
- Georgetown University Law Center
(LLM) With Distinction, 2006
- Gonzaga University School of Law
(JD), Cum Laude, 2005
- The College of William and Mary