R. Michael Kight
Retired December 2009 — Date of Death: December 14, 2016
During his 46 years of practice, R. Michael Kight handled personal injury, property damage, contract and real estate litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants; real estate, contract and business law; sales of businesses and real estate; business and corporate matters; formation of business entities including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships; and estate planning.
Mike was born and raised in Walla Walla. He graduated from the University of Washington Schools of Business and Law. After graduation from law school he returned to Walla Walla to practice law. Four years later he was persuaded by his college friend, Henry Newton, to move to Everett, where he joined Henry and Henry’s father, Arthur, in the Newton and Newton Law Firm.
Mike has participated in legal, civic and social services activities. He was Chairman of a division of the Washington State Bar Association, served on several State Bar Association Committees, and has acted as a hearing officer for lawyer disciplinary cases. He was President of the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce, and served on the local and state boards of the Washington Lung Association. He has previously served as a Director of and legal counsel for EverTrust Bank, and on the Advisory Board of the Everett Corps of the Salvation Army, and is a member of the Christian Legal Society. He also enjoys singing in various groups, including the Men’s Chorus sponsored by the Everett Gospel Mission and the Everett Chorale.
Bruce E. Jones
Retired December 2012 — Date of Death: November 2, 2020
Bruce E. Jones retired from City Attorney of Everett before joining Newton Kight, where he practiced municipal law, representing Everett and the Silver Lake Water District. In addition, he represented private clients on plaintiff’s personal injuries and claims against insurance carriers, property condemnation, and general commercial litigation.
Thomas A. Hulten
Retired December 2012 — Date of Death: October 14, 2020
Thomas A. Hulten’s practice emphasized estate planning, probate and trust law.
Tom was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and attended the University of Hawaii where he graduated 1st in his class from the College of Business Administration in 1971. He graduated from Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California at Berkeley in 1975 and returned to Hawaii to practice law. In 1982, after 32 years of “Island Fever”, Tom and his family relocated to Washington.
Tom worked for a major bank in the field of trust services until 1993 when he joined the firm of Newton Kight L.L.P.