Fairwood, Washington Criminal Lawyers

Timothy Healy
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation!

I'm an experienced Washington criminal defense lawyer and represent clients who have been charged with a crime. I will fight for your rights and help you navigate the criminal justice system at every stage of your case. Read More »
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Mark Blair
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience

Seattle criminal defense lawyers at Blair & Kim, PLLC have had the privilege of handling over 15,000 criminal cases making them some of the best in town. If you are facing charges for a criminal offense, whether it... Read More »
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Travis Moeller
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney

Travis Moeller is an associate attorney at Blair & Kim and a recent graduate of Seattle University School of Law. Travis practices criminal defense, family law, and personal injury law. Travis previously worked as a... Read More »
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Elissa Brine
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience

In her 13 years as an attorney, Elissa has learned to fight for her clients at every opportunity. She believes that every client needs individual attention and zealous advocacy. Elissa understands that whether the... Read More »
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Jason S. Newcombe
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Get help now. Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I am an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients who have been arrested or are facing criminal charges. I will fight for you and your rights and work for the best possible outcome in your case. Read More »
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Renton, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(425) 235-2665 15826 SE 180th Ct
Renton, WA 98058
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Emily M. Gause
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(206) 660-8775 130 Andover Park East, Suite 300
Tukwila, WA 98188
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law and Washington State University
Recognized as an aggressive defender who gets impressive results in serious cases, Emily M. Gause is committed to compassionate representation, working with clients to devise an investigation plan and craft the most effective defense strategy. She defends people charged with serious felonies in state and federal courts across the State of Washington. Ms. Gause has overturned convictions in the Washington State Court of Appeals and obtained many favorable results in felony trials. She has carved an impressive reputation in the criminal defense legal community as a rising star.

After graduating with a degree in criminal justice from Washington...
Andrea R. Kim
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(206) 660-8775 130 Andover Park East
Suite 300
Tukwila, WA 98188
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Seattle University School of Law
I knew that I was destined to be a criminal defense attorney at seven years old when my mother told me that I should be a lawyer because I argue so much. Throughout my life, I watched people I loved get chewed up and spit out by the criminal justice system and that cemented my passion for defending those accused of crimes in our complicated court system.

I studied Political Science and Criminal Justice at Washington State University. I then attended Seattle University School of Law to fulfill my dreams of becoming a criminal defense attorney. During law school I interned...
Mariko Lisa Mulligan
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(206) 707-9361 14900 Interurban Ave S
Suite 271
Seattle, WA 98168
Criminal
New York University School of Law
Kenneth Lawrence Grover
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Renton, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(206) 241-5508 981 Powell Ave SW
Suite 115
Renton, WA 98057
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Thomas E. Gates
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(253) 332-7899 651 Strander Blvd, Suite 209
Tukwila, WA 98188
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Douglas Barnes
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Renton, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(425) 559-7897 330 SW 43rd ST STE K-274
Renton, WA 98057
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Mitchell Reuben Greene
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SEATTLE, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(206) 760-9822 P.O. Box 88139
SEATTLE, WA 98138
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
James Bible
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(425) 748-4585 14205 SE 36th St
#100
Bellevue, WA 98006
Criminal, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
In 2015 Mr. Bible was selected as a member of the National Trial Lawyers top 100. He is an attorney who is known for his zealous representation of his client. In 2009 he received the Champion of Justice Award from the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Bible will fight hard for your rights.
Norman Scott Stewart
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(253) 859-8840 655 W Smith St
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
In his over twenty years representing persons in courtrooms throughout the state of Washington, Scott Stewart has attained a level of courtroom experience few attorneys can match. He has represented persons at every stage of a case, including approximately 300 jury trials. Scott has represented persons on personal injury cases, including those involved in motor vehicle accidents, and he has represented persons accused of crimes ranging from Driving Under the Influence to Hit and Run Resulting in Death, from Assault Domestic Violence to Residential Burglary, from Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana to Felony Distribution of Drugs, from Voyeurism to Child Molestation,...
David L. Donnan
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Washington Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

David Donnan is an experienced advocate who has successfully represented clients in the trial and appellate courts of Washington and California. David’s success in the state and federal courts over the past 30 years... Read More »
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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney

My career as an elite criminal trial lawyer has focused on defending good people. When facing allegations of sexual crimes, domestic violence and felonies and misdemeanors. These types of cases are high-stakes and... Read More »
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Diego Javier Vargas
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(425) 531-1676 3326 160th Avenue SE
Suite 215
Bellevue, WA 98008
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Mr. Vargas focuses his practice exclusively on representing people accused of Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault, DUI, Homicide by Watercraft, Assault by Watercraft, Boating Under the Influence (“BUI”), Domestic Violence, and other criminal offenses. Mr. Vargas’ cases have been featured on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, and local news programs.
Keith Hall
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Lawyer
(253) 867-2675 610 Central Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of San Diego School of Law
Criminal Defense Attorney | Managing Attorney Keith loves representing and fighting hard for his clients. His clients are often people who have never been in trouble before, but now find themselves in the gun sights of the government's prosecution machine. Often times these clients have nowhere else to turn. Keith is a passionate trial lawyer who will advocate for his clients, when it feels like everyone else is against them. Keith is a believer in the jury trial system, which gives an opportunity for regular people, with the help of a hard working defense lawyer, to stand up in court...
Christopher Kirk Steuart
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Burien, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 293-4377 11206 Des Moines Memorial Drive S.
Suite 104
Burien, WA 98168
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Communications and Military
Drake University
Chloe Alyn
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(206) 617-8220 3326 160th Avenue SE, Suite 215
Bellevue, WA 98008
Free ConsultationBellevue, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Criminal
Seattle University School of Law
Chloé graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice.  Enjoying the study of law, she continued her legal education, and in 2003, she graduated from Seattle University School of Law, with a Juris Doctor.  While attending law school, she served as a Legal Clerk for Travelers' Insurance defending against property and personal injury claims. After law school, she worked briefly for Pierce County Public Defender's Office in misdemeanor criminal cases. She later  became employed with the King County Public Defender's Office and handled approximately 3,000 criminal felony and misdemeanor cases,  within her 10 + years of service.  Chloé has extensive...
Scott John Terry
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(253) 852-6100 25028 104th Ave. SE
Kent, WA 98030
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Bradley Barshis
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(253) 867-2675 610 Central Ave South
Kent, WA 98032
Criminal
Gonzaga University School of Law
David Richard Kirshenbaum
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(253) 852-7979 1314 Central Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
Criminal and DUI
James H. Curtis
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Tacoma , WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(253) 327-1063 1216 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Suite 1
Tacoma , WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
With over ten years' worth of work as a prosecutor, extensive legal research and writing experience, and a demonstrated commitment to community service and outreach, James Curtis is the attorney you need in the Tacoma, WA, area.

James Curtis received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2005. For the next few years he worked in Seattle in several firms where he gained experience in legal research and writing, drafting motions, conducting interviews and depositions, and case evaluation. In 2007 he began working as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Pierce County (Tacoma). He has conducted...
Mr. David Ranz
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(206) 851-4827 604 W. Meeker St. Ste 206
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Christopher A. Swaby
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(425) 519-3675 14205 SE 36th St
#100
Bellevue, WA 98006
Criminal, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
Brad A. Meryhew
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience

Brad Meryhew is a passionate and highly regarded advocate for individuals accused in Washington of any form of sexual misconduct. Brad’s track record of success at jury trials, negotiations, and in getting cases... Read More »
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James Bible
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Washington Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

In 2015 Mr. Bible was selected as a member of the National Trial Lawyers top 100. He is an attorney who is known for his zealous representation of his client. In 2009 he received the Champion of Justice Award from the... Read More »
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David H. Fuller
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Lawyer
(206) 789-8751 1316 Central Ave S.
Suite 102
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationCriminal and Bankruptcy
Michael Frans
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(206) 246-5300 645 SW 153rd St
Seattle, WA 98166
Criminal
Gregory Wayne Schwesinger
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 293-9590 Harborscape Professional Bldg
1524 Alaskan Way, Ste 110
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Willamette University College of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Following a successful career as a Judge Advocate and subsequently as a Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Seattle, I chose to enter the private sector and represent those who unfortunately find themselves charged with a crime. I have handled hundreds of criminal cases throughout my career. I represent my clients zealously and with an abundance of compassion and care, and I continue to look forward to the challenge of serving those who find themselves in need of my professional services.
Stryder J. Wegener
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(206) 973-0407 100 W Harrison St Ste N440
Seattle, WA 98119
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
After law school, Stryder worked at the YWCA of Pierce County in the legal services department, where he represented primarily Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence in matters ranging from criminal hearings to protection orders and dissolutions.

These experiences fostered Stryder’s perspective on how cases are practically handled and instilled a deep appreciation that everyone deserves responsive and aggressive legal representation. This guided him to establish Emerald City Law Group, which is dedicated to protecting people’s rights. With a unique focus on listening to our clients and fostering real, lasting relationships, attorney Wegener and every member of our firm is committed...
Megan M. Dunn
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(425) 643-1606 1606 148th Ave SE
Suite 200
Bellevue, WA 98007
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
As a criminal defense attorney, Megan is an aggressive and compassionate advocate for all of her clients. Megan Powers attended the Walter F. Georgia School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, GA. Before law school, she attained her Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. This combination of degrees gives Megan a unique perspective when advocating for her clients. At Mercer, she was the president of the Association of Women Law Students as well as the Vice Chair of Mock Trial for the Mercer Advocacy Council. Competing in the National Trial Competition is where she honed her oral argument...
Michael Harbeson
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Puyallup, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(253) 209-6366 105 W Main Avenue
Suite B117
Puyallup, WA 98371
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Gonzaga University School of Law
I have been a local resident of Pierce County for over 40 years and have strong ties with the local community. I am the proud father of two daughters and maintain active ties with my local church and community. Upon graduation from Seattle University in 1993, I decided to become a trial attorney. At the age of 25 years, I graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law and have been a successful trial attorney ever since. My experiences include being a former prosecutor with King County and the City of Auburn. I have successfully...
Angela Horwath
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(253) 620-0033 117 Tacoma Ave S.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Angela Horwath is the owner of a 3 attorney firm that represents clients charged with crimes. She has successfully represented 1000s of clients in Washington and has a 10/10 rating on avvo. She is well liked by her clients and nearly 50 clients have provided online reviews of Ms. Horwath.
David Stanley Marshall
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(206) 202-1633 1001 4th Avenue
Suite 4400
Seattle, WA 98154
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of California - Berkeley
Since 1997, David Marshall has been committed to providing the best possible defense to persons accused of child abuse, sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and other special assaults. He does this in criminal cases, civil claims for compensation, Title IX disciplinary proceedings on college campuses, administrative hearings, dependency cases—any kind of case except family law. His commitment has shown in decades of victories, many in trial, and some without need for trial.

From his office in Seattle, David handles cases around Washington State and throughout the Northwest.

David began his career as a deputy prosecuting attorney. He decided to focus on child...
Michelle Dellino
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(206) 659-6839 4130 1st Ave S.
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98134
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Devoted. Prepared. Accessible. Compassionate. Michelle Dellino is the managing attorney at Dellino Law Group. At Dellino Law Group our practice is results oriented and heavily focused on both preparing an aggressive defense right away and client communication. We provide non-judgmental and efficient representation with an emphasis on achieving client goals through immediate problem solving.
Timothy Healy
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(425) 657-5006 10655 NE 4th St. Suite 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Free ConsultationBellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
We are a winning criminal defense firm with over twenty years of experience successfully representing clients charged with all types of criminal offenses. We have helped numerous clients avoid conviction and incarceration and are proud of our consistent record of success. Our success stories include multiple cases of dismissals and not guilty verdicts on behalf of our clients. We pride ourselves on our ability to save people's freedom, and even lives.

While we are often proud of our system of justice, at times we are shocked when people aren't defended well. Things happen quickly in a courtroom....
Deborah Alexander
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

I’m an experienced Seattle criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Duncan Ives Lewis
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience

Duncan I. Lewis has been a criminal defense attorney for over 31 years, practicing primarily in the federal and state courts of Washington. Many of his cases and clients have been featured prominently in the media. A... Read More »
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Andrew Schwarz
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(206) 622-9909 2601 fourth ave
suite 470
Seattle, WA 98121
Criminal, Family, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Seattle University
As a founder and principle of the Schwarz~Garrison Law Firm I am committed to providing the highest quality representation to our clients. We listen to our clients and we pursue their goals tenaciously. Recent Verdicts: State v. Gipson: Assault Charge: Not Guilty, Self Defense: $256,000 in fees and costs reimbursed to client by the court following verdict. Dunakin v. Ronngren: Dog Bite: $229,015.73 jury verdict for plaintiff. Rollins and Hendershot v. King County Metro: Assault on Metro Bus: $250,000 Jury Verdict for plaintiffs, On appeal, plaintiffs were able...
Steven Wells
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
1111 3rd Avenue
Suite 2220
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Tax and White Collar Crime
California Western School of Law
Steve Wells is a criminal defense attorney with nearly two decades of experience, including 10 years practicing in Alaska. He handles criminal cases at the state and federal level, and has a 97% record of success. Steve’s commitment to excellence has earned him the recognition of his peers, with inclusion in the 2014 edition of the Alaska Super Lawyers list and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He takes an active role in the profession, such as by serving on the board of directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and as a founding president of...
Eric John Makus
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(206) 652-2562 411 University Street
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Active personal injury and criminal defense practice. Read for the bar exam through the Washington State Bar Association’s Rule 6 Law Clerk Program under attorney Dean Standish Perkins in Seattle, Washington. Former special assistant to Representative Thomas S. Foley, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Taught English in Viet Nam. Member of Tribal Court Bars. Member of Phi Delta Theta.
Schoen Parnell
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Kirkland, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(206) 619-2521 5000 Carillon Point
Ste 400
Kirkland, WA 98033
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Regent University
I am Schoen Parnell (pronounced “Shane”), a leading criminal defense attorney in Washington. I have over sixteen years of experience defending individuals and protecting their rights. I am the former lead jury trial attorney for one of the busiest DUI defense law firms in Washington. I have extensive knowledge of the DUI process and am never afraid to go to trial. Over the past 13 years, he has tried hundreds of cases and have spoken at DUI seminars for Washington criminal defense attorneys. I am an active member of both the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the...
Charles Henry Williams
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(877) 373-0835 707 S. Snoqualmie St., Ste. 4A
Seattle, WA 98108-1700
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University
After obtaining his law degree (Seattle University) and serving for four years as an administrative law judge, Charles started his own law firm in Olympia and worked in a number of areas of law. Eventually he limited his practice to criminal defense.   In 2010 he moved his law practice to Seattle. In the course of his career as a criminal-defense lawyer, Charles has successfully defended persons accused of everything from homicide, sex, firearm and drug charges to DV assault and DUI.  He has also served as a pro tem judge in juvenile and district courts. And he...
Duncan Ives Lewis
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(425) 657-5006 10655 NE 4th St, Ste 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Free ConsultationBellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
Criminal
Willamette University College of Law
Duncan I. Lewis has been a criminal defense attorney for over 31 years, practicing primarily in the federal and state courts of Washington. Many of his cases and clients have been featured prominently in the media.

A 1987 graduate of Willamette University School of Law, Mr. Lewis and his clients have enjoyed extraordinary success in thousands of cases ranging from the death penalty mitigation to misdemeanors.

Mr. Lewis has also successfully won the pretrial dismissal of dozens of criminal cases based on motion practice and intensive investigations.

Mr. Lewis has particular expertise in how mental health intersects with the law and his collaborative...
Martha A McLaughlin
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
711 St Helens Ave Ste 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
I graduated Seattle University School of law and immediately began working at the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office. After two years with the Prosecutor's Office, I joined Durflinger Oliver & Associates where I help those who have been accused of committing crimes. I have handled thousands of cases ranging from domestic violence to DUI's. I have helped hundreds of clients keep or restore their driving privileges by prevailing in administrative hearings with the the Department of Licensing. I have also helped many clients vacate felony and misdemeanor convictions and restore their firearm rights. My previous experience as a prosecutor...
Brent Thompson
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(206) 569-8630 2317 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107-4027
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Liberty University School of Law
Brent P. Thompson is a local attorney from Oak Harbor whose practice emphasizes criminal defense including but not limited to DUI, DWI, Assault, Domestic Violence, and Vacating/Expunging Prior Convictions. Mr. Thompson further represents clients with personal injury claims. Beyond this Mr. Thompson is a general practitioner who is capable of handling a variety of matters. He is dedicated to providing passionate representation and will seek to obtain the best results possible.
Natalie Lynn Durflinger
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(253) 683-4180 711 St. Helens Ave.
Ste. 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
I was born and raised in the Northwest. After graduating from the University of Washington with honors, I attended Gonzaga University School of Law where I was awarded a Thomas More Scholarship. As a Thomas More Scholar, I dedicated myself to helping others both in the local and international communities. My international work included a visit to Rome where I provided services for the homeless and co-leading a mission in Honduras where our group of students provided much needed repairs at local village schools, and distributed needed school supplies which our group had purchased through fundraising....
Christopher Courtlandt Van Vechten
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(253) 666-8987 705 S. 9th St Suite 206
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Chris Van Vechten moved to Tacoma from Portland in 2004 to attend the University of Puget Sound. He studied history, volunteered in the community, worked as a legislative staff member for a state representative and later a state senator, and even personally ran for school board before enrolling in Seattle University School of Law. Prior to launching the Law Office of Chris Van Vechten, Chris worked as a Rule 9 prosecuting attorney with the Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office and later with the Lakewood City Attorney’s Office. In addition, he interned with the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Civil Division...
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Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.