Redmond, 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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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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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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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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Sarah Lowell
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Redmond, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(425) 885-7500 8201 164th Ave. NE #200
Redmond, WA 98052
Free ConsultationCriminal and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Born in Texas, Sarah and her family moved to Washington when she was 7 years old to be closer to their family. Growing up in Woodinville, she attended Woodinville High School where she met her high school sweetheart, Josh. They graduated high school and attended the University of Washington together. After three short years, both headed straight to Seattle University School of Law.

Throughout law school, Sarah worked at the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in the Sexually Violent Predators unit and Special Assault unit. She also worked as a Rule 9 intern in the Juvenile Division for a summer and...
Aaron Nielson
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Redmond, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(425) 533-4476 8201 - 164th Ave NE # 200
Redmond, WA 98052
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Before he began his career as a criminal defense lawyer, Aaron served as a criminal prosecutor for 5 years. Aaron has handled thousands of cases and more than 200 trials before a judge or jury. He has trained prosecutors and police officers on wide range of issues. As Aaron transitioned from working as a prosecutor to private practice, Judges that he had previously appeared before asked him to represent certain clients as a public defender. Aaron continues to take on new clients that are facing all types of criminal charges. With the economy being hard on everyone, Aaron started handling bankruptcy...
Thomas Mackin
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Sammamish, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(206) 497-6283 840 207th avenue ne
Sammamish, WA 98074
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Redmond, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(425) 861-3844 16771 NE 80th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Criminal, DUI, Employment and Personal Injury
Redmond, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(425) 881-7881 8158 164th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Criminal
Redmond, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(206) 205-7069 8601 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Criminal
Redmond, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(425) 556-2108 8701 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Criminal
Redmond, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(425) 885-7500 16398 NE 85th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Redmond, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(425) 556-2115 8701 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Criminal
Douglas Cowan JR
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Kirkland, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(425) 822-1220 4040 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
Criminal
I defended my first DUI in 1969, and what I've learned during 40 years of daily combat in the courtroom is that there is no such thing as a DUI case that can't be won. Today, I work alongside a team of experienced Seattle DUI lawyers to defend the rights of people accused of driving under the influence. Call 1-866-822-1230 today and put our 75 years of combined experience to work for you. At Cowan, Kirk & Gaston, DUI litigation is our passion. We have spent decades refining our strategies for handling these difficult and complex cases on your behalf. Although...
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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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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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...
Phillip L. Weinberg
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(877) 422-8384 601 108th Ave NE, Suite 1900-1409
Bellevue, WA 98004
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The John Marshall Law School
With 30 years of experience representing people facing DUI and/or other criminal charges in Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties, and elsewhere in Washington State, I understand how the system works, and what you and I need to to optimize your defense before your next court appearance. In the courtroom your criminal defense attorney may be your only friend. i go all out for optimal outcomes. Tactful, Tactical & Effective representation.
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...
Jeffrey Veitch
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(425) 452-1600 2122 112th Ave NE, Suite A200
Bellevue, WA 98004
Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Jeffrey Veitch, Esquire named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Jeff has previously been honored with the distinction of being named a "Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine on several occasions and has also been recognized by Law & Politics magazine in its "Who's Who in Criminal Defense & DUI/DWI Law" edition every year since 2007. Jeff has also achieved a 10/10 Superb rating from AVVO.COM, an independent attorney rating service and was also Selected as a "Top 100" Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Jeff has been the author of...
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....
Carrie Fulton-Brown
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(425) 657-5006 10655 NE 4th St, Ste 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Free ConsultationBellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Criminal and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington - Bothell campus
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 emotional. Of course, these allegations have a devastating impact on the accused if not handled correctly.

I understand that being charged with a crime is beyond stressful. As such, I strive to explain each step of the case. More importantly, I give each client a road map to getting their life back.

Without exception, I promise that when you hire me, I...
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...
Lennard Anthony Nahajski
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 621-0500 601 - 108th Avenue NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004-4376
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Oregon School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
The Nahajski Firm was established in 1996 by partners Lennard A. Nahajski and Rayne J. Nelson with the primary goal of providing aggressive, effective and discreet representation to those facing criminal prosecution. Since that time, the firm has continued to practice exclusively criminal defense and established itself as one of the premier criminal defense firms in the region. With almost forty years of combined criminal defense experience, we recognize that good people occasionally face difficult allegations that will have a significant impact on themselves, their families, reputation, finances and careers. Being aware of the impact of facing criminal prosecution,...
Elissa Brine
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(425) 657-5006 10655 NE 4th St, Ste 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Free ConsultationBellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Washington School of Law
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 charge is a class A felony or a simple misdemeanor, the stakes are high, and she works to make sure that her clients get the best result possible for their case.

Elissa has an open-door policy with clients. She understands the stress involved with criminal charges and understands that clients need access to their attorneys even when there are no major updates in a...
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.
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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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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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...
Enrico Salvatore Leo
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Bothell, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(425) 481-2600 18920 Bothell Way NE, Suite 208
Bothell, WA 98011
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
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.
Douglas Wilson Miller
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(425) 460-0550 9 Lake Bellevue Dr
#204
Bellevue, WA 98005
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Duke University School of Law
I am an attorney in private practice with the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny in Bellevue, Washington, where I focus on family law and criminal defense. I am a graduate of Duke Law School Class of 1988, with over 25 years of legal experience.
Reed Yurchak
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(425) 941-6659 40 Lake Bellevue Dr. #100
Bellevue, WA 98005
Criminal, Appeals and Bankruptcy
University of Oregon School of Law
John M. Tymczyszyn
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(425) 533-2156 155 108th Ave NE
Suite 210
Bellevue, WA 98004
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
John M. Tymczyszyn is a third generation Washingtonian, Navy Veteran and trial attorney. After graduating from Bellevue High School he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and served as the President of the Universities Naval Detachment. John served as a Naval Officer and received the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and other awards. After his military service John worked for the U.S. House of Representatives. He served on the staff of the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, the Hon. Harry E. Mitchell. John attended the Seattle University School of Law and...
Jeannie Patrice Mucklestone
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Medina, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(206) 623-3343 802 Evergreen Point Road Suite 200
Medina, WA 98039
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Jeannie P Mucklestone has served as a Pro Tem Judge in King County District Court and is an experienced Trial Attorney. She limits her practice to only traffic matters, speeding tickets, infractions, DUI, Reckless Driving and criminal misdemeanors and spends a substantial amount of her time in the Courtroom.

She has regularly had successful results of Criminal Jury trials and administrative hearings at the Department of Licensing and Contested infraction hearings. She worked as a judicial clerk for Federal District Court Judge Carolyn Dimmick . Jeannie also served on the public relations and Court rules committee of the WSBA ....
Pavel R Kleyner
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(425) 590-7750 155 108th Ave NE
Suite 704
Bellevue, WA 98004
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Scott Allen McDonald
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Kirkland, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(425) 822-5700 410 Market St
Kirkland, WA 98033
Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
Ken Tsiprin
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(425) 454-6277 11033 NE 24th St
Suite 200
Bellevue, WA 98004
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
University of Washington School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law
BIO- Tsiprin Law Firm, PLLC is managed by Ken Tsiprin. Prior to opening Tsiprin Law Firm, PLLC in 2008, Ken was an attorney for K&L Gates LLP (33 offices located on three continents) and took part in representation of Microsoft, Delta Airlines, T-Mobile, among other. Ken is a graduate of the University of Washington (B.A. in Economics, 2002), Thomas Jefferson School of Law (Juris Doctorate, 2006). He is a member of The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), The American Bar Association (ABA), Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, and The King County Bar Association. Ken has...
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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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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Ben Hoekstra
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Monroe, WA Criminal Law Lawyer
(425) 327-5903 16322 224th St SE
Monroe, WA 98272
Criminal, DUI and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jonathan Smith
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Federal Way, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(425) 452-9797 33305 1st Way S
Suite B202
Federal Way, WA 98003
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Joseph Rome
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Kirkland, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(425) 429-1729 512 6th Street South, Suite 101
Kirkland, WA 98033
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
Protect the rights of those accused of crimes or have been injured by the negligence of another.
Sean Bennet Malcolm
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Kirkland, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(206) 659-9514 5400 Carillon Pt
Kirkland, WA 98033
Criminal, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Rene Cespedes JR
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(425) 462-1235 US Bank Plaza Building
10800 NE 8th Street, Suite 330
Bellevue, WA 98004
Criminal, Divorce and Family
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
Henry King Chae
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Kirkland, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(206) 552-8173 9757 NE Juanita Drive
suite 120G
Kirkland, WA 98034
Criminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Nadine Bertman
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(206) 855-3964 101 Yesler Way, Suite 603
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationSeattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Nadine Bertman is a criminal defense attorney in Seattle, Washington. She is a managing attorney at Beckwith Law.

At Avvo.com she is rated a 10/10 and has over 50 client reviews. Nadine is accessible to clients and has a history of generating favorable outcomes in difficult cases.
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...
David L. Donnan
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 264-1591 200 Broadway
#301
Seattle, WA 98122
Criminal, Appeals and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
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 has been a testament to the skills and insight he can provide in your legal representation. As a result, David was recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2006 by Washington Law & Politics and as an Outstanding Mentor in 2011 by the King County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division.

David previously served as the Executive Director of the Washington Appellate Project, one of the leading appellate public...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

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.