Rockford, Washington Criminal Lawyers

Katie Merrill
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney

My name is Katie Merrill. I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and moved to Spokane to attend Gonzaga Law School. I knew since the time I was 8 years old that I wanted to be an attorney; and when I was 13 I told everyone... Read More »
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Jacqueline Porter
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(509) 747-1817 421 W. Riverside Ave
Ste 707
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Juvenile
Gonzaga University School of Law
Jacqueline Porter's passion for the law began with a degree in Criminal Justice in 1997. She went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law. She has a demonstrated record of success in jury trials, bench trials, and administrative hearings.

Jacqueline has her own unique life experience that she brings to client-attorney relationships that envelops compassion and understanding. While she is kind with clients (unless they absolutely need her tough love), she is fierce and passionate in the courtroom. Jacqueline’s ability to articulate the law and how it applies to clients’ situations is comforting...
Julie Twyford
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(855) 980-0678 430 W Indiana Ave
Spokane, WA 99205
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
I have a passion for family law and criminal defense. I have been practicing for over 30 years and bring my experience and passion to each and every case. There is no cookie cutter formula for each case, and I apply my background to accomplish my client's goals. I understand the long term impact of each case on my clients, and thus work tirelessly to ensure they are fairly represented.
Lana Elliott
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(509) 891-4301 920 N Argonne Rd
#110
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Free ConsultationSpokane Valley, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Criminal and Immigration
University of Idaho College of Law and Ukrainian National Academy of Law
Lana Elliott was born in the Baltic Region of Russia, and spent part of her life there and part of her life in Ukraine. In adulthood, recognizing a personal passion for helping others, Lana attended medical college where she received a nursing degree with honors. Although she enjoyed working as a nurse, Lana began to realize an interest in the field of Law. For her, Law represented the ability to make a difference, and to help in the struggle to protect an individual’s rights and liberties. Lana pursued her career in law by attending and graduating with honors from the...
Teresa Keene
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(509) 252-9165 1312 North Monroe St #253
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Keene Law is a "boutique" Spokane law firm providing general practice legal services while specializing in family law, divorce, child custody, pre-nups and adoptions, as well as criminal
defense cases. Our attorney, Teresa Keene, a 2007 Gonzaga Law School graduate, is a former prosecutor as well as public defense attorney, and has ten years experience as owner of her own private law practice. Ms. Keene is presently accepting new clients and provides no cost initial consultations with prospective clients.
Sean Downs
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(855) 309-4529 1604 W Dean Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Gonzaga University School of Law
Sean M. Downs is a criminal defense attorney serving those accused of crimes in the states of Washington and Oregon. Sean started his law career at a small private firm in Spokane, Washington learning the ins and outs of criminal defense, traffic offenses, and driver's license hearings. He then moved on to work at the Spokane County Public Defender Office where he represented people accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses, as well as working on appellate cases. In 2013, after over twenty-one years of combined private and public practice, Sean joined together with attorney Diane Grecco to found the law...
Mark Cassell
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(509) 327-0777 430 W Indiana Ave
Spokane, WA 99205
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Denver
I practice primarily in the areas of family law and criminal defense. I believe in client-centered lawyering. I attempt to form a strong bond and relationship with each client. I believe that cases are a team effort between the firm and the client, where the client is the captain of the ship. I make sure each client is steered in the proper direction to obtain his/her goals. Each case and client is different, and with our help each client can achieve their goals, even in the most difficult of cases.


I earned my J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College...
Jason Johnson
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Spokane Valley, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(509) 252-8435 16201 E Indiana Ave, Ste 2240
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
Attorney Jason Johnson has a wide range of experience which makes him an aggressive litigator. With ten years of experience in the military as a Tank Officer, Jason knows how to communicate effectively and handle the pressures of the courtroom. He was deployed overseas four times and received a Bronze Star with Valor. Jason grew up in Coeur d'Alene and has a background in construction. As a project manager, he has managed multi-million dollar highway construction projects and understands business and contract disputes from both the legal and practical perspective. Licensed in Washington and Idaho. Focuses...
Stephen Thomas Graham
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(509) 252-9167 1312 North Monroe Street, Suite 140
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Education and Juvenile
Gonzaga University School of Law
Stephen Graham is an attorney who focuses on criminal defense. He currently practices in Spokane and Seattle and many of the counties in between. His firm, the Law Office of Steve Graham, defends such crimes as DUI / DWI, traffic offenses, property crimes, violent crimes, and drug offenses. As an attorney, Steve Graham is available for a free consultation, and is available to meet person in jail who have been arrested. Mr. Graham's firm also assist college students who are facing expulsion or suspensions from state universities.
David Partovi
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(509) 270-2141 900 N. Maple Street
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Former prosecutor with 20 years of experience in criminal and civil litigation. Tell your story.
Caitlin Baunsgard
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(509) 455-3647 1717 S Rustle, Suite 102
Spokane, WA 99224
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, Business and Nursing Home
Gonzaga University School of Law
I am an attorney in Spokane, Washington with a general litigation practice, which means I have experience in most areas of the law. I do focus much of my practice on criminal defense and personal injury. I am licensed to practice if Washington and the federal courts in the Eastern District of Washington. Prior to law school, graduated from the University of Washington and then worked as an intelligence analyst for the Washington State Patrol. I obtained a certificate in forensic science from the University of Washington. I went to Gonzaga University School of Law where I was...
Katie Merrill
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(509) 891-4301 920 N Argonne Rd
#110
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Free ConsultationSpokane Valley, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Gonzaga University School of Law
My name is Katie Merrill. I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and moved to Spokane to attend Gonzaga Law School. I knew since the time I was 8 years old that I wanted to be an attorney; and when I was 13 I told everyone that I would be an attorney by the time I was 25. I worked hard toward that goal for my entire life, and I accomplished it, I received official bar number the day after I turned 25. Now, I am excited to practice criminal defense, DUI/DWI defense, personal injury claims and SSI/SSDI claims....
John Brendan Kidd
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(509) 290-6171 901 N. Adams
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Gonzaga University School of Law
Kidd Defense emphasizes all aspects of criminal defense, including DUI, felonies, domestic violence, post-sentencing, firearms restoration, drug, property and sex crimes. Brendan is an experienced litigator that has been providing exceptional results for clients in Eastern Washington for nearly a decade, previously working with Cooney Law Offices. Strong relationships have helped Brendan build a positive reputation within the Spokane legal community, resulting in successful strategic negotiations on behalf of his clientele. Clients have noted Brendan’s calm demeanor and ability to clearly communicate has helped them make informed decisions in times of uncertainty and emotional stress. ...
Travis Jones
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(509) 847-4052 1304 W. College Ave
Lower Level
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Gonzaga University
Patrick T Johnson JR
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(509) 477-2877 1100 W Mallon Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal, Elder and Military
Gonzaga University School of Law
Elizabeth Kelley
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(509) 991-7058 2525 E. 29th Ave., Ste. 10-B, #225
Spokane, WA 99223
Criminal
Elizabeth Kelley has a nationwide practice focusing on representing people with mental disabilities. She is the co-chair of the National Center for Criminal Justice and Disabilities, serves on the editorial board of the ABA's Criminal Justice Section magazine, and served three terms on the board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is the editor of Representing People with Mental Disabilities: A Practical Guide for Criminal Defense Lawyers, published by the ABA in 2018, and is the editor of Representing People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Guide for Criminal Defense Lawyers, scheduled to be published...
Christopher Carlisle
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(509) 228-7011 1020 N. Washington
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal, Landlord Tenant and Workers' Comp
Gonzaga University School of Law
A founding member of Carlisle & Byers, PLLC, Chris represents clients in worker’s compensation, long-term disability, and estate planning matters throughout Eastern Washington. Chris also provides criminal defense in Airway Heights. Before becoming an intern and associate at Stiley & Cikutovich, Chris earned a bachelors degree in political science from Seattle University and his Juris Doctorate degree at Gonzaga. He has experience practicing before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, the State Superior Courts, the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts of Eastern Washington. Chris is a member of the Washington State and...
Brooke Diane Hagara
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(509) 323-9000 1408 West Broadway
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal
Gonzaga University School of Law
After fourteen years defending felony criminal cases, Brooke Hagara zealously represents clients through a process that is often dehumanizing and harsh. She recognizes clients as people who have their own side of a case that needs to be investigated and told.

During her career, she has successfully litigated numerous jury trials for clients charged with homicide, assault, sexual assault, child abuse, drug offenses, and property crimes.

She specializes in crimes involving sexual assault and child abuse, with national training in challenging child interview techniques and medical evidence. She has also prevailed in the litigation of assault cases by asserting self-defense

She thoroughly...
Eric Roche Byrd
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(509) 443-3700 717 West Sprague Avenue, Suite 1202
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal, Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
I focus my litigation practice at Bennett Bigelow & Leedom. on medical malpractice defense and insurance defense litigation. I began my trial practice as a prosecuting attorney in 2007, litigating felony and misdemeanor criminal jury trials. I transitioned to civil litigation in 2010 and expanded my practice to include representing clients in business litigation and personal injury disputes. I am admitted to practice before all Washington and Idaho state and federal courts. I also volunteer as a Board Member on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities Spokane.
John Ambrose Bardelli
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Spokane Valley, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(509) 926-9566 606 N Pines Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Gonzaga University School of Law
Taught High School (U.S. History, World History, English, American Literature, Modern World Problems) prior to enrolling into Gonzaga School of Law.
Chris Bugbee
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(509) 327-7277 1312 N. Monroe St. Suite 147
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Chris Bugbee has been an attorney in Spokane, Washington for 20 years. He started his legal career with the Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. He prosecuted all crimes and ultimately was a Felony Drug Prosecutor and a Major Crimes Prosecutor. After working as a prosecutor for 6 years he then became a Criminal Defense Attorney. Chris has had his own law firm for over 11 years. Chris graduated from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1995 and was admitted into the Washington state bar that same year. He currently is a member of the...
Mark Steven Knapp
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Liberty Lake, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(509) 237-5464 PO Box 914
Liberty Lake, WA 99019
Criminal and Business
Jeffry Finer
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(509) 747-4900 505 W Riverside Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and DUI
Jeffry has handled the defense for people charged with criminal offenses since 1984, getting solid results in municipal, state, and federal courts. The office will undertake every phase of a criminal problem: pre-charge, bail, trial, sentencing, and post conviction.
Ellen Hendrick
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(509) 456-6036 1403 W Broadway
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and DUI
Dan B. Johnson
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(509) 483-5311 1312 N. Monroe St.
Suite 248
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Douglas Dwight Phelps
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(509) 892-0467 2903 N Stout Rd
Spokane, WA 99206
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Kevin James Curtis
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(509) 838-6131 601 W Riverside Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal and Business
Gonzaga University School of Law
Russell D. West
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(509) 993-0748 302 W. Viewmont Ln
Spokane, WA 99224
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Russell West took an early retirement from Delta Air Lines in 2004 to pursue his Law Practice and online business www.westfurnishings.com. Passing the WA State Bar exam in 2008, Russell West has been building a successful law practice settling dozens of cases with great outcomes for clients. Presently representing clients for auto accidents, slip and falls, personal injury, DUI's and criminal misdemeanors.
Richard Francis Lee
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(509) 536-0986 P.O. Box 7550
Spokane, WA 99207
Criminal, Business, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Diane Grecco
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(855) 309-4529 1604 W. Dean Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Family
Christian Phelps
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(509) 323-2420 921 W. Broadway Ave. Ste. 201
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Keely Rae Chapman
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(509) 723-7171 628 1/2 N. Monroe, Ste 204
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal and Animal
Gonzaga University School of Law
James Richard Sweetser
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(509) 328-0678 1020 North Washington Street
Suite 1
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal and Personal Injury
Manda Lyghts
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(509) 477-4246 1033 W Gardner Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal
Aaron Rasmussen
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(509) 241-0513 1312 N Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal
Robert Cossey
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(509) 327-5563 902 N Monroe St
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Grant William Riva
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(509) 326-2146 101 E Augusta Ave
Spokane, WA 99207
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Alexander Biel
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(509) 850-2859 1312 N. Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(509) 838-4261 221 N Wall St
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal, Business, DUI and Estate Planning
Spokane, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(509) 624-1170 202 E Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202
Criminal, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(509) 456-4033 500 N Cedar St
Spokane, WA 99201
Criminal, Appeals and Business
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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.