Seattle, Washington Criminal Lawyers

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What should I do if I’ve been arrested for a crime in Seattle?

Even if you believe you are innocent, it is critical to reach out to a Seattle criminal defense attorney. Speaking to law enforcement without having a lawyer present to advise you can result in errors, criminal charges, and even conviction for crimes you may not have committed.

Many people erroneously believe that if they haven’t done anything wrong, they can’t get in trouble with the law. While it is true that every individual is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, do not underestimate the ability of law enforcement to find and prosecute a case. Sometimes it is their way of getting to someone else who did commit a crime, or it could be the result of an honest mistake. Either way, you should have a Seattle criminal defense lawyer on your side.

In Washington, as in other jurisdictions, the government has the burden of proving every element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. “Reasonable doubt” must be fair and honest doubt arising from the evidence or lack of evidence presented at trial. In other words, the doubt must stem from logic and common sense after careful consideration of all the facts of the case.

What are some examples of defenses to criminal charges?

A skilled Seattle criminal defense lawyer will have a strong understand of the full range of defenses that may be applicable in your case. For example, you may be able to assert a self-defense claim to an assault charge. Other possible defenses to a crime might include entrapment, impossibility, mistake, intoxication, duress, or necessity. The stakes are extremely high in criminal cases, so finding the right Seattle criminal defense attorney to represent you is of the utmost importance.

Timothy Healy
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

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... Read More »
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Elissa Brine
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Seattle, WA 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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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Seattle, WA 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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David L. Donnan
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

California Western School of LawWashington
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Travis Moeller
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney

Seattle University School of LawWashington
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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...
Michelle Dellino
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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.
Shane McKinnie
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(206) 395-9175 119 1st Ave S
Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Military and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Attorney Shane McKinnie is a former criminal prosecutor, and has experience working for both large and small law firms in the Seattle area. Shane approaches his cases from a practical perpective and above all, seeks to help his clients solve their problems in the way that best suits their circumstances and desires.
Shane is a fourth-generation Washingtonian and military veteran. He grew up in Snohomish County and attended Washington State University where he was a member of the Honors College and president of a fraternity. Shortly after graduating from WSU, he attended Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned as...
Elissa Brine
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(206) 309-6502 701 5th Ave, Ste 4200
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationSeattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal 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...
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.
Courtney James Will
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(206) 209-5585 705 2nd Ave. #1111
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Court was born and raised in Tacoma and has had an interest in the legal system ever since he can remember. While he always knew he would ultimately make his home in the Pacific Northwest, the draw of the sun and surf beckoned him to Southern California where he completed his undergraduate and law degree at Pepperdine University. Following internships at multiple Prosecutor’s offices, the FBI, and the United States Attorney’s Offices, Court initially decided to stay in Southern California after school and cut his teeth as a criminal defense attorney in the trenches of the most overburdened...
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.
Brad A. Meryhew
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 264-1591 The Pioneer Building
600 1st Ave #512
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law


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 dismissed has earned him a reputation as a leading voice in Washington for developing effective strategies for representing those charged with sex offenses. His experience includes Federal court as well as Superior, District and Municipal courts around the state.

Brad is recognized as a leading voice among the criminal defense bar in advocating for a higher standard of practice in defending sex crimes, as well as sound and...
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...
Stryder J. Wegener
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 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...
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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Brad A. Meryhew
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 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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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...
Mark Blair
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 622-6562 215 NE 40th St
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Seattle, WA 98105
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
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 be petty crimes such as a traffic violation or disorderly conduct or a more serious offense like theft or a violent crime, this is the firm to seek out. With years of experience on their side you can trust that you will receive the dedication you deserve fighting for your case. In the event that you are looking for a Seattle divorce...
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.
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...
Bradley Clar Johnson
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 223-1601 1325 4th Ave
Suite 535
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Washington School of Law
Bradley Johnson opened his firm straight out of law school to provide top notch legal aid to those who need it. As a zealous advocate for the rights of injured victims, and those accused of crimes, Bradley has had tremendous success over the years. Bradley's belief is that no matter what your financial situation, everyone deserves aggressive and effective legal reprsentation. This philosophy is a large part of the success of Bradley Johnson Attorneys.
Gregory Scott Hoover
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(206) 613-3111 815 S. Weller Street Suite 105
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal, Immigration, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Oxford Brooks University, University of Washington School of Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
My firm, The Hoover Law Group, was founded in 1998. We mainly cover immigration law, EB5 applications, personal injury, criminal defense in WA, OR, and NY. Check out our website www.gshlaw.net.
Charles Henry Williams
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 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...
Chris Black
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(206) 623-1604 1000 2nd Ave
#1111
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Washington School of Law
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...
David L. Donnan
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 264-1591 600 1st Ave
#512
Seattle, WA 98104
Criminal, Appeals and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
Duncan Ives Lewis
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Seattle, WA 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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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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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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(206) 309-7592 701 5th Ave, Ste 4200
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationSeattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 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...
Matthew A. Leyba
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(206) 357-8454 1700 Seventh Avenue Ste. 2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Gonzaga University School of Law
Im a DUI Attorney in Seattle, WA. I started my legal career at the Spokane Public Defenders Office in 2004. After 2 years I got a job in Seattle, WA at the largest criminal defense firm in the State. While there I handled a wide variety of criminal cases and represented thousands of individuals. In 2010 I started my own practice Leyba Defense PLLC, a Seattle DUI Law Firm focusing on DUI and other serious traffic offenses. In my career I have litigated over a 100 jury trials to verdict, and I currently have an...
Aaron Nielson
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(425) 533-4476 936 N 34th St # 400
Seattle, WA 98103
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...
Anna M. Tolin
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(206) 812-5850 4200 Two Union Square
601 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Appeals and Domestic Violence
Cornell University
For over 17 years, Anna M. Tolin has successfully advocated for clients under investigation or facing charges at all levels of state and federal criminal courts, with an emphasis on complex federal crimes. She also assist individuals under investigation by administrative agencies, in federal grand jury and special inquiry proceedings, and police internal affairs investigations and disciplinary proceedings
Timothy Charles Milios
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 745-2371 1325 4th Ave
#940
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona and University of Washington
I am a graduate of the University of Washington where I received my bachelor’s degree in 1989. In 1993 I graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law. After a brief stint working for the Pima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, I realized my talents and passions were better served to defend people and not prosecuting them. The “obtain a conviction regardless of the individual facts” mentality has never appealed to me and seems counterproductive to obtaining a just result. I moved back to Washington and began my criminal defense practice.

Though I have defended people who have been charged with...
Michael Paul Iaria
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(206) 235-4101 1111 Third Avenue
Suite 2220
Seattle, WA 98101-3213
Criminal
Seattle University School of Law
For almost thirty years, Michael Iaria has defended clients accused by the government of serious crimes. An accomplished and successful advocate, he has received the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers President's Award for "distinguished service in the highest traditions of the criminal defense bar." His peers have voted him a "Super Lawyer" each year since Washington Law & Politics Magazine began the award in 1999 and have selected him as one of the 100 best trial lawyers in Washington. Seattle Business Monthly has listed him as one of the best lawyers in Seattle. He has a "superb"...
Timothy Healy
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(206) 309-4542 701 Fifth Avenue, 42nd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationSeattle, 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....
John Rodney Crowley
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(206) 621-5700 216 1st Avenue South
Suite 204
Seattle, WA 98104
Criminal
Seattle University
Attorney John Crowley has spent his entire career as a lawyer of 21-years working in the field of criminal law. In 1990, he served as a Law Clerk with the United States Department of Justice, before accepting an Assistant District Attorney's position with the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Crowley was the prosecutorial voice for the State of Washington. And it was during his seven-year tenure in this position that he became well versed with the legal strategies and applications of criminal law, as they are implemented by the State of Washington. He also became...
Edward Chung
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(206) 264-8999 1511 3rd Ave #1088
Seattle, WA 98101
Criminal, Business and Immigration
Villanova University School of Law
Mr. Chung is the senior partner at Chung, Malhas, Mantel & Robinson, PLLC. Mr. Chung’s primary practice is comprised of Civil and Criminal Litigation, Immigration and Business Transactions. Mr. Chung has represented clients in complex litigations before the Washington Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court. Mr. Chung has argued numerous cases before Washington State District and Superior Courts. Mr. Chung has counseled and represented clients throughout King County, Pierce County, Island County, Kitsap County, and Snohomish County. In Civil Litigation, Mr. Chung has represented various individuals and entities in Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Vulnerable Adult Protection Act (VAPA), Employment...
Robert L. Jaeggli
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(206) 818-1253 10303 Meridian Ave. N
Ste. 104
Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Immigration
University of Idaho College of Law
Mark Blair
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Seattle, WA 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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Deborah Alexander
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience

DePaul College of LawIllinois and Washington
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Jason S. Newcombe
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(844) 925-2943 10700 Meridian Ave N
#108
Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationSeattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Boston College
Duncan Ives Lewis
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(206) 309-7471 701 5th Ave, Ste 4200
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationSeattle, 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...
Alex Thomason
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(206) 262-7900 701 5th Avenue Suite 4200
Seattle, WA 98104
Criminal, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Alex grew up on his family’s apple farm in Brewster, Washington. He learned every trade required to run a farm, but specialized in being the certified “gopher.” Alex graduated from high school ranked 2nd in the nation and top 25 in the World for his age in downhill ski racing. Alex studied at Jerusalem University in Israel, completed undergraduate studies from Seattle Pacific University, and finished his legal education at Seattle University School of Law where he was the Graduation Speaker. Alex learned trial skills by working as a Prosecutor for King...
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
Stephen Grant
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(206) 866-6739 ** Ask about our pay in full discount and payment plans **
81 S Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
Stephen Grant has always known that he wanted to be a lawyer. As a young boy growing up in Everett, he was fascinated with the idea of becoming a lawyer and helping those in need. He completed his law studies at Gonzaga University School of Law, where he also completed his undergraduate studies in political science. After passing his bar exam, he turned his attention to the areas of criminal defense and personal injury. When handling DUI cases, he overlooks no detail when searching for the strongest defense route. He plays a vital role on our team of Washington DUI...
Diana Lundin
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(425) 440-3930 710 Tenth Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Appeals and DUI
University of California - Los Angeles
At Phillipson & Lundin, I specialize in administrative hearings before the Department of Licensing and represent clients in both civil and criminal appeals. In that role, I enjoy success when it comes, but ensuring client satisfaction is my greatest ambition.
W. James Kotlowski
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(206) 325-2801 520 East Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and Regent University
W. James Kotlowski, Attorney at Law, PLLC is determined to get the best possible result for your DUI case while guiding you through the twists and turns of the Washington State Court process. As an experienced Washington State and Seattle DUI Attorney, he can assist you with your arrest and has handled numerous DUI’s and Criminal driving cases across Western Washington. He appears regularly in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties among others to represent his clients. Penalties for these crimes have many severe consequences, so it is important to obtain a competent and seasoned attorney as soon as possible after your...
Kennet M Phillipson
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(425) 440-3930 710 Tenth Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Kennet's practice is focused on criminal misdemeanors and serious traffic offenses with an emphasis in DUI defense. No matter how simple or complicated the case, he approaches them all with the single goal of achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. Whether it is in the backroom negotiating with the prosecutor or in open court arguing before a judge and jury, he is an effective voice and commanding presence. Kennet graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Washington University, where he was appointed by Gov. Gary Locke to serve on the Board of Trustees of EWU. Prior to attending law school,...
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
Ernest Saadiq Morris
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(888) 938-7770 PO BOX 45637
Seattle, WA 98145
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and Family
Ernest Saadiq Morris, Esq. is committed to achieving his goal of providing the highest quality legal representation to his clients, regardless of their economic or social standing. Mr. Morris is dedicated to defending the rights of those who have been mistreated or had their rights violated by individuals, corporations, or governments. Ernest Saadiq Morris has extensive successful experience in a wide range of civil rights & liberties, constitutional rights, and other individual rights litigation-- including Free Speech/First Amendment Rights, Police Misconduct, Youth Justice/Education Rights, Disability Rights, Age/Race/Sex Discrimination, Employee...
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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.