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WashingtonCriminal Appellate Law Lawyers in King County, Washington

An appeal involves briefing issues for a higher court to review. Appellate attorneys in King County, Washington may also make an oral argument to the judge or judges deciding the appeal.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for an appellate case, keep in mind that strict timelines often apply to appeals.


Most criminal appellate attorneys in King County, Washington charge flat fees for direct appeals and post conviction cases.


Many of the top appellate attorneys devote a significant portion of their practice to this niche area of the law.


Appellate law in the criminal justice system also includes federal habeas petitions and post-conviction motions for illegal sentences, ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct.


Many of the top criminal appellate lawyers in the United States belong to The Council of Appellate Lawyers. The CAL is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization.

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Scott Emmett Wonder

Scott Emmett Wonder
Goddard Wetherall Wonder PSC
155 108th AVE NE Suite 700
Bellevue, WA 98004
Licensed for 38 years, Scott Emmett Wonder is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Washington School of Law... read more >

Edwin S Budge

Edwin S Budge
Budge & Heipt PLLC
705 2nd Ave, #910
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 28 years, Edwin S Budge is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Willamette University College of Law... read more >

Cassandra L Stamm

Cassandra L Stamm
The Law Offices of Cassandra Stamm PLLC
810 Third Avenue Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 23 years, Cassandra L Stamm is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Washington School of Law... read more >

Derek P Radtke

Derek P Radtke
Phillips Law Firm, PLLC
17410 133rd Ave NE #301
Woodinville, WA 98072
Licensed for 25 years, Derek P Radtke is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Gonzaga University School of Law... read more >

Kevin James Trombold

Kevin James Trombold
The Law Offices of Kevin Trombold, PLLC
720 3rd Ave #2015
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 28 years, Kevin James Trombold is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended National College for DUI Defense... read more >

Matthew A Leyba

Matthew A Leyba
Leyba Defense PLLC
1700 7th Ave #2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 16 years, Matthew A Leyba is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Gonzaga University School of Law... read more >

Christopher Kirk Steuart

Christopher Kirk Steuart
Law Office of Christopher K. Steuart
5355 204th Place NE
Redmond, WA 98053
Licensed for 27 years, Christopher Kirk Steuart is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Drake University Law School... read more >

Irwin H Schwartz

Irwin H Schwartz
710 Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 50 years, Irwin H Schwartz is a Federal Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stanford Law School... read more >

Jason Scott Newcombe

Jason Scott Newcombe
Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe
10700 Meridian Ave N #108
Seattle, WA 98133
Licensed for 23 years, Jason Scott Newcombe is a and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston College School of Law - Summa Cum Laude -... read more >

Jennifer Ellen Horwitz

Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
Law Office of Jennifer Horwitz PLLC
2317 NW Market St. Suite A
Seattle, WA 98107
Licensed for 28 years, Jennifer Ellen Horwitz is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Harvard Law School... read more >

Thomas Peters

Thomas Peters
Peters Associates, LLC
Skyline Tower, 10900 NE 4th St #2300
Bellevue, WA 98004
Licensed for 8 years, Thomas Peters is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Christopher Robert Black

Christopher Robert Black
Black Law, PLLC
705 Second Ave Suite 1111
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 21 years, Christopher Robert Black is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Matthew T Hale

Matthew T Hale
Hale Law Enterprises
506 2nd Avenue Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 24 years, Matthew T Hale is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stryder J. Wegener

Stryder J. Wegener
Emerald City Law Group Inc.
1366 31st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Licensed for 18 years, Stryder J. Wegener is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Alberto Guadagno

Alberto Guadagno
Guadagno Law, PLLC
1818 Westlake Ave N Suite 228
Seattle, WA 98109
Licensed for 17 years, Alberto Guadagno is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sergio G. Garcia

Sergio G. Garcia
Black Law, PLLC
705 2nd Ave Suite 1111
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 10 years, Sergio G. Garcia is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kenneth Lawrence Grover

Kenneth Lawrence Grover
Kenneth L Grover, Attorney At Law
981 Powell Ave SW SUITE: 115
Renton, WA 98057
Licensed for 30 years, Kenneth Lawrence Grover is a Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer who attended Seattle University... read more >

Jeffrey Steinborn

Jeffrey Steinborn
Jeffrey Steinborn, PLLC
3161 Elliott Ave Suite 340
Seattle, WA 98121
Licensed for 54 years, Jeffrey Steinborn is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Arturo Menéndez

Arturo Menéndez
Menendez Law Firm
1001 Fourth Ave Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
Arturo Menéndez is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Fletcher L Findley

Fletcher L Findley
Seattle, WA
2633 Eastlake Ave E Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98102
Licensed for 13 years, Fletcher L Findley is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended University of Washington School of... read more >

Phillip L Weinberg

Phillip L Weinberg
Law Office of Phillip L. Weinberg
601 108th Avenue NE Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004
Licensed for 33 years, Phillip L Weinberg is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey L Kradel

Jeffrey L Kradel
Kradel Defense, PLLC
600 University Street Suite 1928
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 25 years, Jeffrey L Kradel is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele

Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele
Wong Fleming
2340 130th Ave NE D-150
Bellevue, WA 98005
Licensed for 21 years, Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele is a Business Law and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended Oklahoma City University... read more >

Robert James Ault

Robert James Ault
Veitch Ault Defense
2122 112th Ave NE A200
Bellevue, WA 98004
Licensed for 18 years, Robert James Ault is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Diego J Vargas

Diego J Vargas
The Vargas Law Firm, PLLC
3326 160th Ave SE Suite 215
Bellevue, WA 98008
Licensed for 28 years, Diego J Vargas is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Douglas Miller

Douglas Miller
Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny
9 Lake Bellevue Dr #204
Bellevue, WA 98005
Licensed for 27 years, Douglas Miller is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Travis Scott Eller

Travis Scott Eller
Eller Law Firm Pllc
800 5th Ave Ste 4100
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 25 years, Travis Scott Eller is a Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

Jacqueline Rosanne Barrett-Smith

Jacqueline Rosanne Barrett-Smith
Bold IP
220 2nd Ave S #213
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 6 years, Jacqueline Rosanne Barrett-Smith is a Criminal Defense and Intellectual Property Law lawyer who attended Whittier Law... read more >

James Hassan Curtis

James Hassan Curtis
The Curtis Firm, LLC
400 Industry Drive Suite 100
Tukwila, WA 98188
Licensed for 17 years, James Hassan Curtis is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

John Michael Mcwilliams

John Michael Mcwilliams
McWS Law PLLC - dba: Rainier Legal Center
31615 3rd Ave
Black Diamond, WA 98010
Licensed for 11 years, John Michael Mcwilliams is a Administrative Law and Construction Law lawyer... read more >

Kelli Jane Bynum

Kelli Jane Bynum
The Law Offices of Kelli J. Bynum, P.A.
514 N 74th St
Seattle, WA 98103
Licensed for 15 years, Kelli Jane Bynum is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Richard Jonathan Troberman

Richard Jonathan Troberman
520 Pike St Ste 2500
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 47 years, Richard Jonathan Troberman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Anne Melani Bremner

Anne Melani Bremner
Anne Bremner, P.C.
1200 5th Ave Ste 1900
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 39 years, Anne Melani Bremner is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Karl Kirk

William Karl Kirk
Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn
4040 Lake Washington Blvd NE Ste 300
Kirkland, WA 98033
Licensed for 24 years, William Karl Kirk is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Brendan Starks

David Brendan Starks
McKinley Irvin
1501 4th Ave Ste 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 24 years, David Brendan Starks is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

David Seth Vogel

David Seth Vogel
Law Offices of David S Vogel
506 2nd Ave Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 14 years, David Seth Vogel is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >

Cashton Louis Sessler

Cashton Louis Sessler
Cashton L Sessler PS
719 2nd Ave Suite 1201
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 36 years, Cashton Louis Sessler is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John DeWitt Cline

John DeWitt Cline
600 Stewart St Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 17 years, John DeWitt Cline is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Aubrie Hicks

Aubrie Hicks
Dobson Hicks PLLC
2150 N 107th St Ste 440
Seattle, WA 98133
Licensed for 9 years, Aubrie Hicks is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Russell M Aoki

Russell M Aoki
Aoki Law PLLC
1200 5th Ave Ste 750
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 36 years, Russell M Aoki is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer... read more >

Brad Allen Meryhew

Brad Allen Meryhew
The Meryhew Law Group, PLLC
200 Broadway Ste 301
Seattle, WA 98122
Licensed for 25 years, Brad Allen Meryhew is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michele Marie Shaw

Michele Marie Shaw
Law Office of Michele Shaw
2125 Western Ave Ste 330
Seattle, WA 98121
Licensed for 32 years, Michele Marie Shaw is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Shannon M Ellmers

Shannon M Ellmers
Strata Law Group, PLLC
520 Pike St Ste 1205
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 16 years, Shannon M Ellmers is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Jason C Holloway

Jason C Holloway
Holloway Law and Mediation
7724 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Licensed for 23 years, Jason C Holloway is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Katherine Ann Kent

Katherine Ann Kent
Whitaker Kent Ordell, PLLC
1200 5th Ave Ste 2020
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 22 years, Katherine Ann Kent is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Courtney Will

Courtney Will
Will & Will, PLLC
7683 SE 27th St
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Licensed for 8 years, Courtney Will is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Allen M Ressler

Allen M Ressler
Ressler & Tesh
710 5th Ave NW
Issaquah, WA 98027
Licensed for 49 years, Allen M Ressler is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Sherri Marlene Anderson

Sherri Marlene Anderson
Law Offices of Sherri M Anderson Inc PS
9 Lake Bellevue Dr STE 218
Bellevue, WA 98005
Licensed for 31 years, Sherri Marlene Anderson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Michael William Bugni

Michael William Bugni
Michael W. Bugni & Associates
11300 Roosevelt Way NE Ste 300
Seattle, WA 98125
Licensed for 39 years, Michael William Bugni is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer... read more >

Linda Kelley Ebberson

Linda Kelley Ebberson
Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson PLLC
601 Union St Ste 2600
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 46 years, Linda Kelley Ebberson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

WACDL works to improve the quality and administration of criminal justice in the state of Washington while assisting and educating criminal defense attorneys.


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King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service - For more than 50 years, the King County Bar Association has managed a Lawyer Referral Service from its offices in Seattle, Washington. Each year the Lawyer Referral Service makes over 6.000 attorney referrals. More than 350 local attorneys participate in the program with 35 different subject matter panels. A $10 processing fee is required for Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, and Criminal Defense cases. A $45 processing fee is required for other practice areas of the law. After the referral, you can contact the attorney for a 30 minute consultation at no additional charge.



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