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 more than 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, the firm aggressively, thoroughly and attentively defends our clients while minimizing the inevitable stress related to any criminal case.
Whether you have been accused of any crime: ranging from misdemeanors such as DUI, domestic violence or shoplifting, to the most serious violent, narcotic, weapon or sex related felonies, The Nahajski Firm’s highly attentive and experienced attorneys will provide the most effective and attentive representation available.
In addition to the immediate consequences of a criminal conviction such as jail time and fines, many other serious consequences can result including: no contact orders; loss of your right own firearms or vote; losing your driver’s license; high-risk automobile insurance; years of expensive court ordered counseling for everything from alcohol/drug abuse to domestic violence, sexual deviancy or mental health. Other less obvious consequences also exist such as being prevented from entering Canada or difficulty renting apartments, obtaining federally funded student loans or future employment.
The Nahajski Firm is available for cases in any Washington State Superior, District or Municipal Court, in addition to United States District Court. These courts include: King County Superior Court and Snohomish County Superior Courts, Juvenile Court, and district courts located in Seattle, Bellevue, Burien, Issaquah, Auburn, Redmond, Kent, Shoreline, Renton, Regional Justice Center (RJC), Lynnwood (South District Court), Monroe (Evergreen District Court), Arlington (Cascade District Court) and Everett District Court. Municipalities where we regular appear include: Seattle, Mercer Island, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Newcastle, Clyde Hill, Kenmore, Shoreline, Hunts Point, Bothell, Issaquah, Renton, Des Moines, Sea-Tac, Normandy Park, Tukwila, Federal Way, Sammamish, Woodinville, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Duvall, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, Monroe, Snohomish, Marysville, Lake Stevens.
Our established reputation for success is known throughout the area. Our knowledge of criminal law is trusted by judges, prosecutors, and other attorneys who regularly refer clients to us. We want to show you how we earned our reputation – we want to protect and defend your rights through the legal minefield. We encourage you to contact us immediately to discuss the details of your case and take the first steps in mounting the best defense available.
Licensed since 1992
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Random Acts of Professionalism Award||Washington State Bar Association||2005|
|Board Member||Childrens' Hospital Auction of Washington Wine, Woodinville, WA||2011 - 2012|
|President||NWWSA, Bellevue, WA||2009 - 2010|
|Vice-President||NWWSA, Bellevue, WA||2006 - 2009|
|Judge Pro Tempore||Kent Municipal Court||1998 - 1998|
|Founding/Managing Partner||The Nahajski Firm, Bellevue WA||1996 - Present|
|Associate / Office Manager||John A. Walsh, P.S., Seattle, WA||1993 - 1996|
|Attorney||Lennard A. Nahajski, P.S., Auburn, WA||1992 - 1993|
|Contract Attorney||David Kirshenbaum, P.S., Kent, WA||1992 - 1993|
|Criminal Defense - Rule 9 Intern||David Kirshenbaum, P.S., Kent, WA||1991 - 1992|
|Law Clerk||McCarthy Holum Casseaux & Rourke, Eugene, OR||1991 - 1991|
|Law Clerk||Parker & Parker - Perth, Australia||1989 - 1989|
|Asst File Coordinator||Graham & Dunn, Seattle, WA||1985 - 1989|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|King County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||1994 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1993 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Delta - Law School Honor Society||President||1991 - 1992|
|Phi Alpha Delta - Law School Honor Society||Member||1989 - 1992|
|Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science Honor Society||President||1988 - 1989|
|Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science Honor Society||Member||1986 - 1989|
|State of Washington v. Linkenhoker||Not guilty verdict and state reimbursed client|
|State of Washington v. Elliott||State reduced to misdemeanor in middle of trial|
|State of Washington v. Z.S.||State dismissed after trial began|
|Nextdoor||Top Things To Know About Boating This Fourth Of July Weekend||2015|
|"American Justice" - G.T. Cowan||King County Trial Consultant||2014|
|How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets||Legal Consultant||2006|
|University of Oregon School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor - visiting student - Dean's List||1991|
|University of Washington -Seattle||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Shorewood High School, Shoreline WA||N/A||N/A||1985|
|Hale School, Perth Australia||N/A||Unknown||1980|
|Radio Talk Show - Guest Speaker re: DUI laws||KQBZ 100.7 - DUI Defense||2005|
|Washington Assoc. for Treatment of Sex Abusers - Annual Meeting||Sexual Deviancy Treatment - Panel Member - Defense Bar Representative||2004|