Erik is an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Kent, Washington. He has worked exclusively as a criminal defense attorney in the King County and Pierce County courts for more than 21 years and has sat as a Judge Pro Tem in various courts in King County.
When you call his office, you will receive the type of personalized service you cannot get at a larger firm. Erik is always there to answer your questions directly; you will not be handed off to a paralegal or an intern to deal with your concerns.
Erik has defended all types of criminal charges from Murder to Domestic Violence. As well as Assault, Shoplifting, Forgery, Reckless Driving, VUCSA, DUI, DWI, Theft, Robbery, Burglary, drug offenses, sex offenses, felonies, and misdemeanors during his long career.
Erik grew up in Olympia, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington. He attended law school at the University of Puget Sound School of Law in Tacoma (now Seattle University School of Law).
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Review||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|Recognition||National College for DUI Defense||2015|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Judge Vicki L. Hogan||2014|
|Attorney||King County Bar Association Legal Clinic||2005 - Present|
|Appeals Board Chairman||Samish Indian Nation||2005 - Present|
|Judge Pro Tem||City of Auburn||2004 - Present|
|Judge Pro Tem||City of Renton||2002 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding||1995 - Present|
|Intern||Law Office of Donald Winskill||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College for DUI Defense, Inc.||Member||2015 - Present|
|South King County Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|State v. Kim||Not Guilty - self defense|
|State vs. Z.A.||Not Guilty on all counts|
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|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude||1994|
|University of Washington||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Guest Lecturer for Intro to Criminal Justice Class||Criminal Defense||2013|
|Guest Lecturer for Intro to Criminal Justice Class||Criminal Defense||2012|
|Guest Lecturer for Criminal Justice class||Criminal Defense||2011|
|Guest Lecturer for Criminal Justice Class||Criminal Defense||2010|