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Erik P. Kaeding

About me

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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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
    21 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 30%
    21 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    21 years
  4. Sex Crime: 1%
    21 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Erik. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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  • Jean Meschke Bouffard

    Erik Kaeding has decades of experience as a criminal defense attorney. I am a business lawyer and trust Erik with my own clients when the need arises for his services. I endorse Erik Kaeding.


    Jean Bouffard Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding

25028 104th Avenue Southeast
Kent, WA, 98030


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client ReviewAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
RecognitionNational College for DUI Defense2015
Certificate of AppreciationJudge Vicki L. Hogan2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKing County Bar Association Legal Clinic2005 - Present
Appeals Board ChairmanSamish Indian Nation2005 - Present
Judge Pro TemCity of Auburn2004 - Present
Judge Pro TemCity of Renton2002 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Erik P. Kaeding1995 - Present
InternLaw Office of Donald Winskill1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College for DUI Defense, Inc.Member2015 - Present
South King County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. KimNot Guilty - self defense
State vs. Z.A.Not Guilty on all counts
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Publication nameTitleDate
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude1994
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest Lecturer for Intro to Criminal Justice ClassCriminal Defense2013
Guest Lecturer for Intro to Criminal Justice ClassCriminal Defense2012
Guest Lecturer for Criminal Justice classCriminal Defense2011
Guest Lecturer for Criminal Justice ClassCriminal Defense2010