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Karlie M Valdez

Karlie M Valdez

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

Defending individuals in the following areas of Criminal Law:

  • DUI

  • BUI

  • Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)

  • Minor in Possession (MIP)

  • Misdemeanors

  • Gross Misdemeanors

  • Theft

  • Assault Charges

  • Drug Charges

  • Speeding Infractions


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    13 years, 100 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    13 years, 100 cases
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    13 years, 100 cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Matthew Curran Knauss

    Karlie is a bright and tenacious attorney who gets great results for her clients!


    Matthew Knauss DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lauren Mariko Gotchy

    Karlie is such a sweetheart who genuinely cares for her clients and works to protect their interests. She takes pride in understanding the prosecutors and courts in order to advise her clients properly.


    Lauren Gotchy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

5400 Carillon Pt
Kirkland, WA, 98033-7357



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Private Criminal Defense AttorneyKarlie Valdez, Attorney in Kirkland2005 - Present
Account ManagerThomson West (Westlaw)2004 - 2005
Associate AttorneyBowers & Associates2003 - 2004
Rule 9 InternStritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio2001 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kings County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present
King County Bar AssociationPro Bono Neighborhood Clinic Attorney2004 - 2005
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
East King County Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2004
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - 2005
Justice for ChildrenVice President2000 - 2001

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
City vs. J.HNegligent Driving/Deferred Sentence
Violation of Uniform Controlled Substance ActDismissed.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD2002
University of Washington -SeattleEnglish LiteratureBA1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2010 NHTSA SFST CourseCertification for Lawyers on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests2010
Westlaw Legal Research SeminarAdvanced Legal Research and Topical Legal Research2004
Trial Advocacy CompetitionTraffic/Negligence2002
Moot Court CompetitionAdministrative Law2000