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Henry King Chae

Henry King Chae

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning

About Me

I am a father, husband and family man in addition to being a lawyer and entrepreneur and the founder of CHAE LAW PLLC.


I have been practicing law for over a decade and while my practice has been primarily in criminal law (as both a prosecutor and defense attorney), I have also practiced in diverse areas of practice ranging from personal injury to family law issues to business transaction and litigation issues to estate planning needs.  The focus of my practice has shifted to personal injury law.


CHAE LAW PLLC is committed and dedicated to helping injured victims obtain the best possible financial recovery from the at-fault party or their respective insurance company.   While compassionate for the victims, we vigorously and zealously pursue claims on behalf of persons injured by the negligent and wrongful conduct of others.


Our clients are always our top priority and we always want to reassure our clients we are there for them. We offer personal one-one-one attention and it is accomplished through constant and clear communication. It is important for our clients to be regularly informed and updated regarding their matters and it is important for our clients to know that we are taking the time to understand their issues and needs. Moreover, we recognize that there is not a one-size fits all solution to our clients' situation as everyone's circumstances, goals and needs are different.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Personal Injury: 75%
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
  3. Estate Planning: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Melissa Aura Keiko Odama

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Chae and I have been opposing counsel countless times over the past 8 years and have been in numerous trials against each other. He is very well-spoken, knowledgeable about the law, and is an honest and zealous advocate.


    Melissa Odama Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    Mr. Chae knew his stuff as a prosecutor and was always well prepared. He had a great work ethic and the respect of many judges. His knowledge, work ethic and command of the courtroom will no doubt translate to being a formidable defense attorney. I anticipate that Mr. Chae, having seen how a prosecutor's office operates, will be in a great position to out maneuver his opponents and serve his clients well. I endorse this lawyer.


    Timothy Chiang-Lin Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Chae Law PLLC

9757 NE Juanita Dr.
Suite 117
Kirkland, WA, 98034



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Take Action Award - NomineeKing County Coalition Against Domestic Violence2008
Order of the BarristersSeattle University School of Law2003
Law ReviewSeattle University School of Law2002
President of Asian Pacific Islander Law Student AssociationSeattle University School of Law2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney and PrincipalChae Law PLLC2012 - Present
Assistant City AttorneyCity Of Seattle Attorney's Office2005 - 2012
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyPierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
Rule 9 - Deputy Prosecutor InternPierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2003 - 2004
Rule 9 - Assistant City Attorney InternCity Of Seattle Attorney's Office2002 - 2003
Claims AdjusterProgressive Insurance Company1996 - 2000

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2012 - Present
Citizens for Judicial ExcellenceAttorney Member2012 - Present
Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations CommitteeAttorney Member2011 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted2004 - Present
Washington Association of Prosecuting AttorneysAttorney Member2003 - 2011

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. LNOT GUILTY - Reckless Driving /Hung Jury 3-3 - DUI

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of WashingtonComparative History of IdeasBA - Bachelor of Arts1996