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Christopher Robert Black

also known as Chris Black, Christopher R. Black

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime

About Me

The Law Office of Christopher Black, PLLC is a firm devoted to criminal defense.  Mr. Black has extensive experience handling cases at both the trial and appellate levels in federal, state and local courts throughout Washington, as well as pre-charge investigations.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. White Collar Crime: 25%
    1 year
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
    1 year
  3. Federal Crime: 25%
    1 year
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%
    1 year

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Phil Nelson

    Chris is among the handful of smartest and most dedicated attorneys I know. His reputation for thoroughness and excellence in court is well deserved. I refer him all of the Puget Sound area criminal defense cases that come across my desk and I will continue to do so.

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    Phil Nelson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mary Elizabeth Hawkins

    I endorse Chris Black. He is patient, diligent, and creative, and has an excellent understanding of the intersection between criminal and immigration laws.

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    Mary Hawkins Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Christopher Black, PLLC

705 Second Avenue
Suite 1111
Seattle, WA, 98104

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200107/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Christopher Black, PLLC2009 - Present
PartnerCostello & Black, P.S.2008 - 2009
AssociateCostello & Associates, P.S.2001 - 2007

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President2014 - Present
Consulate of Mexico in SeattleConsulting Attorney- Criminal Law2010 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysBoard of Governors2009 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysChair- Email List Oversight Committee2009 - Present
Northwest Immigrant Rights ProjectBoard President2008 - 2010
Federal Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Northwest Immigrant Rights ProjectBoard of Directors2007 - 2011
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Johns Hopkins UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts, with Honors1997