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Steve Karimi

Steve Karimi

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Juvenile

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Domestic Violence: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
  3. Juvenile: 20%



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Kurt Edward Boehl

    I have known Mr. Karimi for several years and have sought his advice on numerous occasions. Mr. Karimi is an excellent criminal defense attorney with a thorough understanding of criminal law. He is highly regarded by his peers, and I whole-heartedly endorse his work.


    Kurt Boehl Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Enrico Salvatore Leo

    There are not that many attorneys that I refer clients to and Steve is at the top of the list of those that I do. I have continuously referred him clients over the years on a varity of matters as I know that Steve will represent them to the fullest. We have also worked on matters together in the past with co-defendants and I would do it again because Steve is quite professional and the clients like him. Since Steve has his own firm he is able to give his clients the attention they deserve which is why I recommend him without a doubt.


    Enrico Leo Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Law Offices Of Steve Karimi

119 1st Avenue South Suite 500
Seattle, WA, 98104-3400



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 LawyersNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 LawyersNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Honor AwardMartindale Hubble2014
HonorMartindale Hubble2010
Super Lawyer Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super Lawyer Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Darling Foundation ScholarshipPepperdine University1997
Deans List Honor AwardUniversity of Washington1989
Deans List Honor AwardUniversity of Washington1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Defense AttorneyLaw Office of Steve Karimi2005 - Present
City ProsecutorKirkland, Shoreline, Tukwila, and Sammamish2000 - 2004
Deputy ProsecutorKing County Prosecutor's Office1999 - 2000
Legal AssistantDiamond and Scharnberger1996 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Citizens for Judicial ExcellenceMember2007 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2004 - Present
Federal District Court Western DivisionMember2004 - Present
National College for District AttorneysMember2001 - 2004
Washington State BarMember1999 - Present
Persian SocietyBoard Member1998 - 1999

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v M.M.Not guilty jury trial
State v. L.A.Not guilty jury trial
State v. J.L.Dismissed at motions

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Publication NameTitleDate
FindlawWashington legislators pass tougher DUI bill2013
Findlaw51 year old repeat offender sentenced in DUI2013
Seattle TimesLegalization of Marijuana2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for District AttorneysN/AEvidence for Prosecutors2001
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Washington -SeattleBusiness AdministrationN/A1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Federal Way Mock TrialEvaluator2015
University of Washington School of LawMock Trial Competition2014
Federal Way Mock Trial CompetitionEvaluator2014
Seattle Times News InterviewMarijuana cases after Legalization2012
Komo News Radio InterviewOverview of the Juvenile Justice System2011
YMCA Youth and Government Mock TrialJudge and Evaluator2010
Seattle University School of LawHow to be a Trial Lawyer2006
YMCA Youth and GovernmentMock Trial Judge and Evaluator2005
YMCA Youth and GovernmentMock Trial Judge and Evaluator2004
Tukwila City CouncilOverview of Domestic Violence Prosecution2003
Issaquah District CourtMock Trial Demonstration2002