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About me

I became a lawyer for one reason - to help people. That's why we do what we do, we get the opprotunity to do exactly that every day.


Emerald City Law Group Inc. focuses on two practice areas: criminal defense (including traffic tickets and DUI); and personal injury. We describe ourselves as professional fixers. People come to us with problems and we take them off their hands and fix them.


I was born and raised in Junction City, Kansas and moved to Seattle in 2008 when my wife received a new job opportunity here. I opened my own firm at that time because I thought I could create a place where people would get the help and level of service they deserve for a fair price.


If you need help, if you have problems that need fixing, call us today at 206-973-0407 or visit us at


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    10 years, 200 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years, 100 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    10 years, 50 cases
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 25%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

28 total 

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  • Brian William Reidy

    Chris is someone that cares about the people that he works for, and has a high level of integrity.


    Brian Reidy Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Carol Ann Brent

    I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable and competent in the areas of DUI, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Traffics laws. I also know him to be a highly ethical individual with a reputation for the highest integrity as well as legal ability.


    Carol Brent Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Emerald City Law Group Inc.

100 West Harrison St. Suite N440
Seattle, WA, 98119


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal DefenseThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-OwnerEmerald City Law Group Inc.2014 - Present
OwnerCMS Law Firm LLC2009 - Present
Staff AttorneyKansas Department of Transportation2007 - 2008
Associate AttorneyFairchild & Buck2006 - 2007
Law Clerk/ Associate AttorneyAnderson & Byrd, LLC2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionCo-chair2010 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2010 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
I-405 DUI ChargeReduced to Negligent Driving 1st Degree
Assault 4 DismissedCase Dismissed
DUIReduced to Neg 1
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Publication nameTitleDate
Seattle Car Accident Lawyer BlogSeattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog2013
DeNovo - Washington State Bar AssociationTransitioning Between Practice Areas2010
Seattle DUI Attorney BlogSeattle DUI Attorney Blog2009
Seattle Traffic Lawyer BlogSeattle Traffic Lawyer Blog2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJuris Doctor2005
University of KansasPsychologyBachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Your Law Practice as a BusinessYour Law Practice as a Business2013
Presentation - How to Survive a Police StopDUI Defense | Criminal Defense2010
Presentation - How to Survive a Police StopDUI Defense | Criminal Defense2010
WSBA Monthly Job Seekers GroupOnline Marketing and Networking for Attorneys2009