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Christopher Michael Small

Christopher Michael Small

Practice areas:

Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

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

Licensed since 2005

  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

27 total 

  • 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

  • Guy Scott DiMartino

    I endorse this lawyer. I know of Chris' work and he is an excellent lawyer. If I have any clients in the Seattle area that get in trouble, they will see Chris.


    Guy DiMartino Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Emerald City Law Group Inc.

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




Professional Misconduct

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