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About me

One of the things I’m really passionate about is helping people who are being taken advantage of because of a lack of knowledge and a lack of resources. I’m all about evening the playing field. I’m all about fighting Goliath. That’s why I am a personal injury lawyer and criminal defense attorney.

I moved to Seattle when I was 8. I went to Roosevelt High, then to the University of Washington where I received my undergraduate degree in psychology, and then to Seattle U. Where I studied law and received my Juris Doctor. I have season tickets to the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle is in my blood.

It’s this strong tie to Seattle and my drive to help people that led to my career as a personal injury lawyer and criminal defense attorney. Every person that walks into my office isn’t just another case number to me – you are an individual that deserves help.

I’m a member of several associations that help keep me at the top of my game, including the Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association, Snohomish County Bar Association, Pierce County Bar Association, Washington Associaton of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Washington State Association for Justice. If you have been injured and need help, call me today at 206.973.0407.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
    11 years, 200 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 33%
    11 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 33%
    11 years, 50 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Philip G Sayles

    Stryder is an excellent attorney who does a great job for his clients. He is known for his hard work and passion towards the law. I highly endorse this attorney.


    Philip Sayles Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua Doull

    I've been honored to work with Stryder for the past three years. He is absolutely committed to getting his clients the best result. Give Stryder a call if you are ever in need of a good attorney!


    Joshua Doull Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

Emerald City Law Group Inc.

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


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-FounderEmerald City Law Group Inc.2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyGehrke Law Office2007 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar FoundationMember2007 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City v. L.S.DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
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Publication nameTitleDate
Emerald City Criminal Defense BlogMy Son Took a Plea Deal, But We Think it Can be Better. Can it Be Undone?2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of WashingtonPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Networking EventPractice Like a Pro2014