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Jay Herman Krulewitch

About me

Welcome to the Avvo Profile of Jay H. Krulewitch!   In essence, I am a trial lawyer.  My law practice is geared towards attending to the needs of everyday folk, people who may be accused of a crime and need an excellent criminal defense attorney, people who may have been injured by the negligence of individuals, cities, counties, corporations, or insurance companies, and who need a tremendous personal injury attorney, or people who have suffered  a constitutional wrong or violation at the hands of the police and need a great civil rights attorney. If you are looking for a legal champion to be your advocate, a small firm, yet a firm that is steeped in the knowledge of the law, battle-tested in court, experienced in the above areas, someone capable of being a zealous advocate for you on your particular matter, where your case will be given the utmost attention it deserves, then you have come to the right place. Just like the knights of old, I stand ready to battle on your behalf, to assist you on your matter, to bring to bear over twenty six years of experience in the trenches to your matter with care, compassion, professionalism, and diligence. We make no promises at my law firm other than we will give your matter our very best attention as we seek to obtain the very best result possible on your own particular matter.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 35%
    21 years
  2. Slip and Fall: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    21 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    28 years
  5. Civil Rights: 10%
    21 years



Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Peter James Nichols

    I endorse this lawyer. Jay is a tireless worker on behalf of his clients. I consult with him regularly on cases. He has considerable trial experience and he is an effective negotiator. I highly recommend him.


    Peter Nichols Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Fred Diamondstone

    I endorse this lawyer. Jay is a passionate advocate for his clients. He spends the time to listen to - and work with - his clients. He cares. He has the experience.


    Fred Diamondstone Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Jay H. Krulewitch

2611 N.E. 113th Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98125


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Order of the BarristersDrake Law School1987
Drake Law ReviewDrake Law School1987
Mock Trial Team, Member`Drake Law School1987
Midwest Moot Court TeamDrake Law School1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneyPublic Defender Association1988 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Washington State Association for JusticeMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aba Sheikh vs. Choe, et al., 156 Wn.2d 441 (2006)4.8 million dollar combined settlement against King County and Shell Oil Company
Hassan vs. Harborview Medical Center$275,000 settlement
Rutherford v. McKissack et al.Verdict in favor of one constitutional violation, nominal damages awarded, along with attorney's fees, upheld on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Association for Justice Trial NewsNominal Damages Victory: Section 193 Police Misconduct Case Against Seattle Police Department Has Value In Teaching Police a Lesson About Important Limitations in Terry Stops2013
Drake Law ReviewAnatomy of a Double Whammy: The Application of Rule 68 Offers and Fee Waivers of Civl Rights Attorneys' Fees under Section 19881987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Indiana UniversitySociologyMA - Masters1982
Washington University in St. LouisN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Premises Liability SeminarLiability for Hazardous Conditions Occurring at Retail Stores and Self-Serve Stores2014
Police Liability SeminarRecent Developments in Police Liability for use of Tasers and Pepper Spray2014
Police Liability SeminarRecent Developments in Police Liability for use of Tasers and Pepper Spray2013
Police Liability SeminarCase Selection of Police Misconduct Cases2013
Police Liability in WashingtonCase Selection of Police Misconduct Cases2011
Police MisconductCase Selection of Police Misconduct Cases and Third Party Liability under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983: How Much Entanglement is Enough2009
Traffic Law Practices: Including Impaired Driving DefenseTraffic Stops: What You Need to Know Concerning Recent Cases on Significant Issues2007