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Kurt Edward Boehl

Kurt Edward Boehl

Practice areas:

Business, Land Use & Zoning, Federal Crime, Criminal Defense

About Me

Kurt E. Boehl is recognized as one of the top marijuana lawyers in Washington State.  He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers, an exclusive legal organization composed of 100 trial lawyers from each state.  For the past five years, Kurt was selected as a Rising Star by Washington Law and Politics Magazine.  Kurt was also named as one of Washington State’s top criminal defense attorneys by Seattle Met Magazine.  In addition, Kurt has been awarded the prestigious Martindale Hubbell AV rating and is ranked Superb by the AVVO attorney rating service.  Kurt founded his own criminal defense law firm, the KB Law Group, PLLC, in 2005.  Kurt is a frequent speaker on cannabis law, and consults with a number of cannabusinesses in Washington State.  He received his B.A. from Metropolitan State University in Colorado and his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.


*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    11 years
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
    10 years
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
    7 years
  4. Business: 25%
    7 years



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • William Saul Kroger

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Kurt is an excellent lawyer. In a day where most lawyers push their clients into plea bargains, Kurt is ready and willing to go the distance and take cases to trial. He emphasis on protecting his client's rights is what makes him stand out in our legal community. Kurt also has the ability to understand the nuances in the law and knows how to use them to his advantage. He is a very professional, ethical and understanding attorney. He seems to put his heart in all of his clients causes. His proven success demonstrates that he uses the right combination of these factors in defending his clients.


    William Kroger Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • No photo

    I endorse Kurt Boehl's work as a criminal defense attorney without reservation. Criminal defense is a very challenging field of law; some attorneys are good at it because of innate talent,others because of hard work. Rarely do you find an attorney of Kurt's caliber, who has both a great talent for the profession AND works very hard at it. He has handled serious crimes in federal court as well as a wide variety of felonies and misdemeanors in several different counties and courts. I have worked with him on a few cases and know him to be aggressive, intelligent, highly competent, hard working and a relentless attorney. He is a consummate professional, relates well to his clients, and is a zealous and effective advocate on their behalf. I not only fully endorse his skills and his work, but if I were charged with a crime, I'd hire him myself.


    Robert McKay Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationKing County Bar Association2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Pro Bono PublicoWashington State Bar Association2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Level 3 ContributorAVVO2008
Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbell2008
Presidents AwardSeattle University School of Law Student Bar Association2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Kurt E. Boehl, PLLC2005 - Present
Seattle City Attorney's Office2005 - 2005
Northwest Defenders Association2004 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
King County Bar Association Drug Policy ProjectMember2009 - Present
NORMLLegal Committee2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsLegal Commitee Member2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Seattle Municipal Court - Case #484171Dismissed
King County District Court - Case #25199419BDismissed
King County District Court - Case #2604367ADismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
AVVOMedical Marijuana in Washington State2010
Seattle Criminal Defense BlogEditor2008
AVVOMisdemeanor Criminal Process2008
AVVOFelony Criminal Process in King County2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Seattle University - ATLASo you want to be a Trial Lawyer?2006
Introduction to Trial PracticeCivil trial practice2004