Crystal McDonald’s practice focuses on civil litigation, including premise liability and motor vehicle accident cases.
Crystal graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in May 2008. She received several scholarships including the Dean’s Diversity Scholarship as a result of her academic achievement and as the first person in her family to attend college. In 2005, Crystal graduated magna cum laude from Central Washington University where she double majored in Communication Studies and Political Science.
Crystal is an active leader in several organizations. She currently serves as the Peninsula Representative for the WSBA Washington Young Lawyer Committee, Secretary of the Kitsap County Bar Association, Secretary for the Kitsap County Washington Women Lawyers, and as Vice-President of New Members of the Washington State Association for Justice.
Growing up in Bremerton and graduating from Olympic High School in 2001 and from Olympic College in 2003 has contributed to Crystal’s passion for her community. She enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, James, their Doberman, Ven, and their cat, Mr. Longfellow.
Licensed since 2008
Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
I endorse this lawyer. Crystal is a very fine young lawyer. Her writing and oral communication skills are tops. She makes a good appearance in court. I enjoyed having her practice in my former firm. Crystal is very attentive and caring but also practical.
J. Koch Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2013 New Lawyer Award||Washington State Association of Justice||2013|
|Pierce Chapter Member of the Year||Washington Women Lawyers||2010|
|Attorney||Ryan Uptegraft & Montgomery||2014 - Present|
|Principal||The Law Offices of C. J. McDonald||2013 - 2014|
|Attorney||J. Michael Koch & Associates||2010 - 2013|
|Attorney||Connelly Law Offices||2008 - 2010|
|Rule 9 Intern||Connelly Law Offices||2007 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington State Association for Justice, Women of WSAJ (WOW) Section||Co-Chair||2013 - 2014|
|Washington State Association for Justice, Professional Development Committee||Member||2013 - 2014|
|Washington State Association for Justice, CLE Committee||Member||2013 - Present|
|Kitsap County Bar Association||Secretary||2013 - 2014|
|Washington State Association for Justice, New Member Committee||Chair||2012 - 2013|
|Kitsap County Bar Association||Trustee||2012 - 2013|
|Kitsap County Washington Women Lawyers||Secretary||2012 - 2013|
|Kitsap County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||President||2012 - 2013|
|Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers||President||2009 - 2010|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||2007 - Present|
|Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)||Starting a Family - How you can do it while managing your pratice||2013|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Resources for New Members||2012|
|Colorado Trial Talk||What I Learned in Trial||2012|
|Washington State Association for Justice||What I Learned in Trial||2010|
|Seattle University School of Law||Juris Doctorate||Juris Doctorate||2008|
|Central Washington University||Double Major - Political Science and Communication Studies||Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Trial Revolution: Making the Seismic Shift||What is all the Hype about Skype?||2012|
|Females in Non-Traditional Roles||Being a Female Trial Attorney||2012|
|Begin Your Case with the End in Mind||Delegation: When to do it, how to do it and can you do it.||2012|
|Medicine for Lawyers: Connective Tissue Injuries||Panel Discussion with Attorneys and Medical Professionals||2011|
|Evidence: Getting in the Good - Keeping out the Bad||Chair||2011|
|Auto Cases: Be Prepared!||Making an Impact in Low Impact Cases||2011|