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Vitaliy Kertchen

Vitaliy Kertchen

Practice areas:

Expungement, Criminal Defense

Vitaliy Kertchen

About Me

Languages Spoken: Russian, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    3 years
  2. Expungement: 50%
    3 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

26 total 

  • Thomas Jay Olsen

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Thomas Olsen DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Larry Jerome Couture

    I endorse this lawyer. I have been reading his posts to clients about criminal law and every single one has been correct and helpful. He really knows his area of expertise and I am pleased to offer my congratulations and endorsement.


    Larry Couture Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kertchen Law + CPA, PLLC

2367 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA, 98402



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Public Service AwardGonzaga University School of Law Student Bar Association2012
Second Best Brief Award - Moot Court CompetitionUniversity at Buffalo School of Law2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalKertchen Law + CPA, PLLC2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Smith and White2012 - 2013
Rule 9 ExternSpokane County Prosecutor's Office2012 - 2012
Rule 9 InternEwing Anderson, P.S.2011 - 2012
Judicial ExternWashington State Court of Appeals, Division III2011 - 2011

Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member2012 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDUI Newsletter: Challenging the per se prong of I-5022014
Washington Criminal DefenseVacation and Expungement and Sealing, Oh My!2014
Washington Criminal DefenseSuppressing Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and Refusals2014
NW SidebarFriday 5: A Crash Course in Better Citation2013
NW SidebarSCOTUS Approves Use of Pre-Miranda Silence as Evidence of Guilt2013
NW SidebarSCOTUS Gives Green Light to Pre-conviction Warrantless DNA Collection2013
NW SidebarChanges in DUI Laws on the Horizon?2013
NW SidebarSCOTUS Clarifies DUI Blood Draw Warrant Requirement2013
Gonzaga Law ReviewInitiative 692, Now and Then: The Past, Present, and Future of Medical Marijuana in Washington State2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012