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Vitaliy Kertchen

Vitaliy Kertchen

Practice areas:

Expungement, Criminal Defense

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

28 total 

  • Julie Fowler

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    Julie Fowler Family Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michael Paul LeMond

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    Michael LeMond Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kertchen Law + CPA, PLLC

705 S 9th St #303
Tacoma, WA, 98405




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorAvvo2015
Client's ChoiceAvvo2014
Public Service AwardGonzaga University School of Law Student Bar Association2012
Magna cum laudeGonzaga University2012
Dean's ListGonzaga Unviersity2012
Second Best Brief Award - Moot Court CompetitionUniversity at Buffalo School of Law2011
Dean's ListGonzaga University2011

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
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitMember2015 - Present
Washington State Board of Accountancy, CPA License #32388Member2014 - Present
Washington State Bar Association Small and Solo SectionMember2014 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2012 - 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
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDUI Newsletter: DUI Cases: A Year in Review2014
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 LawLawJuris Doctor2012
Central Washington UniversityAccountingBachelor's2008