Skip to main content
James Doyle Kirkham

James Doyle Kirkham Jr

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Wills & Living Wills

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    10 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    10 years, 40 cases
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    10 years, 35 cases



Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Patrick T Johnson

    James has an outstanding ability to evaluate the merits of a case. He knows the strengths going in and also the weaknesses. His ability to focus the jury's attention on legitimate issues builds his credibility and helps him to achieve favorable outcomes for his client. James is professional and courteous with opposing counsel. Although it is a pleasure having trial against such a solid professional, I always know that I am in for a tough fight against James.


    Patrick Johnson Government Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • James Lawrence Studt

    I have known James for several years and have always been impressed with his ability to effectively and professionally handle all types of criminal defense matters. I recommend James to anyone in need of criminal defense representation.


    James Studt Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

420 N Pearl Ste 303
Ellensburg, WA, 98926-3112



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico AwardWashington State Bar Association2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Business Law Adjunct ProfessorYakima Valley Community College2011 - 2012
OwnerKirkham Law Office, PLLC.2009 - Present
Owner and PartnerLutgen and Kirkham, PLLC.2005 - 2008
legal clerk/Rule 9 internCrary, Clark & Domanico, P.S.2002 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kittitas County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorney'sMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State V. YoungbloodHung Jury in part
State V. DyfortHung Jury, Prosecutor declined to refile
State v. ComoNot Guilty, Guilty and Hung Jury

See all Legal Cases 

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2005
Central Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor's of arts2000
Central Washington UniversityPublic PolicyBachelor of Science2000