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After growing up in Oregon, I moved to the East Coast where I attended the University of Virginia and graduated with a major in Political Science and a double minor in Latin American Studies and Spanish Language.   After college, I spent six month in South America and studied the language and had an internship with Habitat For Humanity in La Paz, Bolivia.  Upon returning home, I graduated from University of Richmond School of Law with cum laude distinction.  Upon moving to Washington, I had an internship with the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office and worked in the felony drug division.  I moved to the Tri-Cities after being offered a position at the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office where I handled adult felony cases.  I have argued before the Court of Appeals in Spokane and have handled hundreds of cases in District and Superior Court.  Now I have my own practice in Richland, WA.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    7 years
  2. Federal Crime: 10%
    7 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    7 years
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 5%
    7 years



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  • Alan James Tindell

    Christine is a former deputy prosecutor and quite familiar with all aspects of criminal law. I refer clients with criminal matters to her on a regular basis and she's provided them effective representation.


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  • Gary Roger Brod

    I endorse this lawyer.A capable and zealous advocate who gets results


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Contact info

710 the Parkway
Richland, WA, 99352


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationBenton County Prosecutor's Office2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DefenseChristine Bennett, Attorney at Law2012 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyBenton County Prosecutor's Office2009 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Benton Franklin County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sexual Misconduct with a MinorExceptional Downward sentence, half the standard range.
No Contact Order dismissed which protected my client's 4 year old son from himNCO dismissed within a month
Minor in Possession case, client found Not Guilty after trialNot Guilty after trial.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tri City HeraldKennewick Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crime2012
Tri City HeraldPuppy Mill Hearing Delayed2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of VirginiaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Reserve Officer TrainingThe 5th and 6th Amendments2011