I provide personal, hand-crafted, quietly ferocious representation for clients,... more
I provide personal, hand-crafted, quietly ferocious representation for clients, whether they are accused, convicted, or victims of a crime. I represent clients during investigations as well as in trials, appeals, and post-conviction proceedings. No crime is too large or too small, too petty or too ugly. Please call me so we can discuss what you need.
Seattle attorney Jon Zulauf has regularly been recognized asone of the top criminal... more
Seattle attorney Jon Zulauf has regularly been recognized asone of the top criminal defense lawyers in Washington state. He is amember ofThe National Trial Lawyers , an exclusive legal organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. He has been named every year since 2003 toWashington State Super Lawyers , including most recently for 2011.Seattle Magazinehas ranked himone of... view profile
Christopher Swaby has successfully represented clients accused of serious criminal... more
Christopher Swaby has successfully represented clients accused of serious criminal offenses in state and federal courts with respect and compassion or more than twenty years.A fearless trial attorney, he has extensive experience with very serious matters including sexual assaults, child molestations and murder. Christopher is committed to treating every client with the dignity that all human be... view profile
Private Practice I have tried over 100 felony jury trials in over 30 years as a... more
Private Practice I have tried over 100 felony jury trials in over 30 years as a criminal lawyer, first as a prosecutor in King County and now as a criminal defense lawyer. I have appeared in most courts in Western Washington and regularly accept referrals for cases in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Thurston and Kitsap Counties. I will also occasionally accept referrals for cases in other cou... view profile
Former Prosecutor turned Criminal Defense attorney Jeffrey H. Smith is committed to... more
Former Prosecutor turned Criminal Defense attorney Jeffrey H. Smith is committed to securing the best possible results for his clients. Jeff Smith has represented hundreds of clients, and is highly skilled both as negotiator and as trial lawyer in addressing allegations of serious crimes.
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.