After spending the first five years of my life in Madison, WI, my family moved to... more
After spending the first five years of my life in Madison, WI, my family moved to Grand Junction, CO. We then made our way to Boise, ID where I graduated from Borah High School before moving on to St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. I then moved to the Pacific Northwest for law school, graduating and passing the bar in 1997. Currently, I live in West Seattle with my wife and three year old daug... 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
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
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.
I am licensed and admitted by the Supreme Court of the State of Washington to... more
I am licensed and admitted by the Supreme Court of the State of Washington to practice as an attorney. My practice focuses on criminal defense and personal injury litigation in the greater Seattle and Eastside metropolitan regions. I currently represent clients in King and Snohomish County District and Superior Courts and Federal court. I received my undergraduate degree from the University... view profile
The only "work" I enjoy more then a good jury trial is coaching kids. I love the joy... more
The only "work" I enjoy more then a good jury trial is coaching kids. I love the joy and revelation on their faces when they learn a new skill. My clients get a similar look when the jury says NOT GUILTY.
Norm Partington is a very experienced, creative and successful advocate for clients... more
Norm Partington is a very experienced, creative and successful advocate for clients who are accused of serious criminal offenses in state and federal courts. What makes Norm different than many other attorneys is his commitment to communicating effectively and clearly with his clients. Norm believes strongly in listening closely to his clients to be sure he really understands their situation, a... view profile
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.