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Christine Bennett

Criminal defense Attorney at Bend, OR

5.0   32 reviews

also known as Bennett, Chris

  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 5 years
    Washington - WA 14 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christine

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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 cum laude distinction. After college, I spent six month in South America 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 in 2008, I had an internship with the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office and worked in the felony drug division. In 2009, I began working for the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office in Kennewick where I first handled misdemeanor cases in District Court but was quickly promoted to handle felony cases in Superior Court. In 2012, I began my own firm specializing in criminal defense. I have been admitted to the practice in the Federal Court for Eastern Washington and Idaho, have argued before the Court of Appeals and have handled hundreds of cases in District and Superior Court. In 2018 I was admitted to practice law in Oregon as well. I look forward to helping you at this important time in your life.

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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks Christine!
I had a frivolous charge against me, by a coworker who was notorious for assaulting peers. On the verge of being fired from his job for frequent assaults, and in an effort to save his job, the coworker filed 'unwanted touching' charge against me, as I pushed him away during an assault. The Richland police were unhelpful, unwilling to accept facts, or even call our boss or other coworkers who would confirm the situation. The prosecutor was unwilling to investigate. Christine was very helpful. I appreciate her legal knowledge, skill in the courtroom, and her excellent communication ability. This charge has now been dropped, due to Ms Bennett's efforts. Many thanks!
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Posted by Alex | August 20, 2020
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Great Lawyer!
Christine is awesome at her job! She understood and listened to every little detail in my case. She explained to me throughly everything that went on during the case. Overall an amazing lawyer and I would recommend her to anybody who is in trouble with the law!
Posted by Nathaniel | August 1, 2020
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Definitely Recommend this Attorney
I have a great deal of respect for Ms. Bennett and how intuitive it was to work with her. Working with Ms. Bennett made my first experience with the law pleasant. Ms. Bennett showed the confidence and persistence it takes to be the best attorney. I felt at ease explaining the most difficult day for myself because I knew she was going to try her best to hear me and help me. When the court suggested fines and jail time, Ms. Bennett suggested alcohol treatment and therapy. 4 counts against me turned into a case dismissed, 8 months sober, and a whole new perspective on myself and my own career.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2020
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Traffic Citation - speeding in school zone & Criminal Defense
Christine is a great attorney. One that really listens to you, and simply put, does what she says she'll do. One of the hardest working attorneys that I've come across. I've had 4 speeding/traffic related citations, and have hired an attorney for each citation. Christine's rates are excellent and I don't think you'll find another attorney that will fight for your case like she does. My citation was dismissed. All my other citations were in different states, but if I could I would have flown Christine Bennett out to represent me. I've hired Christine for another matter as well. It required discrete investigation, and she did just that. Whether you need representation for a traffic related citation or need a criminal defense, you'll be in good hands with Christine Bennett as your attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
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I reached out to Christine to help with a very complicated traffic matter. I live outside of the state so I expected resolving this in a timely and effective manner would be difficult, but Christine quickly eased my concern. Christine took the time to understand the case and worked a lot with the prosecutor, which led to a very favorable outcome for me! She communicated the activity each step of the way, which I really appreciated - especially being out of state.
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Posted by Dhana | February 5, 2020
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Traffic Citations with multiple violations
Christine has been awesome to represent me in a remote city, she is generous enough to take me on as a client. After several months, she has successfully got me out of various citations that officer has very aggressively written with no reason. I have clean record for a decade and she helped me retain that with this case.
Posted by Martin | February 5, 2020
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Christine Bennett was great!
Christine was professional and knowledgeable. She went above and beyond to help me solve my issue. I highly recommend Christine Bennett if you need legal help.
Posted by Trudy | December 13, 2019
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Christine was great my case was dismissed!
Working with Christine was great. She was aware that I had never been involved with the law and feared the whole court system. With her calm demeanor she calmed my nervous jitters several times.Not only did she get the case dismissed but I did not have to appear in court one single time! Carry her name and number nearby should you ever need a great attorney! Thank you Christine!
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
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Best Decision
Hiring Christine Bennett was a great decision! She helped me navigate through a difficult process where she provided good solid legal advice. She fought for justice and we won!! Can’t thank her enough.
Posted by Steven | June 26, 2018
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Worth the money.
I was given multiple citations after receiving an inspection at a weigh station. Christine got them all dismissed. Hire her and let her go to work.
Posted by Kelly | April 24, 2016
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Happy Customers
Christine was so great. We were worried our son would lose his intermediate license after a second infraction. Christine was able to get the court date continued until close to his 18th birthday, then was able to get it dismissed altogether. I highly recommend Christine to anyone that needs an attorney.
Posted by George | March 28, 2016
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Thank You
Christine Bennett represented my daughter in a very professional manner during her order for involuntary mental health treatment hearing. She won her right to be treated in an outpatient status. Her dedication to my daughter's case proves that she is the consumate legal professional.
Posted by Jesus | March 11, 2016
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Thank you!
I would recommend this attorney to anyone I know. I received a reckless driving ticket and she was able to dismiss my charges, as well as settling the case so I wouldn't have anything on my record. She is genuine, professional, and was always there whenever I needed assistance or had any questions. You don't have to look any further for a better criminal defense attorney, because she is the one you should give a call to.
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Posted by Bonnie | June 30, 2015
Changing needs
I asked Christine to assist me with what started out as (what I thought was) a traffic ticket for my grandson. Unfortunately, I didn't read the "fine print" and when she got the police report and the actual citation, turns out there was a criminal charge also. In spite of changing situations and our being on a tight schedule due to school and summer commitments, Christine was able to navigate several issues all at once. The result was only one trip to court, instead of two, and a very positive outcome for a young man who is able to move on with his summer plans after learning several important lessons. Christine always articulated all possible outcomes, both best-case scenario and worst-case, and kept me informed of the steps she was taking through the process. The outcome definitely fell in the "best-case scenario" class. I would not hesitate to recommend Christine for any legal issues as she not only knows the law, she knows the people and processes locally to make navigating the legal system much less intimidating.
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Posted by criminal defense client | June 22, 2015
A great attorney!
Christine Bennett is an attorney that I recommend with the highest confidence. She is knowledgeable, ethical, and cares for each client as if they were family. When you want an attorney solidly in your corner, contact Christine Bennett.
Posted by Steven | June 21, 2015
Excellent Attorney
This lawyer has helped me out with every single thing I've asked for and more. I highly recommend her over all other lawyers anywhere. She is very honest and professional at what she does and very time efficient. i am extremely satisfied with her services and getting me through my cases.
Posted by Dan | June 19, 2015
Responsive, Knowledgeable
Christine was very helpful in getting my record cleared after a recent arrest. She was prompt, responsive and genuinely seemed to care. I didn't feel like she was juggling a hundred other clients.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2015
No need to look any further for a good lawyer ! You have found her. Christine Bennett is as impressive as her resume. Dismissal on a domestic violence case in less than two months. Great work Christine, Thanks !
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2015
Thank you Christine
Thank you so much Christine, you handled yourself like a true professional throughout our families case. My nephew who has several disabilities, received nothing but compassion, and your devoted legal expertise. Our family appreciates everything you did for us, we are truly in your debt.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2015
Thank You, Christine!
Our family has had no previous experiences requiring legal representation. Christine Bennett has served her young client successfully and well. She understood that what effects one effects all of our family, especially when it concerned a young client with less obvious disabilities than the norm. She was approachable, sensitive to the challenges a young client might have, informative and very patient with our questions and lack of understanding the legal processes. Listening is also a good quaility for an attorney. I would recommend Christine Bennett as legal counsel for anyone who desires an attorney who will represent the best interests of her client in the courtroom as well as during preparation for trial.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Defense
  • Christine Bennett, Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Benton County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Ayers & Stolte, PC
  • 2007 - 2008


  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Not Guilty Possession Stolen Motor Vehilce
  • 8/15/17 - Jury Verdict
  • Not Guilty Unlawful Possession Firearm, Assault 2, Possession of a Stolen Firearm
  • 2/1/17 3 out of 4 cases thrown out, exceptional downward sentence.
  • Not Guilty Rape of a Child 1
  • 9/2/16
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  • Benton Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Nominee Top 40 under 40 Attorney
  • Top Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Benton County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2012
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  • Tri City Herald
  • Kennewick Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crime
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Reserve Officer Training
  • The 5th and 6th Amendments
  • 2011
  • D.A.R.E to Keep Kids Safe
  • Drinking and Driving
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (28)
Endorse Christine
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. In working together on a juvenile defense case, she was hardworking and dedicated. She truly fights for her clients and cares about the outcome and about what's best for her clients. You can't go wrong with Christine as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine is a Experienced former prosecutor that understood the courts, judges and prosecutors to best represent clients in criminal court"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.A capable and zealous advocate who gets results"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Bennett as an attorney. Her Avvo responses are concise yet informative and shows a depth of her understanding of the law"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a zealous advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly regarded in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With praise from clients for her zealous work and praise from other attorneys for her professionalism and skill, Ms. Bennett's profile on Avvo demonstrates the qualities that are important to clients. I would encourage those with criminal defense legal needs in WA to contact Ms. Bennett, take the time to meet her personally, listen to how she can help, and give her expertise due and thorough consideration."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Bennett consistently provides insightful and helpful advice. Her knowledge and diligence are clearly evident. I endorse her without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Bennett is a fantastic lawyer and highly thought of in the community. Smart and tough, she fights hard for the rights of the accused. I would recommend her to anyone accused of a crime."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard working and a dedicated lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Bennett is a knowledgeable and hard-working attorney and I am pleased to endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bennett is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
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