Kevin Tarvin, Attorney at Law - As a Defense Attorney for 23 years I have successfully represented and defended thousands of individuals faced with the daunting circumstance of being accused of a crime.
When new clients call to consult, they are hungry for information. They are looking primarily for three things: 1) A precise understanding of the criminal charge and their circumstance; 2) Procedural information; and 3) How their case can be defended or mitigated.
During an initial courtesy consultation, I will provide a thorough explanation of the nature of the criminal charge and potential consequences. I explain how a case is initially investigated, the process of filing of charges by the prosecuting attorney and then how an individual both responds to charges as well as the process of attending associated hearings. I then provide a general explanation of defenses that can be raised against criminal charges and approaches that can be taken to either obtain a successfully negotiated resolution and/or how we prepare a case for trial. In most cases a successfully negotiated is possible. If not, the ability to take the case to trial is always an option of the client.
I represent clients throughout the entire state of Washington; however, most of my cases are in King, Snohomish and Pierce County. This means that I represent individuals in all of the District Courts of these counties as well as in all of the municipal courts such as Issaquah, Kirkland, Seattle, Bothell, Everett, Marysville and Tacoma Municipal Courts. Beyond the District and Municipal Court setting, I routinely represent individuals charged with felony offenses in King and Snohomish County Superior courts.
My practice is limited to criminal defense. If you are in need of a different type of representation and need excellent representation, I am happy to provide a referral.
Most people who are searching for a private attorney are doing so because they have been charged with either DUI or an Assault case; usually Assault DV (Domestic Violence). Whether DUI or Assault or some other offense, I can help.
I am happy to provide a courtesy consultation either in person or by phone. You are welcome to contact my office at (425) 467-6734. I am conveniently located in downtown Bellevue, WA at the intersection of NE 8th Street and 110tth Ave. NE. I look forward to meeting you.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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I endorse this lawyer. I can't recommend Kevin highly enough. He's extremely knowledgeable, giving with his time, and has a high moral code. I would recommend him to anyone who has a criminal matter and needs a counselor in a time of need. He is a lawyer of the first order.
Chris Jackman Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I very highly endorse this excellent, proven lawyer. Kevin was a prosecutor years ago before getting into criminal defense. He was always fair, intelligent and honest in his dealings with the defense bar. Now, after years in the criminal defense arena, he has earned the high level of respect he enjoys in the legal community as a criminal defense practitioner and excellent trial lawyer. As a fellow attorney, I have watched him often in the courtroom and he definitely knows his craft. Kevin is ethical, confident and compassionate, and is an astute, hard-working problem solver. I could not recommend anyone better for criminal defense, DUI or Domestic Violence defense. A lawyer's lawyer and a very professional and discreet one, too.
Phillip Weinberg DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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|10.0 Superb Rating||AVVO||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|10.0 Superb Rating||AVVO||2014|
|Top Lawyers In Washington||The Legal Network||2013|
|10.0 Superb Rating||AVVO||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|10.0 Superb Rating||AVVO||2012|
|10.0 Superb Rating||AVVO||2011|
|2010 Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2011|
|AV Peer Review Rating - Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|10.0 Superb Rating||AVVO||2010|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2004|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2003|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2001|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2000|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1996|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||1994|
|Attorney||Kevin D. Tarvin, Attorney at Law||1998 - Present|
|City Attorney||Kevin D. Tarvin, Attorney at Law||1994 - 1998|
|City Attorney||City of Kirkland||1991 - 1993|
|County Attorney||Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney||1989 - 1990|
|N/A||Troup, Christnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy, PS, Inc||1987 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DUI Law Group on Linkedin||Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||1994 - Present|
|Boy Scouts of America||Troop Leader||1992 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Memger||1990 - Present|
|State v. C.L.||Charge reduced|
|State v. M.I.||Dismissed with Prejudice|
|Tukwilla v. FT||Record of conviction vacated|
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|Interview of SPD Officer - DUI Task Force - Officer Admits Signing Superior's Name||City of Seattle v. Client||2011|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Brigham Young University||Sociology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1986|
|Brigham Young University||Law Enforcement||Associates Degree||1983|
|Brigham Young University||General Education||Associates Degree||1983|
|MB Clinic||Citizenship in the Nation||2011|
|Conference||Citizenship in the Community||2008|
|Conference||Citizenship in the World||2008|
|Training||Citizenship in the Nation||2007|
|Conference||Citizenship in the Nation||2005|
|Training||Citizenship in the Nation||2004|