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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

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    26 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    26 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    26 years, 2 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Chris Jackman

    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

  • Phillip L. Weinberg

    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

Contact info

Kevin D. Tarvin Attorney at Law

10900 Ne 8th St Ste 1115
Bellevue, WA, 98004-4456

Kevin D. Tarvin, Attorney at Law

Plaza Center, Suite 1115
10900 NE 8th Street.
Bellevue, WA, 98004



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10.0 Superb RatingAVVO2015
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Top Lawyers In WashingtonThe Legal Network2013
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10.0 Superb RatingAVVO2011
2010 Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
AV Peer Review Rating - PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2011
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10.0 Superb RatingAVVO2010
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AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKevin D. Tarvin, Attorney at Law1998 - Present
City AttorneyKevin D. Tarvin, Attorney at Law1994 - 1998
City AttorneyCity of Kirkland1991 - 1993
County AttorneyFranklin County Prosecuting Attorney1989 - 1990
N/ATroup, Christnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy, PS, Inc1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Law Group on LinkedinMember2011 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1994 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaTroop Leader1992 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemger1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kirkland v. CHCase Dismissed
Kirkland v. MKDismissed and Expunged
Marysville v. JSNegligent Driving
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Publication nameTitleDate
Interview of SPD Officer - DUI Task Force - Officer Admits Signing Superior's NameCity of Seattle v. Client2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Brigham Young UniversitySociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Brigham Young UniversityLaw EnforcementAssociates Degree1983
Brigham Young UniversityGeneral EducationAssociates Degree1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MB ClinicCitizenship in the Nation2011
ConferenceCitizenship in the Community2008
ConferenceCitizenship in the World2008
TrainingCitizenship in the Nation2007
ConferenceCitizenship in the Nation2005
TrainingCitizenship in the Nation2004