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C. Phil Su

Criminal defense Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Phillip Su, Chuan-Yi Phillip Su


Licensed for 18 years

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About C. Phil

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Phil is an immigrant from Taiwan who came to the US in 1986. After passing the Bar in 2004, Phil received his L.L.M. in Tax Law from the University of Washington. Phil started his solo practice in 2004, but after a few short months of tax practice, he came to the realization that he belongs in the courthouse, fighting for the accused who are not capable of defending themselves.

Phil dedicated the next 15 years of his practice to temper and sharpen his skills. He has done over 50 jury trials and have gotten several not guilty verdicts ranging from simple misdemeanors to Class A felonies. He associated with Puget Law Group in 2019 as an attorney “Of Counsel,” assisting us while managing his own successful practice. In October 2020 Phil officially became a Partner with PLG.

Phil attended the two week National Criminal Defense College (NCDC) Trial Institute in 2015. Phil speaks three languages (English, Mandarin, Taiwanese).

Licensed for 18 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/25/2022
State FL
Status Membership Lapsed
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!
Me and my friends were served with Anti-Harassment orders, Phil Su got the judge to change her mind three times during our trial. He represented us fairly and was very knowledgable about the laws that were applicable to our case. If you are looking for an experienced defense attorney, I would highly recommend Phil Su.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Phil was very helpful in getting a petition for an order for protection against harassment denied. He always responded very quickly, and he was very professional throughout the process. He showed that he cared very much, as he was a great listener which helped the situation to feel less stressful. I would definitely recommend Phil as he constantly went out of his way to help. Thank you so much Phil!
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Posted by Timothy | November 30, 2020
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Incredible Lawyer and Service
Phil Su was incredible! He not only helped me with my case but he also got all the charges dropped. Phil is prompt and very professional. It was a time in my life when I had some serious medical issues. He was not only knowledgeable but very patient. It was really refreshing to finally find a lawyer who actually cares about his clients. He listens to you and fights for your rights. I highly recommend his services to anyone that wants the best results! Not only is he my lawyer but he is also now my friend! Thank you Phil, words can't express my gratitude for the help and service the Mr. Su provided for me. If it was up to me, he would get a 100 stars fro helping me out of this uncomfortable situation. Thx again Phil, Tim
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2018
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I highly recommend Phil, great lawyer
I hired Phil Su for a DUI case and he handled it as good as he was able to. I am a foreigner and was on a J1 au pair visa. He did what he could to make things work as fast as possible. He was efficient and supportive, explained me everything and all the possible issues. He reduced my court fines and my charge to reckless driving. In that process I also had to talk with some of his work team members (other lawyer and secretary) those persons are also patient, helpful and nice. Thank you so much.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2008
Great Service!!!
I highly recommend Phil Su for his services and knowledgable advice. He has provided excellent support and superior service. He has not only been our attorney, but has been a huge asset to our organization from every level of professional need. Thank you Phil!
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2008
Top Notch, None better!
Phil Su is the best lawyer there is period. His rates are competitive, his communication skills are above average and most importantly he has confidence! We all don't have time to talk on the phone or drive far away to deal with a driving infraction. Phil defended me in court, got my ticket dismissed WITHOUT needing me present. That alone is worth hiring Mr. Su. I don't have time for anymore meetings in my life as it is, let alone be available to talk on the phone which has made my lawyer experiences difficult. Phil can be available by phone or email! Its hard to ask for anymore out of a lawyer. If your looking for a traffic citation lawyer, look no further, I know my friends and I haven't. There's no need with Phil Su around! Thanks again Phil!
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2008
Client Review
We were referred to Phil Su by a Seattle prosecutor that spoke highly of his work.Phil Su did an EXCELLENT job representing our son in a accused Felony Robbery/Assault case that unfortunately was overcharged and terribly devastating to go through. Phil was professional, understanding and could really relate to what our teenage son was going through.Because of the long process involved preparing for juvenile court, we were in contact with Phil multiple times during the week by phone, email and in person.The 4 months we worked with Phil, I can't even express how impressed we were with his work style, thought process and the mentoring he provided my son and family. With this said, I would totally recommend Attorney Phil Su to anyone due to his superb legal guidance, his passion toward his clients, his dedication to the case and the mental support he provided our family. We could not have done it without Phil.To top it off, my son was NOT charged with anything.. thanks to a good lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2008
Great lawyer
I hired Phil Su for a speeding ticket and he handled my case without me having to worry about anything. I faxed him my ticket, sent him my payment and my case was dismissed. I called him on a late Friday night to ask him about my case. I was expecting a voicemail since I called way after office hours, but to my surprise, he answered my call and told me that my case was dismissed. I was referred to Phil Su by my other friends who also hired him to handle their speeding tickets and they all had a great working experience with him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2008
THANK YOU!
Phil Su, great and friendly professional lawyer, after receiving the ticket from the police officer I called him, he advised me on what to do, I received updates on what was happening, and the end result was that the infraction was dismissed. I would definetly recommend this lawyer. Thank You again!
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2008
A reliable lawyer
I used Mr. Su several months ago, he was fair and also professional, let me know my options instead of just saying it will be done and then not contacting me, my ticket was dropped and thats all i needed, all it takes is one lawyer and I will highly reccommend Mr. Su.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Washington
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2005
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of British Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • University of British Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese

Speaking Engagements

  • NCDC (National Criminal Defense College) Trial College
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (18)
Endorse C. Phil
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney who really goes to bat for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a great defense attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse Mr. Su. Phil has always been an excellent source of legal knowledge, especially when it comes to criminal and traffic defense. Know you are in good hands when you are represented by Mr. Su."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil is an aggressive and accomplished advocate. His tenacity and knowledge are a winning combination. I have the privilege of calling Phil a colleague."
General practice Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil has been a wonderful mentor to myself and other young lawyers in the community. He is a straight shooter and is very knowledgeable. He will tell you like it is, and usually follow up with a joke. If you like a down to earth lawyer who will get the job done right, Phil Su is your man. I definitely recommend Phil Su."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I was with the prosecutor's office, I always enjoyed working with Phil. He is an persuasive and effective advocate with a warm personality who accomplishes miracles for his clients, on the daily. I have since worked with him in private practice, and I consistently look to him as a mentor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is a highly skilled litigation attorney. He is able to navigate through the most difficult cases with ease and has many years of court experience all over Washington State. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Phil is a great attorney who take the long view on negotiation. I enjoyed working opposite of him as counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Su fights hard for his clients and gets them great results."
General practice Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Phil is an excellent attorney who has a reputation as an aggressive advocate in criminal defense matters. I refer clients to him with confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Phil and I worked together on a criminal case and I am pleased to say that he does a great job. His approach is creative and inspired. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked on a matter with Phil and referred a friend to him. His work was outstanding, his patience in the difficult field of family law extraordinary, and his commitment to his clients unparalleled. I will continue to refer people to Phil as I know he will get the job done, and done very well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is an excellent lawyer and a great human being. He is smart, energetic and does a great job for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil Su is a great attorney and friend. I have learned a lot working with him and his legal advice is always sound. He's a strong advocate for his clients and I highly recommend him to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil has great social skills and he uses them to get unprecedented results for his clients. I highly recommend Phil."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil does excellent work as a criminal defense attorney. He has an incredible success rate with taking criminal cases to trial."
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Bellevue Criminal defense Lawyer C. Phil Su
C. Phil Su
Criminal defense Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation