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I am a King County public defender in Seattle and Kent. I believe that anyone charged with a crime deserves the best representation.  My practice is devoted to criminal defense and appeals. I currently represent adults charged with felonies. I have also worked juvenile court, district, and municipal court. I am originally from Las Vegas, Nevada.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    12 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Russell Atkatsh

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    Russell Atkatsh Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Kim E Hunter

    Edwin is a very knowledgeable attorney with a passion for learning and a desire to get things right. His dedication is unsurpassed and his integrity unquestionable. I endorse this lawyer without reservation.


    Kim Hunter DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

420 W Harrison St Ste 201
Kent, WA, 98032-4491

King County Department of Public Defense--ACA Division

420 W Harrison St Ste 201
Kent, WA, 98032



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
Dean's ListGonzaga University School of Law2003
Dean's ListGonzaga University School of Law2002
CALI Award--highest Grade International Business TransactionsGonzaga University School of Law2002
CALI Award--highest Grade EvidenceGonzaga University School of Law2001
Dean's ListArizona State University2000
2nd Place DebateCalifornia State University Northridge1999
Dean's ListArizona State University1999
1st Place DebateN/A1998
Dean's ListArizona State University1998
Dean's ListArizona State University1997
Dean's ListArizona State University1996
Nevada State High School Forensic ChampionsN/A1995
1st Place US ExtempN/A1995
Clark County Forensic ChampionsClark County Valley High School Las Vegas, Nevada1995
1st Place Jr. ExtempColorado College1995
1st Place DebateClark County Valley High School Las Vegas, Nevada1995
2nd Place DebateN/A1995
Debate Champion for National Forensic League TournamentNevada District Tournament for the National Forensic League1994
2nd Place DebateN/A1994
3rd Place US ExtempN/A1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Felony Supervising AttorneyKing County Department of Public Defense-ACA Divison2016 - Present
Staff attorneyKing County Department of Public Defense--ACA Division2013 - Present
Attorney at lawAssociated Counsel for the Accused2004 - Present
Attorney at lawBowman & Brooke2004 - 2004
LLM Legal InternFederal Defenders of San Diego2004 - 2004
Legal InternCalifornia Innocence Project2003 - 2003
Part Time Legal InternCrary, Clark, and Domanico2002 - 2003
Legal InternFederal Public Defender of Arizona2002 - 2002
Legal InternUniversity Legal Assistance2002 - 2003
Assistant Reference ClerkGonzaga University Chastek Law Library2001 - 2003
Legal InternInternational Criminal Justice Law Clinic2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
WPI Committee--Jury instruction committeecommittee member2013 - Present
Capital Counsel Qualifications CommitteeDeath penalty qualified--SPRC 22013 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysBoard of Governors2008 - Present
Criminal Law Section Washington State Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2008 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2004 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2004 - Present
National Defender Association Investigator AssociationMember2013 - 2014
WPI Committee--Jury instruction commiteesubcommittee member2012 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationRules Committee2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. DefendantNot guilty
State v. Defendantguilty
State v. Defendantplea bargain
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington DefenseBeyond their Years: The Capacity Defense in Juvenile Sex Cases2007
Washington DefenseClosing Argument — Capture, focus, and maintain their attention2005
Gonzaga Journal of International LawThe Inherent Conflict - Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and United States Domestic Law2004
n/aThe Ring of Truth for a Law Clerk2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseDUI Criminal DefenseN/A2005
California Western School of LawTrial AdvocacyLL.M - Master of Laws2004
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD Magna Cum Laude2003
Trinity College Cambridge UniversitySummer Legal ProgramN/A2001
Arizona State UniversityHistory and Political ScienceOther - Bachelors2000
Moscow State Linguistic UniversitySummer Russian Language ProgramN/A1998
Bonanza High School, Las Vegas, NVN/AN/A1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationDiscovery in criminal cases2015
webinarChallenging Electronic Evidence2013
Washington Defender Association Annual ConferenceChallenging Informants2013
National Defender Investigator Association Conference Seattle, WAAttorney Investigator relationships2013
WACDL conference 12 October 2012Warrantless Searches of Electronic Devices2012
Totally Tuesday"Issues in forensic child interviews"2012
Evidence CLE“Evidence: Making a Record and Getting it Admitted”2010
Trial SkillsTrials Skills Training2007
Totally Tuesday at ACAWhat you need to know about Boating Under the Influence2007
Totally Tuesday at ACAHorizontal Gaze Nystagmus test in DUI Cases2006
Totally Tuesday at ACASuggestions on Closing Argument2005