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Erik P. Kaeding

Domestic violence Attorney at Kent, WA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Erik Kaeding

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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About Erik

Learn Erik’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    DUI, Drunk Driving, Driving While License Suspended, DWLS

    30 years

  2. Domestic violence
    Domestic violence, Assault, Violation of a No Contact Order (NCO), Assault II, Harassment, Stalking

    30 years

Erik is an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Kent, Washington. He has worked as a criminal defense attorney in the King County and Pierce County courts and has sat as a Judge Pro Tem in various courts in King County, including Auburn, Kent, and Renton. Since 1995, he has had his own boutique practice located on the Kent East Hill just minutes from the Regional Justice Center and the Kent courts.

When you call the office, you will receive the type of personalized service you simply cannot get at a larger firm. Erik is always there to answer your questions directly and Erik will stand by you in court.

Erik has defended all types of criminal charges from Murder to Domestic Violence. As well as Assault, Shoplifting, Solicitation, Forgery, Reckless Driving, VUCSA, DUI, Theft, Robbery, Burglary, drug offenses, sex offenses, Child Molestation, and misdemeanors and felonies. He also has a thriving business in helping new and former clients restore their rights, including: Firearms Rights Restoration, Expungements, and Vacates.

Erik grew up in Olympia, Washington. He is a proud member of the Samish Indian Nation and his roots in Washington go back for untold generations. He graduated from the University of Washington. He attended law school at the University of Puget Sound School of Law in Tacoma (now Seattle University School of Law). He is an avid Mariners and Seahawks fan and he gets out on the links any time he can. He can also be spotted every afternoon attempting to walk his chocolate lab, Finnegan.


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Newton and Hall, Attorneys at Law
610 Central Ave S
Kent, WA, 98032

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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I would highly recommend the Law Office of Eric P. Kaeding in the event anyone needs any legal representation. Mr. Kaeding has more than 25 years of experience as a lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable, honest, and upfront. He helped me solve an issue that was lingering over my neck for a while. He is very professional and will try his best to get the best outcome possible. Thank you Mr. Kaeding for your representation. May God bless you!
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2019
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Great attorney
Erik is a very professional and funny guy. He is very confident and extremely smart. A prosecutor who sees Erik in court told me that he is a well known and smart defense attorney. I would hire him again if I ever have to but hopefully I don't need to. If you're looking for a knowledgeable attorney then hire Erik. He will respond to your calls and questions when needed. He gave me very good advice as well. I'm glad I hired this guy. He is well experienced and will tell you exactly what you need to hear.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I am lucky to have had Mr. Kaeding as a lawyer
I went to interview several lawyers when I got in trouble. They were all in Kent near Mr. Kaeding’s office. The first firm was a good firm and I sensed they were honest but I didn’t think the young lady attorney had that street fighter in her. The second office made me feel uncomfortable and tried to scare me. The lawyer’s eye contact was a red flag. The third office was a really big firm and i had no idea who would have the case. Maybe several different people. When I found Mr. Kaeding I knew instinctively that he was the best selection. Mr Kaeding did not make much from my case but he made me feel very important and put some time into my issue. The first time we went to court, I watched how he moved around the court room and I was impressed. He knows a lot of people. Like everyone I worried during the lulls between hearings and asked around about him. I heard he was pretty good. The last thing I have to say is the best thing is to stay out of trouble and just live a square honest life. I never want to go through this again.
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Response from Erik Kaeding May 10, 2019
Thank you for your kind words. Our customers' satisfaction means everything to us. We strive very hard to find the resolution that is right for each Client.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Erik Leading took our case and did a lot of work before charging is. He took our family situation into account when giving us a quote. He is fair and honest and won't give you false hope. I truly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2015
An Attorney That Cares
I was referred to Mr. Kaeding by another highly respected attorney. He took my case with very little time to prepare before the hearing, He treated me with respect and honesty, and received the desired outcome at the hearing. What more can you ask for?
Posted by Ryan | May 29, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
I hired Erik after being charged with DUI. He was attentive, responsive, and helped me understand the process as we went through it. In the end, he helped me reach the outcome I was hoping for. I recommend his services highly.
Posted by Sorrel | June 11, 2013
He is my hero!
Erik helped me get out of some very sticky situations, with knowledge, very good advise, and a dash of humor. DUI, DV, and a Car Prowl scared me to death, but every time he showed up to court, I felt so lucky to have him on my side! He really is a thoughtful, incredibly smart attorney that I would whole-heatedly recommend to anyone needing a sharp dressed man who knows his stuff! Plus, he is easy on the eyes. Sorry, I'm very honest.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2009
Knows if we have a chance quickly
Erik took on my legal issues and was able to tell me in detail after I explained my circumstances what he can do and what i need to do.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Newton and Hall, attorneys at law
  • 2023 - Present
  • WSBA Governor, District 8
  • Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors
  • 2022 - Present
  • Appeals Board Chairman
  • Samish Indian Nation
  • 2006 - Present
  • Judge ProTem
  • City of Kirkland
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • City of Kent
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • City of Auburn
  • 2004 - 2022
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • City of Renton
  • 2002 - 2022
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2002 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding
  • 1995 - 2023
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Law Office of Donald Winskill
  • 1992 - 1994
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 1994
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts - Economics
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. Z.A.
  • Not Guilty on all counts
  • State v. Kim
  • Not Guilty - self defense


  • National College for DUI Defense, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • South King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Exceptionally Well Qualified judicial evaluation
  • Cardozo Society of Washington State
  • 2017
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Recognition for efforts as a Criminal Defense attorney
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Judge Vicki L. Hogan
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer
  • Evidence 101
  • 2018
  • Guest Lecturer Criminal Justice Class
  • Evidence 101
  • 2017
  • Guest Lecturer for Intro to Criminal Justice Class
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2013
  • Guest Lecturer for Intro to Criminal Justice Class
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2012
  • Guest Lecturer for Criminal Justice class
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2011
  • Guest Lecturer for Criminal Justice Class
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Erik. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erik Kaeding has decades of experience as a criminal defense attorney. I am a business lawyer and trust Erik with my own clients when the need arises for his services. I endorse Erik Kaeding."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Erik Kaeding since law school and have worked closely with him on several matters during the many years we have both been criminal defense attorneys in the same Courts. Erik is a highly respected litigator, with a direct and common sense based approach that clients, Prosecutors and Judges appreciate very much. If a case needs to be tried to a jury Erik is extremely effective. And if a case demands a negotiated resolution Erik understands how to approach that process to get the best results. If you need an effective, respected attorney who will talk to you in a way you will understand, then you should talk with Erik."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kaeding is an exceptional attorney. He is experienced, hard working and has good judgement. Because he is skilled and well prepared he has a very high success rate on his cases and is well respected in the legal community."
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Kent Domestic violence Lawyer Erik P. Kaeding
Erik P. Kaeding
Domestic violence Attorney
Kent, WA
Licensed for 29 years