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Keith Robert Hall

Criminal defense Attorney at Kent, WA

4.8   20 reviews

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About Keith

Learn Keith’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%
    My practice consists of criminal defense matters,

    19 years

  2. Sex crime
    25%
    Our office focuses on sex crime defense cases.

    19 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Our office has attorneys that handle complex and difficult DUI cases.

    19 years

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Licensed for 18 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/25/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2004
Updated 12/06/2022

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

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Newton & Hall, Attorneys at Law, PLLC
610 Central Avenue South
Kent, WA, 98032-6111

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney and nice person
Unfortunately, I got involved into domestic violence felony case last year. My wife got angry in petty argument and gave incorrect and exaggerated story to policy against me in heat of moment. Later, she realized and hired Keith (in urgency) to help me out on my case when I was in correction facility for a night. To be honest, it was scary with her testimony. Keith was honest, helpful and created right hope and shared his plan. I got bailed and after 2-3 weeks, with grace of god, he got successful in dismissing an innocent person's case. I still keep his card in my pocket for any urgency
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Posted by Sean | September 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Attorney
I hired Keith after he met with me at his office. I had met with five other lawyers, and it was clear he knew more about the system than any of them, after my one meeting. The other thing that was clear, was he was not a BS artist like some other lawyers. He didn't promise me anything, just discussed everything that happened and then laid-out what his firm does to win these cases. I was fortunate that I didn't need to hire him beyond this point, but if I needed to, I would.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Criminal Attorney Ever
Keith did a super job on my case, and i highly recommend him for anyone who has a case from SeaTac Airport. I mistakenly brought my concealed carry firearm through the baggage screening, and the TSA and Port of Seattle police were not happy about it. Keith was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the case, and I was able to keep my record clean.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Newton & Hall Team!
I did not expect to ever need the services of a criminal defense lawyer, and was shocked when I did. I was referred to this firm by my business lawyer, who told me they were known as the best in the state at serious sex crime defense. I met with Keith Hall, and hired his firm to defend me. The experience was difficult and harrowing, but the lawyers made things easier, and always had the answers to my questions. My case ended well, although anyone who goes through this is certain to be affected for life. I would recommend this firm to anyone needing a top defense lawyer.
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Posted by SZ | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Capable Lawyer
Without getting into the embarrassing details of my case, I was very lucky to find Keith's law firm, as he did a great job of cleaning up the legal mess I had created. I guarantee that I will never make this mistake again, but I highly recommend Keith's services to those who do.
Posted by JJ | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Expert
I hired this firm to help out with my case, and they did a great job at every turn. I got the result that we expected, and the process was also as expected. I had met wirh several other law firms, and felt like they either did not have the experience I was looking for, or just didnt seem to care about my case. When I met with Mr. Hall it was clear that he could run circles around these other lawyers.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sayhang
Mr. Hall's law firm was a lifesaver for my family. They interfaced with police detectives, child protective services, and even filed an administrative appeal to keep access for our kid's sporting events through school. We knew the allegations were baseless, but until we hired Mr. Hall, it was as if no one believed us and things were getting worse and worse. Everything turned out great once we let the professionals handle it. The experience was eye opening, and we were happy to have Mr. Hall's assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
My grandaughter got mixed in with the wrong crowd and got into some trouble. The public defender wouldnt return my phone calls and she was stuck in jail, with us worried about her safety in there. I called Mr. Hall and he quickly got her in front of a judge and released. I very much appreciate what his office did for our family.
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Posted by Tony | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Professional
There are a few people that can truly save your bacon, for instance your surgeon, CPA, and your lawyer. In my business I deal with all three, but this was the first time I've needed a criminal lawyer. I was fortunate to find Keith Hall and his team of lawyers, support staff, and his investigator. They were great from the first stressful phone call from my wife while I was in the King County jail, to my last hearing with them. They helped my wife arrange bail to get me out, and turned a terrible life event into history. I strongly endorse this firm.
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Posted by Larry | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer in Washington
I talked to many lawyer friends who recommended hiring Keith and his law firm to represent my son. I was told that this is the best firm in Washington for sex offense cases, and they are known among other defense lawyers as the toughest and most tenacious lawyers on these cases that many defense lawyers wont handle. They were right, Keith saved my son's life. He could not be where he is today if not for what Keith did for him. Hire these guys, scrape together the money, they are worth it.
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Posted by Elle | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Lawyer
Needless to say, no one wants to announce to the world that they were arrested and charged with a crime. But, it happens. It happens to people who have never been in any kind of trouble in their entire lives. Keith and his team were able to carefully and professionally deal with my legal problem. I was happy with the result, given where I started from, and I was extremely happy with the the "journey", and the advice Keith was able to offer during it. Keith is what I like to call an "old soul", someone who has seen a lot in life and gives people's situation and direction a lot of thought. I would recommend Keith to anyone who I knew needed a top quality lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Handled My Case Well
I can't say anything but good things about Keith's legal work. In so many words, he told me exactly what would happen in my case if we followed his plan of action. The case went almost exactly like he said it would. I appreciate his experience and expertise, in a situation that I had no experience or expertise. This was an expensive lesson, for me to not let my relationships deteriorate to the point that the police get involved, but I learned my lesson. Keith not only has a firm grasp of the legal issues, but is also a nice guy who really cares what happens to his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I was arrested for a simple household argument with my wife, when a neighbor called the police due to the noise. Both of us explained to the police that we did not want to press charges, but they ended up arresting me and taking me to jail anyways. The worst part was that they put a no-contact order against my wife and I, so we could not even talk about bailing me out, or what to do as far as where I could live, getting my work clothes, and other basic needs. My wife hired the Newton & Hall law firm and I can only say good things about everything they did. They were able to get the judge to actually order the police to meet me at the house so I could get my clothes, a work laptop. They eventually got the case against me dismissed, and the no contact order dropped. This was very important to me, since I cannot have a criminal record in my line of work, and I did not want to lose my gun rights. I hope I never need to hire a lawyer for the rest of my life, at least for something like this. But if I ever had to, I would definitely hire them again.
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Posted by Cam | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Keeping it real, Newton & Hall!
Hired this firm for a case I was charged for last year. The case lasted almost a year, but I am damn happy with the outcome. I'm guessing that most criminal cases don't exactly have "happy endings", but this one actually did. I'd like to thank Keith and his associates for working hard on my case when the prosecutor did not want to do anything at all for me. I think I was very unlucky with the prosecutor I drew on my case, but this firm was able to make the best of a situation I had messed up pretty bad from the start. These lawyers return your phone calls, do their homework, and generally treat you like a client rather than a defendant. I have used public pretenders in the past, and I can tell you that these guys are much, much, better.
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Posted by Raj | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm
Keith's team took great care of me at a time I was not able to take care of myself. I know nothing about the law, and I was very glad to find Keith. From the moment I met with him, I felt at ease. He assigned two lawyers to work with me on my case, and I was very happy with how things turned out. I would recommend this firm to anyone looking for a good lawyer. I was once told that "good lawyers are not cheap", and this is true, Keith's services were not cheap, but they were worth it.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made my case GO AWAY!
I thought I was screwed when I fled the scene of a car accident after driving drunk. The cops came to my house looking for me, and I ended up getting charged with DUI and Hit and Run. I had never used a lawyer before, but knew this was not going to turn out well, if I didn't get a great one. I found this firm from a friend who had a great experience, and so I hired them. The firm partner Keith Hall, assigned my case to Brad Barshis, who used to be a prosecutor and is now a defense lawyer. Brad kicked the prosecutors butt and was able to get all charges dismissed. The moral of the story is don't drink and drive, but if you do, hire these guys!
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Posted by Bob | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT LAWYER!!!!!
I got my first DUI. I was a nervous wreck and knew I needed a real lawyer, not a public defender. Mr. Hall helped calm me down and listen to my needs. He kept me informed and let me know exactly what to do and when to do it. He was prompt and leveled with me about what kind of trouble I was in. The staff at his office were very all very helpful. The situation was unpleasant but he was extremely cool-headed. Keith treated me like a friend, I appreciate his demeanor. Keith is the best attorney I have ever worked with and turned a terrible experience into a bearable one. There were no hidden fees and the price he quoted me did not change. I would recommend Keith to anyone in my position!
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2015
I don't usually write reviews, but...
I would imagine that most people who hire a criminal lawyer are a little hesitant to write a review, but I really appreciated what Keith and his team were able to do for my son, and so here it goes. My son is far from perfect, but I love him as only a mother can. He made a big mistake, the sexual kind. When he was arrested we did not know where to turn, my husband and I had never hired a lawyer, other than for business matters. Our company attorney referred us to Keith's firm, since they specialize in sex cases. I am so glad he did, as Keith was able to keep my son from going to prison. My son got the counseling that he deserved, and probation. He never even went to jail. Our family really appreciates Keith's hard work on our case. In addition to the legal work, Keith is a great listener, and really took the time to get to know my son. All in all, we could not have asked for more, during this difficult time.
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Posted by Paul | May 30, 2012
Don't try to represent yourself! It pays to hire the right attorney.
I was in a one car accident in early December – I took a wrong turned, overcorrected and ended up going up an embankment and flipping my truck. The WA State Patrol responded, I was transported to the hospital and subsequently arrested for DUI because, while on a backboard being wheeled into the ER the trooper as me if I would take a blow test and I said "not right now"... I was on a stretcher and could barely breathe! Apparently, if you refuse to blow no matter the circumstances you are arrested AND you automatically lose your license for a year! For the sake of argument, I blew a the blood tests showed .8. Enter Keith Hall at Jim Newton Law who I hired to represent me a few weeks. We entered a plea of not guilty and he worked with the prosecutor to have the charges “reduced” to reckless driving. Because I did refuse to blow, the DOL is still mandating that I have an ignition interlock device in my car for a year – AND I have to pay for high risk insurance which I couldn’t get through the carrier I had been with for two decades. This is DOL and it's mandatory because I didn't blow while on the stretcher! Bottom line, if you are asked to blow - just do it! Not blowing is the only way your license can be suspended automatically. Had I said yes, the results could have saved me a lot of money! I was initially wanting to represent myself but was strongly encouraged to hire an attorney and am thankful I did. Keith did a great job representing me. I recommend Jim Newton Law if you're charged with a DIU
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Posted by Josh | September 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Avoid at all cost or risk useless fiscal drain
I would strongly suggest avoiding this attorney. My years of stupid decisions and dodging multiple felony charges have given me quite a bit of insight when picking attorneys. Within less then two minutes on the phone with this attorney, he made it abundantely clear that he was more concerned about qualifying my fiscal status by attacking my job history rather then proving his legal worth in the court room or hearing my case needs. His fees are well above that of other attorneys whom have stronger repor in the local court system, higher rates of conviction overturns, nicer offices, and more legal experience. I would hate to be inside waiting on this guy.
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Response from Keith Hall September 11, 2018
I am not sure why Josh posted a negative review, given that I never spoke with him, met with him, or represented him. It is always frustrating to have this occur. It appears that Josh may have made a phone call to an attorney's office (not mine) and never met with an attorney in person, and confused them with me. I am sorry you had a bad experience Josh, and am happy to meet with you in person, to see if I can be of assistance. I do not typically discuss a person's job, financial status, or other issues like this unless they directly pertain to my client's case. I regularly meet with people at no charge, who are financially unable to retain my services for their cases. Many times those people are very happy to get the free advice I am able to offer them. I offer free consultations at my Kent and Bellevue offices, which this reviewer did not visit, by their own admission (two minute phone call).
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Newton & Hall
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Offices of James V. Newton
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Callahan Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Public Defender
  • Pierce County Dept Of Assigned Counsel
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Walters Caietti Rutan Lopez & Wood
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Domestic Violence Client
  • Case was dismissed on the day of trial.

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Superior DUI Attorney
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • 2016 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National League of Renowned Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • 2015 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Managing Attorney Appointment
  • Law Offices of James Newton
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Handling DUI Cases
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (22)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Keith Hall is a nothing short of a legend. He is was the first "go-to" criminal defense lawyer I heard of in Washington State. I endorse him fully."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith is a dedicated, experienced and effective advocate who works quickly to get the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kieth is an outstanding lawyer. He fights hard for his clients and has a reputation for getting incredible results in difficult cases. He is a practical, results-oriented attorney, and he puts his experience, creativity, and tenacity to work for his clients. I would absolutely recommend him to my family and friends."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Keith is simply the best at what he does. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Keith. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Keith Hall. I recently observed Mr. Hall in court defending a client accused of felony theft. Keith negotiated with the prosecutor and was able to secure a deal for his client that kept them out of jail and got them back to college. Keith's reputation as an outstanding trial lawyer leads to being able to secure these type of deals with clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Keith."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Keith is knowledgeable, understanding and attentive to his clients' needs. I strongly endorse Keith."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Keith is an excellent attorney who provides clients with high quality representation and fights to achieve the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I was recently in court watching Keith argue at a sentencing hearing for a client that was being sentenced on a 3rd DUI with a mandatory minimum sentece of 120 days in jail. Keith was able to overcome all prosecutorial objections and walked out with his client who was sentenced to zero days in jail."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Having been in trial against Keith I can say first hand that he is an outstanding advocate for his clients. Keith was well prepared, well versed on the applicable law, and performed extremely well throughout the trial. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Keith for over 20 years. In this time I have regarded him as one of the most knowledgable, competent and tenacious people I have known. I have also had the privilege of working with Keith professionally, referring cases to him and discussing the current state of the law. It is abundantly clear that Keith works tirelessly for his clients and strives to serve them. I would not hesitate to send my family members and friends to Keith if the need ever arises. If you ever find yourself needing one of the very best attorneys in Washington, do yourself a favor and contact Keith."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith is a highly competent, aggressive advocate for his clients. He stays on top of the developments in his area of expertise and is an all around great guy!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Keith and I find him to be extremely competent and knowledgeable. He's also always willing to offer advice or guidance whenever asked. I would highly endorse Keith's work as a criminal defense attorney. "
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