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Carlos Gonzales

Criminal defense Attorney at Kirkland, WA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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Law Offices of Carlos Gonzales
512 Sixth Street South Suite 101
Kirkland, WA, 98033


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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Heidi | September 25, 2020
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The Best Defense Lawyer
Carlos worked hard to get my long drawn out case dismissed. He not only was my lawyer but reached out to make sure I was okay during difficult times regarding the case. He has compassion, insight and listens to his clients while suggesting the best options necessary. My first time needing a lawyer and I was completely naive to the process. Carlos put me at ease and ultimately my case was dismissed! Highly recommended.
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Posted by Roselle | October 11, 2017
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Compassionate and extremely intelligent
Carlos saved my husbands life, and our family. Two years ago my husband was arrested, and facing very serious charges. If convicted he was facing 40 years in prison. I knew picking the right attorney would be the most important decision I ever made. Before finding him, we where totally clueless on what to do, and how to handle this extremely stressful situation. The day Carlos told me he would take this case all my anxiety lifted. Although he is extremely intelligent he spoke to me in away he knew I would understand. He believed in us and our story from the start, and did everything he could to calm my nerves and to ensure me he will do the very best, and work as hard as he can to save my husband. After the first meeting he had with my husband, he had him moved out of lockdown he was in for 23 hours a day to regular population, and in a much more comfortable location in the Jail. The months and days leading up to trial he was always there to answer any question I had, any time of day or night. I saw a total change in my husbands confident level. Any problem that popped up, he made me feel like it was our problem, together, not just mine. He did an amazing job at trial, it was a very stressful two week trial, and Carlos and his wife are an amazing team. His wife even helped me ensure one of our star witnesses made it to court on time to testify after he ended up in the hospital. The trial ended with a hung Jury, witch is amazing considering everything we had against us. Carlos was ready to do it all over again. Only he negotiated an amazing deal with the prosecutor, a deal that was to good to pass up. My husband will be out in less than 2 years, and he was facing 40 years. We couldn’t be happier, and Carlos and his wife have become more than just our lawyer, they have become our dear friends. He really went above and beyond anything I ever expected. My 2 year old son will have his daddy back before he could even remember him being gone. I highly recommend Carlos Gonzalez
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Posted by Jose and Scarlett | August 31, 2017
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Excellent service, great lawyer
This attorney was comprehensive and on point. Everything he said and planned to do, was done. We are very thankful for his service and he treated us like family. We highly recommend considering this attorney to handle your legal case. Thank you again.
Posted by George | April 24, 2017
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Highly Experienced Defense Attorney Who Won My Case at Trial
Carlos expertly guided my case over five months to get the charge dismissed at trial. Just as important, Carlos stood close by me throughout the entire ordeal to bolster my confidence and help me stand firm to decline multiple plea deals when I was close to caving just to get the case behind me. Don't be tempted by former prosecutors out to make a quick buck at your expense - Carlos has devoted his entire professional career to providing robust, effective defense counsel to everyone, regardless of their background or circumstance. With 10 years as a public defender (8 years in the felony unit), Carlos brought tons of trial experience and sincere passion to me, his client. I did due diligence before retaining Carlos - his rates are reasonable and less than you might expect from an attorney with his background and experience. Carlos has become more to me than just the guy who won my case - he's now a close friend and trusted adviser who has given me referrals on other matters unrelated to my original case. I was fortunate to find Carlos.
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Posted by Nic | October 26, 2016
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He'll have your back
Carlos was easy to talk to and very good at explaining the ins-and-outs of the charges that were being brought against me and how best we should handle it. Never once did I feel like I was left in the dark or on my own through out this difficult time. I appreciated having him by my side and was glad he was able to help get the charges dismissed. He was fast acting and thorough and I will recommend him highly to anyone; he is a great lawyer.
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Posted by Scott | July 15, 2016
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Thorough, detailed, and knowledgeable
Carlos was great! Came highly recommended and I know why. Helped me out on a serious charges that I did not do. Kept me informed of what was going on. The rights I have and the best way to handle the case. With a thorough check and investing even angle he was easily able to break down the prosecuting lawyers case getting the jury to agree. Can't say how thankful I am. Will definitely refer people to Carlos. If I find myself in a nother bad situation or even a question, I would not hesitate to call him. Thanks again!!!
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Posted by Helen | June 23, 2016
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I'm pleased
I hired Carlos to clear up so old charges I had, he was easy to talk to and handled the job in a professional manner. I have recommend him to a friend of mine who has a criminal charge pending. Great guy and great lawyer.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Carlos Gonzales
  • 2015 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Northwest Defender Division of King County
  • 2004 - 2015


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004


  • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carlos is an amazing attorney. When I was a new attorney at the public defender's office, I often saw Carlos in court. I saw firsthand how he fought very hard for all of his clients, was articulate, and knew the law inside and out. I would recommend Carlos to anyone needing an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I first met Carlos when I was a first year law intern with Northwest Defenders Association. I was assigned to work for Carlos and I couldn't have been luckier! Carlos has an amazing passion for criminal defense and serves his clients with his whole heart. Seeing that commitment to such a worthy cause helped influence me to become a criminal defense attorney - a job that I love every single day. I would highly recommend Carlos for any type of criminal case, from misdemeanors up to murder cases. He's a skilled trial attorney with more experience than most. If I was ever in trouble, I'd call Carlos Gonzales."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of Mr. Gonzales' acquaintance for over 10 years, as both a public defender and private criminal attorney. He is an empathetic, diligent, and passionate advocate and anyone would be lucky to have Carlos in their corner. I endorse Carlos without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carlos is a zealous, hard working, and effective advocate. He brings top-notch trial skills to the courtroom and obtains amazing results for his clients. He is my go to referral for cases. I endorse this lawyer."
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Kirkland Criminal defense Lawyer Carlos Gonzales
Carlos Gonzales
Criminal defense Attorney
Kirkland, WA
Licensed for 19 years