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Experienced, Tenacious and Effective Defense in Federal and State Criminal Matters.Experienced, Tenacious and Effective Defense in Federal and State Criminal Matters.An experienced attorney for aggressive and thorough defense in domestic violence cases.Experienced, Tenacious and Effective Defense in Federal Criminal Matters.An experienced attorney for aggressive and thorough defense for those charged with violent crimes.Experienced, Tenacious and Effective Defense in White Collar Criminal Matters.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Owner||Black Law, PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Costello & Black, P.S.||2008 - 2009|
|Associate||Costello & Associates, P.S.||2001 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Treasurer||2015 - Present|
|Consulate of Mexico in Seattle||Consulting Attorney- Criminal Law||2010 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Board of Governors||2009 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Chair- Email List Oversight Committee||2009 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Northwest Immigrant Rights Project||Board President||2008 - 2010|
|Northwest Immigrant Rights Project||Board of Directors||2007 - 2011|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Johns Hopkins University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts, with Honors||1997|
Posted by Jose
Christopher Robert black is the best lawyer I have ever hired. I would recommend him to all my family and friends and all the people out there. You can't go wrong with Christopher Robert black. His an awesome lawyer if I in trouble again I would definitely hired him again. Thank you Christopher Robert black for all your good hard work.
Posted by anonymous
Chris did a great job for me. I'm really pleased with all of his efforts and the results he helped me obtain.
Previous to hiring Chris, I was represented by a lawyer from the Federal Public Defenders Office. My lawyer had decided I was guilty, my case was not defendable and I should just accept the prosecutor's plea agreement as written. I would have been entering a plea within months of arrest and I am certain the results would have just followed the federal sentencing guidelines resulting in two to three years of prison time. This would have given me little time to settle my personal matters prior to going to prison.
Immediately upon talking with Chris I was relieved in the change in attitude he brought to my case. Chris was always available to me and responded to my calls and emails quickly. Chris worked directly with me to obtain the necessary background information and other facts of the case. Although, I eventually pled guilty to one of the charges, Chris helped in the characterization of my actions and presented all of my information in the most favorable light. I'm sure that this approach severely reduced my eventual sentence. I received a sentence of months instead of years as a result of these efforts.
Additionally, the year of continuances allowed me to get all of my personal matters attended to prior to reporting to prison. I'm now in a much better personal state because of these effort.
I recommend anyone facing a criminal prosecution to immediately contact Chris for a consultation. I am sure he can be a valuable asset to you and your case.
Posted by Jose
...I was about to give up in my criminal case, the legal defender told me to plea guilty and I will be 6 months in prison and there was no solution for my case, I was facing up to 5 years in prison and 250,000 Dls fine, thank God my wife hire Mr. Black ; got released from jail two weeks after. 4 months after hiring Mr. Black I am at home, my case is finish and done with it. I have time served, I paid $100.00 fine and got 2 points on my record, I highly recommend Mr. Black, he is a professional, experienced and one of the best.
Phil Nelson, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Chris is among the handful of smartest and most dedicated attorneys I know. His reputation for thoroughness and excellence in court is well deserved. I refer him all of the Puget Sound area criminal defense cases that come across my desk and I will continue to do so.