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Christopher Robert Black

Federal crime Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.9   35 reviews

also known as Chris Black, Christopher R. Black

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
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Black & Askerov, PLLC is a criminal defense firm based in Seattle that was founded by its principal attorney, Christopher Black, in 2009. The firm's defense lawyers have a combined experience of over three decades defending clients in criminal cases - in both state and federal courts - and administrative proceedings in Seattle and throughout Washington. We represent individuals at the trial, appeal, and post-conviction stages. Our criminal defense firm helps clients in such areas as: drug crimes, white collar/fraud, federal crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, DUI defense, theft, pre-charge investigations, forfeitures, protection orders, and appeals and post-conviction relief. 

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Black & Askerov, PLLC
705 Second Avenue
Suite 1111
Seattle, WA, 98104

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2024
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Amazing Attorney
A member of our family needed an Attorney. Chris Black handled the case. We were very fortunate to have such a top notch Attorney. Chris is approachable, super knowledgeable and experienced. Our family member is very satisfied with the outcome of the case since it could have been life changing in the worst way. We are so grateful for Chris’s help and perseverance in this unfortunate situation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2024
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Simply the best.
Chris Black was my federal criminal defense lawyer for a complex case. Of course, lawyers cannot work miracles, but the combination of his work ethic, knowledge, compassion, response time, assistance, realistic conversations about the circumstances and possible options/outcomes, and end results might as well have been a miracle. Every case is different and results may vary, but he will be your best bet throughout the entire process, and even if the end results are not exactly what you hoped for, with Chris at your side they will be the best you can get in your specific situation. He truly is the full package, even if the case goes the trial, he is ready for anything. He is highly respected in the field as well, even amongst judges and prosecutors, which goes a long way. I highly recommend Chris Black as a lawyer.
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Posted by Renee | January 26, 2022
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Strategic & Respectful - Gets Results!
We feel very blessed to have found Chris Black and his team. They are the most professional, thorough, and strategic firm i've ever met; and at all times treated us with dignity and respect. We hired Chris to defend against federal charges. This could have been a devastating time for our family, but Chris Black was able to help navigate us through the legal process until all the charges were completely dismissed. He was also able to arrange the return of our seized property. We are forever grateful for him and his team.
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Posted by Ha | December 19, 2021
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Great Defense Lawyer in Seattle
Chris is a great professional attorney who helped me through a difficult time. He is very responsive and answers any questions thoroughly. At each step of the process, Chris guided me through the available options with his own input on what might be the best for me. Overall, Chris is not only a great attorney that is very knowledgeable about the law, but also a great person who tries to understand your situation and fight for your best interest.
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Posted by Jun | December 3, 2021
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Federal white collar crime
I’m so fortunate to have Chris Black as my attorney. Chris was through and detail to understand my case to provide as much guidance to bring my sentence down to a minimal. More importantly he was confident and always comfort me during the whole process which it took more than a year. Today, I’m very satisfied with the result came out at the court. For any criminal cases, I highly recommend Chris as your attorney.
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Posted by Aaron | November 11, 2021
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Chris Black Got Your Back!
I am greatly appreciative of Chris. I have had my fair share of lawyers and he is by far the most responsive, helpful and diligent lawyer I’ve come across. Even during a very delayed federal case due to the pandemic, he kept me up to speed on everything involving my case and took my input into consideration throughout the whole process. He made a very difficult time a bit smoother and less stressful for my family and I. Even after sentencing he still responds and answers any questions I have. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2021
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Intellegent - Dedciated - Hunble
It is my privilege to recommend Chris Black. He is a kind person with a laser focus. His ability to grasp complex matters and provide salient advice to his client is second to none. I know that without his representation and perseverance the outcome of my case would have been inauspicious. Beyond his grasp of the law and command on the legal maneuvers, Chris is a humble and kind human. For all these reasons, I highly recommend Chris.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2021
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There’s still light at the end of the tunnel…Chris Black will be right there waiting for you!
10 stars if I could. Chris was very knowledgeable throughout my entire experience with him. My situation was ultimately a case that was pending for several years and Chris kept me well informed and updated anytime anything was moving throughout the whole process. He is super friendly and very professional. Given the particular damages and circumstances in my specific case, Chris was still able to to reduce my sentencing and defend me as best as possible. I can say I’m very pleased with the overall outcome for the severity of the charges, and him sticking by my side for the duration of this lengthy process, regardless of my financial status. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Daria | December 29, 2019
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A pleasure to work with
Chris is very knowledgeable and professional lawyer. He navigated a legal system for me as well as provided sufficient level of confidence. He replies in timely manner, responds to any questions, and makes his clients to feel comfortable. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Sarah | September 16, 2019
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First-rate representation.
Chris Black has represented me in a deferred prosecution case for nearly two years. I chose Chris for his impeccable credentials and experience, but I continue to rely on him because he is conscientious, consistent, and effective. By my own doing, I have had several serious and difficult setbacks in my case. Chris had my back. Each time, he listened attentively to my needs and goals; gave his honest and clear legal assessment; and worked with me to establish a path forward. He is always assertive and efficient, yet diligent and devoted. Entirely because of Chris, court has given me numerous opportunities to change and grow. Additionally, Chris is adept and sharp, yet extraordinarily humble. He is personable and available, and genuinely cares about his clients. His first question to me is always about the state of my well-being, and how he can best support me. He assures me that he will take on the stress of my legal situation, so that I can just focus on myself. I am confident he will continue to put my best interests first. Chris absolutely strikes a rare balance between professionalism and compassion. For anyone seeking a sensational criminal defense attorney, I definitely recommend Chris.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2019
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Very good lawy
My son got into some trouble a year ago and with out the help of Mr. Black he would not been able to clear it up. Mr. Black was there with explanation of what was going on or what would be happening. I wanna thank Mr. Black from the bottom of my heart for helping my son get through that rough patch in his life.
Posted by Larry | January 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Chris Black
Chris was very helpful and knowledgeable, I will recommend him to any friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2019
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Consultation
Mr. Black took the necessary time to thoroughly address the issues in a straightforward and understandable way. Would definitely secure his services if required.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2018
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Reliable
Chris is well-versed in the legal world and knows how to "play the game," so to speak. He was very communicative throughout my entire legal process and was reliable as an attorney.
Posted by Mark | September 3, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Recommended lawyer
Chris understood the details of the situation, had a good strategy, and has good contacts in the system which helped my case, which turned out better than I'd hoped... case dismissed. Other lawyers that I had talked to tried to make it sound more complicated than it later proved to be. Chris looked for the simplest possible solution. I recommend this firm.
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Posted by Nikki | June 6, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer for Federal Criminal Defense Representation
I recently contacted and hired Chris Black to represent my father in his initial appearance prior to being transferred. Our situation was very sensitive in regards to the nature of the charges (federal charges) and the fact that my father needed representation in a state where none of us live. Chris was not only extremely knowledgable about next steps and the type of counsel my father needed, but he was also a quick communicator and quick to act in regards to meeting with my father. But, above that, it felt like he really cared about my father, our family, and the situation we were faced with and did his best to calm our nerves and provide us with relevant information moving forward. If we could hire him to represent my dad in our state, we would.
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Posted by Mahamed | April 1, 2018
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Excellent Service
We turned to Black Law Firm, when Customs and Border Protection officers seized cash at the airport because we didn’t report it properly and Authorities requested that a federal agency to take the seized money and forfeit it under federal law. Christopher Black help us effectively recover all of the cash minus small penalty. Chris was honest and upfront with us during our interaction by explaining to us all the options we have. He is very knowledgeable of the law and responsive to all the situations we had. He worked very hard for us to get our assets back and we are very happy with result. I'd recommend hiring Christopher R. Black to anyone needing Civil Forfeiture or Criminal defense representation in Seattle and surroundings.
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Posted by Ken | February 12, 2018
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Ken Assault 4
Chris Black was referred to me by a close friend. I had been in an altercation with another driver and was arrested even though the individual had almost run me off the road and did verbally confirm he wanted to fight me. Chris was able to get my case cleared with nothing on my record prohibiting me employment etc.
Posted by Deidre' | February 8, 2018
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We Will Never Be Able to Thank Chris Enough
Recently my family and I experienced nothing any of us had ever come close to dealing with before. My husband and I hurriedly traveled to Seattle from Sandpoint Idaho to help one of our sons who had been arrested on felony assault charges. We were panicked, confused, and totally out of our element in that we have never needed the services of a lawyer before. Thankfully, while we were traveling across state a relative found Chris online for us and we decided to call. This was the best decision we could have made and it set the course for a positive outcome for our son and family. Not only were we able to get our son released from jail promptly but I believe that Chris's vast experience and expertise was ultimately what led to our son never even being charged. It was a traumatic time for all of us and had we not had Chris on our side I am afraid our son's life would have been changed dramatically and not for the best. Chris is straight forward, frank, very knowledgeable and he treated us with kindness and understanding. Chris is a genuine person who's talent was used to help us in a way that I will never be able to properly thank him for. Contact Chris and Tim, you will immediately be set at ease and I know they will be able to help.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2017
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The Best Defense Attorney You’ll Find
You won’t find anyone else who is as passionate and dedicated to defending you than Chris Black. Your search for a defense attorney ends here.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Black Law, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Costello & Black, P.S.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Costello & Associates, P.S.
  • 2001 - 2007

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, with Honors
  • 1997

Associations

  • Consulate of Mexico in Seattle
  • Consulting Attorney- Criminal Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Board President
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2011
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Superlawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • WACDL Annual Conference
  • Immigration Issues for Defense Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Forging Your Criminal Defense Practice
  • Roundtable
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (14)
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Federal crime Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to work alongside Chris on a federal tax fraud trial in which we represented two of ten co-defendants charged with a total of 105 counts. Chris displayed a command of the facts, thorough understanding of the complex legal issues presented, and a tireless work ethic. He's a fantastic attorney, and I heartily endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
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."
Federal crime Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris has been such a great colleague over the years because he has extensive experience and he's so generous about sharing his knowledge. I highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Black consistently provides insightful and helpful advice. His knowledge and diligence are clearly evident. I endorse him without reservation"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Chris Black. He is patient, diligent, and creative, and has an excellent understanding of the intersection between criminal and immigration laws."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Black is an excellent lawyer. I have complete confidence when referring matters to him."
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Seattle Federal crime Lawyer Christopher Robert Black
Christopher Robert Black
Federal crime Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 22 years