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Practice areas


  1. Child Abuse: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

20 total 

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  • Michelle Rose Ahrens

    I endorse this lawyer. He is the go to guy in criminal defense and when I have questions in my own practice I call him. He works hard for his clients, his knowledge of the law is stellar and his integrity is surpassed by none. When I am not available for a case, I refer people to Jan.


    Michelle Ahrens Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Margaret Doyle Fitzpatrick

    Jan has been my “go to” criminal lawyer for years. Jan has helped many of my clients in extremely tough situations. I recommend him without reservation.


    Margaret Fitzpatrick Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC

2025 First Avenue
Penthouse A
Seattle, WA, 98121


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
SuperLawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerEllis, Li & McKinstry, PLLC1987 - Present
Public DefenderCity Of Kent1992 - 1994
AttorneyAttorney at Ogden Murphy Wallace1984 - 1986
AttorneyAttorney at Law Offices of Michael A. Frost1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Admitted to Practice1984 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
STATE v. SLIDER 38 Wn. App. 689 (1984)Affirmed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of IdahoLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Weschler SymposiumHow a Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Involved with Family Law Issues2012
Legal Issues for ChurchesChild Abuse Reporting2012