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Kristina Louise Selset

Criminal defense Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1992
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Kristina L. Selset
Attorney at Law
2601 Fourth Avenue., Suite 470
Seattle, WA, 98121

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Posted by Mike | March 5, 2024
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Excellent counsel and client support
We cannot praise Kristina enough , as a family we Just wanted to send you a note to say thank you so much for all your help and support during the title IX process and the whole traumatic episode. Without your astute professionalism and guidance I don’t think the accused could have coped and even though the outcome was probably the best that could be expected considering the current environment which is heavily biased in favour of the accuser, your professional counsel and ability to challenge the vagueness and inaccuracies of the allegations was second to none . I cannot commend more highly the handling and performance of you and your team in this matter and as such we very much appreciate all your efforts. Should anyone be unfortunate to find themselves in such a situation I would wholeheartedly recommend contacting Kristina and the Marshall team and get them in your corner as early in the process as possible.
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Posted by Jian | January 5, 2023
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The best attorney
Kristina Selset was my representation, and I had the pleasure of working with her. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and calm. Our case outcome was very uncertain and could go either way, but she guided us smoothly and provide us lots of options to minimize the potential bad outcome. Due to her excellent representation, we are pleased that we did not get any bad outcome and are free of charge. I would like to recommend Kristina and the Marshall Defense Firm when it comes to life’s precious gems like your children or dealing with CPS. I can’t tell you how comfortable I felt during the whole process by knowing someone on my team that was knowledgeable and put my mind at ease. I really appreciate everything she has done for my family!
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2022
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excellent representation
We hired Kristina to help with an unfortunate case with Seattle Public School District and CPS. She was exceptionally responsive, always getting back to us the same day. She was exceptionally knowledgeable and was able to guide our case to a successful and positive conclusion in a matter of weeks. Though we hope we don't have to, we would hire her again in a minute!
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2021
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A bright light...
I was referred to Kristina Selset from Marshall Defense. She was a very bright light for me at a time of really high anxiety. Her calm and professional demeanor showed me she cared for her clients and it gave me emotional support when I truly needed it. My situation was a bit unusual so she stopped the consult about half way through to research the law and then gave me excellent factual advice. I'll be forever grateful and recommend Kristina's services without hesitation. Sincerely, thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2021
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Extremely capable and easy to work with
Kristina is a top-notch attorney and won the most favorable possible outcome for us. My son is a college student going to a university in the Seattle area. He had a bad breakup with a girlfriend of 2 yrs who had a long history of mental illness. I won’t get into the details but the incident happened 6 months into the relationship. In most people’s eye’s the incident would be understandable and normal. But the student code of conduct is unreasonably stringent so we took action to address it with Kristina. She gave us great counsel on how to handle the case. It wasn’t just the legal aspect but also the overall strategy and interfacing with bureaucrats in this delicate matter. She advocated for our position while maintaining a positive collaborative tone with the authorities in charge. Very thorough and explained things well while offering us various options and recommendations. She was pleasant to work with and was very articulate in having meaningful dialogue. We are grateful for her work nd give her high recommendations.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2021
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Top Notch Attorney and Person
Our son, who is in college in the greater Seattle area, was falsely accused of rape by a young woman and arrested. We found the Marshall Defense Firm online and contacted them the same day. They responded very quickly and helped get our son out on bail. From the very first phone call, we felt that they truly cared about our son and our family. David Marshall and Kristina Selset provided excellent legal counsel, and their paralegal Tracey was also very helpful to us. Kristina was there for every hearing, helped us navigate the bail system as well as contact with detectives, reassured our frightened son and us, replied promptly to calls and emails, helped with an attempted eviction by our son's place of residence, and handled every situation with a calm demeanor. We live 2000 miles away, and this was a very stressful time for all of us. The Marshall Defense Firm helped get our son out from under the false indictment, as well as helped us to navigate this situation from a distance. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
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Helped me get cleared of false accusations
At the time of my arrest, I felt lost and terrified. Kristina was eager to help me through the legal minefield I found myself in. She carefully and clearly explained the process of my interactions with the court to me, and eagerly guided me through all the hiccups I encountered along the way, until my case was finally dismissed. Couldn't recommend her enough.
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Washington
  • B.A.
  • 1984


  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • "Rising Star"
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2000
  • "Rising Star"
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 1999
  • President's Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1998
  • President's Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1996
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
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"Kristina Selset is an active member of the criminal defense bar who cares deeply about the law and the rights of accused persons. She generously shares her knowledge with newer attorneys, and her expertise regarding domestic violence and criminal defense in Washington courts is obvious. My impression: Ms. Selset is a knowledgeable, personable, and responsive attorney with a deep commitment to excellence in criminal defense practice."
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Seattle Criminal defense Lawyer Kristina Louise Selset
Kristina Louise Selset
Criminal defense Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 31 years