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Maxwell Boltinghouse

Criminal defense Attorney at Kent, WA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Maxwell L. Boltinghouse, Maxwell Leo Boltinghouse

  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN < 1 year
    Washington - WA 5 years
    Colorado - CO 7 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State MN
    Acquired 2023
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2019
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2016
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Maxwell

Learn Maxwell’s areas of practice.

Maxwell L. Boltinghouse is a young attorney dedicated to zealous representation and advocacy for clients in need.

Maxwell represents clients accused of crimes at all stages of litigation, from bond and pre-trial negotiation, jury trial, probation violation and revocation, to sentencing and reconsideration. He strives throughout the lifespan of his cases to communicate and coordinate with his clients, support staff, and to utilize all other possible resources at his disposal to achieve the best resolution and outcome for his clients.

Maxwell is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he focused on Criminal Defense, Trial Advocacy, and had a passion individual rights. These skills were put to use while completing his degree as he worked with the Arapahoe County public defender’s office.  While completing his degree Maxwell was also involved with a number of social advancement and advocacy organizations promoting legal assistance and education around Colorado.

Maxwell is presently an Attorney at Law with Stewart MacNichols and Harmell, in Kent Washington. In this position, he represents individuals as a court appointed public defender for the city of Kent. In addition to Maxwell's work as a public defender, he also works assisting individuals on a private basis for pending criminal matters. Maxwell is the Chief Supervising Defense Counsel for the Kent Municipal Court's Community Court and is also member of the Kent Municipal Court DUI Court Team. He has experience working in treatment courts and with individuals struggling from mental health, housing, and substance abuse issues. 

Maxwell also works with indivduals attempting to clean up their criminal history and begin anew. He has experience vacating both felony and misdemeanor convictions as well as working to restore firearms rights for convicted indviduals. Maxwell understands the hinderances a criminal conviction can create and works to get his clients a fresh start through vacating those convictions and restoring rights where possible. 

Maxwell is admitted to practice in the State of Washington, State of Colorado (Inactive), the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. 

Maxwell understands the anxiety, frustration, and insecurity that accompanies any legal matter. He is committed to ensuring his clients feel supported and their interests protected through out the legal process.

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Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc
655 West Smith St. Suite 210
Kent, WA, 98148

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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Solved an issue that many lawyers couldn’t
Maxwell Boltinghouse helped me resolve an issue many lawyers couldn’t because it was an unusual case. Additionally, he got it done within short period of time I was pressured under. I would definitely contact him should I need legal representation again in the future!!
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2022
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Review on Maxwell's legal service
Maxwell is a great lawyer with high level of professionalism and respect for the client. He cares a lot about the client and makes sure that the client is aware of the situation and satisfied with the process. Maxwell is available for conversation and provides his clients with as much information as needed. In court, he is very sharp and does his best to get the best result. In summary, he is a great attorney and I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2022
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Great experience ( not talking about court) but working with Maxwell kept me comfortable, he makes you feel like everything is gonna be ok( in my situation). Well spoken, mannered and friendly. Looks out for his Clients
Posted by Patricia | October 7, 2022
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Review (Client)
I was so grateful to have someone with such professionalism and knowledge with the understanding of my legal matter. Maxwell helped me with the most challenges moments of my life and assisted me with other resources that made a huge difference to my future. A special thank you and my appreciation to the dedication that Maxwell put in to resolve my legal situation.
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Posted by Joey | September 21, 2022
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Excellent timely completion of work.
Max entered and cleared a couple archived old case issues where ordinarily an attorney will not tread and engage old cases. Max completed the somewhat difficult work in a very timely manner. I was very disappointing that Max would not budge lower in a set-fee agreement with me and this is my only gripe. Max did well for me, Max completed the needed work done quickly.
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Posted by Samuel | November 16, 2017
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Great Attorney!
I've known Maxwell for two years now and I find him to be an enthusiastic and brilliant attorney. Maxwell has gone beyond the call of duty in my defense and he's treated my case as if he were the defendant. I am impressed with his work and I've been a degree paralegal for twenty-two years - so I know a winner when I see one.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 1-200 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Minnesota Board of Public Defense
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stewart Beall MacNichols & Harmell, Inc., PS
  • 2020 - 2023
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kurt Bennet Attorneys
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Associate
  • The Law Office of Jennifer E. Longtin
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Colorado State Public Defender
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • 18th Judicial District
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • The Goodlow Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2015
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  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City of Kent v. B.G.H.
  • Dismissed
  • City of Kent v. J.H.
  • Not Guilty - 2 Counts Assault; Guilty 1 Count Malicious Mischief III
  • City of Kent v. LSE
  • Dismissal


  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2019 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Volunteer Recognition Award
  • NAMI Pierce County
  • 2019


Speaking Engagements

  • University of Denver - Seminar in Free Speech
  • Freedom of Speech and the Importance of Cohen v. California
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max's approach to criminal defense is driven by his unwavering belief in the principles behind the rights and protections offered to those accused of criminal conduct. He not only is a skilled attorney, but also a human being who treats his clients with respect and understanding."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed by Maxwell's passion for helping his clients in a holistic way, beyond the charges faced and into humanity of putting lives back on track."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Maxwell is a dedicated advocate for his clients who takes the time to get to know their goals and unique circumstances."
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