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Kurt Edward Boehl

Criminal defense Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.9   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 18 years
    Oregon - OR 9 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

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Kurt E. Boehl is recognized as one of the top marijuana lawyers in Washington State.  He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers, an exclusive legal organization composed of 100 trial lawyers from each state.  For the past five years, Kurt was selected as a Rising Star by Washington Law and Politics Magazine.  Kurt was also named as one of Washington State’s top criminal defense attorneys by Seattle Met Magazine.  In addition, Kurt has been awarded the prestigious Martindale Hubbell AV rating and is ranked Superb by the AVVO attorney rating service.  Kurt founded his own criminal defense law firm, the KB Law Group, PLLC, in 2005.  Kurt is a frequent speaker on cannabis law, and consults with a number of cannabusinesses in Washington State.  He received his B.A. from Metropolitan State University in Colorado and his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.

 

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Awards

Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011

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Location

KB Law Group
KB law Group
1250 N Wenatchee Rd
Suite H145
Wenatchee, WA, 98801
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4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Jessica | May 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kurt actually cares
I’ve been meaning to write this review for a long time. I got into some serious trouble and the best decision I ever made was hiring Kurt. He genuinely cares about clients and is super responsive, seriously highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2 counts delivery charges to a C.I.
Let me just start out by saying... I felt completely at a loss and hopeless with my case and court appointed attorney. Thank goodness my sister found Kurt. After having lost so much faith in our judicial system, his professional, honest approach helped me feel that I had a fighting chance. His knowledge of law, availability with communication, presence in court, and making sure I understood each process approaching my trial date, was absolutely priceless. I feel like I have my life back after such a positive outcome and experience with Kurt as my attorney. Without a doubt, I highly recommend Kurt Boehl for any criminal situation you find yourself, family member or loved on in.
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Posted by Evergreen Herbal | December 12, 2013
Kurt, Hands down the best i502/ MMJ attorney in the state.
Hands down the best i502/ MMJ attorney in the state. Knowledgeable, Trustworthy, Connected and I only scratched the surface. Kurt always made us feel like we were one of his important client. When I needed some clarification on some of the packaging regulations for i502, Kurt set up a one on one meeting for us with Randy Simmons the Deputy Director Of the LCB. Kurt is a stud
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Posted by Nathan Gibbs | November 22, 2013
An invaluable asset to our MMJ business
As a medical marijuana business owner, Kurt has helped us navigate the constantly shifting legal and policy issues of our industry for several years. He was initial retained for criminal defense purposes, but over the years has evolved to help us grow our business while providing us a clear understanding of the risks and complications of the medical marijuana environment. He operates on the vanguard of Washington State policy and has forged connections that have been of great value to our business. In the dynamic and volatile world in which we exist, Kurt has provided us with a sense of security and assurance. I am constantly recommending his services to everybody that I meet in our industry.
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Posted by Jeremy | March 27, 2013
Criminal Defense Attorney Review
I, as a client recommend the Legal services of Attorney Kurt Edward Boehl to future clientele. Kurt has provided excellent representation along with knowledge of the Laws within the State of Washington. Kurt has responded in timely manner in representation to Court Hearing's and any other Legal Service's provided to me. My personal experience with Kurt Boehl representing me for approximately a year has been very satisfactory. I would refer Kurt Boehl as Legal representation to family & friends.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2012
I was very pleased with Kurt Boehl's representation.
Kurt was professional while providing clear advice. He was as an excellent advocate and delivered a great result. He provided peace of mind thru the entire process. I reccomend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2011
Great representation in DV charge
Kurt represented me for DV charge against me. He provided detailed information about the twists case might take and what were my options. Since i am on work visa, he insisted on dismissal right from start so it doesnt affect my work status. He managed to supress whatever little evidence prosecution had and also negotiated with them for dismissal of case. His courtroom presence is very good. Even after the case against me was dismissed he continued advicing me with my future options which i appreciated very much.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2011
If you have to make that call, call Kurt
He holds all the qualities i could ask for in a lawyer. I left our initial consultation with great respect and confidence in Mr Boehl. I was impressed by his knowledge of the law and his passion defending my case. Most importantly to me was his ability to communicate, and taking the time to make sure I was well informed on all aspects of my situation. I could not have asked for more!
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Posted by Patrick | May 10, 2011
Very Grateful
I hired Kurt Boehl on the advice from a friend who had personal knowledge of his experience and his character. I am very thankful for the given advice. I needed help in two courts and was looking at a potentially ugly situation in both courts. Kurt listened to my situation, advised me on what to do, and communicated both probable and possible outcomes. I appreciate he didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear, but took the time to explain what could happen and how he would tackle my situation. He was ,comfortable, compassionate, and very skilled. I am so thankful for Kurt's help and I am amazed at what the final resoultion was. It was a better result than I could have ever imagined. I do not hesitate in communicating that Kurt Boehl is both a mind and a heart you want fighting for you if you find yourself in trouble.
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Posted by Justin | April 15, 2011
Goes The Distance
Kurt handled my situation promptly, and intelligently. He is of good faith, and kept me informed through the entire process. Kurt presented the facts in my case and did everything in his power to assist me to a satisfying resolution. I thank him for his sincerity in helping me through the stressful process of the legal system. Thanks again Justin.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2011
Wonderful experience!
When I was facing legal troubles for the very first time, I called Kurt Boehl. He was accessible, punctual, and he kept me informed while going through the court system. The outcome was better than expected. He is trustworthy and I highly recommend Kurt Boehl.
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2011
Super Lawyer
Kurt as an orientation for his clients that is rare to find among lawyers. He understands and executes with an approach to service branded by greats like Nordsrom. Kurt is the real deal, he cares about doing a great job, and it shows.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2011
Kurt is a life saver!
First and foremost Kurt is the most HONEST attorney I have ever spoken with. He will actually listen to you and hear your side of the story out instead of just trying to brush you under the rug with a quick plea bargain. I would recommend Kurt for any type of case State or Federal. When you walk through the King County Courthouse with Kurt Boehl you can see first hand the respect that he has earned within the Law community with the way his peers will go out of their way just to say hello to the guy.
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Posted by Sean | August 10, 2010
Solid Legal Advice
Kurt Boehl is a solid person. From the minute I called for his legal advice to him following up with on every little detail / question I may have had. Kurt was very understanding and believed in me. I felt almost like I was talking with a very good friend, but instead this person is one of Seattle’s best lawyers. With that said I hope that I never will need Kurt Boehl's legal experience again, but if for whatever reason…He is the first person I will be calling.
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Posted by Nicole | March 17, 2010
My hero
This man was a very knowledgeable and trustworthy man. He turned my most awful and unforgetable experience and made it into something that will be nothing but a memory. He made something that i thought would haunt me for the rest of life into something that seems like it has simply disapeared. I could not be more appreciative of this man. He made me feel at ease and confident about my case by always keeping me updated in a timly matter and always convesating with me about my case and answering all my questions with patience and respect, he always made sure i knew what was happening and understood all of the courts lingo.
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Posted by James | August 21, 2009
Great Experience
Kurt was referred to me by several of his past clients who all have had great outcomes while working with Kurt. From the beginning, it was clear he was more knowledgeable than other lawyers I had spoken with. He was very reasonable and understanding when it came to making the payment. It was clear Kurt is a respected member of the lawyers community, and never stopped negotiating with the prosecutor til the very end. My case resulted in a very favorable outcome that was in no doubt from Kurt's aggressive approach. I would confidently recommend him if you need legal help, just as he was referred to me.
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Posted by Mike | April 12, 2008
Talk with Kurt, you'll be glad you did
I was facing a felony charge because of a really dumb mistake. I was afraid that I might loose everything and possibly end up in jail. Kurt was recommended to me by someone who knows competent attorneys in this area. I was looking for a skilled and experienced attorney, and I got that and much more. From the first time I spoke with Kurt, I could tell that he had the necessary experience and he would give my case the time and attention to get the best outcome possible. My case was reduced to a misdemeanor with a deferred sentence, no jail. This is the best outcome I could have hoped for. Kurt definitely made a difference; he had references for professional evaluators to help my case and he knew what the prosecutor’s office needed to get a deal done. But just as important, Kurt met his commitments. When he promised to do something, he did it. Kurt spent the time to give me the moral support and answer my questions — even when I asked them over and over. Kurt promptly returned phone calls and was pro-active in making sure I was doing what I needed to do. If you get yourself into a bad situation, and you want the best chance of the best outcome, talk to Kurt.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2008
Kurt is what a lawyer should be
We had the hardest time finding a lawyer that believed in my case and in me when I was accused of a crime that I didn't commit. Even after local newspapers printed articles that cleared my name, defense attorneys in the area just wouldn't listen and couldn't believe that the police could have been so mistaken. I spent a month in jail, while being denied medical care because my public defender wouldn't listen to my side of the story and insisted that I plead guilty. Kurt listened to us and after he took the case he discovered that there was video evidence that cleared my name. In a couple weeks after he was on the case the prosecutor and police both were convinced I was innocent, all charges were dropped. He worked hard to make sure my rights were protected and really believed in what he was doing. He is passionate about his work and his background definitely works to his advantage. I would recommend Kurt to anyone who needed someone to protect their rights and ensure that they had a competent and professional lawyer on their side. Thank you Kurt, for being everything a good lawyer should be.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2008
Client Review
Kurt's extensive legal experience on both sides of the law heavily influenced my decision to retain his counsel. The initial decision to retain him was further validated by his demonstrated abilities to communicate, investigate and present my case. My case was challenging in many ways as I live in a different state, it involved multiple parties in different states, and it concerned an aging matter that required much research and coordination in compiling information and records long buried. During this difficult process I came to admire and trust Kurt's commitment to his clients, profession and the truth. His honest, understanding and friendly manner made communicating with him, even at long distances and without the benefit of having met face-to-face during the investigative process leading up to the hearing, easy and effective. Despite conducting affairs over long distances, Kurt always maintained frequent contact, keeping me in the loop as to his professional initiatives and correspondence with the court, as well as providing insight and advice. Faced with the challenge of reconstructing years of records and information, Kurt went the extra mile on many occasions to locate the necessary people and records that were needed to accurately present my case. His continuous and tenacious search for the truth, coupled with his skillful communication and presentation to the court lead to a long-awaited positive outcome. I was not only pleased with the ruling, but with the process and level of professionalism with which he conducted the entire affair which, based on my past experiences, can be lacking. I highly recommend Kurt Boehl based on his astute knowledge of the law, his commitment to his clients, his ability and desire to go the extra mile to search out and convey the truth in the face of adversity, and his ability to communicate effectively and professionally with any and all persons.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2008
Client Review
I highly recommend Kurt Boehl as a defense attonrney. Kurt's knowledge of legal proceedings and of jurisdiction were key to our defense. After meeting and speaking with several other attorneys, I choose Kurt Boehl. He is much more personable and easy to talk to than any of the others. Kurt was very responsive in returning all of my phone calls if I did not get a chance to actually speak to him the first time. He was able to answer all of my legal concerns, and there were a lot of question's that I had. Kurt's positive attitude helped me to relax during our trial, knowing that all my legal worries were being handled professionally. Kurt was recommended to us by a friend, and I would recommend him to any friend or family member of mine. You will be in good hands entrusting Kurt to your legal needs.
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Cost

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Kurt E. Boehl, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Seattle City Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Northwest Defenders Association
  • 2004 - 2004

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • King Co. Superior Court - 06-1-05874-3 SEA
  • Dismissed
  • Puyallup Municipal No.3Z0006970; 3Z0006971
  • DSIMISSED
  • Snohomish County Superior Court No. 12-1-02009-9
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • King County Bar Association Drug Policy Project
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • NORML
  • Legal Committee
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Legal Commitee Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Publico
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Level 3 Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2008
  • Presidents Award
  • Seattle University School of Law Student Bar Association
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seattle University - ATLA
  • So you want to be a Trial Lawyer?
  • 2006
  • Introduction to Trial Practice
  • Civil trial practice
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (28)
Endorse Kurt
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Kurt since law school and I'd recommend him to anyone looking for great counsel and fearless representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kurt. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt is an excellent attorney who fights hard for his people. He gets great results for his clients. I highly recommend Kurt's services to anyone facing a criminal charge in Western Washington."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt is an excellent criminal defense lawyer, who I send clients to without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've seen Kurt's work on a number of cutting-edge drug defense arguments. It's obvious he knows the relevant laws inside-out; what's impressive is his relentlessness in homing in not only on the details of the laws, but the policy considerations that animate them. That gives depth and color to his arguments. It's the kind of work that judges respect, and that delivers the best results possible for clients. I also had the good fortune to have Kurt's input in the early stages of drafting Initiative 502, Washington's new marijuana regulation law. He brought his same keen eye, coupled with an energy and commitment that made it clear he wanted to help his clients in the long-term, not just during the immediate crises for which they'd retained him. Kurt loves his work, which makes it easy for him to go above and beyond for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kurt is an excellent attorney who I have worked with on several matters over the past few years."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Kurt on a number of matters. His preparation and professionalism are second to none. I have no doubt that he brings this approach to each client he serves, and I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kurt is an aggressive and dedicated advocate for his clients, and I endorse him with no reservations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Boehl for several years and have sought his advice on numerous occasions. He is an excellent criminal defense attorney with a thorough understanding of criminal law. He is highly regarded by his peers, and I whole-heartedly endorse his work. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Kurt practice in several courts over the course of the last several years. He is a skilled advocate for his clients and a professional in every respect. I sincerely endorse Kurt Boehl."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred many criminal matters to Kurt Boehl, and will continue to refer him to handle ANY criminal matter a person may be faced with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Kurt is persistent and will get the resuls needed for your best outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kurt is a fighter in the courtroom and someone you want on your side should you face a criminal charge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kurt gives nothing less than 100% to each and every client he represents. He does not shy from difficult cases and has the experience and drive to get results. I have worked with Kurt both in and out of the courtroom and highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best possible representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Boehl is an excellent attorney. He offers an intelligent and creative approach to resolving complex legal matters, and is eager to pursue justice for his clients. I endorse Mr. Boehl's work, especially as a criminal defense attorney, and I would highly recommend him to my friends and family."
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Seattle Criminal defense Lawyer Kurt Edward Boehl
Kurt Edward Boehl
Criminal defense Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 18 years