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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    12 years
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
    11 years
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
    8 years
  4. Business: 25%
    8 years



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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christine E Newbry

    I've known Kurt since law school and I'd recommend him to anyone looking for great counsel and fearless representation.


    Christine Newbry Family Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Kurt. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationKing County Bar Association2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Pro Bono PublicoWashington State Bar Association2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Level 3 ContributorAVVO2008
Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbell2008
Presidents AwardSeattle University School of Law Student Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Kurt E. Boehl, PLLC2005 - Present
N/ASeattle City Attorney's Office2005 - 2005
N/ANorthwest Defenders Association2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
King County Bar Association Drug Policy ProjectMember2009 - Present
NORMLLegal Committee2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsLegal Commitee Member2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
King Co. Superior Court - 06-1-05874-3 SEADismissed
Puyallup Municipal No.3Z0006970; 3Z0006971DSIMISSED
Snohomish County Superior Court No. 12-1-02009-9Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVOMedical Marijuana in Washington State2010
Seattle Criminal Defense BlogEditor2008
AVVOMisdemeanor Criminal Process2008
AVVOFelony Criminal Process in King County2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seattle University - ATLASo you want to be a Trial Lawyer?2006
Introduction to Trial PracticeCivil trial practice2004