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I have been defending citizens accused of crimes in the Kitsap County area for 21 years.  I am as passionate and commited to this practice as I was the day I stepped into my first courtroom in November, 1990.  I do not have "cases", I have clients, each one with a unique set of life experiences and concerns.  Every one of my clients has my home phone number and cell phone number so that they can reach me at any time, for any reason.  In my practice, the client is the Boss.

I am connected to every component of the criminal justice system in Kitsap County.  I know every deputy prosecutor, most of the local police officers and all of the judges and court personnel.  While this does not necessarily guarantee a better outcome for my clients, it does open many doors and allows me to efficiently procure a positive outcome for the vast majority of my clients.  It also assists me in keeping my legal fees down.

I have represented more than 3,000 citizens accused of felony crimes, taking more than 150 to jury trials.  The charges have ranged from minor offenses such as auto theft and burglary to more serious crimes such as murder, robbery and rape.  I have defended one person charged with a capital murder and we were successful in persuading the jury not to impose the Death Penalty.  I have also represented more than 1,000 citizens accused of misdemeanors, taking dozens to jury trials.  The charges have predominantly been DUI's or Domestic Assaults. 

I look forward to hearing from you to see if I can assist you with your legal issues. 

Tim Kelly



Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Tim Kelly gives quality representation to his clients. He works hard and knows the ins and outs of DUI defense.


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Contact info

Anthony Otto Law Firm

1983 S.W. Bay Street
Port Orchard, WA, 98366-4619


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Humanitarian AwardKitsap County Bar Association2002
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Tim Kelly2012 - 2014
AttorneyAnthony Otto Law Firm2010 - 2011
Public DefenderKitsap County Office of Public Defense2008 - 2009
PartnerCrawford, McGilliard, Peterson & Yelish1990 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Kitsap County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Superior Court Criminal Practice and Procedure CommitteeChair1998 - 2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of WashingtonBusinessBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE- Kitsap County Drug CourtKitsap County Drug Court2001