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Eric McDonald

Criminal defense Attorney at Silverdale, WA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 9 years
    Puerto Rico - PR 29 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 19 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State PR
    Acquired 1995
    Active Attorney No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2004
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Misdemeanor and Felony defense representation in Kitsap County.

    30 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Military law
    2019-2020 Chair of WSBA LAMP Committee, Retired Naval Lieutenant Commander, JAG Corps Officer, provide criminal defense and civil legal services for Military Personnel and Military Families

    10 years, 300 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    Includes matters related to Military Divorce/Separation

    7 years, 200 cases

  4. Family
    Includes matters related to Military Family Law

    7 years, 200 cases

  5. Immigration
    Native Spanish speaking attorney experienced in serving clients in Federal immigration courts.

    8 years, 50 cases


Compass Legal Services PS & Kitsap Criminal Defense
9481 Bay Shore Dr NW Ste 202
Silverdale, WA, 98383

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Posted by Julie | March 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Went beyond what was required
I feel like a huge weight has been lifted. Being a tenant during COVID 2020/2021 and facing eviction I have been scared and worried. Eric McDonald has done a fantastic job representing me and with grace and kindness. He even went beyond what is required of an attorney and gave me a list of resources to assist me in my search for new housing. Thank you very much Mr McDonald I have been fortunate to have had your services
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Posted by Marc | February 28, 2021
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Landlord Tenant Problem
I recently hired Eric to help deal with my previous landlord. My partner and I lived in our apartment for 3.5 years and paid a deposit when we moved in. The building owner decided to renovate the units and we were supposed to be moved into a new, updated apartment. We were given a specific date, it came and went three times and we were living out of boxes for more than a month. I work from home and my internet had been moved to the new unit as of the first date. We had no choice but to find a new apartment. We did, and gave 4 days shy of a full months notice. Near the end of the month, before we were even supposed to be completely moved out, we got a letter saying we would not be getting our deposit back. My partner stopped by the apartment that night to finish cleaning and return the last key and it had been completely gutted and was full of construction materials. We hired Eric the next day and within a week he had gotten us our deposit back. This guy does not take crap from anyone and it was very clear that our situation was important to him from the first meeting. Cannot thank him or recommend him highly enough!
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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney | Lead Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Compass Legal Services, P.S.
  • 2019 - Present
  • JAG
  • United States Navy
  • 1994 - 2014


  • United States Naval War College
  • Master of Arts: National Security & Strategic Studies
  • 2009
  • Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1985


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Colegio De Abogados de Pueto Rico
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year
  • Kitsap Legal Services
  • 2019

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Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Attorney Eric McDonald has been a key player for my firm since April 2019. He is broadly accomplished in the legal field, a retired JAG and a formidable advocate for all of his clients. A native Spanish speaking attorney, he breaks down barriers to quality legal services. Attorney McDonald's range of expertise in legal practice, proven by record, includes Family Law, Criminal Law, Military Law and Immigration Law. As an attorney and individual, he is a tremendously valuable asset to our firm and our community."
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Silverdale Criminal defense Lawyer Eric McDonald
Eric McDonald
Criminal defense Attorney
Silverdale, WA
Licensed for 29 years