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Carrie Fulton-Brown

Sex crime Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   31 reviews

Licensed for 11 years

About Carrie

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Carrie Fulton Brown, is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Western Washington. Her skill set is unprecedented when it comes to trial advocacy. Trial preparation and discovery are important, but those things can be taught. One major component to a lawyer that is not teachable is the aptitude and expertise that transpires during a court hearing or trial. Ms. Fulton-Brown’s natural instincts are addicting to watch during trial – juries pay attention, trust what she is saying, and she thrives under pressure.

Ms. Fulton-Brown takes full advantage of the law and tactfully applies it to her defense practices. She has secured acquittals at trial and not guilty verdicts for her clients. She has nearly a decade of obtaining amazing results for her clients.

“Criminal charges are high-stakes and emotional. Allegations have a devastating impact on the accused if not handled correctly.” says Ms. Fulton-Brown. She believes every client should have a complete understanding of their rights and makes it her responsibility to provide all her clients with a road map to getting their life back.

Educational and Personal Background
After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, Ms. Fulton-Brown earned her Masters’ degree in Public Administration in 2007. In 2010, she went on to graduate from Seattle University with her Juris Doctorate.  While in law school she was a contributor to the Journal for Social Justice.  In addition, Ms. Fulton-Brown completed the prestigious Trial College at the University of Virginia.

News Coverage of Cases:

  • https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/charges-2-men-raped-woman-in-her-kirkland-home-after-sharing-uber-from-seattle-bar/

 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 11 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/25/2022

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Contact Carrie

Vindicate Criminal Law Group
10655 NE 4th St.
Suite 208
Bellevue, WA, 98004
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Posted by Doug | February 19, 2019
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Life Saver
Carrie is LITERALLY a life saver. I can not begin to explain how knowledgeable, kind, and hardworking she is. I hired her to represent me where she tirelessly worked for 21 months battling to see to it that I did not end up spending life in prison for crime I did not commit. She is attentive, personable, aggressive, and did everything in her power to secure a NOT GUILTY verdict at trial. She is a true gem, who remained diligent, available, and down to earth. I would recommend her to anyone seeking legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2018
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Agressive Lawyer
I was provided access to one of Benjamin & Healy’s best attorneys. Carrie is an extremely knowledgeable individual that knew my legal issue and was able to provide me a detailed explanation of the process I would experience. She has more than ten years of successful work that shows through the positive outcomes of her clients. I was no exception. Her work and negotiation with the Court resulted in a better outcome than I could have expected and I felt the negotiated elements were fair and reasonable. Carrie is a very good communicator who has exceptional experience in providing client advice resulting in favorable judgements. I couldn’t be more pleased working with this attorney and will consult her for all my future legal needs.
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Posted by Dagi | June 26, 2022
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Great
Carrie is an excellent criminal defense lawyer, she is very knowledgeable and she has many years of experience. She will fight for the best possible outcome for your situation, I am very satisfied with her service, I would recommend Carrie for anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by Theresa | November 4, 2021
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Mrs
Our family reviewed credencials online and selected this firm to represent us. Carrie was chosen for Faletoi's case. It was easy to work with her though English is our second language and our very first court case not sure where, who, what, and when is our next move in the court room. Carrie was very helpful, and explain everything in details for us to understand...What an experience for us...but we walk it thru with our Counselor Carrie from the very first day. She is great to work with, and we are very glad to recommend her and the firm to anyone in our community.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2021
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Very Satisfied
My successful court case was handled by Carrie Fulton-Brown. She is highly professional, skilled, attentive, understanding, and respectful. Given my prior experience with other firms, I was extremely impressed with how available and responsive she was when I had questions. Ms. Fulton-Brown always got back to me promptly and always answered each of my messaged questions. Most importantly, I was extremely pleased with the results Ms. Fulton-Brown was able to get for me, in agreement with a challenging prosecutor. I had already fired another law firm, due to their pessimism regarding my case. Fortunately for me, Carrie Fulton-Brown delivered.
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Response from Carrie Fulton-Brown April 26, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave these nice comments! We're so glad we could deliver such good results for your case!
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2020
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Don't judge a book by its cover
I want the person reading this review to know one thing up front and then I'll add a little bit more about my experience. First, don't bother trying to figure Carrie out and if you feel you must question her methods, do so with the assumption that you are most likely wrong. I wanted to feel like Carrie understood what I was going through emotionally and I wanted her to connect with me on that level. That is not what is going to help you be successful and in my experience with Carrie, she's not going to waste anyones time messing around with emotions. What matters most is that she knows what she's doing and that is going to be extremely important as you are paying her to navigate a system that is already set up against you. Second, I am not over stating my last sentence. The system is set up against the accused. I know there are broken people that do very broken, painful and down right destructive things. Unfortunately, the legal system has no way of knowing the difference. As I learned, there are methods and formulas our world has tried to build to help figure out when what you're dealing with is a lie, but as I learned in my case, they can and do get it very very wrong. I was falsely accused of some awful things by my daughter and despite my attempts to go along with the systems methods (meeting with CPS, the detectives, etc.) I found myself arrested and formally charged. Fast forward a year and a half later and Carrie navigated the trial process beautifully, leading the jury to return a just not guilty verdict! Lastly, as i'm learning now that portion is over with, it all doesn't just go away. And for that my friend, I'm very sorry. Like I said, we are working with a very broken system; but with that being said, I was found to be not guilty by 12 of my peers, and I am now free of those charges and able to continue to fight this broken system for my children.
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Posted by Connor | May 13, 2020
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Helpful and hardworking
She helped reduce my felony sex offense to a misdemeanor with no jail time or sex offense registration. This was the hardest and scariest event of my life so far, but one thing I didn’t have to worry about was that Carrie was doing everything she could for me. The cost was average for the services I required, and the office was attentive to my needs.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2019
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Carrie is Very Knowledgeable,Firm &Hardworking Lawyer
My Family hired Carrie to represent me on a case where my wife falsely accused me on a crime I didn't do. Carrie worked on my case very diligently and was able to dismiss my case. I recommend Carrie Fulton-Brown with no reservations to anyone looking for a lawyer.
Posted by Daniel | March 11, 2019
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Will Go The Extra Mile
I hired Carrie Fulton-Brown as my attorney after an unfortunate alcohol induced run in with the law. Carrie was able to negotiate with the prosecutor and get my case dismissed. Carrie is very knowledgeable and was aggressive in her preemptive legal tactics. Carrie was patient and helpful answering all my questions on how my case could play out. I felt confident with my decision and felt informed about what was happening. My case was finished in well under a year. Thank you Carrie for helping me!
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Posted by Stephanie | January 18, 2019
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DV case
I hired Carrie through Benjamin & Healy firm, she made me feel welcome and supported in the moment I needed the most. I was going trought a DV case, she gave me the great news that she got my case dismissed before even going to court. Also they were more than fair with the price. I recommend this firm and her anytime.
Posted by Pierr | October 27, 2018
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Great person great lawyer
I want to thank Carrie for the great work she accomplished for my 19 years old son Without her he would have found himself in a load of problems Thank you again Pierre
Posted by Ed | September 23, 2018
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An Excellent choice
I hired Carrie and the Healy team to represent me in a pre-charge case. Carrie is very firm/aggressive as well as knowledgeable-she put a stop to a situation that could have exulated into a far more complicated case. I would highly recommend Carrie Fulton-Brown. Carrie will help you understand your rights and options.
Posted by Richard | July 25, 2018
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Case Dismissed
My husband was placed in a very serious situation with our daughter and falsely accused of domestic violence. He was thrown into jail over the weekend putting our family in a very dire and stressful situation. We reached out to the law firm of Benjamin and Healy and acquired there services over the weekend! When we met with Ms. Fulton-Brown she was attentive, and knowledgeable. She offered her services to us even after the case was dismissed and helped us in our most serious time of need. We strongly recommend her representation to anyone needing immediate help.
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Posted by Jason | April 30, 2018
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Best outcome for a bad situation
Carrie deftly handled my assault 4 case. She was able to secure an outcome where my record will be cleared after two years. I'm very appreciative of her efforts.
Posted by Joe | March 17, 2018
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Sex offense
I'm a convicted child molester for 20 years I carry help me appeal to the court so I did not have the register anymore
Posted by Patrick | February 1, 2018
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Hire Carrie Fulton-Brown!
I was facing 12+ months of prison time and terrified. I hired Carrie and explained my situation, explained how important it was to find an alternative to prison. Carrie was open, honest, and committed to getting the best result for me. She did just that, and my life is back on track! If you want results, call Carrie Fulton-Brown!
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
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Handled a delicate situation well
I got into trouble in 1998 in Arizona with a problem that followed me to Washington. Carrie petitioned the court to release me from my responsibility and was successful. She's brief, no-nonsense, but will work for you.
Posted by Robert | March 12, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Carrie did everything in her power to secure a reckless driving for me on my second DUI charge in a seven year span (which is usually the punishment for your first if you blow double the legal limit). I am still not really sure how she pulled it off, but I am certain she is an amazing attorney.
Posted by Aaron | February 26, 2016
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An amazing advocate!!
I have had the pleasure of working with Carrie Fulton-Brown on two different occasion. When she was practicing family law she was able to win me full custody of my son. More recently I found myself in need of a criminal defense attorney and by gods grace I found Carrie. At great odds and seemingly impossible circumstances Mrs. Fulton-Brown was able to negotiate an outcome that not only kept me out of jail but gave me the opportunity to continue my life with my family and also participate in a program that will help me better myself through hard work and accountability. I would recommend Carrie to anyone and everyone in need of an attorney. She isn't just an attorney either she is an advocate. She really cares about her work and her clients. You should be lucky to retain her as your council.
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Posted by Jeremy | January 13, 2016
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Great To Work With
Great person to take care of your case! My DV case that was against me was a real life headache. At first I was a little doubtful and scared, but Carrie made it where the case was dismissed right at the end. Carrie is very firm and direct in her actions and this helped me out in the long run. It was a pleasure working with Carrie on my case!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Vindicate Criminal Law Group
  • 2017 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Beckwith Law
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Benjamin & Healy, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Analyst
  • City of Seattle
  • 1999 - 2012
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Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • National Trial Advocacy College
  • 2019
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Seattle University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2007
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
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Legal Cases

  • Rape 2
  • Not Guilty
  • Assault 4 DV
  • Not Guilty
  • DUI / Reckless Driving
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center (NCADRC)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Alumni Volunteer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • Puyallup Tribal Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Seattle Journal for Social Justice - Seattle University
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Criminal Law Award
  • CALI Award for Excellence
  • 2010
  • Scholarship Recipient
  • Rotary Club West Seattle
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Gaining advantage through pre-trial representation in juvenile sex crimes
  • 2015
  • Seattle University Law Review, Journal for Social Justice
  • Limitations of the Federal Vaccine Injury Fund
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wilson High Scool - Law and Government Class
  • Becoming an Attorney - the basics.
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (23)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Carrie is a dedicated, compassionate advocate and I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Carrie in the past, and she is extremely effective and professional. I highly recommend her to anybody looking for a top-notch criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carrie is a compassionate counselor, an accomplished attorney, and a zealous advocate. I fully endorse and highly respect Carrie."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carrie is extremely intelligent and knows how to get results for her clients. I endorse Carrie because she is a phenomenal attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Carrie for several years. She is passionate about the law and about her clients. She is quick to listen and always ready with a knowledgeable response to any question - she is a great attorney and I wholeheartedly endorse her work."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred several clients in need of criminal defense services to Carrie. She is aggressive in her approach and communicates well with prosecutors to help obtain favorable results for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carrie is a exceptional attorney who always advocates zealously on behalf of her clients. I would strongly recommend her services."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"We recruited Carrie into the firm after seeing her win cases that had very challenging facts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Friend
"Carrie is detail oriented and compassionate. I had the opportunity to work with her in law school. She clearly has a passion for the law and helping others in their time of need."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carrie is a caring, compassionate and dedicated attorney. It is clear that she has a passion for legal work and will go the extra mile for her clients."
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Fulton-Brown is committed to serving the needs of her clients. She truly cares about her clients and as a result will fight vigorously to ensure that her client's goals are met. She loves her work and it shows through her dedication not only to her clients, but to the community as well. She has volunteered her services to both the Pierce County Bar Association and the King County Bar Association and continues to provide her services to the King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic."
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Tacoma Sex crime Lawyer Carrie Fulton-Brown
Carrie Fulton-Brown
Sex crime Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 11 years