5 years, 500 cases
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Public Service Award||GU Law SBA||2012|
|Magna Cum Laude||Gonzaga University School of Law||2012|
|Dean's List||Gonzaga University School of Law||2012|
|Cum Laude||Central Washington University||2008|
|Principal||Kertchen Law||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Smith & White||2012 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington||Member||2016 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit||Member||2015 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association Small and Solo Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Bar #45183||Member||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Member||2012 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2012 - 2015|
|State v. S.T.||Felony vacated and firearm rights restored.|
|State v. R.R.||Felony vacated and firearm rights restored.|
|State v. M.Z.||Relieved of duty to register as sex offender, juvenile record sealed, firearm rights restored.|
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|Blog||Legally Sound Blog||2016|
|NWSidebar||Case Analysis: Second Amendment Does Not Protect Concealed Carry||2016|
|NWSidebar||Supreme Court on Use of Refusal to Submit to Field Sobriety Tests: No Clear Holding||2016|
|WACDL||DUI Newsletter: Challenging the Per Se Prong of I-502||2014|
|Defense Magazine (WACDL)||Vacation and Expungement and Sealing, Oh My!||2014|
|Defense Magazine (WACDL)||Suppressing Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and Refusals||2014|
|WACDL||DUI Newsletter: DUI Cases: A Year in Review||2014|
|NWSidebar||Marijuana and Driving: 2014 Update||2014|
|NWSidebar||Friday 5: A Crash Course in Better Citation||2013|
|NWSidebar||SCOTUS Approves Use of Pre-Miranda Silence as Evidence of Guilt||2013|
|NWSidebar||SCOTUS Gives Green Light to Pre-conviction Warrantless DNA Collection||2013|
|NWSidebar||Changes in DUI Laws on the Horizon?||2013|
|NWSidebar||SCOTUS Clarifies DUI Blood Draw Warrant Requirement||2013|
|Gonzaga Law Review||Initiative 692, Now and Then: The Past, Present, and Future of Medical Marijuana in Washington State||2012|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||J.D.||2012|
|Central Washington University||Accounting||B.S.||2008|
|Northwest Now||Initiative 1491||2016|
|Gun Laws in Washington (Spokane)||Gun Laws in Washington||2016|
|Gun Laws in Washington (Seattle)||Gun Laws in Washington||2016|
|7 Keys to a 21st Century Law Practice||Digital Signatures||2016|
|Pierce County DAC||Post-conviction Relief||2015|
Posted by Heath
Vitality Kertchen is a great lawyer . Restored my gun rights in the time he said he would and kept in contact with me through the whole process . I would recommend him to everyone . A very professional lawyer. I am very pleased..
Posted by Richard
He did a Great Job. Very straight up.
Very timely on calling back or Emails.
He is a Good Attorney...
Posted by Todd
I'm over pleased with how easy this was!
I'm a single father and work construction so i did not have a lot of time in my schedule to meet with Mr Kertchen.
we took care of my problem via 2 e-mails and 2 phone calls!
His staff is is friendly over the phone, answers your calls or returns them quickly!
Thank You very much!
Jennifer Richards, Elder law Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I attended law school with Vitaliy and practiced in the same community with him in Washington. He has an excellent reputation in the community. This is probably because Vitaliy is always well prepared and knowledgeable about every aspect of a case when he goes to court. If you want a no-nonsense attorney who will get results, call Vitaliy.
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