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Krisztian G Carrasco

Criminal defense Attorney at Vancouver, WA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Kris Carrasco

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 13 years
    Oregon - OR 15 years
    California - CA 13 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Krisztian

Learn Krisztian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All felony and misdemeanor offenses including, firearms crimes, violent offenses, drug offenses and property crimes.

    16 years, 3,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    Driving under the influence, under 21 and consuming alcohol or marijuana or other controlled substances, operating commercial vehicle with alcohol in system, and Department of Licensing (DOL) hearings

    16 years

  3. Domestic violence
    Assault domestic violence, self-defense, protection order violations, malicious mischief, residential burglary, unlawful imprisonment and rescinding no-contact orders.

    16 years

  4. Personal injury
    Car accidents, premises liability, product liability.

    16 years

Kris has been practicing DUI, criminal defense and personal injury law in the Vancouver and Portland areas for over a decade.  He taken over 50 cases to jury trial from felonies, DUIs, domestic violence charges and plaintiff's personal injury. 

Kris grew up in Los Angeles, California and attended the University of Southern California where he graduated with majors in Philosophy and Political Science, with honors.  Kris then attended Lewis and Clark Law School where he graduated with certification in Criminal Law. 

Kris has worked for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office where he practiced complex civil liabilities defense.  Kris has been hired as special trial counsel in Los Angeles where he has won significant verdicts for personal injury plaintiffs.  Kris has worked in public defense in Washington before opening up his own firm deticated to protecting clients rights in criminal defense and personal injury. 

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Kris Carrasco Law Office
1014 Franklin Street
Vancouver, WA, 98660

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5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by George | February 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Amazing Lawyer
When the mother of my son had me arrested for false domestic violence charges and then kidnapped him to Washington from California state, she filed a restraining order keeping me from our son. He was 3 at the time and had been with me every day. The stories she submitted to the court were meritless and lies. I hired Kris and he looked at the case from a very judicial stand point, arguing that Washington had no jurisdiction over me in California. The opposing attorney made all types of stories up about me with no proof and instead of getting sucked into an argument, Kris stuck to the law. A temp judge made a decision that Washington had jurisdiction over me in California despite the very clear law and requirements that had not been met. He purposefully made the judge repeat herself and asked her to explain. Shortly after this he submitted a motion for reconsideration and a commissioner (highest level superior judge) reviewed it and agreed with Kris, that Washington had no jurisdiction. The restraining order was rescinded and as a result after 102 days I was able to get my son back. This was one of the worst times of my life and every day was a nightmare. Kris communicated in a way that helped me handle it and gave me trust in him. He did me more than one favor over the course of the months that I had him on retainer. He could of treated me differently because I was in California but instead he went out of his way to fight for me and my son. I can't thank him enough or recommend him enough. We need more lawyers like Kris in this country.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Free Legal. ADVICE
Gave me matter of fact. advice. , which helped me feel confident. About my troubles and how. To move forward.
Posted by Jesse | January 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best DUI Lawyer
I had a recent DUI and they were asking for 30 days jail. I hired Kris and they dismissed the charge at the next court appearance. Kris also helped my friend a year ago with her DUI. He's very easy to talk to and honest about the process. Couldn't recommend him enough
Posted by Mariah | November 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney!
I was arrested over the summer on a DUI and I was devastated. I called Kris and he walked me through everything really patiently and professionally. Kris gave me the best and worst case scenario and was very honest about the situation. He got the charge reduced to a speeding ticket with no jail or license suspension and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Alex | October 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Best in Vancouver
I got a DUI in September 2019 and I called Kris and he guided me through the entire process from best to worst case scenario. He was very patient and professional. Kris ended up settling my case two months later for a deal that was much better than I expected. I almost feel bad taking it. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
I was facing a DUI after causing a car accident and I was told by other lawyers that it would be impossible to escape the DUI charge. Kris was straight forward with me and had a plan from the beginning to get me the best shot at a plea bargain. He ended up negotiating a reduced charge with no jail and no DUI on my record! He is amazing.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Kris was the talented, dependable lawyer I needed.
I needed a lawyer after I made a mistake that resulted in a legal case. I was scared, angry at myself and completely unaware of how these things worked. Kris was calm, professional, knowledgeable and succinct. I realized after the first time I talked to him that he knew how to navigate the system and wasn't willing to take no for an answer. Because of his very determined efforts, I ended up being allowed to do Diversion. I just celebrated the successful completion of that journey, without any convictions on either charge. Kris understood that I needed help. He listens well, responds to correspondence effectively and made an impact on my life that I will never forget. Trust Kris to tell you the honest situation and be able to talk about the possibilities of where things could go.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2015
Call Kris for help
The allegations made against my son we're dismissed because of Kris. A neighbor alleged that my son was harassing and stalking her son. Also, that he was damaging their property. After meeting with Kris he went to court and the allegations and request for a restraining order were dismissed. Kris handled the entire situation with confidence. He was quick in responding to our questions and always got back to us in a very timely manner. Kris is a professional who put our minds at ease. I would highly recommend Kris to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by jilelizajones | January 3, 2014
Amazing, Efficient, Superb - Simply the BEST
Kris, was our savior.. we had been currently dealing with DUI charges when we had a DV incident, things were blown out of proportion and Kris helped us get through the most difficult time in our life. He was always available by phone, email and even text. He was very easy to work with, relaxed and helped us to relax. He was also very knowledgeable about the law, and understanding to our situation. He worked with the prosecution to get us the best deal absolutely possible. When we called on him again to help with another situation (not DV related) Kris was immediately able to help and had a court approval completed within 24 hours of our request! We honestly cannot say enough good things about him. Kris is definitely our go-to attorney for anything life will throw our way!
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2012
Fantastic attorney
Getting charged with a DUI was one of the most terrifying moments of my life but Kris' extensive knowledge of the law put me at ease and wound up getting me out of trouble. Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2012
I cannot thank Kris enough
Kris worked tirelessly on my case. He helped me keep my gun rights and kept me out of jail with an amazing plea bargain.
Posted by Nate | November 18, 2011
Kris Won My Trial
I was facing several dometic violence charges and Kris beat all of them in trial. He did an excellent job!
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2011
He is an AMAZING attorney
Kris represented me on my domestic violence case against my ex boyfriend. Not only is he really smart and knows the law really well, he put me at ease immediately and I knew I was in good hands. Oh yeah, he's really handsome
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kris Carrasco Law Office
  • 2010 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2003


  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2007
  • University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Washington v. J
  • Dismissal
  • City of Vancouver v. W
  • Plea Bargain
  • City of Vancouver v. V
  • Not Guilty verdict on all counts
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  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Certificate in Criminal Law
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Washington State Association for Justice, Criminal
  • Criminal Procedure
  • 2020
  • Portland Community College
  • Basics of Criminal Law
  • 2013
  • Forward Colorado
  • Federal Election Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (15)
Endorse Krisztian
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Carrasco is a solid attorney and person and I recommend him to anyone need a criminal law attorney. Mr. Carrasco and I had several cases together when I was a prosecutor and he always worked hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kris is a talented attorney that works very hard to ensure that his clients achieve the best possible resolutions. I endorse him with complete faith and confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Krisztia. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've worked with Kris for over 4 years. He is highly competent, professional, and gets excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I work with Mr. Carrasco and value his insights in my own case management and trial preparation. He is a valuable resource and a skilled and competent litigator. I would recommend to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kris is a fantastic lawyer. He works hard for his clients, and gets great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Kris as opposing counsel on a number of matters. He truly believes in his clients and is willing to bend over backwards to work hard in investigating, preparing and presenting their case at trial, and throughout the plea bargaining process. He is an attorney who cares about the people he works for, which was always apparent in working cases with him previously."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the opportunity to work with Mr. Carrasco on a number of criminal and civil matters. First and foremost, Mr. Carrasco's highest priority is the needs and interests of his clients. His extensive knowledge of the law surpasses most other attorneys I've worked with and he always is one step ahead of oppossing counsel with respect to the resolution of his cases. Mr. Carrasco is an effective and talented trial attorney and I endorse his work and have strong regard for his abilities as an advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kris is a talented and effective trial attorney. He has the intellect and courage required to try difficult and complex cases--well. It explains why so many of his jury verdicts result in acquittals."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kris is a very good attorney. He works hard to defend his clients and he's not afraid to think outside the box to find the right solution. I often discuss cases with him and appreciate his insight into legal matters. I endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kris really needs to upload a headshot. He has amazing hair."
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