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Joseph W Kuhlman

Criminal defense Attorney at Spokane, WA

4.3   12 reviews

also known as Joe Kuhlman, J. Kuhlman


Licensed for 12 years

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Joe Kuhlman has been recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the region for 2018 and 2019 by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine. Joe Kuhlman was also selected as one of Washington State’s top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.  He and was awarded the “Client’s Choice Award for 2017” by AVVO. Joe Kuhlman has also been recognized as one of the “10 Best Attorneys” in Washington for client satisfaction for2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

With a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from East Tennessee State; Joe Kuhlman graduated from Gonzaga School of Law and has been practicing since 2009. Aside from his experience as a defense attorney, Joe Kuhlman served the people of Spokane County as a prosecutor for the State of Washington for nearly six years. He has significant insight and inside understanding of what the government tries to accomplish when initiating a case. Involved with litigation his entire career, spanning the entire state of Washington, Joe Kuhlman brings a tested and experienced litigation practice to serve his client’s needs.

The Kuhlman Law Office combines the traditional legal practice with current
communications technology. We provide in person and virtual meetings for our clients in order to adapt to their busy schedules.

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Debra | August 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Articulate and Exceptionally Skilled
Joe is a skillful attorney who quickly grasped the details of our need when we were faced with an extremely life altering allegation. He made the process understandable and took quick action, resulting in a successful resolution. Joe's personal demonstration of effort, courage and skill is impressive.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Kuhlman Law Office
  • 2017 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Spokane County Prosecutor
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Lee & Associates
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • East Tennessee State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • State v. Williams: (Murder in the First Degree)
  • Negotiations to a Lesser Charge for Minimum Time
  • State v. Adams: (Attempted Murder in the First Degree)
  • Pending
  • State v. Soderberg: (Murder in the First Degree / Solicitation to Commit Murder)
  • Trial
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Associations

  • Spokane County Bar Association, Diversity Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney: Spokane
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Law Firms
  • American Institute of Criminal Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Spokane & Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Spokane & Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Law Firms
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Spokane & Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Excellence in Public Service
  • Lutheran Community Services
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine
  • Best of the Best 2018: Lawyers
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Satori
  • Criminology and Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (18)
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe is a zealous advocate for his clients and his knowledge of the law is outstanding. I recommend Joe without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe's knowledge of the law is surpassed only by his dedication to his clients. I would not hesitate recommend Joe for any legal matter, and would completely trust his legal analysis on any legal issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Joe since he was a prosecutor. He has always been knowledgable, ethical, and hard working. I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a knowledgeable and highly effective advocate for his clients. I recommend him to clients in need of his skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is an excellent attorney. I had the privilege of working as opposing counsel to Joe when he was working as a Spokane County Prosecutor. He was always very knowledgeable about the law and his cases, and willing to work towards a reasonable resolution."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe has a good balance of being aggressive in the service of his cases, while also understanding the realities of the situation. I have worked with him in the past and he has shown the ability to work effectively to achieve the best results in each case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Kuhlman for years and worked closely with him on a number of issues, often as opposing counsel. I have always been impressed with his knowledge of the law, professionalism, and commitment to justice. Due to his experience and knowledge of criminal law, I will not hesitate to refer to Mr. Kuhlman on matters of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor, Joe has a unique set of skills and knows how to spot weaknesses in the government's case. He is confident in the courtroom and fights hard to get his clients the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Joe."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Joe for about three years. Over that time, Joe and I have been opposing counsel on several cases. Joe is charismatic, able to think quickly on his feet, and hard working. I recommend him to any potential clients looking for a defense attorney ready to put up a fight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe is the perfect mix of skill, professionalism, and integrity. I would endorse him and trust your case with him without hesitation. Want a pro? Go with Joe!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Kuhlman is a hardworking and bright attorney. His years in prosecutorial work for the county will undoubtedly serve him as he works as a defense attorney. He is incredibly familiar with the laws, easy to work with, and professional. He is a zealous advocate for his clients. It was always a pleasure to work with Joseph."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe and I graduated Law School together and have worked in the Spokane legal community ever since. Joe is a fierce advocate for his clients. If you need a criminal defense attorney I would recommend getting a hold of Joe."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe is a terrific lawyer. I have had several cases with him when he was working as a prosecutor. I am happy to see that he has rejoined the ranks of the criminal defense bar. He brings the skill and insight he gained as a prosecutor to best serve his clients charged with criminal offenses. I refer cases to Joe Kuhlman with confidence. He is well respected by judges and lawyers in our community. As a former prosecutor he has the unique experience of knowing the inner-workings of the prosecutor's office and the state's perspective when charging and prosecuting cases. A criminal defendant with Joe in their corner will be well served."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mr. Kuhlman for many years, and have seen him in court on numerous occasions. He is a zealous and charismatic advocate, and a persuasive representative. I endorse Mr. Kuhlman for any criminal matter."
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