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Christopher Michael Hoxie

Estate planning Attorney at Kennewick, WA

4.4   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 10 years
    Colorado - CO 10 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2013
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2013

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Chris was originally born in Clarksville, Tennessee, but moved to the Tri-Cities area when he was five. He attended Kingdergarten through high school here, graduating from Kamiakin High School.

He recieved a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Washington University, and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.


Mr. Hoxie formerly practiced as Prosecuting Attorney in Benton County, and in private practice represented three of the four largest banks in the Nation, as well as other entities.

With Clearwater Law Group, Chris’ practice areas include: Family Law, Criminal Defense, Estate & Succession Planning, Elder Law & Probate, Personal Injury, and General Civil Litigation.


Chris is admitted to practice law in the States of Washington and Colorado.


Chris enjoys reading, classical and jazz music, plays and musicals, and has an undying fascination with technology all of its diverse forms.


Christopher Michael Hoxie
5205 W Clearwater Ave
Kennewick, WA, 99336-1930

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4.4 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
Posted by Dora Delgado | March 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate
Mr. Hoxie is very smart man explained to him my issues and right away he knew what needed to be done. Very fair price will definitely recommend. My case was done in less then 5 months.
Posted by Tiffany | July 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Chris has been my go to attorney for me and my family in different situations.I trust this mans work. Chris will do what he can to help you out. Chris has recently helped my brother dismiss a false DUI charge brought to him by Snohomish County. This was a stressful case and I knew I could trust him to help my brother. Chris is very knowledgeable in different areas of law I highly recommended him.
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Posted by Kenia | July 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney I’ve ever had!!
I hired Christopher on a family law case I had a while back & he did wonders for my case!! I am an extremely satisfied client. He is fierce in the court room. He knows exactly what his client wants & he’s not afraid to tell the judge!! Something I really appreciated about Chris and his law firm is that they would give me a call prior to my court date to remind me of it, even when I didn’t have to be present. I felt like I always was in the loop about my case. After the experience I had with Christopher, I’ve made him my go to. His law office practices a lot of different law so it’s definitely my new go to attorney.
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Posted by Joshua Valle | November 26, 2019
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Amazing Attorney
Christopher Hoxie is an amazing attorney. Mr. Hoxie represented me on a criminal matter, and he fought for my case and obtained an amazing result for me. I admire his tenacious attitude in court. He will go above and beyond for his clients.
Posted by Roxy | September 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Chris represented me in an ugly custody battle that lasted way over a year. His team and himself are very knowledgeable. I’m forever thankful for their countless time & efforts preparing for my trial. Emma, is hands down the BEST paralegal in their office. Emma is amazing at what she does. She truly does care about their clients and their needs. Chris displayed himself very professional, effective & efficient. I’m proud to have had them in my corner.
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Posted by Erik | September 17, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Chris was personable and professional in our meetings. He has delivered on all my requests in a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
I've been working with Mr. Hoxie on my divorce and have been very satisfied with him and his legal team. They have taken the time to listen to me, gather facts, and map out a sensible, thoughtful strategy. They take the time to quickly respond to my questions and are great in keeping me informed of developments that come up. I would recommend Mr. Hoxie to anyone needing a dissolution attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2019
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Competence, Compassion & Commitment
Chris and his staff handled my divorce with competence, compassion and commitment. I was kept well-informed throughout the process, and my requests for information were answered in timely manner. He earned his fee, as well as my respect and gratitude.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good for consultation but not representation
Let me start by saying that MR Hoxie is an intelligent man and knows the laws and regs . However his extent of knowledge stops at consultation . When it comes to representation , he seems not have time to thoroughly prepare a good defense in court . His interpersonal skills may not be the best and that reflected in his failure to convince the judge of what is considered the “ norm “ in child support law . Unfortunately , once you hire him , the whole focus becomes centred about how he can bill you more rather than what is in your best interest . You can sense the indifference shot after you hire him . His office staff are all about findings ways to bill you and ask for more and more payments in advance ( 3000 each time the fund goes below 1000 ) . You will be billed right , left and center and even sending an email to ask about appointment time or even telling you “ you are welcome “ can be billed at 0.1 to 0.2 units each time . I would say if you have a legal question , he is perfectly fine to consult with . Other than that , I suggest you hire a different office
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Posted by Siara | October 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Do not ever waste your time.
I had Christopher Hoxie as my legal aid appointed attorney and what a huge mess it was. I was not fairly represented at all. He never worked on my case, his legal team would literally never get back to me when it was urgent. I have been dealing with my divorce since 2020 and it is still not over yet because of how slow he works. He never did anything I was told he was going to do even when it was detrimental to my case. His paralegals changed ALL THE TIME and no one would ever tell me. All he cared about was that I wasn't paying him and he is very slow. I'm glad to have him off my case and had to hire a competent lawyer to fairly represent me in court and actually show up to hearings because my last hearing, he wasn't even there. Absolutely ridiculous service. Never hire this law firm ever or you will be absolutely wasting your time.
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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Reprimand issued in WA, 2023
updated on 12/11/2023

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Clearwater Law Group
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Suttell & Hammer
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Rule 9/Prosecuting Attorney
  • Benton County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2010 - 2015


  • Northwest Mediation Center
  • Mediator Certificate
  • 2021
  • University of Washington, Tacoma campus
  • Master of Cybersecurity and Leadership
  • 2016
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Eastern Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009
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  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Divorce Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Top 10
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
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  • Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles, and Applications
  • Legal Considers of Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Christopher
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Chris is an exceptional attorney with a brilliant legal mind. I am frequently amazed by how his mind works within each case that he works on. He pays specific attention to each individual client’s needs and is always ready and willing to fight for his clients. Chris works extremely hard for all of his clients. Chris is an extraordinarily capable lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers I have come across. He impresses me by being thorough and quick on his feet, but mostly because he is honest and ethical in his work. I am grateful to be on his team and would recommend him to my loved ones in a heartbeat."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Christopher Hoxie is a very intelligent attorney who cares about his clients. He keeps open lines of communication with his clients. Chris is more than willing to take the time to explain to his clients how their case is going and what can be done to improve the outcome of their case. A very good attorney to have in your corner should you ever need one."
Appeals Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris and I worked together on an appellate issue regarding legal financial obligations. He was very knowledgeable and diligent in his work."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Chris is an extremely intelligent attorney who stays current with every new development in family law. He has the ability to look at a case and evaluate the likely outcomes according to the law, see the correct defenses or arguments, and lead you to the best outcome."
General practice Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Hoxie is the smartest man I know. He carries an encyclopedia of legal knowledge and in my experience is kind and helpful with both clients and other attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Mr. Hoxie while he was at the Benton County Prosecutors Office. He is intelligent, sharp, and a great attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Hoxie on a number of family law matters in which I have served as mediator. He is always professional, prepared, and serves his clients well."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris Hoxie is bright, with broad legal knowledge, and is highly ethical."
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Kennewick Estate planning Lawyer Christopher Michael Hoxie
Christopher Michael Hoxie
Estate planning Attorney
Kennewick, WA
Licensed for 10 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details