Kim E. Hunter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Covington, WA

Law Offices of Kim E. Hunter PLLC
 | 27121 174th Place Southeast, Suite 201A
Covington, WA 98042
Phone: 253-218-1664
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

An exceptional DWI/DUI defense attorney and founder of The Law Offices of Kim E. Hunter, PLLC, Ms. Hunter is known for her attention to detail and aggressive legal strategy. She handles criminal law cases on behalf of people in Federal Way, Duvall, Des Moines, Auburn, Covington, Kent, Lakewood, Redmond, Puyallup, Pacific, Monroe, Maple Valley, Ruston and Seattle in Washington state, as well as those in Tacoma and Pierce counties.

As a former public defender, Ms. Hunter is an experienced trial attorney who personally investigates every case she handles. She is a Washington local and knows the laws that affect her clients as well as the key players in the judicial system in their communities. Collaborating with those she represents, she constructs an effective plan that addresses every phase of the criminal proceedings.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in history and ethics from the University of Washington in 1981, Ms. Hunter received a Master of Business Administration in marketing from City University of Seattle in 1988. She then graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2002 from the Gonzaga University School of Law. While in law school, she participated in trial competitions and co-founded the Gonzaga Law Student Chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Today, Ms. Hunter is a member of organizations, including the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association and The National College for DUI Defense Inc.

For her work with clients and in the community, Ms. Hunter holds an Avvo “Superb” rating; the Innocence Project gave her a Certificate of Appreciation; and she has earned the Washington State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award several times.

 
Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (80%)
Criminal Defense (20%)

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (80%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (20%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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About Kim Hunter

Admitted: 2003, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://khunterlaw.com/about-us/

Honors and Awards:

  • Pro bono Award, Washington State Bar Association, 2004-Present
  • Dean's List, University of Washington, 1981
  • Dean's Honor Code Council & Dean's Council, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Gonzaga Mentor program Coordinator, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2000 - 2001
  •  Secretary and Member, Scholastic Honorary Society, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Secretary and Member, Phi Delta Phi, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Quarter Finalist, Linden Cup Appellate Competition, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2001
  • The Street Law Program, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Moot Court, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Secretary, Restorative Justice Site Council Supervisor, Student Bar Association, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Fourth Place, Gonzaga National Trial Team Negotiation Competition, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2001 - 2002
  • Washington Super Lawyer, 2016
  • Washington Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010-2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Governors
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Criminal Justice Institute, Co-Chair, 2012-2015
  • Criminal Justice Institute, Co-Chair, 2010
  • National College for DUI Defense, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Board of Governors, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Co-Founded, Gonzaga Animal Legal Defense Fund

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presented on the topic of Domestic Violence and the criminal justice system.  , Presenter, Domestic Violence, Criminal Law Section of the Washington State Bar, Criminal Law, 2013
  • Sociological Implications of Witchcraft at Salem, University Press

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • DV Assault 4 charges dismissed - 6 cases, 2014
  • Two Assault 4 charges dismissed at motions after argument on a constitutional issue.  , 2013
  • 25 dismissals of Domestic Violence cases , 2012
  • 2nd DUI charge dismissed after prosecutor read brief on my motion to suppress, 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Book written and presented for publication , 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of Washington, B.A. in Bio-Medical History and Ethics
  • City University, M.B.A. in Marketing, 1998
Office Location for Kim E. Hunter

27121 174th Place Southeast
Suite 201A
Covington, WA 98042

Phone: 253-218-1664

 

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Last Updated: 5/4/2017

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