Craig A. Platt
Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Coupeville, WashingtonPlatt, Thompson and Buescher, Attorneys at Law
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; view more
Licensed in Washington since: 1982
Education: Stanford Law School
Platt, Thompson and Buescher, Attorneys at Law180 NW Coveland St
Coupeville, WA 98239 Visit website
Craig A. Platt is the co-founder and managing partner of Platt, Thompson and Buescher, Attorneys at Law, based in Coupeville and Seattle, Washington. He primarily handles cases that deal with criminal defense, family law, DUI/DWI and personal injury. Working out of the Coupeville office, he serves clients in King County, Seattle and Everett.
Majoring in psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Mr. Platt earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in 1978. He got his law degree from Stanford Law School and was admitted to practice in Washington in 1982 and later in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Trilingual in English, Spanish and German, he assists a diverse range of clients with various issues, such as felonies, misdemeanors and protection orders.
Before founding his law firm, Mr. Platt gained experience as a public defender, resolving several complex trial cases, involving international investigations into corruption and organized crime. Prior to that, he worked in London, England, assisting with major felony cases in the Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice. During his stint as a public prosecutor, he also taught criminal procedure and constitutional law at the police academy. His impeccable courtroom demeanor and intense litigation skills have been lauded by many, testifying to which are many positive client reviews and peer endorsements.
For his exceptional legal services, Mr. Platt has been recognized with a “Superb” Avvo rating and he has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the Washington Defender Association for the many seminars he has conducted. Furthermore, he is the recipient of the Police Academy Outstanding Instructor Award.
Mr. Platt is the former president of the Washington Defender Association and an active member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Practice areasCriminal Defense
Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations
- 100% Criminal Defense
First Admitted: 1982, Washington
Professional Webpage: https://www.seattlecriminallawyerhelp.com/attorney/platt-cra...
- Cross Examining Expert Witnesses, Washington Association of Criminal , 2007
- Winning the Losers , Washington Defender Association, 1994
- Annual Conference Chair, Washington Defender Association, 2008
- Jury Selection , Washington Defender Association
- Jury Selection, Washington State Bar Association , 2007
- U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
- Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Present
- Washington State Bar Association, Member, Present
- President of the Washington Defender Association, Member and former President, Present
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
- Washington, 1982
- University of Illinois BS Summa Cum Laude, 1978
Office location for Craig A. Platt
180 NW Coveland St
Coupeville, WA 98239
- Super Lawyers: 2020