Craig A. Platt

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Coupeville, Washington

Platt, Thompson and Buescher, Attorneys at Law
Craig A. Platt
Platt, Thompson and Buescher, Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 1982

Education: Stanford Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020
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Platt, Thompson and Buescher, Attorneys at Law

180 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 areas

Criminal Defense

Focus areas

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

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois BS Summa Cum Laude, 1978

Office location for Craig A. Platt

180 NW Coveland St
Coupeville, WA 98239

Phone: 360-678-6777


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020

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