Christopher Kattenhorn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Kirkland, WA

Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn
 | 4040 Lake Washington Boulevard NE, Suite 300
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: 425-822-1220
Fax: 425-822-8046
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Christopher Kattenhorn is a partner at Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn in Kirkland, Washington. A former public defender, Mr. Kattenhorn now practices criminal defense and DUI law, serving clients throughout the greater Seattle area.

Mr. Kattenhorn has experience with all aspects of the criminal defense process; however, his practice mainly focuses on defending clients charged with DUI. His desire to practice criminal defense law began in law school when he interned for a criminal defense law firm. Before joining Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn in 2015, he served as a public defender for many Puget Sound municipalities.

Active in various legal and DUI-related organizations, Mr. Kattenhorn is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense. He participates in the legal writing program and serves as a mock trial judge at Seattle University School of Law.

Mr. Kattenhorn enjoys volunteering his time and is involved with the Human Rights Campaign. He is originally from Kirkland, Washington, and is a former member of the Kirkland Youth Council and played a role in building the Kirkland Teen Center.

Mr. Kattenhorn received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Seattle Pacific University. While attending undergraduate school, he was a part of many humanitarian projects that required traveling to countries such as Albania and Indonesia. He went on to earn his law degree from Seattle University School of Law and obtained his law license in 2009. He is qualified to practice in all Washington state courts.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

Criminal Defense (20%): Criminal Law

Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Criminal Law


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Rising Stars: 2012, 2016 - 2019

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About Christopher Kattenhorn

Admitted: 2009, Washington

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President, Student Bar Association, Seattle University School of Law
  • Member, National College for DUI Defense

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Alumni and Volunteer, Legal Writing Program
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Member, Kirkland Youth Council

Educational Background:

  • Seattle Pacific University, B.A., Major: Communication, Honors: Dean's Scholarship

Industry Groups

  • NCDD
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Office Location for Christopher Kattenhorn

4040 Lake Washington Boulevard NE
Suite 300
Kirkland, WA 98033

Phone: 425-822-1220

Fax: 425-822-8046

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Last Updated: 3/15/2019

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