William K. Kirk

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 Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

17-Time Super Lawyer, William K. Kirk, is a managing partner at the Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn in Kirkland, Washington.  Mr. Kirk is the current Dean of the National College for DUI Defense and lectures extensively throughout the country of DUI related legal issues.  Mr. Kirk is the past President for the Washington Foundation of Crminal Justice and is the only practicing attorney in Washington State to be Board Certified as an Expert in DUI Defense by NCDD.  

His practice focuses exclusively in the areas of:

·         Driving under the influence (DUI)

·         Boating under the influence (BUI)

·         Vehicular assault

·         Vehicular homicide

·         Marijuana DUI

·         Felony DUI

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Washington State University in 1992, Mr. Kirk attended Gonzaga University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1998. That same year, the Washington State Bar Association admitted him to practice, and Mr. Kirk started his career as a King County prosecutor before joining the Cowan Law Firm in 2000.

   

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (100%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005 - 2019

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About William Kirk

Admitted: 1998, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.cowanlawfirm.com/william-kirk

Honors/Awards:

  • Dean's Award, National College for DUI Defense, 2013
  • NCDD Dean's Award, National College for DUI Defense, 2012
  • “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics in 2001 and 2002
  • One of the Washington's “Top 25” criminal defense attorneys
  • President of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, 1991

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in DUI Defense, National College
  • Board Certificaition, National College for DUI Defense, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, President
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense, Board of Regents
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Northwest Academy of DUI Defense (Founding Member; President 2003)
  • Washington State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President of the Interfraternity Council, 1992

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Seattle, WA, Speaker, The ABCs of DUIs: EtG, IID, UAs and SCRAM, Washington Foundation For Criminal Justice, 2016
  • Las Vegas, NV, Speaker, Cross Examination: The Lawyers Opportunity to Testify, NCDD And NACDL: DWI Means Defend Ingenuity, 2015
  • NCDD Summer Session, Harvard Law School.  , Speaker, Cross Examination: The Lawyers Opportunity to Testify, NCDD, 2014
  • New York, New York, Speaker, Field Sobriety Tests, Bad Science, Bad Tests, Good Cross, New York State Bar Association: Big Apple Seminar, 2013
  • Seattle, WA, Speaker, The Many Myths of Breath Testing, Washington Foundation For Criminal Justice, 2013
  • Las Vegas, NV, Speaker, Ethics of the 2am Phone Call, NCDD And NACDL: DWI Means Defend Ingenuity, 2009
  • Seattle, WA, Speaker, The Ignition Interlock License, Washington Foundation For Criminal Justice, 2009
  • Co-Author, Defending DUIs In Washington, DUI Defense
  • Las Vegas, NV, Speaker, Closing Arguments, NCDD And NACDL: DWI Means Defend Ingenuity, 2017
  • Las Vegas, NV, Speaker, The ABCs of DUI: EtG, UAs, IIDs and SCRAM, NCDD And NACDL: DWI Means Defend Ingenuity, 2017
  • New York, New York, Speaker, Closing Arguments: Getting the Jurors to Feel Doubt, New York State Bar Association: Big Apple Seminar, 2017
  • NCDD Summer Session, Harvard Law School., Speaker, Getting the Jurors to Feel Doubt, NCDD, 2016

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Certification in administering Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in 2001

Educational Background:

  • Washington State University, B.A., 1992

Industry Groups

  • NADD
  • NCDD
  • WACDL
  • WFCJ
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Office Location for William K. Kirk

4040 Lake Washington Boulevard NE
Suite 300
Kirkland, WA 98033

Phone: 425-822-1220

Fax: 425-822-8046

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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