Christopher "Chris" Black

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle, WA

Black Law, PLLC
 | 705 Second Avenue, Suite 1111
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-623-1604
Fax: 206-658-2401
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Attorney Profile

As owner of Black Law, PLLC, Christopher “Chris” Black handles criminal law cases on behalf of people in Seattle, Washington. He successfully defends clients against charges that include the following: drug, sex, white collar and violent crimes; theft; DUI; domestic violence; appeals; and state and federal issues.

Mr. Black is widely known and respected by both peers and clients alike. He has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; he was elected to serve as president of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and he holds an Avvo “Superb” rating.

These accolades are based on having a career full of “wins” on behalf of people accused of a crime. Through finding issues with the prosecution’s case and creating persuasive arguments, Mr. Black often secures case dismissals, acquittals and reduced sentencing. He has experience in state and federal courts, including at the appellate level. In addition to litigation, Mr. Black also advises clients of their rights in pre-arrest situations, such as when someone is being investigated or if someone is involved in a situation in which a criminal charge or culpability could be involved.

An active member of the legal community, Mr. Black is involved with the Federal Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association and is a long-time member of the board of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

In 1997, Mr. Black earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University. He then received a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law.

Outside his practice, Mr. Black formerly led the board of directors for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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About Christopher Black

Admitted: 2001, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Super Lawyer every year, since 2014.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President-elect of the Board of Governors of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • President, Board of Directors, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, 2009-2011
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (Past Board President)
  • Consulate Of Mexico, Consulting Criminal Law Attorney
  • Federal Bar, Eastern District of Washington
  • Federal Bar, Western District of Washington
  • Bar of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Appeals Court)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar

Educational Background:

  •  Johns Hopkins University, B.A., with Honors, 1997
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Office Location for Christopher "Chris" Black

705 Second Avenue
Suite 1111
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-623-1604

Fax: 206-658-2401

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Last Updated: 3/13/2019

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