Jeffrey L. Kradel

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Seattle, Washington

Kradel Defense PLLC
Jeffrey L. Kradel
Kradel Defense PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 1997

Education: Northeastern University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2001 - 2002
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Kradel Defense PLLC

1455 NW Leary Way
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98107 Visit website


Jeffrey L. Kradel is the founder of Kradel Defense PLLC, a criminal defense practice in Seattle, Washington, that is devoted to providing high-level representation to individuals at investigation and trial levels for both state and federal charges.

Rated as an AV-Preeminent* attorney, Mr. Kradel has more than 20 years of criminal law experience. Focusing exclusively on criminal defense, he has achieved successful results in numerous cases, including ones involving charges of assault, marijuana manufacturing, child molestation, burglary and DUI.

Mr. Kradel earned his J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston in 1995. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington as well as in Alaska and in Washington state. Mr. Kradel is also a member of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

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, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft

  • 100% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1996, Alaska

Professional Webpage:

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
Educational Background:
  • Northeastern University School of Law, 1995
  • Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA, B.A. in Political Science, 1991
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court, 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit, 2016
  • Alaska State Bar, 1996
  • United States Court of Appeals for Second Circuit, 2015
  • Washington State Bar, 1997
  • Washington Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2005
  • "Fourth Amendment Update: A Guide to New Case Law and Suppression Motions from Discovery to the Hearing", WACDL Fine Tuning the Defense CLE, 2001
  • "Recent Trends Involving The Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure", Lorman Business Center, 2004
  • WSBA: Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Law, "Misdemeanor Defense", 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Client charged with Assault Second Degree and Felony Harassment with firearm enhancements.  Faced over ten years in prison if conicted.  Found not guilty on all counts at trial., 2023
  • Client charged with Child Molestation and faced lifetime sex offender registration, lifetime supervision, and close to 10 years in prison.  Found not guilty of all counts at trial., 2023

Office location for Jeffrey L. Kradel

1455 NW Leary Way
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98107

Phone: 206-979-7731


20 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2001 - 2002

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