Jeffrey L. Kradel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle, WA

Kradel Defense PLLC
 | 1001 4th Avenue, Suite 4050
Seattle, WA 98154
Phone: 2069797731
Fax: 206-922-5547
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2001 - 2002
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

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
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence


Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2003, 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2001 - 2002

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About Jeffrey Kradel

Admitted: 1997, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating

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

Educational Background:

  • Northeastern University School of Law, 1995
  • Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA, B.A. in Political Science, 1991
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Office Location for Jeffrey L. Kradel

1001 4th Avenue
Suite 4050
Seattle, WA 98154

Phone: 2069797731

Fax: 206-922-5547

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Last Updated: 1/28/2021

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