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Client Reviews

Super Lawyer indeed!

"Being charged with a crime is a horrific place to be. Your future up for grabs, anxiety abounds. Mr Kradel proved to be an understanding and compassionate advocate. He carefully explained the legal proceedings so I could understand them. A very top flight professional!
He worked hard on my behalf and got a positive outcome and I will be forever in his debt. Follow his advice, he has insights into the minds of the prosecutors and judges that are almost magical. Cheers to a great defender of the people!"

I couldn't have chosen a better attorney

After meeting with several prospective attorneys, I chose Jeff Kradel to represent me in my criminal case. Jeff was knowledgeable, communicative, confident, and extremely familiar with the Snohomish County court system where my case was being tried. I am so thankful that Jeff was able to get my case dismissed - I couldn’t have chosen a better attorney!

Jeffrey Kradel is an invaluable resource

"I'll never forget seeing Jeffrey Kradel show up for me after my first night in jail. It sounds like embellishment, but my goodness never have I been so glad to see a complete stranger. He was immediately able to ascertain the sensitivity of my case, to embrace the cascade of misfortune that had befallen me, and then to summarize my legal situation- a case of having "the book thrown at you" in an attempt to get something to stick. I was confused and scared, having inadvertently been thrust into an entirely unfamiliar and hostile world. Mr. Kradel led me through the intricacies of the City of Seattle's criminal system (navigating that circuitous system as a knowledgeable ally and cool, collected attorney) and ultimately reduced all of my charges. He then offered multiple years of support as I completed my community service, had my case dismissed and- finally, happily- had my record expunged. Mr. Kradel is extremely good at what he does; his passion for the law is obvious. He loves to ferret out answers to difficult questions and has just the resolve and tenacity to do so. And, he has a sense of humor and an ease to boot! I'd highly recommend him to anyone who is unfortunate enough to find themselves in need of a criminal attorney."

Outstanding Lawyer

"Mr. Kradel represented me in a legal matter in which he was sucessful in dismissing. He was easily accessable, honest and fair in his dealings. I would highly recomend him if you are in the midst of a legal dealing."

HONEST and attentive to detail. He was worth every penny.

I hired Mr. Kradel after receiving a summons for a Felony level charge. My panic levels were off the charts, I was absolutely shocked and terrified and did not know how I should proceed. Mr. Kradel was very patient with me and calmly explained to my family and I exactly what was at stake - no scare tactics like a few other Criminal Lawyers I interviewed. He always believed my innocence. He was very good at outlining the best and worst case scenarios at every step in the process. He proactively communicated what his next steps would be and what our options were going forward. Mr. Kradel kept me consistently informed on a weekly basis; he was extremely responsive to SMS/email/phone to constantly stay in touch. I felt very connected and protected by my counsel, like someone out there was really looking out for me in this bureaucratic legal system where innocent people can fall through the cracks if a vindictive person pushes the system hard enough. 

I have been dealing with 3-4 Family Law attorneys for the past year or so, involving a messy divorce and a mental ex-husband who thought he could stir up more trouble for me using the Criminal System. This is the first fully competent lawyer I have come across - an understatement, Mr. Kradel is extremely intelligent, professional, HONEST and attentive to detail. He was worth every penny. 

Thank you, Mr. Kradel, for helping put this dark chapter behind me.

Guidance, Compassion and Experience

"Jeffrey Kradel helped me navigate a very scary and often confusing legal system experience with compassion, guidance, and a great knowledge of the law. I appreciated his passion for his legal practice, and the sense of humor and humanity he brought to me as a client. I would highly recommend Jeffrey Kradel."

Thanks to Jeffrey Kradel's help, the darkest part of my life is behind me.

Jeffrey Kradel helped me with a possession charge in which he was able to get all charges completely dropped in a matter of weeks. He was always available to answer any of my questions, in fact, I never went more than 24 hrs without a response. He proved able to build successful relationships with the prosecution, which resulted in a dismissal.

It has been over a year since my charges were dropped, when I had more questions regarding my arrest. I emailed Jeffrey and within a couple hours he had responded to my questions and was available to help me with any additional question/concerns I had. In fact, he went above and beyond to help me professionally communicate my case with potential employers who were running BG checks on me.

Thanks to Jeffrey Kradel's help, the darkest part of my life is behind me. In fact, I can truly give credit to Jeffrey that he has made it possible for me to grow in my career without this arrest haunting me.

Capable and Compassionate

"I originally went with Jeff after an extremely frightening and potentially disastrous DUI. He thoroughly described all my potential options with the risks and consequences involved. Being that my job involves driving, we went with the deferred prosecution. With Jeff on my side, we avoided the need to post bail, I kept my license, and didn't need pay for an Ignition Interlock License, plus he didn't charge for emails and phone calls. The final invoice was only 1 half hour meeting before the hearing and the actual time spent in court.

More recently, I had an unscheduled review hearing for a violation of my probation. This was even more daunting than the original hearings because there's initially no risk involved with a deferred; you just sign some papers and go. Of course, I went to Jeff and he gave me a great discount the second time around and once again, only charged for time spent in court.

If you want someone who will fight for you, work with your needs, and not break the bank, go with Jeffrey Kradel."

I have all confidence in Jeffrey Kradel

"Jeffrey Kradel represented me in a hit and run case that lasted six months. During that time, I found him to be very professional in all aspects. He kept me informed of all aspects of the case, and every time I contacted him, he was quick to respond. I was comforted by his obvious understanding of the case and how he was handling it. He asked for my feedback during the entire procedure, and he conducted himself very professionally. My case was resolved in a manner quite satisfactory for me, and I know this was due to his hard work. I would not hesitate to recommend Jeffrey to anyone who asked me. He was great!!!"

Peer Endorsements

James Sanders, Employment / Labor Attorney in Seattle, WA

"Jeff practiced for several years with my sister, Christine Sanders, so I've known him about 15 years. I've referred clients to him a number of times over the years, always with excellent results and enthusiastic thank yous from the clients for sending them to Jeff. He's smart, practical and strategic. You're not going to do better."

Mark Stephens, DUI / DWI Attorney in Everett, WA

"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a briliant, personable lawyer. He and I started our legal careers in a rural District Court with about two hundred files each. Jeff treated every client with respect and dignity, and put his heart and soul into his (difficult) work. Today, he is the first lawyer I recommend when I refer a serious case from Seattle. He is also always willing to help his colleagues. I recommend Jeff in any area of Criminal Law. You could not make a better decision when you or a loved one finds himself facing ANY criminal problem."

Roger Townsend, Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney in Seattle, WA

"I have known Jeff Kradel's work as a tireless criminal defense attorney for more than 15 years. He is an insightful and creative attorney that works extremely hard for his clients to get good results."

Stan Glisson, DUI / DWI Attorney in Bremerton, WA

"I have known Jeff for over ten years. His knowledge and level of dedication in criminal defense is second to none. I recommend him without hesitation to anyone dealing with criminal charges."

Nathaniel Wylie, DUI / DWI Attorney in Bellevue, WA

"Jeff is among the best legal technicians in the criminal arena that I have ever had the privilege of consulting and working with. I frequently seek out Jeff's advice on complicated ethical and procedural matters, and have found that he unfailingly brings a wealth of legal knowledge and practical experience to the table. I have referred people to Jeff in the past, and will continue to do so without the slightest hesitation."

Liza Burke, Domestic Violence Lawyer in Seattle, WA

"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff and I worked together for many years. Jeff is very adept at identifying creative and persuasive arguments that are effective in either negotiation or trial settings. Jeff is smart, personable and consistently achieves great results for his clients."

Andrea Robertson, DUI / DWI Attorney in Seattle, WA

"Jeff is an absolutely fantastic attorney. He has the amazing ability to comprehend the most complex legal concepts, and distill them down to make them accessible to judges, juries, clients, and other attorneys. That's one of the most valuable traits you can hope for in a criminal defense lawyer. Jeff is very well respected in the criminal justice system, and has a reputation for working hard to achieve the best results for his clients. He doesn't back down from a fight! I call on Jeff for advice in complex matters, and never fail to come away from those conversations with insight and encouragement. I consider him one of my mentors, as he helped train me when I began my practice 11 years ago. You will be in excellent hands if you hire Jeff. I endorse him without hesitation."

Zachary Fleet, Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle, WA

"I highly recommend Jeff's work. Over time, I have seen him develop into a fantastic lawyer that gets very good results for his clients. I frequently call him for advice on complicated matters and highly value his input."

Contact

Address: 1001 Fourth Avenue Suite 4050 Seattle, WA 98154
Phone: Work: 206.397.3102 Fax: 206-922-5547
Email: jeff@kradeldefense.com

 

Jeffrey Kradel is an invaluable resource

"I'll never forget seeing Jeffrey Kradel show up for me after my first night in jail. It sounds like embellishment, but my goodness never have I been so glad to see a complete stranger. He was immediately able to ascertain the sensitivity of my case, to embrace the cascade of misfortune that had befallen me, and then to summarize my legal situation- a case of having "the book thrown at you" in an attempt to get something to stick. I was confused and scared, having inadvertently been thrust into an entirely unfamiliar and hostile world. Mr. Kradel led me through the intricacies of the City of Seattle's criminal system (navigating that circuitous system as a knowledgeable ally and cool, collected attorney) and ultimately reduced all of my charges. He then offered multiple years of support as I completed my community service, had my case dismissed and- finally, happily- had my record expunged. Mr. Kradel is extremely good at what he does; his passion for the law is obvious. He loves to ferret out answers to difficult questions and has just the resolve and tenacity to do so. And, he has a sense of humor and an ease to boot! I'd highly recommend him to anyone who is unfortunate enough to find themselves in need of a criminal attorney."