Charles Henry Williams

Seattle, Washington
Experience: 36 years
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About Charles Henry Williams

After obtaining his law degree (Seattle University) and serving for four years as an administrative law judge, Charles started his own law firm in Olympia and worked in a number of areas of law. Eventually he limited his practice to criminal defense.   In 2010 he moved his law practice to Seattle. In the course of his career as a criminal-defense lawyer, Charles has successfully defended persons accused of everything from homicide, sex, firearm and drug charges to DV assault and DUI.  He has also served as a pro tem judge in juvenile and district courts. And he has been a leader in the legal community, serving as president of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2000) and editor of the quarterly magazine, Washington Criminal Defense (1996-2004).   For his professional and community service, Charles was honored in 2007 as the Thurston County Lawyer of the Year.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law

Fees

  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional InformationAll fees are flat or fixed in advance. Payment plans are available.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • WashingtonSince 1981
  • U.S. Supreme CourtSince 1986

Professional Experience

  • President Charles H. Williams, Attorney & Counselor at Law, P. S. 1981 - Current

Education

  • Seattle University J.D.

Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyer National Trial Lawyers 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year Thurston County Bar Association 2007
  • Service as President of the Organization Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2000

Professional Association

  • National College for DUI Defense #605110 Member 2015 - Current
  • King County Bar Association #605111 Member 2011 - Current
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers #605112 Life Member 2000 - Current
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers #605113 Patron Member 1987 - Current
  • Washington State Bar #605114 Member 1981 - Current
  • Thurston County Bar Association #605115 Member 1981 - 2010
  • Washington YMCA Mock Trial Debate Program #605116 Lawyer-Coach, Franklin High School, Seattle 1996 - 2008
  • South Sound Advocates for Disabled Citizens #605117 President 1982 - 1991

Articles & Publications

  • Socratic Impeachment: The Theory and Method of the Impeachment Defense Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers November, 2011
  • Upping Your DUI Game Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers April, 2010
  • Defending Eye-ID Cases: Themes and Strategies Trowbridge Foundation Report January, 2009
  • Litigating the Eye-ID Case: New Strategies and Resources Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers June, 2008
  • Bias in Fact Adjudication International Academy of Law and Mental Illness June, 2007
  • The New Time for Trial Rules Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers December, 2003
  • Cross Examination for Dummies: Presenting Your Case without Destroying Your Credibility Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers May, 2002
  • Working with Forensic Psychologists: Some Basic Points of Criminal Defense Practice Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers April, 2001
  • Evidence for Dummies: An Admissibility Primer for Criminal Defense Practice Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers February, 2001
  • Arguing Future Dangerousness: New Techniques for Assessing the Risk of Violence Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers February, 2000
  • Inspiring Jurors with Speech: Lessons in Delivery from the Laboratory of Mock Trial Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers May, 1999
  • Cross-Examination Notes: Mock Trials, Trial Masters and the Socratic Method Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers November, 1997
  • Self-Defense as an Excuse: Using Mental Experts to Establish Reasonableness Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers May, 1997
  • Moving Jurors: Using Emotional Appeals at Trial Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers February, 1997
  • Real Life Practice Tips: Becoming a Supremely Persuasive Trial Lawyer Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers August, 1996
  • Defending the Battered Child: Some Lessons from State v. Marquez Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers February, 1993

Address

707 S. Snoqualmie St., Ste. 4A
Seattle
Seattle, WA 98108-1700 USA

Telephone: (877) 373-0835
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