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Charles Henry Williams

Charles Henry Williams

Charles H. Williams, Attorney & Counselor at Law, P. S.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • Washington
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Summary

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.

Education
Seattle University
J.D.
Professional Experience
President
Charles H. Williams, Attorney & Counselor at Law, P. S.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Socratic Impeachment: The Theory and Method of the Impeachment Defense
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Upping Your DUI Game
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Defending Eye-ID Cases: Themes and Strategies
Trowbridge Foundation Report
Litigating the Eye-ID Case: New Strategies and Resources
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bias in Fact Adjudication
International Academy of Law and Mental Illness
The New Time for Trial Rules
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cross Examination for Dummies: Presenting Your Case without Destroying Your Credibility
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Working with Forensic Psychologists: Some Basic Points of Criminal Defense Practice
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Evidence for Dummies: An Admissibility Primer for Criminal Defense Practice
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Arguing Future Dangerousness: New Techniques for Assessing the Risk of Violence
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Inspiring Jurors with Speech: Lessons in Delivery from the Laboratory of Mock Trial
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cross-Examination Notes: Mock Trials, Trial Masters and the Socratic Method
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Self-Defense as an Excuse: Using Mental Experts to Establish Reasonableness
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Moving Jurors: Using Emotional Appeals at Trial
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Real Life Practice Tips: Becoming a Supremely Persuasive Trial Lawyer
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Defending the Battered Child: Some Lessons from State v. Marquez
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Awards
Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers
Lawyer of the Year
Thurston County Bar Association
Service as President of the Organization
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Professional Associations
National College for DUI Defense
Member
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King County Bar Association
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
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Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Patron Member
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Activities: Washington Criminal Defense magazine Co-chair 1996-2004; Supreme Court Time for Trial Task Force 2002-2003; President 2000-2001; Board Member 1992-1996; Legislative Chair 1987-1989.
Washington State Bar # 11674
Member
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Thurston County Bar Association
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Activities: Law Day Speech Competition Chair 1982-2009; Criminal Law Committee Chair 1988-1990
Washington YMCA Mock Trial Debate Program
Lawyer-Coach, Franklin High School, Seattle
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Activities: 8 King County Championships; 6 Washington State Championships; 3 National Top-Ten titles; 1 National Championship
South Sound Advocates for Disabled Citizens
President
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Area
  • Juvenile Law
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Seattle, WA 98108-1700
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