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Bellevue Criminal Attorneys

Vast Experience at Every Level - Serving the Seattle Area

At Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S., we have been serving the East Side and Seattle area for over 30 years. Our attorneys have more than a century of combined legal experience in negotiating, trying jury cases, and pursuing successful appeals. We have success because we know more and do more. Our attorneys have been prosecutors, pro tem judges, instructors and speakers throughout the state. Our attorneys are members of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists, the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice and Domestic Violence support groups.

Our criminal defense attorneys have defended clients at every level, from district and municipal courts throughout King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties, to the Washington State Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. We have won cases in all of these courts including numerous cases at The Supreme Court.

The process of litigating criminal defense cases takes time and can be stressful. When you hire the skilled attorneys and staff at Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S., we can help you remain grounded, and feel secure in the knowledge that we are watching out for your best interests. That means less stress and better results.

Proven Commitment to Defending Your Rights

Since 2006, the law firm of Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S. has provided quality criminal defense and legal representation in Bellevue and Seattle. Our team of skilled attorneys takes pride in listening to your needs and helping you achieve the best possible outcome. Although we see many cases, we know that your situation is unique. That is why we approach each case with utmost care. Our talented team will treat you in a professional and compassionate manner and offer you thoughtful advice on how to proceed. When you make the decision to hire one of our experienced lawyers, you can rest assured that you have an advocate on your side.

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  • Very excellent, knowledgeable lawyer.

    Very excellent, knowledgeable lawyer. Cara was my defender 2012-2013. She helped, and the case was dismissed later.I would recommend her for anyone with criminal case. Read On

  • An amazing attorney. He has never given up on me!

    Howard is an amazing attorney. He has never given up on me! I got a Dui and then relapsed and Howard was right back at helping get help. You will not be disappointed if you choose Howard Read On

  • Great Lawyer - Great Guy!

    I am amazed at Mr. Stein's ability to navigate the treacherous waterways that are the Bellevue court system. Through every court date, I was at ease with the planning and the explanations given by Mr. Stein. We were able to turn a DUI charge into a Reckless driving conviction. This was more than ... Read On


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Recent Case Results

  • Blomstrom v. Tripp, 189 Wn. 2d 379, 402 P.3d 831 (2017) Co Author, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice amicus curiae Read On

  • State v. Baird, 187 Wn. 2d 210, 386 P.3 239 (2016). Co Author, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice amicus curiae.  Read On

  • DUI State v. Flanigan, et al., Snohomish County District Cause No. 5303A-15D (2015-2016) pending litigation challenging the foundation and admissibility of the Drager breath testing instrument Read On

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The Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S. Way

  • We are former prosecutors
  • We've handled thousands of cases
  • We provide caring, thoughtful advice, and vigorous representation
  • We offer free consultations
  • We have a social worker on staff to assist our clients

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