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What We Do

We are an elite team of expert criminal defense attorneys and are proud to serve and defend the Pacific Northwest Region of Washington and have done so with 50 years of combined experience.

Our preeminent standing in criminal defense is supported by our countless winning case results and innumerable 5-star reviews proving client satisfaction. At Vindicate, our lawyers are highly trained in trial advocacy and mastery of persuasion through oral arguments and cross-examination to ensure our clients receive the best result possible. This domination of skillset is invaluable to getting your life back. Do not wait or risk ineffective counsel.

Ensuring our clients and their loved ones get their life back is our top priority. As such, we remain committed to providing our clients with the top criminal defense services in Washington State to include Bellingham, Bellevue, Seattle, Renton, Tacoma, Everett, Olympia, Port Orchard and all surrounding areas.

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Carrie Fulton-Brown Defense Attorney

Carrie J. Fulton-Brown

Carrie Fulton Brown, our Managing Attorney at Vindicate, is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Western Washington. Her aptitude for trial advocacy is unmatched and has nearly a decade of obtaining excellent results for her clients.

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Blake A. Harris

Mr. Harris limits his practice to criminal defense, which includes pre-charging, pre-trial and trial practice. He has zealously represented over 200 clients during all aspects of a criminal case including, first appearances, sentencing hearings and plea negotiations.

Tim Healy, Defense Attorney

Timothy L. Healy

Mr. Healy has been practicing criminal defense since 1995 and obtains very good outcomes for his clients. He believes the key to a successful defense is thorough investigation combined with extensive experience and formidable trial skills.

Gloria Backus

Gloria Backus is a criminal defense attorney who brings over 25 years of diverse legal experience to Vindicate Criminal Law Group’s team.  One distinct advantage Ms. Backus has over most – she was a Federal Prosecutor for the US Government.

Connor Jepson

Connor Jepson is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the United States District Court – Western District of Washington and limits his practice to criminal defense. Connor is well-liked and well-respected by his clients, colleagues, and judges.

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Facing criminal charges is a tremendous hardship.

An experienced criminal defense lawyer can quickly and accurately assess a case and identify the key points on which it will turn. Time is often of the essence in criminal cases. Consultation with a defense law firm before arrest or immediately afterwards can make a huge difference in the outcome of the case. When your freedom is at stake, it is not a time to hold back. If you believe you are so much as suspected of a crime, you should consult with an experienced Seattle criminal defense lawyer right away to help get your life back.

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Case Results


What Happened: Client was ex-military. When over seas, client’s wife lied to the police about “beating her”. Vindicate took the case to trial because client did not want this DV attached to his record. Case was successfully dismissed.

Assault 4 Domestic Violence
Lakewood in 2018

Dismissal after diversion program

Worked with the prosecutor and was able to secure a diversion agreement. Once the client successfully completes the terms of the agreement, the case is then dismissed.

Assault 4 Domestic Violence
Lacey in 2018

No deportation. Jail time of 179 days versus 364 days.

Client did not want to go to trial and was at risk for deportation because of this charge. Client had multiple attorneys prior to hiring Vindicate. We worked with prosecutors and were able to obtain a plea that eliminated the risk of deportation.

Assault 4 Sexual Misconduct
Seattle in 2018


Client was falsely charged with molesting a 13-year-old. Prosecutors had physical evidence and reports to counselor. Vindicate Attorney was able to get the case dismissed.

Child Molestation
Kitsap County Superior in 2019


Client was facing 20 years of prison time. Vindicate Attorney secured a dismissal during trial.

Rape of Child and Child Molestation 2
Pierce County Superior in 2019

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Phenomenal Attorneys! Best in the State.

“I was in a long term relationship that turned toxic and shortly after I ended the relationship and moved out her two daughters and their grandma hated me so much they came up with a bunch of lies and falsely accused me. The state charged me with felony sexual assault and I was looking at over 20 years in prison. Connor and Blake from Vindicate Law were able to push the prosecutor and obtained a dismissal of the false accusations. So grateful to the team at Vindicate! I highly recommend them. Professional, hardworking, transparent, communicative, relentless and very knowledgeable.”

Anonymous, 8/12/21 on AVVO

Very Satisfied

“My successful court case was handled by Carrie Fulton-Brown. She is highly professional, skilled, attentive, understanding, and respectful. Given my prior experience with other firms, I was extremely impressed with how available and responsive she was when I had questions. Ms. Fulton-Brown always got back to me promptly and always answered each of my messaged questions. Most importantly, I was extremely pleased with the results Ms. Fulton-Brown was able to get for me, in agreement with a challenging prosecutor. I had already fired another law firm, due to their pessimism regarding my case. Fortunately for me, Carrie Fulton-Brown delivered.”

Anonymous, 4/15/21 on AVVO

Not Guilty thats all I have to say!!!!

“I was accused of sexual assault by two different people and Blake went to battle with me at trial and we won! I am finally free of this case after 5 years. I cant believe that it’s over!”

Anonymous, 12/12/20 on AVVO

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