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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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Sex Crimes

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Drug Crimes

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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.

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


Client was facing 280 months for Rape of a Child 1 and accused by multiple alleged victims. The State dismissed after the Vindicate Attorney interviewed multiple witnesses.

Rape of a Child 1
Clark County Superior in 2021

No Jail Time

Client charged w/ Assault Child 2. Facing 31-41 months in prison. Entered a plea to Assault 4, no jail time.

Assault Child 2
King County Superior in 2021


Client had been charged with felony theft. After analyzing over 3000 pages of bank records, emails, texts, and business transactions, the Vindicate Attorney proved the blame lay with a codefendant.

Felony Theft
King County Superior in 2021


Client was charged with Child Molestation 1 and facing 51 months to life in prison. Case proceeded to trial and jury acquitted.

Child Molestation 1
Pierce County Superior in 2020


Client charge with multiple counts of Child Rape and Child Molestation, facing life in prison. Defense prepared for trial and state moved to dismiss all counts.

Child Rape/Child Molestation – Multiple Counts
King County Superior in 2021


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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