A Criminal Defense Firm That Never Stops Fighting

Black & Askerov is a team of expert criminal attorneys. Criminal defense is all we do, and we’ve been doing it for more than 20 years. Based in Seattle, we specialize in the defense of serious criminal cases in state, federal and appellate courts throughout Washington. Our attorneys are leaders in the field, and have the accolades, results, and reviews to show it. From federal crimes, white-collar defense, and serious drug crimes, to homicides, assaults and sex crimes, we have the experience, skill, and toughness required to achieve results that you will not get elsewhere. We have a team of attorneys and staff ready to hit the ground running as soon as we take your case. Call us and let us be the ally you need in what will likely be one of the scariest and most stressful situations of your life.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Drug Crimes
  • White Collar
  • Federal Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft
  • DUI Defense
  • Pre-Charge Investigations
  • Appeals & Post-Conviction Relief
  • Protection Orders
  • Forfeitures

Call 206-558-4854 today to arrange your free initial consultation

­­­Attorney Tim Askerov

Education: 

  • J.D., with Honors, University of Washington School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., with Summa Cum Laude, University of Washington, 2008

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Washington State Bar
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers- Member of Board of Governors
  • Bar of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Appeals Court)
  • Federal Bar, Western District of Washington

Languages Spoken: 

  • Russian
  • English

­­­Attorney Chris Black

Education: 

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., with Honors, Johns Hopkins University, 1997

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Washington State Bar
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers- Past President
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Bar of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Appeals Court)
  • Federal Bar, Western District of Washington
  • Federal Bar, Eastern District of Washington
  • Consulate Of Mexico, Consulting Criminal Law Attorney
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project- Past Board President

­­­Attorney Sarah Kohan

Education: 

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2021
  • B.A., Gonzaga University, 2018, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Washington State Bar
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Bar, Western District of Washington
  • Tulalip Tribal Bar

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Christopher Black

Christopher Black

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Federal Criminal Law Since 2018
Practice Area Year
Federal Criminal Law Since 2018
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