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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.

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

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Defense Procedure
  • Expungement
  • Federal

Call 855-898-2542 today to arrange your free initial consultation

­­­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 skill set is unlike most when it comes to trial advocacy.  Of course, trial preparation and discovery are important, but those things can be taught.  One element to a lawyer that is not always teachable is the talent and expertise that takes place in a courtroom during trial.  Ms. Fulton-Brown’s natural instincts are addicting to watch during trial – juries pay attention, trust what she is saying, and she thrives under pressure.   

Ms. Fulton-Brown takes full advantage of the law and tactfully applies it to her defense practices for her clients.  She has secured numerous acquittals at trial and not guilty verdicts for her clients.  Putting it frankly, she has nearly a decade of obtaining amazing results for her clients.   

“Criminal charges are high-stakes and emotional.  Allegations have a devastating impact on the accused if not handled correctly.” says Ms. Fulton-Brown.   She believes that every client should have a complete understanding of their rights and as an attorney, she makes it her responsibility to provide all her clients with a road map to getting their life back. 

After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, Ms. Fulton-Brown earned her Masters’ degree in Public Administration in 2007.  In 2010, she went on to graduate from Seattle University with her Juris Doctorate.  While in law school she was a contributor to the Journal for Social Justice.  In addition to the many continuing legal education courses she attends regularly, Ms. Fulton-Brown completed the prestigious Trial College at the University of Virginia.   


Attorney Timothy L. Healy

Mr. Healy, a member of the Washington State Bar Association, US District Court for Western Washington and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a partner at Vindicate Criminal Law Group.  Mr. Healy has practiced criminal defense law in Washington State since his graduation from law school in 1995. He limits his practice to criminal defense in pre-charging, pre-trial and trial practice.

Mr. Healy obtains very good outcomes defending criminal cases. He has taken many serious criminal cases to trial, which include charges of domestic violence, assault and sexual assault. In many trials, Mr. Healy obtained not guilty verdicts and hung juries.  In some instances, he was able to convince prosecutors to decline filing charges or to have charges dismissed prior to trial.   While this is no guarantee of a successful outcome in a future case, it is a measure of his effectiveness as a litigator.

There are many facets to a criminal case where your advocate needs to be exceptional:  pre-charging, pre-trial, trial and post-trial/sentencing.  Mr. Healy believes the key to successful defense of a client is thorough investigation combined with extensive courtroom experience and formidable trial skills.   In part, Mr. Healy has honed these skills throughout his more than two decades of experience as a criminal defense lawyer by keeping up with cutting edge developments in the law and completing the National Institute of Trial Advocacy at the University of Virginia.

He is now using his experience to strengthen and bolster his associate attorneys with dominating criminal defense practices.  He often preaches that a good criminal defense lawyer must be more knowledgeable about the facts of the case than anyone else in the courtroom.  “When it comes to trial, you must be the most prepared person in the courtroom.” Tim says.


Attorney 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.

Mr. Jepson understands the complexity of the court system and how stressful being accused of a crime can be. He prides himself on his ability to condense information into an easily digestible format for the client and the court. When he starts a project, Mr. Jepson sees it through to its end and thrives on achieving the best client experience. In addition, Connor is well-liked and well-respected by his clients, colleagues, and judges.

Mr. Jepson was born and raised in Southeast Alaska. He left Alaska for sunny California to achieve his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Humboldt State University. After graduation, Mr. Jepson moved to Washington State to attend Gonzaga University – School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor, cum laude.

When Connor is away from the office, he loves to travel, spend time outdoors, hang out with his kitten, Simon, win backyard badminton championships, and spend time with his family.


Attorney Joshua Bruner

Joshua (Josh) Bruner is a results-driven Criminal Defense Attorney who passionately advocates for his clients. Skilled in client relations, negotiations, and litigation Josh is recognized for consistently achieving results for his clients and resolving cases via effective communications and appropriate case strategies. An incredible negotiator outside the courtroom and effective advocate in the courtroom, Josh relentlessly fights for his clients utilizing his unique background, experience, and skills to create effective strategies which achieve excellent outcomes. Josh always ensures his clients are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Although criminal defense was always Josh’s dream, he had originally started his career as a construction laborer right out of high school. Josh worked in construction for over 10 years and ran his own construction company before he returned to school to earn his bachelor’s degree in political science from Idaho State University. While in undergrad, Josh contracted with the Army ROTC program and was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery officer when he graduated. After serving several years, a combat deployment to Afghanistan, and several moves around the country, Josh was one of 25 out of about 6500 qualified personnel selected by the Army for their Funded Legal Education Program.

While attending the University of Washington School of Law, Josh dedicated himself to gaining as much courtroom experience as possible. He participated in every mock trial competition offered by the school and was also a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. While earning his Juris Doctor, Josh worked for a prosecutor’s office, a trial judge, and Washington Supreme Court Justice. Josh was awarded the MacGillivray Scholarship for Excellence in Advocacy because of his efforts.

Office Locations

Bellevue Office
10655 NE 4th Street
Suite 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Seattle Office
600 University Street
Suite 3010
Seattle, WA 98101
Tacoma Office
1201 Pacific Ave.
Suite 1503
Tacoma, WA 98402

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