Kris Jensen | Attorney Profile

Seattle, Washington
Criminal Defense and Intellectual Property Attorney
phone: 206-617-9173
fax: 206-622-3812

Protecting Your Rights and Your Freedom

As a Judge Pro Tempore since 1994, Kris Jensen is an active member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been trained in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. This intimate knowledge of the judicial system and the inner workings of the legal process provides the accused an experienced litigator to defend their rights and freedoms. As a client you deserve and you will receive prompt personal service from an attorney whose job it is to help you. Kris believes the attorney works for the client, not the other way around.

Kris Jensen is dedicated to the defense of the accused and the judicial system. In order for the justice system to work for society at large, community servants, the courts and the public need to know and abide by the parameters of the law. As a skilled and experienced lawyer who has been a public defender, King County Arbitration Arbitrator, Judge Pro Tempore and criminal defense advocate, Kris is familiar with what happens behind the scenes of a courtroom. This knowledge can help your case in court.

Mr. Jensen has established himself as a effective and aggressive criminal defense attorney who will do everything possible to help his clients present the best defense in court. For over 20 years, Jensen Legal has successfully defended thousands of clients in Washington State courts.

Free Initial Consultation and Case Review

Attorney Seattle

Jensen Legal is an accessible, convenient and dependable criminal defense and intellectual property law firm. Every case is different. Your case deserves individual attention.

By meeting with you personally, Attorney Kris Jensen will have a better understanding of your pains and frustrations so that he can effectively and accurately manage your case in the following areas:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Criminal Defense
  • Drunk Driving Charges – DUI | DWI
  • Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault
  • Domestic Violence and Battery
  • Criminal Harassment, Assault and Robbery
  • Drug Charges
  • Weapons Offenses – Murder

Please call Jensen Legal at 206-617-9173 or Email Kris for your free initial consultation.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI | DWI Defense
  • Trademarks | Branding

1994 to present | Jensen Legal Law Firm. Full service criminal defense. Intellectual Property matters such as copyrights, trademarks and branding issues.

1994 to present | Judge Pro Tem. Courts: Renton, Federal Way, Des Moines, Seatac, Tukwila, King County District Courts, King County Superior Courts. Cases involve gross misdemeanor offenses including Assault, DUI, drug charges, protection orders and small claims court.


Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1989
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

Regents College, London, England, 1988
Honors: International Law Programme

Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 1984
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Bar Admissions

Washington State, 1989
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Litigation Percentage

30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

King County Mandatory Arbitration Panel

Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish County
Mediation Techniques

Judge Pro Tempore, Seattle District Court, Renton Municipal Court, King County District Courts

King County Office of Public Defense
Panel Member for conflict cases

Previous Employment Positions

The Boeing Company | Liaison Engineer | Seattle, Washington

Public Defense Attorney | 1990 through 1994: Staff Attorney, Associated Counsel for the Accused (Seattle)

Pro Bono Activities

King County Dispute Resolution Center
Volunteer Mediator

King County Bar Association
Alternate Dispute Resolution Panel

Board President – Methow Valley Biathlon

Sister City Association
Seattle-Pecs Hungary