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Seattle, Washington criminal defense law firm

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Black & Askerov, PLLC is a Seattle based criminal defense firm that is equipped to handle all types of criminal charges and cases.

Black & Askerov, PLLC is a criminal defense firm based in Seattle that was founded by Christopher Black, in 2009. The firm's defense lawyers have a combined experience of over two decades defending clients in criminal cases - in both state and federal courts - and administrative proceedings in Seattle and throughout Washington. We represent individuals at the trial, appeal, and post-conviction stages.

Our practice areas include:
-Drug crimes, White collar/fraud, Federal crimes, Violent crimes
-Sex crimes, Domestic violence, Theft, DUI defense
-Pre-charge investigations, Appeals and post-conviction relief, Protection orders, Forfeiture

Our Attorneys

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Teymur "Tim" Askerov

Mr. Askerov’s knowledge of immigration law has enabled him to effectively represent non-citizen clients in obtaining post-conviction relief for immigration purposes. This area of law is frequently referred to as “crimmigration.” In 2016, Mr. Askerov taught a seminar on post-conviction relief for non-citizen clients with the Washington Defender Association. Mr. Askerov’s post-conviction practice has taken him all over Washington. Mr. Askerov has litigated post-conviction cases in Benton County, Clallam County, Chelan County, Cowlitz County, Douglas County, Grays Harbor County, King County, Kitsap County, Kittitas County, Lewis County, Mason County, Okanogan County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Thurston County, and Yakima County. He has assisted numerous non-citizen clients with having their convictions vacated on constitutional grounds and securing amendments to charges that have allowed them to avoid deportation.

Mr. Askerov’s experience with appeals has allowed him to secure victories for his clients in the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Askerov has also represented clients before the Washington Board of Clemency and Pardons. In 2014, Mr. Askerov secured a gubernatorial pardon, a very rare form of relief, for a client whose drug conviction resulted in devastating immigration consequences. The proceeding was broadcasted on TVW.

Mr. Askerov represents clients in appeals, administrative proceedings and criminal cases. His areas of focus include civil protection orders, DUI, domestic violence, appeals and post-conviction relief. Although Mr. Askerov’s primary focus is criminal defense, Mr. Askerov represents clients in immigration cases, particularly where the immigration proceedings overlap with criminal proceedings. He takes pride in providing diligent and thorough representation to each client, leaving no stones unturned and no questions unanswered.

  • JD - Juris Doctor with Honors
    University of Washington School of Law
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude
    University of Washington
  • Member
    Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    2012 - Present
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Christopher Black

Mr. Black is a talented criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling criminal cases at both the trial and appellate levels - in federal, state and local courts throughout Washington. He also routinely represents people who are under investigation prior to being charged or who are the subject of other proceedings where potential criminal culpability is an issue. Mr. Black has honed the different skills necessary for success in cases in all of these different postures. These include being able to identify and take advantage of legal issues that can lead to positive outcomes such as suppression of evidence or dismissal of charges, analyzing and developing the facts to find holes in the prosecutors’ cases, acting as an effective and persuasive oral advocate before judges and juries, researching cutting-edge legal issues and writing well-reasoned and thorough briefs for the court, and the reputation as a tough and tireless advocate who serves his clients well in negotiating resolutions to cases in appropriate situations.

The bulk of Mr. Black’s criminal practice is in federal, appellate and state superior (felony) courts, but he brings the same aggressive, thorough approach to every case. He recognizes that the stakes in all criminal cases are incredibly high and he uses every tool at his disposal to achieve the best possible result no matter the court or the charge. This is one tough and persistent Seattle criminal defense attorney.

  • J.D.
    University of Washington
  • B.A.
    Johns Hopkins University
  • President-Elect
    Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    2017 - Present
Black & Askerov, PLLC
Black & Askerov, PLLC
705 2nd Ave #1111
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-1604
(206) 658-2401
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