Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Timothy P. Kelly


Port Orchard, WA





Tim Kelly has been practicing criminal defense in Kitsap County since 1990. Over the past thirty years, he has represented nearly 4000 individuals charged with crimes ranging in severity from Shoplifting, DUI, and Drug Possession to Child Molestation, Armed Robbery, Rape and Murder. In 2007, Tim successfully defended Brodie Walradt, a young man charged with Aggravated Murder where the State sought the Death Penalty.

After nearly twenty years of serving as a Public Defender, Tim opened his own criminal defense practice in 2012. He handles no more than ten cases at a time so he can give each client as much time and attention as needed, regardless of the severity of the charge. He is available at any time of the day or night and frequently meets with his clients on weekends or evenings. Tim explains legal matters in clear, concise language, never sugarcoats things and attempts to finish every meeting or phone conversation by asking if his client has any questions, any questions at all. His communication style is informal and he often emails or texts his clients daily to keep them informed. Some of Tim's former clients have jokingly commented that they hear too much from their lawyer.

Tim grew up in Everett and attended the University of Washington, earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1987 and a Juris Doctorate from the School of Law in 1990. He came to Kitsap County shortly thereafter and has never left. He lives in Manchester with his wife and two young sons. In his free time, Tim coaches Little League, volunteers at Manchester Elementary and helps his wife and kids around the house and yard. Tim is also a licensed pilot and has flown small airplanes in and out of the Bremerton National Airport since 2006.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Law 90%
  • Firearm Rights 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington


  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Washington School of Business Administration, Seattle, Washington
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Finance/Marketing