About the author

Photo of Vitaliy KertchenMy name is Vitaliy Kertchen. I have extensive experience in conviction relief matters and an unmatched understanding of Washington state and federal laws on restoring firearm rights and expunging criminal records. I run a 21st-century office, relying on emerging technologies and paperless solutions. That increases my efficiency and lowers my overhead. I pass those savings on to my clients by offering reasonable flat fees with transparent pricing for all services. I have helped many people move on with a fresh start, and I can help you too. I serve clients across Washington state.

Court Admissions

  • Washington Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

 

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Small and Solo Practice Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

 

Publications

 

Speaking Engagements

  • Gun Law in Washington (Tacoma)
    • National Business Institute, 2017
  • Initiative 1491
    • KBTC
  • Gun Law in Washington (Spokane)
    • National Business Institute, 2016
  • Gun Law in Washington (Seattle)
    • National Business Institute, 2016
  • 7 Keys to a 21st Century Law Practice
    • WSBA Small and Solo Section, 2016
  • Post-conviction Relief
    • Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel, 2015

 

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Dean’s List
    • Public Service Award
  • Central Washington University
    • Cum Laude

 

Hiring an attorney FAQ

I want to hire you to do my expungement or restoration of firearm rights. How much do you charge?

Fill out the form on this page and I will contact you with your options and associated fees.

How do I get started with hiring you?

Fill out the form on this page and I will contact you with your options and associated fees.

What is the hiring process like?

If you wish to hire me, you can complete the entire hiring process virtually via the Internet. I will email you a contract you can sign electronically and an invoice you can pay online using a debit or credit card. If you prefer a more traditional hiring experience, I do meet with clients by appointment at my Tacoma office.

What will I need to do? Will I have to go to court?

No. You will not need to go to court, and you will not need to do a whole lot more than sign some documents that I prepare for you. I will handle everything else.

How long does this take?

Usually about sixty days from when you hire me.

I live in [county/city] in Washington state. Can you help me?

Yes. I serve clients across Washington state, regardless of location.

I live in another state, but my criminal record is in Washington state. Can you help me?

Yes. You can complete the hiring process over the Internet, and you will not need to set foot in Washington state. I will handle everything for you.

 

Firearm rights and expungement lawyer serving all of Washington state

If you're looking to restore your gun rights or expunge your criminal record, fill out the contact form on this page and I will contact you with your options and associated fees. Here are some of the benefits of hiring me:

  I do all the paperwork. Legal paperwork is complicated and tedious. Let me handle it for you.

  No court appearances. No need to take time off work/school/family to go to court. I will do that for you.

  Quick turn around. I can typically complete my work within sixty days from when you hire me.

  Convenient hiring process. Complete the hiring process entirely from your email inbox without leaving your home by electronically signing the contract and paying with a debit or credit card. In-office appointments are also available.

  Affordable flat fees. I charge affordable flat fees with transparent pricing for all services.