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Professional & Reliable legal advice
Our 19 year old son, on his way to WSU from Seattle, got into some minor legal trouble and tried to represent himself. He actually didn’t understand what he was getting into and made his situation much worse over a 2 year period. At the recommendation of an Ellensburg friend, I contacted Mr. Chmelewski at the 11th hour and he not only took my son’s case on, but he was able to mitigate a potential disaster and argue for his rights and some leniency that would not have happened without his in-depth knowledge of the courts and prosecutors in Kittitas County. His no-nonsense advice and recommendations averted additional legal problems. We are all very grateful and a serious lesson has been learned. We should have hired Mr. Chmelewski from the beginning!
- Criminal Defense client (5 star review)
Speeding ticket dismissed
I recieved a speeding ticket in Sept. just before I was leaving the state for a new job assisgnment. I read a couple of reviews and contacted Mark to help me with this matter….My court date was the first week of Nov and when I recieved the info on the outcome of my ticket, I thought to myself, “Oh this is the best news I have had all day”. I appreciate Mark’s efforts and the ticket was dismissed. It was far more than I expected and I truly appreciate it.
- Pat, a Speeding Ticket client (5 star review)
Reckless Driving/Racing Criminal Charges – Excellent Defense
I hired Mark on behalf of my nephew who had been charged with “racing” which elevated the offense from a traffic violation to a criminal offense. This was the first time he had ever been in trouble – a split second lapse in judgement and it could have had lifetime consequences. We knew we needed help navigating this situation. Since none of our family members live in the area (my nephew was in Ellensburg studying at CWU), I did some research and found Mark. From the start he was very responsive, professional and answered all of our questions. He explained the charges, the potential outcomes, and how he would proceed in representing my nephew. Mark kept us informed throughout the process. He was able to get the charges reduced to a traffic matter, eliminating any loss of license, jail time, criminal record, etc. It has been a huge lesson learned for my nephew but, with Mark’s expert help, it will not haunt my nephew for the rest of his life. We are very thankful for his assistance and would recommend him highly.
- Maureen, a Criminal Defense client (5 star review)
" While a card hardly seems adequate, I wanted to thank you for your help. Teaching means the world to me, and I made a bad decision that would have followed me for the rest of my life. Through your hard work, I now have a second chance. I realize that most people do not receive a chance to wipe the slate clean. I do not take it lightly. I will use this opportunity to continue with my goals and make a difference in the world. Words can not begin to express my gratitude. Thank you for sharing your talents and your time. I am eternally grateful."
"I wanted to write a thank you letter to let you know how much I appreciate all the hard work and time you have put into my case. You have gone above and beyond in helping me. I really appreciate it. Thank you very much."
"Thank you so - so much for being there for us. We really felt like you did your homework. DJ was very impressed with you. I would suggest that you advertise Juvenile law in your ad. I looked and called and asked around, until Mr. ******* suggested you. I called, you responded right away. Thanks again. We'll pass the word along"
" I'm sorry this isn't a formal letter, but I was passing through Ellensburg and was hoping to speak to you in person. I can not thank you enough for your time and dedication to my case. You gave me chance to learn from my mistake without having a criminal record. I couldn't have been more pleased with your professional demeanor and attention. Thank you again."
" Re: Case disposition - from the depths of my heart I want to thank you for your effort on my behalf. Through your work the worry over a heavy financial burden has been lightened considerably. I wish I could be there to thank you in person.  I want you to know that your efforts are appreciated. I thank you sincerely."
 "Thank you so much for all your advice and help in my case. This was the first time I've ever had to do anything like this, but you explained everything in a way that I could understand and it made the whole process a lot less scary.
Believe me, if anyone I know needs any legal help, I will be sure to recommend you. Again, thank you so much for all your help."
"I received your letter yesterday informing me of the successful outcome of my recent traffic case. I just wanted to write you a note to thank you for representing me and for all of your work on my case. I had heard stories about how hard it is to win a traffic case in X County which proves how good you are! I will definitely refer you to anyone I know!"
Traffic ticket
I just wanted to say that Mark did an excellent job taking care of my traffic ticket. My ticket was dismissed but I was well informed of all the possibility’s of the outcome. If I ever need his services in the future I will not hesitate to use his services. I would also recommend him to anyone I know. I’m very happy with the outcome.
- Ryan, a Speeding Ticket client (5 star review)
Mark A. Chmelewski
Mark helped me when another lawyer had already taken my money and screwed me over. He seemed knowledgeable and actually cared. He spent time listening to me, and was EXTREMELY helpful. I would recommend Mark.
- Sheryl, a Administrative Law client (5 star review)
Thank you Mark!
Mark did a great job handling my case. He was always available and kept me informed of what was going on and what things I needed to take responsibility for. Professional, courteous, told the facts and didn’t promise anything that wasn’t possible.
- Jeremy, a DUI client (5 star review)
" I am writing this letter of thanks to you today in regards to my case. We met before my case was presented. I would like to express my gratitude and really take time to thank you very much for helping me have my charge reduced to an infraction. YOU DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!"
"Mark appeared in Court for my Granddaughter she was caught on radar for speeding by the state patrol in Naches.  Since she was only 17 years old her insurance rate would have skyrocketed.  Mark got it totally dismissed and I really appreciated his knowledge and expertise in Court."
" I want to thank you for your personal attention on getting this infraction dismissed. I have no idea how you accomplished it, but "Well Done!" I will certainly keep you in mind for future need. Once again thank you for your professional service in handling the matter."
" I am so pleased that you were successful in contesting the traffic ticket for me. I want to thank you, I appreciate the effort you made on my behalf"
" You did a fantastic job representing Michael! On behalf of the entire family... Thank you!"
DW & M
" I just wanted to say "thank you" for the work you did on my recent traffic court case. I'm obviously very pleased with the outcome, and I thank you for representing me."
"Just a note to say thanks again for your help with my traffic ticket."
" I can't thank you enough for all you have done. I feel so confident that you are representing me. Thanks again."
" Thanks for your help Mark, we really appreciate everything you've done"
 B & K
" Mark, thank you for your honesty and your friendship as well as your counsel"
" Please know that once in awhile one human being can be a miracle and you were that for me. I couldn't say thank you enough"
" Thank you for representing me and for the excellent result you obtained. I will certainly contact you and refer other who may need legal advise."
" Thank you very much for representing me in this recent investigation. I was able to conduct my life and work confident that you would work hard for my          interest."
" I want to thank you for your professional servince in representing my matter before the Court. I appreciate your expertise and will pass your name on, should I have the opportunity. Once again, my sincere thanks."
" Joseph and I would like to thank you for all you did in helping keep his license. You are our hero and we will recommend you to all we know."
" Thank you for your hard work. You worked your butt off for me. Anyone who needs a good lawyer, I'll send them you way with a high recommendation from me."
"I want to thank you for a job well done.  Your service is greatly appreciated.  Needless to say I will make sure to provide references to my friends who might be in need of legal assistance."