Arturo Menendez

Attorney at Law


Arturo Menendez is a criminal defense attorney who represents individuals charged with serious crimes – felonies or federal cases involving sex, drugs, guns, or violence.

A former Federal Public Defender in Miami, Florida, and Federal Clerk in the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico, Arturo Menendez brings success to his clients through a system of strategic and aggressive litigation. With experience defending individuals charged with crimes ranging from threats to a Social Security Officer, to money laundering, to drug charges and gun charges, Arturo Menendez has fought against both federal and state prosecutors, and knows what it takes to reach a successful outcome for his clients.

Mr. Menéndez is a proud member of the Board of Directors of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington where he serves on the Judicial Evaluation Committee and volunteers at the monthly free legal clinic at El Centro La Raza.

Practice Areas


  • Felonies
  • Crimes of Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • Firearms
  • Sex Crimes
  • Federal Crimes

Whether you are under investigation or charged with a serious crime, we will provide experienced, aggressive criminal defense at all stages of the criminal investigation and prosecution to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.


A criminal conviction can follow you for years, hurting your career options, limiting your rights, and damaging your reputation. We will explore every legal option to clear your record of past criminal convictions so you can start anew.

Why Choose Us

  • Systemized and Aggressive Litigation
  • Wide Range of Experience
  • Representing Clients Across Washington State
  • Proven Record of Success
  • Se Habla Español

Success Story


Felony Assault With a Deadly Weapon

Our client was charged with hitting an individual in the face with a machete. Witnesses stated they could hear the crack of the machete against the victim’s face. Nevertheless, charges were dismissed and our client walked away with no conviction from the incident.