Saad Qadri

SQ Attorneys Saad Qadri Criminal Defense Lawyer

SQ Attorneys Saad Qadri Criminal Defense Lawyer


Saad Qadri – Criminal Defense/DUI

Saad Qadri has an extremely impressive track record as both a DUI defense attorney and as a Criminal Defense Lawyer. His efforts reflect his commitment to his clients, his community, and his calling. Saad consistently prevails on behalf of his clients. Saad’s clients not only benefit from his natural skills as a litigator but also the countless hours he has spent honing his skills in the courtroom. Saad is a considered one of the best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Western Washington. To that point, Saad was nominated as a 2013 – 2021 Rising Star in DUI Defense by Super Lawyers Magazine and Seattle Met magazine, an honor less than 2.5% of all attorneys in Washington State receive.

Saad’s experience spans a full spectrum of criminal cases in Washington State – from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Saad achieves highly successful results for his clients through not only a wonderful ability to communicate with people but also all of the goodwill he has built up over the years with the courts and the prosecutors.

Prior to his transition into private practice, Saad served as a public defender, contracted by the Cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Issaquah. As a public defender, Saad handled hundreds of misdemeanor cases where he developed a reputation as a passionate advocate focused on efficient, effective and just resolutions for all of his clients.

Absolutely the Best. Saad helped me through what was probably the most stressful time in my life. I’ve worked with attorneys before and I have never had one who contacted me within minutes of asking a question…

Posted by Anonymous

As a private practitioner, Saad has handled numerous complex felony matters, including serious sex offenses, with great success. Additionally, Saad has handled thousands of DUI’s and other criminal driving offenses resulting in significant amendments which have prevented his clients from suffering the very serious and harsh mandatory penalties handed down by the courts and the prosecutors. Saad has attended numerous legal seminars dedicated to the aggressive defense of DUI’s and is certified in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

Saad is a resident of Kenmore, Washington. As such, in January 2023 the Kenmore City Council saw fit to appoint him to its Planning Commission. Saad is currently serving a three year term of service as a planning commissioner for the City of Kenmore. Saad serves as a policy advisor, providing guidance and recommendations on the City of Kenmore’s comprehensive plan and related land use documents. Like he does with all of his clients, Saad takes great pride in representing the citizens’ of Kenmore; he is honored to help and represent others.

Saad is a cum laude graduate from the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University, where he also earned his law degree. In 2009, Saad was a recipient of the Humanitarian award by the Council on American-Islamic Relations for his dedicated legal service to the Islamic community in Washington State.

Saad is of South Asian descent and is fluent in the Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi languages.

Areas of Practice

  • DUI / DWI (Driving Under the Influence – of alcohol or drugs / Driving While Intoxicated)
  • Drunk Driving Offenses
  • Deferred Prosecutions
  • Criminal Defense
  • Drivers’ License Reinstatement
  • Habitual Traffic Offender Hearings
  • Misdemeanors
  • Gross Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Sex Offenses
  • Assault Charges
  • Domestic Violence Allegations
  • Protection Orders / No Contact Orders
  • Violation of Protection / No Contact Orders
  • Drug Charges (VUCSA: Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act)
  • Possession
  • Distribution / Trafficking
  • Manufacturing
  • Cultivation
  • Drug Forfeiture Hearings
  • Fugitive Cases
  • Warrant Quashing
  • Juvenile Crime
  • Theft Charges
  • Probation Violations

Memberships / Affiliations

  • Admitted to the Washington State Bar, 2006
  • American Bar Association, 2007
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Member, 2007
  • King County Bar Association, 2007
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer, 2007


  • Seattle University, 2002
  • Seattle University School of Law, 2005