Charlie Varni is from the Seattle area and graduated from O'Dea High School. He went on to attend Washington State University where he earned degrees in History and Anthropology, before moving back to Seattle to attend Seattle University School of Law.
Charlie has worked solely in criminal defense since graduating from law school. Charlie started his career working for the City of Federal Way defending clients in their Municipal Court, before moving to private practice criminal defense.
Prior to joining Newton & Hall, Charlie worked at several other criminal defense firms handling a wide variety of matters including domestic violence cases, serious drug crimes, and major felony sex crimes for both juveniles and adults, murder cases, as well as complex federal cases.
Charlie is admitted to both the Washington State Bar, and the United States District Court (Federal), Western District. He is also a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Charlie believes that everyone deserves the right to a great criminal defense. Without a great criminal defense lawyer all our other democratic rights become meaningless. Without a lawyers who is willing to fight and represent people being prosecuted, freedom is ultimately lost, because it is the natural tendency of government and power, to abuse those without it.