Robert G. Chadwell - McKay Chadwell, PLLC

Robert G. Chadwell

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 206-233-2804

Bob Chadwell represents corporations, executives, and individuals in complex and serious white collar, regulatory, and civil investigations and prosecutions. 

Bob Chadwell is a founding partner who has practiced law for four decades.  His practice focuses on criminal and civil matters with a special emphasis on environmental issues, white collar criminal defense and securities fraud.

Bob began his career with Ritchie, Chadwell & Fels, a Tennessee criminal defense firm.  After clerking at the firm while in law school, he ultimately advanced to partner.

From private practice, Bob joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver, where he prosecuted white collar crime and fraud before joining the Mountain States Drug Task Force.  There, he coordinated investigations that brought many domestic and international drug conspirators to justice.

Bob was hired by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle to prosecute natural resource cases involving violations of the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Lacey Act, Marine Pollution Act, and others.  After serving as Chief of the Criminal Division, Bob returned to the Major Crimes Trial Unit, where he specialized in environmental and foreign organized crime cases.

Since founding McKay Chadwell in 1995, Bob has represented clientele requiring his unique combination of strengths--his ability to handle nearly any legal problem involving state and federal government coupled with deep-seated compassion for every client. Bob’s clients range from multinational corporations to professionals and executives in highly regulated industries to individuals accused of wrongdoing.

The University of TennesseeJ.D.

Office Location

One Union Square, Suite 1601
600 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: White-Collar of the Seattle Metro Area
Robert G. Chadwell has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar