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Mikolaj Tytus Tempski

Mikolaj Tytus Tempski

also known as Miko Tempski

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Constitutional, Government, Litigation, General Practice

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About Me

Miko Tempski is a litigation, trial, and appellate attorney who is available to represent clients in cases throughout the United States from his office in Bellevue, Washington.  Mr. Tempski focuses much of his practice on constitutional civil rights issues, as well as public records and open government advice and litigation.  Mr. Tempski has a broad range of litigation experience, from extensive pretrial discovery and motion practice, to jury trials and appellate representation, in both state and federal courts. Mr. Tempski is currently admitted to practice by the state bar of Washington, in various federal district courts as well as the Ninth and Tenth United States Circuit Courts of Appeal.  He has also appeared pro hac vice in other courts. 


Prior to opening the Tempski Law Firm, PS, Mr. Tempski served the state of Washington as an Assistant Attorney General, in the corrections division, where he was recognized as a “rising star” by both his clients and the Attorney General.  While there, Mr. Tempski represented the Department of Corrections (DOC) and its employees in both state and federal court litigation. He successfully investigated and defended against inmate constitutional rights claims, inmate challenges to administrative or disciplinary action taken against them by DOC, public disclosure litigation, and other miscellaneous cases.  Mr. Tempski also successfully prosecuted many parole and community custody board revocation hearings.  Finally, Mr. Tempski provided advice and training for senior DOC leadership and staff in many areas including public disclosure, correctional industries, access to courts, subpoena compliance, and intelligence and investigations.


Mr. Tempski began his practice as an in-house attorney for the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), a renowned non-profit organization which has worked for 40 years to secure the civil rights of Americans through legal action and education.  At SAF, Mr. Tempski focused on the preparation of strategic civil rights litigation, including the identification and selection of plaintiffs, legal research, and coordination and oversight of outside trial counsel.  In addition to his current practice with the Tempski Law Firm, PS, Mr. Tempski also currently serves as the General Counsel to SAF, as well as a member of the board of directors of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. 


Mr. Tempski earned his B.A. degree in Political Science at the University of Washington, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington, D.C., where he was a staff member for the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy.  Prior to enrolling at Georgetown, Mr. Tempski served as a full-time police officer.  He continues his service today as a reserve officer.


 


Mr. Tempski is an avid outdoorsman, traveler, skier, and sport shooter.   He enjoys spending time with his fiancée, friends and family at home in Seattle.

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Languages Spoken: Polish, English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Government: 25%
  2. Constitutional: 25%
  3. Civil Rights: 25%
  4. Litigation: 15%
  5. General Practice: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • C Dennis Brislawn Jr

    I endorse this lawyer highly. Miko's understanding of and insight into constitutional issues affecting businesses and individuals is deep. His awareness of the relevancy of 1st and 2nd Amendment issues and concerns is incredibly useful to both.

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    C Brislawn Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Derek Michael Smith

    I worked with Miko for a year when he was with the Seattle City Attorney's office and he was an excellent and experienced trial attorney there. I followed his career as he went to the Second Amendment Foundation, where I used his knowledge of firearms laws on many occasions. When he went to the WA Attorney General's Office, he gained lots of experience with public records cases which I have used to my benefit. And I'm very glad that he is back with the SAF. I highly endorse him for your firearms questions and PDR claims.

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    Derek Smith Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Tempski Law Firm, PS

40 Lake Bellevue Dr Ste 100
Bellevue, WA, 98005-2480

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive201007/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AchievementAttorney General of Washington2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
General CounselSecond Amendment Foundation2013 - Present
President/Managing AttorneyTempski Law Firm, PS2013 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralAttorney General Of Washington2011 - 2013
Attorney/Legal Affairs DirectorSecond Amendment Foundation2010 - 2011

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Firearms Industry Council of WashingtonChairman2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Civil Rights Committee, Second Amendment Litigation SubcommitteeChair2013 - Present
Washington Coalition for Open GovernmentMember2013 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member2012 - Present
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear ArmsBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Rifle AssociationLifetime Member2009 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Peterson v. Garcia, et. al.Amicus brief was accepted, but the case was decided against the party the amici supported.
Barnhouse v. Vail, et. al.Positive - Case Dismissed
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, et. al. v. Regents of the University of Colorado, et. al.Positive - The court decided in favor of SCCC.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Elected Officials Accountability WorkshopThe Power of Public Records in Advocacy2013
28th Annual Gun Rights Policy ConferenceTaking Gun Rights Cases through the Courts2013