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William Charles Coats

William Charles Coats

also known as Beau Coats

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Criminal Defense, Real Estate, Business

About Me

William "Beau" Coats has been providing effective criminal defense since 1992. He has a thorough and creative approach to the practice of law and leaves "no stone unturned" in his representation of clients.


With extensive trial and appellate experience he has earned a reputation for honesty and integrity in the courtroom where he consistently displays a thorough understanding and analysis of the subject matter.


Recognized for astute and effective motions regarding unlawful search and seizure, want of authority, and constitutional defect, he aggressively covers all facets of his client's case.


Most importantly he maintains that "human" touch that is so rare in the business.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Elder Law: 37%
    26 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 32%
  3. Real Estate: 17%
    26 years
  4. Business: 14%
    26 years



Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • David Christopher Mason

    I have known Mr. Coats for a good number of years and have collaborated with him on a number of items. He is a true intellectual and an exceptional lawyer.


    David Mason Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Elizabeth Anne Padula

    I endorse this lawyer. The community of lawyers that handle criminal defense cases in King County is small enough that you get to know how other attorneys handle their cases and their clients. I know Beau's work well because I have seen him in Court for years and I have worked with him on a few cases. He is exactly what people should be looking for when they need help. He is thorough and conscientous. He knows when to be compassionate, when to negotiate and when to fight like a lion. I don't know this first hand, but I suspect he is even reasonable on his fees. He is simply a good attorney. Hire him with confidence.


    Elizabeth Padula DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Coats Law Firm

1609 - 208th St. SE
Bothell, WA, 98012

1609 - 208th St. SE
Bothell, WA, 98012



TXInactive 200905/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Order of the CoifNational Order of the Coif1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge Pro TemporeKing County2004 - 2008
Judge Pro TemporeSnohomish County2003 - 2007
PrincipalWilliam Coats, P.S. Inc.1990 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Land Trust AllianceN/A2008 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Washington State Real Estate BrokerDesignated Broker1999 - 2003
Washington Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Whitman CollegeSociology and EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1979

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Keeping your practice up to dateAudio-Video recording of defendants: on-scene and in-custody2009
Keeping your small practice up to date.2008: Conservation Easements & Conservation Development2008
Small Practice Update2011: Elder Law: Essential Documents for the General PractitionerN/A