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Dawn Bettinger is proud to announce the opening of the Law Offices of Dawn M. Bettinger. Dawn represents clients charged with felonies, misdemeanors and traffic offenses. Dawn worked for the King County Prosecutor’s office from 2000-2002. She worked as a public defender for the City of Auburn from 2002-2005. She serves as a pro-tem judge for the Kent Municipal Court. Dawn graduated from Central Washington University in 1998 and received a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Cooley Law School in 2000. Dawn is an active member of The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of Citizens for Judicial Excellence.



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    13 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Immigration: 10%
    2 years
  3. Family: 10%
    2 years
  4. Appeals: 5%
    2 years



Hourly ($200-400/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Diane Kathleen Whaley

    I endorse this lawyer. Dawn is a well respected excellent attorney. I have worked closely with her and she is above and beyond one of the best criminal defense attorney's I've worked with.


    Diane Whaley Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Evan Matthew Oshan

    I endorse this lawyer. Dawn is a hard working criminal defense attorney who gets the job done.


    Evan Oshan Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Offices of Dawn M. Bettinger

P.O. Box 761
Redmond, WA, 98073


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Litigation ConcentrationThomas Cooley Law School2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of Dawn M. Bettinger2014 - Present
Senior Trial AttorneyCostello & Associates, PS2013 - 2014
Trial AttorneyThe Law Offices of Dawn Bettinger2005 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Citizens for Judicial ExcellenceMember2012 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI Under Legal limitDUI reduced to a traffic infraction
Case never chargedNever charged by Prosecutor due to civil settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Supreme CourtLewis v. DOL2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Central Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Central Washington UniversityPre-LawBS - Bachelor of Science1998