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Michael R Frans

Michael R Frans

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Appeals

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 47%
  3. Appeals: 3%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Michael Austin Stewart

    Michael is an outstanding attorney who puts the best interest of his clients first. He is diligent and tenacious in seeing results.


    Michael Stewart Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Magnus Larsson

    Mike Frans is one of the hardest working attorneys I have ever met or worked with. He will put in the hours to make sure his clients cases get the best results possible. He has more experience in misdemeanor and felony defense than just about any other attorney I know and other attorneys will call him for advice and help with their cases on a weekly basis. If you have a felony charge, I can't recommend Mike enough. He will fight hard for you and he knows how to win when it comes to trials.


    Mark Larsson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Law Office of Michael Frans

645 Sw 153rd St Ste C2
Burien, WA, 98166-2262




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Recognition for Contribution to Criminal JusticeWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Michael R. Frans2002 - Present
Of CounselLaw Office of Barbara A. Bowden1999 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2015 - Present
Citizens for Judicial ExcellenceMember2012 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
United States District CourtLicensed to practice in Federal court2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. Myersconviction reversed and remanded for dismissal
State v. TheurichFelony DUI: Not Guilty
State v. DavisNot Guilty on 2 counts of Vehicular Homicide

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Highway Traffic SafetyN/ACertified FST Administrator2001
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Central Washington UniversityLaw and JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
DPD-SCRAP Misdemeanor Unit Retreat CLECross Examination of BAC Tech2015
Defending DUI's CLECross Examination of BAC Tech2014
Gathering of Professional Driver Union RepsAffect of alcohol related offenses on CDL holders2011