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Emily Caitlin Beschen

Emily Caitlin Beschen

also known as Emily Beschen

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Violent Crime, White Collar Crime, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

Emily C. Beschen is an associate attorney with The Law Offices of Robert D. Butler. Emily graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2010. During Law School Emily focused on criminal law and privacy law. While there, Emily worked as a research assistant, assisting a local civil rights attorney with lawsuits involving law enforcement. She also served as an associate editor of the nation's oldest law review dedicated solely to animal law issues. Emily excelled at trial preparation, motion drafting, and research of complex legal issues.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Violent Crime: 10%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
  5. White Collar Crime: 5%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Jeffrey Alan Lustick

    Emily is a wonderful professional who uses knowledge and compassion to defend her clients. She is excellent in court and approaches each legal case with confidence.


    Jeffrey Lustick Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alexis Lee Davidson

    Ms. Beschen goes above and beyond to take care of her clients. I had the pleasure of previously working with her on federal criminal defense matters. She would be my go-to for zealous advocacy.


    Alexis Davidson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Robert D. Butler, PLLC

103 East Holly Street
Bellingham, WA, 98225-4728



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2014
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2013
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2012
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Moot Court Client Counseling AwardLewis & Clark Law School2010
Trial Skills ProgramOregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2010
Trial Advocacy: Moot CourtLewis & Clark Law School2010
Deans Scholarship for ExcellenceLewis & Clark Law School2009
ScholarshipCertified Fraud Examiners2007
ScholarshipWashington State Trial Lawyers Association2007
ScholarshipCertified Fraud Examiners2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Robert D. Butler2010 - Present
Certified Law StudentMetropolitan Public Defenders, Inc.2009 - 2010
Law ClerkUnited States Federal Defenders2008 - 2010
Consumer Protection Analyst/MediatorWashington State Attorney General's Office2004 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Whatcom County Young ProfessionalsN/A2012 - Present
Whatcom County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLegislative Committee2010 - 2012
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2010 - 2012
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Whatcom County: ArsonDismissal
Whatcom Investigation: Child Sex AbuseCounty declined to prosecute
Skagit County Superior Court: Robbery & AssaultNot Guilty Verdict

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Western Washington UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Depositions32(B) and HR Depositions2013
New Lawyer Education Program"View from the Old and the New"2012
Getting Started in Criminal DefenseCo-Chair2012
New Lawyers SeminarSuccessful Communication Strategies2011