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Lee Grochmal

Lee Grochmal

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

I have been practicing law for over 20 years in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.  I am a partner in the law firm of Grochmal & Fryer, PC.  Tom Fryer and I are accepting criminal cases of all types, including sex offenses and DUIs, and bankruptcy cases.  We are very experienced attorneys in both of these fields.  We have offices in both Bellingham and Mt. Vernon for your convenience.


Give us a call if you would like to discuss your case with us.






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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 50%
    7 years, 100 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    21 years, 500 cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Jeffrey Alan Lustick

    Lee Grochmal has repeatedly proven herself to be a top notch and well-rounded criminal defense attorney. Her years of experience and professional way of conducting business make her an asset to any client's case. She is trusted and highly respected in Whatcom County.


    Jeffrey Lustick Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Douglas R. Hyldahl

    Lee is a very intelligent and intuitive lawyer who gets great results with judges and juries. She is an instinctively persuasive advocate and a joy to work with.


    Douglas Hyldahl DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Grochmal & Fryer, PC

114 W. Magnolia St., Suite 315
Bellingham, WA, 98225



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
10 Best Attorneys for State of Washington, nomineeAmerican Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys2014
Certificate of AppreciatonLaw Advocates2014
Volunteer AppreciationLaw Advocates2013
Appreciation AwardOpportunity Council Board of Directors2010
academic scholarshipThe George Washington University1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyGrochmal & Fryer, PC2013 - Present
AttorneyLester & Hyldahl, PLLC2008 - 2013
Public DefenderWhatcom County Public Defender1995 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Women Lawyers, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeCommittee Member2014 - 2014
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeChair2013 - Present
Washington State Bar Small Firm/Solo Practice SectionMember2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
United States District Courtbar member2008 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationHearing Officer2006 - 2008
The Opportunity CouncilPresident of the Board2004 - 2005
The Opportunity CouncilBoard Member2001 - 2010
Whatcom Women LawyersMember1995 - 2000
Whatcom County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. RideoutNot Guilty
State v. SullivanHung jury and dismissal.
State v. SnyderNot guilty - self defense.

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Publication NameTitleDate
www.fryerlawoffice.comYou've been arrested for DUI. Now what do you do?2014
www.fryerlawoffice.comStudent Loans Cannot be Discharged in Bankruptcy: Fact or Fiction?2014
www.fryerlawoffice.comDid you know? You can now seal your juvenile sex offense.2014

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Criminal Defense CollegeLawcertification of completion1997
Northeastern University School of LawLawJ.D.1994
The George Washington UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Dartmouth High SchoolN/Adiploma1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
On the MoneyDebt Management2014
Law and Society classThe role of a criminal defense attorney in our system of justice.2014
Hanging a Shingle in Whatcom CountyTips for Starting a Legal Practice2014
Everything you Need to KnowDebtor Law 1012014
On the MoneyDebt Management2013
Law Day - Western Washington UniversityManaging Student Debt2013
Law and Society ClassThe role of a criminal defense attorney in our system of justice.2013
Going Above and Beyond in Misdemeanor DefenseProtection Orders2013
Bankruptcy CLEModerator2011
Search and Seizure CLECo-chairperson2009