Michael John Tario

Michael John Tario

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer

Bellingham, WA





No Misconduct


Spanish , English

Answers and Advice

17 questions answered.

About Me

I have been practicing law for over 33 years, handling over 2,000 personal injury cases. My practice is focused on personal injury cases and criminal defense. I have represented over 2,500 citizens accused of criminal conduct ranging from simple traffic violations to multiple count murder charges. My focus is on the more serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and serious criminal...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Contingent (33%-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes), Hourly ($240-$275/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)

Client Reviews

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Michael J Tario, Hands Down your BEST Criminal Defence option in Whatcom County!

Posted by: Jeff about 4 years ago.

Outstanding command of criminal legal issues, derived from years of experience and history of success as Criminal Defense Atty in Bellingham, WA and...

Tario & Associates do the job right!

Posted by: Ray about 4 years ago.

I have used the services of Tario & Associates for several matters and have had nothing but excellent results. Michael is tenacious and very well...
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Showing 2 of 13 peer endorsements

Michael S. Waddington
Michael Waddington

Evans, GA

4 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.
Christian K. Lassen II
Christian Lassen

Philadelphia, PA

4 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.
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1980 License Status: Active for the state of Washington.
Last updated by Avvo: 09/04/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1980 – present

Tario & Associates P.S.


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1979 JD - Juris Doctor in Law

University of Puget Sound School of Law


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2013 Highest-Ranking Law Offices

Bellingham Business Journal


Showing 1 of 10 association entries

1986- present Founding Member

Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

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1984 Alaska Fishing Boat Murders

People Magazine - Interview

Speaking Engagements

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2004 Privacy and Eavesdropping

at O'Reilly Factor - No Spin Zone - Bill O'Reilly - Fox News

2004 The Fourth Amendment and Privacy Interests

at National Public Radio

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