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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Lyle

    Excellent Attorney

    Mr Tario did an excellent job handling my recent auto accident claim. He was quite easy to talk and work with. He explained the process and then kept us up to date on what was happening as it went along. He negotiated a satisfactory settlement with a minimum of stress for us. We would highly recommend him.

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    Posted by Terry

    Medical malpractice

    I went to see Michael about a medical malpractice issue that involved the death of my father, Michael was very knowledgeable and responsive to the case. He and his staff were always available and worked diligently to help resolve my case. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone needing a lawyer and advocate for your rights.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Excellent business law advice

    I am a business partner in a $100M+ General Contracting business venture and Mr. Tario has offered exceptional guidance and legal direction. Throughout our dealings I've found him to be always accessible and diligent in his clients concerns and professional.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Marine Insurance claim

    I had a problem with a covered claim with my boat marine insurance company. After almost two years of attempting to resolve the claim and settlement amount on my own, I finally decided to hire a lawyer to deal with my own Insurance company. I was referred to Tario & Associates from a friend. Mr. Tario reviewed the case, all evidence and reports, and my policy. Once Mr. Tario contacted my Insurance company they immediately stopped dragging on and playing the games I had previously dealt with for almost two years. Mr. Tario was able to get the settlement amount I should have received from the beginning from my own Insurance company.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Cheryl

    Best Attorney Ever

    I was very pleased with the results of Mr. Tario's expertise in personal injury law . I was in an At fault auto accident involving several vehicles. Everyone involved understood that it truly was an accident caused by my inadvertant attention to a bicyclist who had appeared out of nowhere on my passenger side &I, upon observing his next move ,missed the fact that traffic had stopped in front of me to let a pedestrian cross.I had already slowed anticipating a traffic light ,but I still managed to do some damage to the vehicles in front of me.including an injury to the driver caused by deployment of his airbag. I obtained Mr.Tario in hopes of keeping in good standing with my Insurance company & keep my good driving slate clean. i had received a ticket because of the accident & was not happy with letting this go on my driving history. I wanted my day in court.Mr. Tario helped me with all of the necessary paperwork & what to expect & he was very calming .I was quite nervous about going before a judge even though it was me who had chosen to.Thanks to him & his dedication & to his wonderful staff, I was able to get the fine reduced & save my insurance .

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Personal Injury client

    The Very Best Attorney in Bellingham!!!

    Mr Tario fought very hard for me and got an excellent result. He and his staff are awesome. You could not find a better attorney in Bellingham to help you.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Scott

    Excellent legal representation . Not a newbie, lots of experience

    Mr. Tario works extremely hard for any and all of his clients. If you take the time to sit with him and let him review your case, you will realize with out a doubt, his experience (well over 30 years) in criminal defense, does make a difference when it comes to knowing the law as well as how to approach many different scenarios.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Michael

    Tario & Associates...A Class Act

    Mr. Tario represented me in a personal injury case against Allstate Ins. Co. After the accident I tried to resolve the injury claim with Allstate ins. co. . Their response was totally unacceptable. At that time I contacted Mr. Tario and asked him to represent me. What a perfect choice! Mr. Tario and his associates worked hard in my behalf and I was awarded an amount well over the policy limit. If I ever need legal assistance again, there is only one choice.....Tario & Associates

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a DUI client

    Amazing with my DUI case! BEST Lawyer in Bellingham!

    Michael is honestly one of the most hardworking lawyers I've ever met. I called over 10 lawyers in the Bellingham area to help me through my DUI, and I immediately knew I was going to choose him to represent me. He was unbelievable in dealing with the Department of Licensing, negotiating a deal in which I was able to keep my license! I was constantly being updated on upcoming court dates and he was great in setting up meetings beforehand to make sure we were on the same page. He is amazing and very cost efficient, one of the best deals in Bellingham. He ended up making the best negotiation possible on my case, I ended up with neither a DUI or probation on my record.You can tell he is experienced and very intelligent at his job. I definitely owe him for what he has done in my life, and I recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer in Whatcom County!

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

    Use at your own risk!!!

    In my opinion he was very poorly prepared. He made a huge mistake that he was warned by the judge not to make but did it anyway. In my opinion it absolutely cost the trial. He spent a total of a 10 minute walk from his office to the court house preparing me for taking the stand. He has a very bad reputation with other attorney's and admits it himself, stating they are jealous. Statements were give directly to me bt three seperate individuals in the judicial system that reflect this opinion. Ask any attorney and find out for yourself. He is mocked by people who are in jail based on his past defenses, again given me by direct statements that support this opinion. The list goes on. There are so many other good attorney's. Why take a chance? I recommend Doug Hyldahl.

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    Michael John Tario’s response: “The client who wrote this negative comment was charged with child molestation in the first degree where it was alledged that he sexually molested his young son. His son testified against him in court. His ex-wife testified against him in court. He had been previously caught looking thru a telescope at a neighbor girl when she was undressing. He had been previously convicted of robbery in Alaska. When confronted with his son's allegations he initially lied to the police. When he testified in court at his trial he stated that sometimes it is ok to lie when "in a bad spot". The jury heard the defendant testify and felt that he was lying. They thought his credibility was poor. To me, he always said he was innocent and that his son was lying. He excercised his right to have his case decided by a jury. I spent nearly 100 hours working on this case. I was hired on this case in December of 2005 and trial was held in July of 2006. I worked on this case for seven months prior to trial. I met with my client many times. I was fully prepared for trial. Prior to this case, I had represented over 200 persons accused of sexual misconduct. Prior to this case, I had lost only one other case that went to a jury trial involving alledged sexual misconduct. No attorney can win every case. This case was lost not because I was unprepared, and/or because I made any "huge mistake" at trial, it was lost because because the jury thought the defendant was lying. If a jury thinks a defendant is lying, and that he/she is guilty, the case will never be won no matter what the attorney does. This former client emailed me a few days before writing this negative review attacking my competence and character and he asked me to pay him $20,000.00. I refused. After that he wrote and posted this negative review to try to impune my competence and character. He is upset about his conviction. He appealed his conviction and his conviction was vacated because of an error the judge made at trial. Not because of anything I did wrong. In his appeal, he also alledged that I made mistakes in defending him. The court of appeals never ruled on these issues. The court of appeals never ruled that I did anything wrong or incompetent defending him. I did my absolute best in defending this client. I was fully prepared. My client is angry at me because the jury thought he was lying and they found him guilty of molesting his young son. Always remember...no attorney can win every case. And, it is almost impossible to please all of the people all of the time no matter what you do. I have represented over two thousand people over the last 32 years. I believe that 99% of my former clients have been very pleased with the legal services I have provided to them. This former client is angry that the jury thought he was lying. He totally ignores all of the evidence against him including his own son testifying in court against him. He blames everything on me. That is his right. I normally don't ever write a response to this kind of personal attack..but I thought in this case I should present my response to this client's attempt to impune my character and competence..Thank You.”