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I don't have a fancy office. I just try to bring you the best service possible.
While no lawyer can ever guarantee a result, I am able to resolve most issues without trial, and many with a phone call or letter. Those times I have gone to trial, I have usually prevailed. I have achieved favorable results in fields including but not limited to criminal law, consumer law and credit repair, employment law, and real property.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    13 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
    13 years
  4. Foreclosure: 15%
    13 years
  5. Debt Settlement: 15%
    13 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Paul Richmond, Attorney at Law

114 W. Magnolia St.
Suite 434
Bellingham, WA, 98225

Paul Richmond, Attorney at Law

c/o 219 W. Patison Street
Port Hadlock, WA, 98339



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
WSBA Pro Bono AwardWSBA2014
Public Service AwardJefferson Clallam Pro Bono Lawyers2014
WSBA Pro Bono AwardWSBA2013
WSBA Pro Bono AwardWSBA2012
WSBA Pro Bono AwardWSBA2011
WSBA Pro Bono AwadWSBA2010
WSBA ProBno AwardWSBA2009
WSBA Pro Bono AwardWSBA2008
WSBA Pro Bono AwardWSBA2007
WSBA Pro Bono AwardWSBA2006
WSBA Pro Bono AwardWSBA2005
WSBA Pro Bono AwardWSBA2004
WSBA Pro Bono AwardWSBA2003
Full Tuition ScholarshipN/A2001
Public Interest ScholarshipN/A1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ALaw Office of Paul Richmond2002 - Present
N/AShoreline Community College2003 - 2004
N/ANielson Broman Koch2002 - 2003
N/AHenry Cogswell College2001 - 2002
N/ALaw Office of Paul R. Lehto2001 - 2002
N/AThe Defenders Association2000 - 2001
N/ALaw Office of Fred Diamondstone2000 - 2001
N/AThe Defenders Association1999 - 1999
N/AGovernment Accountability Project1999 - 1999
N/ABogle and Gates1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jefferson Clallam Pro-Bono LawyersBoard Member2012 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
National Association of Conseumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2002 - Present
King County Bar AssociationLegislative Committee2002 - 2003
SCAN Community MediaBoard Member2002 - 2006
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionKing County Representative2002 - 2004
Washington State Bar Association Diversity CommitteeBoard Member2002 - 2003
National Lawyers GuildRegional VP1999 - 2002
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Civil Liberties Union of WashingtonMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Washington Defender AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kerlikowske v. PeaceSuccessfully Defended Client in Criminal Trial.
In Re HaysWas able to resolve matter without litigation
US v DixonSuccessfully achieved outcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial NewsAn Overview of Foreclosure Law2013
Real ChangeHistory of Police Accountability2007
Peninsula Daily NewsThe Truth About Tasers2007
Portland AlliancePotter's Real Record2004
Waging War on Dissent, 2nd EditionReport of WTO Legal Group2002
The Docket, University of Washington School of LawLaw School as a Cult2001
Waging War on DissentReport of WTO Legal Group2001
Bringing an Unconstitutional Organization Creates an Undemocratic ResponseReport of WTO Legal Group2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawGeneral Law, Criminal, Alternative Dispute ResolutionJuris Doctor2001
American Film InstituteWriting, Film, VideoMastersN/A
California Institute of the ArtsN/ABachelorsN/A
New School UniversityGraduate PsychologyN/AN/A
University of California - Los AngelesAcademicN/AN/A
University of California - BerkeleyAcademicN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association, World Peace Through Law SectionLitigation involving the Bordr Patrol2013
Training in Foreclosure LawForeclosure Law2013
Forum on Public Records LawPublic Records and FOIA2013
Bar Track 2013Foreclosure Law2013
University of Washington School of LawIssues in Solo and Small Practice2007
Testimony to Washington LegislatureImpeachment2007
Community Forum - KBOO RadioHistory of Police Accountability2007
CLE - WSBAPolice Accountability2007
Save Local MediaCable Access2006
Elliot Bay Books - ImpeachmentImpeachment2006
Loss of Civil Liberties - St. John the Divine, NYCThe Aftermath of 9-112004
University of KentuckyPolice Accountability2003
Judkins Church - NYCPolice Accountability2003
American University - NCOORRights of Demonstrators2003
University of Hawaii - Asian Development Bank ConferenceRights of Demonstrators2001
Environmental Law ConferenceWTO Litigation2001