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James Edmund Oliver JR

James Edmund Oliver JR

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, DUI & DWI

About Me

You deserve a top rated defense that you can afford.  If you have been charged with a crime, received a traffic ticket, or have been injured, the choice you make in an attorney will have long lasting consequences.

You should carefully choose an attorney who fill fight for you, your freedom, your future, your health. I'm an experienced trial attorney in an office of experienced trial attorneys who will fight for you. IF YOU DEMAND JUSTICE, DEMAND DURFLINGER OLIVER!


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    16 years, 100 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    15 years, 500 cases
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    15 years, 700 cases



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

39 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter John Marek

    A U.C. Santa Cruz undergrad with a Seattle University School of law degree and 15 solid years of practice is what we refer to as highly experienced. Knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. His client reviews are beyond stellar, they reflect his worth to his clients. READ THEM! Endorsements from peer attorneys are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor if you or a loved one need help and give him a call for a consultation. If you are lucky he might just agree to represent you.


    Peter Marek Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Durflinger Oliver & Associates

711 Saint Helens Ave.
Suite 209
Tacoma, WA, 98402




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers In State of WashingtonThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Firm of the YearNALS2013
Firm of the YearNALS2012
Best Answer to Legal QuestionAvvo2011
Best Pierce County Law Firm 2011-2012NALS - Association for Legal Professionals2011
Spring 1997 Mock Trial - 1st PlaceSeattle University Moot Court Board1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerDurflinger, Oliver & Associates2011 - Present
PartnerWickens Oliver, PS2008 - 2010
Attorney at LawLaw Office of James Oliver2002 - Present
Paralegal/Contract AttorneyDavies Pearson, P.C.1999 - 2002
MediatorPierce County District Court1997 - 1999
Street Law TeacherLincoln High School1997 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Tacoma Events CommissionOf Counsel2014 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2012 - Present
Tulalip Tribal Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Legislative CommitteeChairman2009 - Present
City of Lakewood Planning Advisory BoardBoard Member2007 - 2011
Republican PartyPrecinct Committee Officer2005 - Present
Tillicum American Lake Gardens Community Service CenterPast President2005 - Present
Puyallup Tribal CourtAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
Federal CourtAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State Of Washington, Respondent V Marvin D. Mccormick, AppellantRemanded for resentencing.
State of Washington v. MataDismissed with prejudice.
State v. SmithNot Guilty Verdict

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Publication NameTitleDate
AvvoThe Stages of a Criminal Case In Washington2011
Merchant CircleFight Your Ticket2007 Changes in Pierce County Superior Court2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington Assoc. of Criminal DefenseDefending DUIsContinuing Legal Education2011
Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association7 Keys to Winning in the CourtroomContinuing Legal Education2010
Pierce County Center for Dispute ResolutionMediationBasic Mediators Course1998
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - Santa CruzPoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Trial TacticsCriminal Trial Techniques2011
Local PoliticsReagan Political Accomplishments2007
Candidates ForumLegislative Candidate2006
Career DayOverview of the Law1999