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Scott M Moriarity

Scott M Moriarity

Practice areas:

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

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    15 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    15 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 15%
    15 years
  4. Expungement: 15%
    15 years
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    15 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • James Edmund Oliver

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    James Oliver Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas Andrew Balerud

    Scott and I worked together at an established firm in Tacoma for approximately 8 years. In that time, I would estimate that Scott and I worked together on approximately 80 to 100 cases. At the close of each case, client feedback about Scott's professionalism, competency, and effectiveness was invariably, highly favorable; sentiments with which I would heartily concur, based in no small part upon the amazing results that I observed Scott get for our clients.


    Thomas Balerud Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

215 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA, 98402-2523



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 4.5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Client's Choice Award-DUIAvvo2012
Certificate of AppreciationCommunity Awards Committee2006
Certificate of AppreciationCommunity Awards Committee2005
Certificate of AppreciationCommunity Awards Committee2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Scott Moriarity2007 - Present
PartnerLaw Office of Bauer and Balerud2006 - 2007
AssociateLaw Office of Bauer and Balerud1999 - 2006
InternThe Defender Association Seattle1998 - 1999
Summer AssociateSelzer, Caplan, Wilkins & McMahon1998 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember1999 - 2013
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, District/Municipal Court LiaisonBoard Member1999 - 2013

Publication NameTitleDate
Scott Moriarity BlogDUI Reduced to Reckless2012
Scott Moriarity BlogDUI Cases-The Traffic Stop2012
Scott Moriarity BlogDUI and the Department of Licensing2012
Scott Moriarity BlogChanges in DUI Law2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NorthWest Champions Annual MeetingGun Restoration-Are you Eligible?2014
NorthWest Champions Annual MeetingField Sobriety Tests-Don't do them!2013
Northwest Champions Annual MeetingThe Dos and Don'ts of DUI Defense2012
NW Champions Annual MeetingDUI Breath Tests2011
NW Champions Annual MeetingDUI Basics2010
NW Champions Annual MeetingSearch of Automobiles2009