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At the Law Office of Cynthia Macklin, we are committed to giving aggressive criminal defense.  We do this at reasonable rates.  Nothing is more important than ones freedoms - it is our priority to defend those rights to the fullest.


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  1. DUI & DWI: 34%
    16 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 33%
  3. Criminal Defense: 33%



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  • Martha A Mclaughlin

    Cynthia is an exceptional attorney that is always confident and reassuring with her clients, and professional and courteous towards her colleagues. It's always a pleasure to see her in court.


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Law Office of Cynthia Macklin, LLC

15 North Broadway, Suite A
Tacoma, WA, 98403

Law Office of Cynthia Macklin

15 North Broadway, Suite A
Tacoma, WA, 98403



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognitionWho's Who In American Law2013
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2012
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2011
CertificateWashington State Office of Minority and Women's Business2010
AppreciationEvergreen State College2008
Who's WhoWho's Who Legal2001
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2001
Certificate of ExcellenceWorking Women Networking (WWN)1997
Honor SocietyPhi Theta Kappa - Honor Society1993
Letter of AppreciationNAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Cynthia Macklin2002 - Present
AttorneyAllstate Staff Counsel2001 - 2002
AttorneyDeparment of Assigned Counsel2000 - 2001
AttorneyAssociated Counsel for the Accused2000 - 2001
Torts DivisionState of Washington, Attorney General1997 - 1999
Volunteer on Legal Redress CommitteeNAACP1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
South Tacoma BusinessMember2011 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMember2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - 2009
Washington State Bar Association, Legislative CommitteeMember2006 - 2006
Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2004 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral CommitteeAttorney2003 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2003 - Present
Puyallup Tribal Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2002 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2001 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2001 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Burglary; Assault; Unlawful Imprisonment; all three counts with "Sexual aggravating factors"Not Guilty on all counts
DUI with .18 BACNot Guilty
Charges: Reckless DrivingNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVOI Don't want to Press Charges2010
AVVOThe Detective wants to "talk" to me. Should I?2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial SkillsN/A2008
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial SkillsN/A2003
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Evergreen State CollegeLiberal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Pierce Community CollegeCriminal JusticeAA1992
National Criminal Defense CollegeTrial SkillsN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Restoring Civil RightsKnow your rights2009
Expungments and Restoration of Civil RightsClearing criminal history2009
Pierce County Department of HealthDemand Justice2008
Evergreen State CollegeRestoration of Civil Rights2005