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Lance M Hester

Lance M Hester

Practice areas:

Child Abuse, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

About Me

Working for justice is a lifestyle.  I start each morning pursuing the goals i make for each client.  I'm proud to say that I finish each day knowing that because of my services, victims were cared-for, and the constitution was respected.  Sometimes being an effective advocate means seeking sensible solutions and being creative.  Other times it means fighting through trials.  In each case, i pursue whatever approach is best for the particular client involved.


Our firm has a proven track record of working extremely hard on multi-million dollar cases and "smaller" cases alike.  I am a proud member of our hard-working team.  We also fight hard for the rights of individuals.  We care for abuse victims, and we care for those the government might otherwise try to trample.


I also fight for justice in my private life.  I'm part of a network of families who raise funds toward muscular dystrophy research.  My history includes acting as a ski instructor for the disabled.  I chaired the Gig Harbor Young Life Area Development team for over 8 years.  I am deeply committed to seeing all children have opportunities that will make them successful community and family members.


I am married and have two elementary school-age boys.  As a family, we enjoy spending time together participating in the kids countless activities, skiing and hiking in the mountains and boating on Puget Sound.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    5 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Child Abuse: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    A very knowledge and competent attorney. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Lance. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1008 Yakima Ave Ste 302
Tacoma, WA, 98405-4850

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
IDAuthorized to practice law200507/14/2015
WAActive199807/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Staffer's ChoiceWashington State Bar Association2003
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Rising StarWashington Law and Politics2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalHester Law Group1998 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationTreasurer2009 - 2011
Idaho Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Idaho Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Idaho State BarMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident2002 - 2003
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPresident2001 - 2002
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember - Eagle1998 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. LeeAfter briefing and oral argument, won the appeal!
State v. PierceAll firearm enhancements dismissed by Court of Appeals
Confidential SettlementSettlement for $300,000

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Just NewsWhen Elder Abuse Turned To Trespassing2009
Just NewsWhen ReArraignment doesn't really change the charge2008
Just NewsRefusing FSTs now NON-Testimonial1999

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Pepperdine UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NALS Membership MeetingRecord Vacation and Expungement2008