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Michael Steven Clark

About Me

I was born and raised in the Tacoma area.  After graduating from the University of Washington I attended law school at the Universtity of Puget Sound (Cum Laude).  While in law school I was an associate editor of the law review.  While in law school I began to intern in a criminal defense firm.  I enjoyed that work so much, I opened my own practice in 1997.  Since that time i have been proudly serving client in all criminal matters.


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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    22 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    22 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

  • Cristine Beckwith

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a well respected and skilled attorney in the Pierce County area.


    Cristine Beckwith Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Michael Clark is hard-nosed and hard working. He is always prepared and knows the law and the facts of his case better than anyone in the courtroom--including the judge! It is a pleasure to recommend Mike to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney.


    Wade Samuelson
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

705 S 9th St Ste 202
Tacoma, WA, 98405



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Krupa & Clark1997 - Present
Judge Pro TemPierce County District Court2005 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationTrustee2009 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionChair2008 - 2009
Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel, Advisory BoardMember2008 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2003 - 2009
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonN/A1993 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. SDismissed
DOL v. CCCase Dismissed
State v. JBDismissed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Book-chapterNegotiating a Plea Deal in DUI Cases2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget SoundLawJD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)1993
University of Washington -SeattleN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConventionCriminal Law Update2003
WSTLA, Annual ConventionDefending Domestic Violence Cases2001
Annual ConventionHow to Present Winning Appeals2001