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Sean P. Wickens

Sean P. Wickens

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Criminal Defense, Immigration, Workers Compensation

About Me

Sean P. Wickens, has been practicing law in Western Washington for over 17 years.  During that time he has developed a reputation as an aggressive, innovative and skilled attorney who cares deeply for his clients and works tirelessly to protect their rights and interests.

Growing up on a family owned ranch in the State of Montana Sean learned the value of hard work and commitment, and he brings this strong work ethic and sense of duty to every case that he handles and every client that he represents.  Through his hard work and commitment to the interests of his clients, Sean has repeatedly obtained exceptional results on behalf of those clients in both State and Federal Courts and helped create legal precedent which has shaped the past, present, and future of litigation in the State of Washington.  The positive rulings which Sean has obtained in his representation of clients before the Appeals Courts and Supreme Court of the State of Washington continue to affect all residents of the State of Washington to this day.

Where other attorneys have told clients that they cannot win, Sean has stood shoulder to shoulder with those same clients fighting to successfully protect their rights and interests and helping them find the path to a successful outcome for themselves, their families and their loved ones. His passion and determination in the representation of his clients has earned him the respect and appreciation of those within the legal community.

When he is not working to protect his clients' interests, Sean is a devoted father of three who spends endless hours coaching youth sports and who donates generously of his time, efforts, and talents to various programs benefitting children.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Car Accidents: 35%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Workers Compensation: 20%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Immigration: 20%
    7 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($175-225/hour), Contingent (25-35%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Steven Clark

    I endorse this lawyer. Sean is a hard nosed and well respected lawyer. He fights tirelessly for his clients to achieve the best results possible.


    Michael Clark Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

602 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98405-4801




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007
American Jurisprudence AwardSeattle University School of LawN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerWickens Law Group, P.S.2007 - Present
PartnerBerneburg Wickens Armijo, P.S.2002 - Present
PartnerStaurset Wickens Berneburg1993 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2012 - 2013
Hon. Robert J. Bryan American Inn of CourtAttorney Member2009 - 2012
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. Riley, 143 Wn.App. 41, 177 P.3d 115 (2008)Won Washington Court of Appeals Case which Allowed My Client to Vacate Criminal History
Winters v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co., 144 Wn.2d 869, 31 P.2d 1164 (2001)Won Supreme Court case against State Farm
State v. Falkner, 85 Wn.App. 1094 (1997)Reversed Client's Murder Conviction on Appeal

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Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarPersonal Injury Settlements2006
WSTLA CLEDisbursing Insurance Proceeds2001


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Montana State University, BozemanBusiness ManagementB.S.1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Inns of CourtLitigation Skills2012
Vacating Criminal ConvictionsVacating Criminal Convictions2009
Plaintiff's Personal Injury: Practice Tips and ApplicationPersonal Injury Settlements2006
Insurance Law Basics SeminarDisbursing Insurance Proceeds2001