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James Barry Feldman

James Barry Feldman

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

James B. Feldman is an experienced trial and criminal defense attorney in Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston counties Tacoma and other areas of Western Washington. He is a graduate of the College of the University of Chicago and the University of Puget Sound School of Law.  For twenty-eight years, he has been fighting to protect the rights of people accused of crimes both misdemeanors and felonies including dui, domestic violence, property crimes, fraud and murder.

He is a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, The Federal Bar of the Western District of Washington, the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.   He takes the time to listen to you and prepare your case well.  His personal service and knowledge of area courts have given him a proven track record of successful outcomes for his clients.


Languages Spoken: English, French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 25%
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%



Hourly ($250-500/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Angela Horwath

    Jim is an excellent criminal defense attorney who cares deeply about his clients and loves a good fight. He is well respected by the legal community and feared by prosecutors. I fully endorse this lawyer.


    Angela Horwath DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Steven John Krupa

    I have known Jim Feldman for over 15 years. I have had co-defendant cases with Jim in United States District Court. I have seen Jim work in Pierce County Court. Jim is a tenacious advocate for his clients. He is highly respected by the bench and bar. I recommend him highly.


    Steven Krupa Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

James B Feldman PSC

4947 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA, 98407-3119



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Appreciation for Domestic Violence SeminarNALS (Natl Assoc for Legal Professionals) of Washington2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Pro tem JudgePierce County District Court2006 - 2014
AttorneyJames B. Feldman, Attorney At Law, P.S.C.2005 - Present
Lead AttorneyPierce County Assigned Counsel2002 - 2004
Public DefenderPierce County Department Of Assigned Counsel1986 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Confederated Tribes Chehalisbar member2013 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2013 - Present
United States District Court Western District WashingtonCJA Panel Attorney2008 - Present
Pierce County District CourtProtem Judge2006 - Present
Kent Municipal Court Conflict CounselMember2006 - Present
Pierce County Department Assigned CounselConflict Counsel2005 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember1987 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Indian Reservation v Thomas FoleyDismissed and Property Ordered Returned

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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington JournalCocaine Addicted Mother Faced Distribution Charge1993
Tacoma News TribuneDrug Charge in Pregnancy1993

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of ChicagoHumanitiesAB1983