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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 

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark E. Seitter

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jim for 20 years, and have worked with him on several criminal cases. He is a very hard working and conscientious attorney, and provides tough, aggressive representation in his cases, whether he is in a Municipal, District, Superior or Federal Court. I have seen him deliver some impressive results for his clients, and I would not hesitate referring him any challenging criminal case.


    Mark Seitter Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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